Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
TopicOTT platforms

Topic: OTT platforms

India’s media & entertainment industry to be worth Rs 4.3 lakh crore by 2026, says PwC report

PwC report predicts that India will overtake China as the 'biggest world market for print edition readership in 2025'.

‘Pirates’ robbing entertainment giants back in focus as Disney Star files FIR on leaked shows

Disney Star FIR, filed in Bengaluru last week, accuses 4 platforms — Tamilrockers, TamilMV, TamilBlasters & PikaShow — of illegally releasing its content.

OTT subscription up in India by half, biopics rule viewing taste, says MICA report

The fourth edition of the Indian OTT Platforms Report 2021 said men aged 15 to 24 watched more content than women.

With 40 new titles & movie rental service, Amazon Prime strikes hard in war of the OTTs

New offerings include several Bollywood productions, regional films & series. Move comes at a time when Amazon Prime's biggest competitor Netflix has lost 200,000 subscribers.

‘Netflix is the new PVR’: Why indie films aren’t benefiting from the rise of OTT platforms

OTT platforms like Netflix and Amazon prime still have a bias towards studio films. Big names and budgets are shrinking the space for indie filmmakers.

Cliched, monotonous, lazy — ‘Why I Killed Gandhi’ is not worth the hype

Based on Nathuram Godse's statement in court, Ashok Tyagi's 'Why I Killed Gandhi' starring NCP MP is an attempt to complicate the legacy of Gandhi's assassinator.

Unpaused: Naya Safar is a brave, honest look back at what Covid turned us into

War Room and Vaikunth stand out in Amazon Prime Video's sequel to the 2020 anthology. Around all the mayhem Covid caused, it's the silence in the show that gets you the most.

36 Farmhouse shouldn’t have been made. ZEE5 just wanted a film on lockdown

ZEE5’s latest Hindi release, 36 Farmhouse is a purported comedy-drama. But this mistake of debutant Ram Ramesh Sharma should have been left on the cutting room floor.

Don’t just blame Bollywood. We are at fault too for the content we consume

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

On Disney+ debut in Hong Kong, a Simpsons episode on Tiananmen censorship goes missing

Episode 12 of The Simpsons' Season 16 shows the family traveling to China in their attempt to adopt a baby. The characters are shown visiting Tiananmen Square during their visit.

On Camera

YourTurn

Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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