Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicOTT platforms

Topic: OTT platforms

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.

Have confidence and belief that audiences will come back to cinemas, says PVR head Ajay Bijli

In conversation with ThePrint Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta on Off The Cuff, Bijli talked of the hardships cinemas faced during the pandemic & why OTT platforms are not a threat.

Around 1,460 news sites, 40 OTTs submit company details to Modi govt under new IT rules

I&B ministry had issued a public notice on 26 May as a first step towards implementing the new IT guidelines. Companies were given 15 days to comply.

Theatre artist Mohammad Ali Baig switches off stage lights for camera, makes OTT debut today

Hyderabad-based theatre artist Mohammad Ali Baig has taken on roles for several shows that are being released on OTT platforms, including one that hits the internet this Sunday.

Modi govt seeks details from Netflix, Amazon, news sites under new digital media rules

I&B ministry issues notice with 3 separate forms — for print/TV outlets with digital arms, digital-only news portals, and OTT platforms. Info has to be filed in 15 days.

10 new business models that redefined e-commerce in the last decade

From online education to OTT subscriptions, the 2010s have seen several new e-commerce startups emerge to widespread success.

New OTT rules won’t stop Bollywood’s queer stories – Geeli Pucchi to The Married Women

From ALTBalaji’s The Married Women, Neeraj Ghawyan’s Geeli Pucchi on Netflix, to Ekta Kapoor’s upcoming His Storyy, there’s a new wave of queer storylines.

SC stays proceedings pending in high courts on pleas to regulate OTT platforms

Supreme Court had earlier issued notice on a transfer petition filed by Centre seeking to club all petitions filed in various high courts on the issue of regulating OTT platforms.

Run info campaign so viewers know digital media rules, make informed choice: Panel of MPs

New rules mandated online media, OTT players to follow existing codes meant for television & print media. A parliamentary panel seeks its implementation.

On Camera

YourTurn

What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
File photo of Mukesh Ambani | Photographer: Prodip Guha/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

Defence

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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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