Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
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Topic: OTT

With SRK+ teaser, Shah Rukh Khan shows love trumps hate. Smear campaigns can’t dent Badshah

From 'Pathan' teaser, to endorsing Thums Up and #AskSRK sessions, SRK restarted an online empire that shows 'Khan' is still a superhero.

Off The Cuff with Ajay Bijli

In the latest edition of ThePrint 'Off The Cuff', Ajay Bijli, chairman and managing director, PVR Limited, was in conversation with our Editor-in-Chief Shekhar...

OTT channel Flixbug promises new era of entertainment and stories from Kolkata

It offers a wide variety of domestic and international films, original web series, and reality shows. It will showcase Ebar Shalyajit, the last work of legendary actors, the late Soumitro Chattopadhyay, and Madhabi Mukherjee.

And, cut! — Modi govt’s new cinema bill a ‘super censor’. And Netflix no longer an oasis

From Haider to Tandav, India is no stranger to the ‘invisible hand’ in films and content. But the new Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill takes it a step further.

New IT rules should use civil, not criminal penalties to make platforms more accountable

The new IT Rules not only force social media platforms to exercise judgements on censorship, but also potentially implicate employees in criminal proceedings.

Rule on blocking content has been around since 2009, govt defends digital media guidelines

The government on Thursday had said a 'code of ethics' and three-tier grievance redressal mechanism would be applicable for news publishers, OTT platforms and digital media.

Modi govt’s new IT rules don’t empower consumers, but expand State power over online content

The new govt guidelines for online content are a mixed bag that meets some expectations, but fall short on others and reflect the lack of a consultative approach.

India has barely exited recession. Boost vaccination programme to better GDP

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Why Netflix is planning to double its spending on original content in Asia

Netflix is seeking to cement its stronghold in Asia after the success of shows such as ‘Indian Matchmaking’ and ‘Kingdom’.

Bollywood wives, matchmaking — 2020’s cringe binging scrapes Netflix, Amazon barrel

If you thought watching Roadies, Splitsvilla or Emotional Atyachar on TV was bad — we now have new online versions, though much better shot & strung together.

On Camera

YourTurn

Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Patel, Nehru were right on strong Centre. Just look at US, you can’t leave it to the states

Strong centres can be misused. But let’s not forget that there are many more competing checks and balances on central governments than on states.
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

Indian Naval Air Squadron INAS 324 commissioned at Visakhapatnam | Twitter | @PBNS_India

India’s Eastern Seaboard gets its first naval air squadron INAS 324

With INAS 324, the Indian Navy's Eastern Seaboard will now operate a naval air squadron with HAL’s indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopter.

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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