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Attendees sign up for the Disney+ streaming service during the D23 Expo 2019 in Anaheim, California | Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg

Locked down India to get one more streaming service as Disney launches this week

The new streaming platform is crucial for Disney to advance its position in India, where its Hotstar is already a leader thanks to the popularity of cricket.
Online video streaming services like Netflix will not provide HD content for mobile data users under India's Covid-19 lockdown (representational image) | Photo: Bloomberg

The big advantage Netflix has over the world’s largest media companies

Strong overseas presence puts Netflix well ahead of streaming rivals such as Disney+ and HBO Max, which is due to be released in May.
A laptop computer screen displaying the Netflix homepage | Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Hollywood studios can’t quit Netflix — even if they want to

Despite Walt Disney parting ways with Netflix, under their current deal, every movie released between January 2016 & December 2018 will be back on Netflix starting around 2026. 

Netflix is signing up enough subscribers for investors to keep faith

Netflix's third quarter results show 6.96 million new users even as it expects 9.4 million new customers in the final quarter of 2018.

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Indian lawsuits allege former Wirecard COO played key role in deals later mired in disputes

The suits allege Marsalek took part in negotiations leading to the acquisition of Hermes by a Mauritius-based private equity fund in 2015.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Modi dares China, tells Indian Army ‘our enemies have seen your fire and fury’

China sees Modi’s visit as an attempt to ‘escalate’ the situation. Experts say the visit was a powerful message to China to not escalate the matter.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

India must believe threat of war is real, even if Chinese build-up is coercive diplomacy

India invented coercive diplomacy with Op Parakram. But unlike Pakistan back then, it must never blink, be prepared for war, and wear out the Chinese.