Tata Play launches Tata Play Binge platform-as-a-service

Indian pay TV service provider Tata Play, formerly known as Tata Sky, has launched Tata Play Binge PaaS, a platform-as-a-service white label offering for OTT aggregators internationally. Tata Play launched Tata Play Binge as a standalone OTT offering available without a DTH contract at the end of last year, with subscriptions starting at INR59. The […]

Viacom 18 secures Indian domestic cricket rights in $721 million deal

Mukesh Ambani-backed media group Viacom 18 has seen off competition from Disney Star and Sony Pictures Network India to secure the TV and digital rights for Indian domestic cricket. The five-year deal commences immediately and cost $721m. Viacom18, which is 13% owned by Paramount Global, has secured 88 matches in total – which values each […]

India’s Jio unveils Netflix prepaid bundles

Reliance Industries-owned telco operator and TV provider in India Jio has launched prepaid plans bundled with a Netflix subscription. A Netflix subscription is already available on select Jio Postpaid and Jio Fiber plans. According to the telco, this is the first time that Netflix will be made available to users through a bundled telco prepaid […]

JioCinema’s Bigg Boss OTT breaks streaming records

Indian streamer JioCinema’s hit show Bigg Boss OTT, the spin-off of an Indian version of Big Brother, has broken streaming records in its last season, according to the operator. The show, hosted by Salman Khan, was viewed by over 100 million unique viewers and clocked close to 30 billion minutes of Watch Time, making it the most streamed […]

Distributor Parade launches FAST app channel Biopic with Reliance Jio

UK and Singapore-based content distributor and FAST channel provider Parade Media Group’s tech incubator subsidiary, Parade Labs, has teamed up with Indian telecom giant Reliance Jio to launch FAST channel Biopic in India. Parade’s first dedicated FAST offering via an app is available in India from the JioStore Application Store as part of what the […]

Disney cracks down on password sharing in India

Disney is reportedly to follow Netflix by cracking down on password sharing in India. Disney Hotstar’s local streaming service will implement a new policy of allowing premium users to log in to the service from a maximum of four devices, according to Reuters. Currently, premium account holders to the Disney+ Hotstar streamer can access the […]

BBC Player and BBC kids launch in India on Prime Video Channels

BBC Studios, the UK pubcaster’s commercial arm, has launched BBC Player and BBC Kids on Amazon Prime Video Channels in India. The subscription-based service will provide Indian viewers a curated line-up of British content spanning from original British dramas, comedy, documentaries, factual shows, entertainment to lifestyle programming and children’s shows within a single destination, for […]

Disney mulling sale or JV for Indian business

Disney is reportedly mulling the sale of its Indian TV and streaming business, or a search for a joint-venture partner to take a stake. Talks on the potential sale, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, are said to be at a nascent stage, with no buyer yet found. The Journal reported that Disney had […]

Tata Group reportedly in talks to buy Temasek stake in Tata Play

Indian conglomerate Tata Group has begun talks with Singapore state investment outfit Temasek, the owner of Singapore’s Mediacorp and majority shareholder of Singtel, about potentially purchasing Temasek’s stake in its pay TV operation Tata Play, according to a report by Bloomberg. According to Bloomberg, Tata Group is looking to potentially postpone an planned IPO of […]

Disney Star hails half a billion IPL cricket viewers, promises free Asia Cup and World Cup

Disney Star, Disney’s Indian unit, has hailed what it describes as record-breaking audiences for its coverage of Indian Premier League cricket and has announced that it will make the Asia Cup and ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup tournaments free to view on mobile devices later this year. The streamer’s chief executive Sajith Sivanandan said that […]

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