India


Report: Netflix experimenting with lower-priced options in Asia

Netflix is reportedly testing a cut-price mobile-only subscription offering in Malaysia in an apparent bid to open up the service to more users in this market. According to a Reuters report, Netflix’s mobile plan is priced at MYR 17 (€3.59) per month, compared to MYR 33 for its basic plan in the country. “We are testing […]

Facebook to stream La Liga free across Indian subcontinent

Facebook has secured rights to Spanish top-tier football for the southern Asia region, including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives. The agreement between La Liga and the social network will give Facebook the status of official home of all the league’s matches in the region. The three-season deal will give […]

QYou names ex-Sony networks chief Kaplan as India chairman

Best-of-the-web channel provider QYou Media has named former president of Sony Pictures Worldwide Networks Andy Kaplan as chairman of QYou India, a newly formed subsidiary set up to deliver QYou’s mix of digital-first video content to an Indian audience of over 185 million mobile and TV subscribers.  Kaplan will work toward QYou India becoming a […]

Asia Pacific drives down TV subscriber numbers in Q1

An apparent slide in numbers in the Asia Pacific region drove down the overall TV service subscriber total in Informitv’s Multiscreen Index for the first quarter, with fewer than half the services covered globally reporting subscriber gains. According to the Multiscreen Index, the cable, satellite, telco and online services covered recorded a loss of five […]

Netflix to follow Sacred Games with Indian horror series

A few days after the premiere of Netflix’s Indian original Sacred Games, the streamer has announced horror series Ghoul will also launch from the region this August. Ghoul will be the streamer’s first Indian original horror series, and premiere on August 28, 2018. The three-part series will be available across all Netflix territories. The series […]

OTT TV value ‘yet to convince’ South-East Asia users

The value of OTT TV services has yet to fully convince viewers in key south-east Asian markets to sign up, according to research carried out by YouGov for Brightcove. According to the Asia OTT Television Research Report 2018, which covers India, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Singapore, OTT TV consumers in the region are highly […]

Dataxis: South Asian pay TV and OTT growing by 7.4%

The number of pay TV and over-the-top (OTT) video subscribers in South Asia is due to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.4% between 2017 and 2023, according to Dataxis. The research firm estimates that subscribers in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) region will increase from 226 million in […]

Hotstar sets global concurrent users streaming record

Indian streaming video service Hotstar has set a new world record for online streaming with 8.26 million concurrent viewers, according to the company’s CDN provider Akamai. On May 22 Hotstar streamed the first qualifier match of this season’s Vivo Indian Premier league cricket between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings, with 8.26 million peak concurrent […]

21st Century Fox to up investment in Indian streaming service Hotstar

Twenty-First Century Fox has announced plans to up its investment in its Indian streaming service Hotstar after seeing strong reach and an increase in viewers for IPL cricket. Speaking on 21st Century Fox’s third quarter earnings call last week, CEO James Murdoch said that the company’s Star India subsidiary will invest about US$50 million in […]

Vice Media opens first Indian office

Vice Media has opened its first offices in India, the nation set to become “the youngest country in the world” by 2020. New offices in Mumbai and Delhi will host full-scale Vice operations, including a local offering of Virtue Worldwide, Vice’s in-house creative agency, and a full-service content production studio, Vice Studio, producing local news, […]