Jio posts modest Q4 growth, JioCinema merger completes

Reliance Industries-owned Indian telecom and TV service provider Jio saw its revenues grow by 14.3% for the fourth quarter of 2022 to INR29,871 crore (€3.3 billion). EBITDA for the quarter was INR12,767 crore, up 16.9%. Full-year revenues stood at INR115,099 crore, up from INR95,804 crore in 2021. Reliance Industries said the growth in revenue came […]

Viacom 18 names new COO ahead of Voot Kids launch

Indian entertainment network Viacom18, today has named Gourav Rakshit as COO of Viacom18 Digital Ventures ahead of the planned launch of kids subscription service Voot Kids.  Rakshit will join the TV18-Viacom JV this month, reporting to Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO and MD. He is currently president and CEO of People Group, which owns and operates […]

Virgin TV launches Asian TV app package

UK pay TV provider Virgin TV has launched an app package that gives viewers access to two Indian video-on-demand services, Eros Now and Voot. Virgin TV customers can add the Desi App Pack to their service from this week and access the content, which is available in more than 10 languages, by going to channel […]

Viacom18 to bring VOD service VOOT to the UK

India’s Viacom18 is due to launch its video-on-demand platform VOOT in the UK in November and is planning 18 original series for the service. Viacom18 Motion Pictures will produce multi-lingual, multi-genre, web series for VOOT under the Tipping Point Films banner. VOOT said it also plans to add news to the service’s content offering, starting […]

Netflix ‘far behind’ in the Indian OTT market

Netflix is “far behind” other players in the Indian over-the-top video market, ranking fifth in terms of user numbers behind local and international rivals, according to new research. Hong Kong-headquartered analysis firm Counterpoint said that local providers Hotstar and Voot ranked first and second respectively in the Indian market, followed by Amazon Instant Video in […]

Kaltura supporting Viacom18’s Voot

Voot, the video-on-demand service launched last week by Viacom18, the Indian JV between Viacom and local player Network18, is being powered by Kaltura’s OTT TV platform, the technology company has announced. The ad-supported video streaming service launched last week, with close to 17,000 hours of domestic and international content from channels associated with Viacom18, including […]

Viacom18 creates Netflix rival in India

Viacom18 – the Indian joint venture between Viacom and TV18 – has launched a new ad-supported video-on-demand service called VOOT. The platform will be made free on iOS and Android devices and the web, and will house series such as Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants and Chhota Bheem from Nickelodeon. It will offer the entire content […]