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Netflix’s ad supported subscription packages likely to be launched by the end of this year
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Netflix’s ad supported subscription packages likely to be launched by the end of this year

Netflix originally planned to introduce ad supported subscriptions later in 2023, or 2024. However, because of Netflix’s recent stock crash, the streaming giant is now planning to introduce ad supported streaming by the end of 2022.

End of an era: Apple discontinues the iPod touch, finally killing off the iconic iPod product line
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End of an era: Apple discontinues the iPod touch, finally killing off the iconic iPod product line

Apple is discontinuing production of the iPod Touch, and with it, killing off the iPod line of media players. For a number of reasons, this is the end of an era.

Netflix Starts Cracking Down On Password Sharing In Households, Viewers Likely To Be Charged More
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Netflix Starts Cracking Down On Password Sharing In Households, Viewers Likely To Be Charged More

Netflix has long ignored that over 100 million households share passwords. But given that their growth has stalled and the fact that for the first time in 10 years, they have actually lost more customers than they have acquired, Netflix has decided to make some swooping changes.

Netflix and no chill: How the giant's loss of subscribers has shaken up the streaming industry
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Netflix and no chill: How the giant's loss of subscribers has shaken up the streaming industry

Netflix’s performance could also cause rivals to reconsider their own international expansion plans, potentially making more targeted efforts overseas.

Oscars 2022: Streaming dominates nominations again, with Netflix's The Power of the Dog, Apple TV's The Tragedy of Macbeth
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Oscars 2022: Streaming dominates nominations again, with Netflix's The Power of the Dog, Apple TV's The Tragedy of Macbeth

Oscar voters rewarded Netflix, Apple TV+, and Amazon films with nearly 40 Oscar nominations — 27 for Netflix alone, with Jane Campion’s Western The Power of the Dog recognised in an impressive 12 categories, including best picture.

A to Z of entertainment and pop culture in 2022: Alt Bollywood, superheroes, K-frenzy, OTT craze, Pan-India pitches
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A to Z of entertainment and pop culture in 2022: Alt Bollywood, superheroes, K-frenzy, OTT craze, Pan-India pitches

A glossary for the year ahead, of all that should shine in the world of showbiz and entertainment.

Trends in Tamil cinema of 2021: While male star vehicles brought back audience to theatres, women dominated streaming
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Trends in Tamil cinema of 2021: While male star vehicles brought back audience to theatres, women dominated streaming

The question of the year has been, ‘Will people come back to the theatres?.' They did and how. 2021, even with a hiatus in between, saw some major star vehicles that set the cash registers ringing.

Aarya 2, Mumbai Diaries 26/11 are masterclasses on how to get background score for long-form storytelling right
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Aarya 2, Mumbai Diaries 26/11 are masterclasses on how to get background score for long-form storytelling right

“The point of an OTT score isn’t just to enhance the onscreen drama. The music should do the storytelling": composers Vishal Khurana and Ashutosh Phatak talk about composing for Aarya Season 2 and Mumbai Diaries 26/11 respectively.

The Sameer Nair interview | Dubbed and subtitled content have always been there but adaptations make global shows Indian
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The Sameer Nair interview | Dubbed and subtitled content have always been there but adaptations make global shows Indian

"Call My Agent: Bollywood was not supposed to be an authentic documentation of the industry. Everyone loved Scam: 1992 so much. But if you actually spoke to financial experts, they'll call it nonsense for so simplistically explaining away complicated finance," says Sameer Nair.

Akshay Oberoi makes waves with Inside Edge 3, Dil Bekaraar: 'It's always about the story, not the platform'
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Akshay Oberoi makes waves with Inside Edge 3, Dil Bekaraar: 'It's always about the story, not the platform'

Akshay Oberoi has featured in 10 shows across seven different platforms. He has not only seen the streaming landscape grow, he has grown with it.

Johnny Depp opens up on cancel culture: Not one of you is safe
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Johnny Depp opens up on cancel culture: Not one of you is safe

“It takes one sentence, then there’s no more ground, the carpet has been pulled,” Johnny Depp said at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, where he was honoured, without mentioning the legal battle against his ex-wife Amber Heard.

Emmy Awards 2021: Streaming outperforms cable TV with wins for Netflix, Apple
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Emmy Awards 2021: Streaming outperforms cable TV with wins for Netflix, Apple

From 2013 to 2020, Netflix earned a whopping 30 nominations in best drama, comedy, and limited series, but had never pulled off a win in those categories, often losing out to HBO, the perennial Emmys heavyweight.

Streaming dominates Venice Film Festival with Dune, The Power of the Dog
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Streaming dominates Venice Film Festival with Dune, The Power of the Dog

"Culturally, it's really important for streaming services to help nourish the cinema experience," says Benedict Cumberbatch, whose Netflix film The Power of the Dog premieres at Venice Film Festival.

Is Harry Potter now on HBO Max or Amazon Prime? Tracing why a film or show keeps switching streaming platforms
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Is Harry Potter now on HBO Max or Amazon Prime? Tracing why a film or show keeps switching streaming platforms

As streaming services proliferate, it is becoming more of a challenge to track down your favorite TV shows and blockbuster movies when streaming services can change up their offerings every month.

The curious case of Spotify India's Radar: What it takes for an indie artist to be featured on the coveted programme
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The curious case of Spotify India's Radar: What it takes for an indie artist to be featured on the coveted programme

It’s not only the kind of music you create that determines your success on the service, how much you feed the beast that is its algorithm makes a sizable difference too.

With more music being released on streaming than ever before, artists in UK stare into the abyss of their bank accounts
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With more music being released on streaming than ever before, artists in UK stare into the abyss of their bank accounts

Not enough of streaming revenue has made its way to musicians, and the major platforms’ model tends to over-reward stars at the expense of everybody else.

Branded filmmaking gets new lease of life on streaming services, thanks to crunch of advertising on OTT platforms
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Branded filmmaking gets new lease of life on streaming services, thanks to crunch of advertising on OTT platforms

With more people glued to streaming services, many of which do not allow advertising, companies are finding that they need to be creative about the ways they get in front of audiences no longer seeing 30-second commercials.

Centre tells SC it's 'seized of the need' to frame IT laws to regulate OTT platforms after complaints from 'civil society, MPs, CMs'
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Centre tells SC it's 'seized of the need' to frame IT laws to regulate OTT platforms after complaints from 'civil society, MPs, CMs'

Centre tells Supreme Court that it has been in active consultation with OTT platforms to frame a regulatory mechanism over the past two years

Spotify, Apple, other streaming platforms account for 62 percent of global music revenue, study claims
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Spotify, Apple, other streaming platforms account for 62 percent of global music revenue, study claims

Music streaming has propelled the industry back to growth in the last decade, with overall revenues now at $21.6 billion, close to their level at the turn of the century before the internet began to devastate incomes.

With Disney's WandaVision and The Mandalorian, audiences show preference for weekly installments over binge-watching
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With Disney's WandaVision and The Mandalorian, audiences show preference for weekly installments over binge-watching

Shows like Disney’s The Mandalorian have proved that delivering episodes to an entertainment-hungry nation in small tantalising viewing snacks is equally as effective as the all-you-can-watch feast. Audiences want to be tickled and teased.