Relatable language, believable bodies: What underpins the popularity of adult content on Indian OTT platforms
Beginning with ALTBalaji’s Gandii Baat (2018) to Kavita Bhabhi (2020) on Ullu, erotic content on homegrown OTT platform deserves attention for its sensibilities.
Srishti Behl Arya, Director International Originals, Netflix India leads the films division, and admits she has her hands full with the increasing number of direct-to-digital releases.
Shakuntala Devi, Raat Akeli Hai, Yaara, Lootcase: Four films releasing on same day is no longer a 'clash'
Streaming platforms serve as intangible exhibition centres where films neither exhaust their theatrical run nor eat into each other's box office numbers.
ViacomCBS is joining the streaming arena not long after Apple Inc and Walt Disney Co did, in November 2019.
From evaluating listenership to mainstream success: The evolving relationship between indie musicians and streaming services
When music industry folk speak of streaming services, they are typically referring to the likes of Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Prime Music and their Indian counterparts Gaana, JioSaavn, Wynk and Hungama. But as the panelists pointed out, Bandcamp, Soundcloud and YouTube are equally important in building an act’s career. Take, for instance, the best-known artist on Brar’s roster, Nucleya.
Tips, which owns the rights to many popular 1990s Hindi film soundtracks such as Khalnayak, Raja Hindustani and Taal, had sued Wynk for infringing its copyright, by continuing to stream its music in the absence of an agreement. If that sounds vaguely familiar, it’s because it’s the same reason Warner/Chappell took Spotify to court.
Spotify comes to India: How the app may fare in comparison to peers, and why streaming is fundamentally evil
Spotify is alleged to have one of the more sophisticated algorithms around, making the process of discovery a particularly enjoyable one, as well as curated playlists
The Hindi film industry needs to make some changes — here are our recommendations on how Bollywood can better its game in 2018:
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The entertainment sector has woken up to the huge potential of the regional OTT (over-the-top, or the delivery of video content via the Internet) market and along with established networks like Amazon, Netflix, ALTBalaji and Sun, platforms catering to exclusive regional content are spreading their wings.
There has been a significant dip in the number of consumers watching shows on TV to 23 percent from 52 percent over the past year as they prefer to view it on laptops and smartphones, says a survey.
The Amazon Fire TV stick faces some competition from Google’s Chromecast 2, which is cheaper, and has been available for a while
SoundCloud has introduced a subscription plan that allows users to listen to 120 million tracks a month without ads, and download them for offline listening.
Nearly a year after Netflix launched in India, the “other” major streaming service, Amazon Prime Video, is, well, primed to invade its way into Indian homes, our hearts and our devices, as the alternative to the rest. We’ve got the perfect content ranking system to help you decide which big fat streaming service you should keep or switch your loyalties to: Netflix or Amazon Prime Video
Apple is reportedly in talks to acquire Jay Z’s Tidal music streaming service to bolster its Apple Music portfolio and build better ties with more artists.
Messaging app operator Line Corp launched its music streaming service in Japan on Thursday, getting a head start in the virtually untapped business for mobile music subscriptions in the world's second-biggest music market.
Spotify AB is nearing a deal to raise $400 million, valuing the music streaming service provider at $8.4 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Apple has approached more than a dozen musicians, including British band Florence and the Machine, in an effort to sign exclusive deals for some of their music to be streamed on Beats, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Looks like mp3s, CDs and even digital music files are outdated as youngsters are now listening to their favourite music on video-sharing website YouTube and music streaming service Spotify, Finnish researchers report.