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May 21, 2019, 07.04 PM IST
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Amazon says OTT players' focus on original content to drive uptake of Fire TV stick; eyes partnerships

The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a content streaming device that plugs into an HDTV and lets customers access Prime Video and other over-the-top content services like Netflix, Hotstar.

Dismayed or grieving, 'Game of Thrones' fans want something different from the finale episode

Passions are running high as "Game of Thrones" nears its final episode this weekend, with hundreds of thousands of unhappy fans signing an online petition and a counseling service offering to help those grieving the end of the TV fantasy saga.Some 600,000 fans worldwide had signed a Change.org petition by Thursday criticizing Season 8 of the HBO series and calling for a remake.

BARC forms global alliance for video views measurement

India’s television viewership measurement body has formed an alliance with its counterparts in France, Canada and Japan to chart the future of video audience measurement

TV9’s minority shareholders move NCLT

SAIF III Mauritius Company had moved NCLT to prevent the sale of TV9 by its majority stakeholder and venture capitalist Srini Raju and his associates.

Rannvijay Singha’s Disrupt gets pre-Series A funding at $2.5 mn valuation

Other investors include Ambi Parameswaran, former CEO of FCB Ulka; Mumbai-based micro VC firm First Cheque and Anil Gelra, cofounder of SnapMint.

SC seeks Centre's reply on plea to regulate Netflix, Amazon Prime Video content

A bench of CJI Gogoi & Justice Sanjiv Khanna issued notices to the ministries of broadcasting, law and communications on an appeal challenging the Feb 8 order of the Delhi HC.

Video OTT market in India to be among global top 10 by 2020; touch $823 mn: Study

The study titled 'Video on Demand: Entertainment reimagined' further noted that by 2022, the Indian video OTT market will be amongst the top 10 markets globally.

Star India signs up 35 advertisers for ICC World Cup, targets over Rs 1,000 crore in ad sales

Sources in Star India told ET that the company is hopeful of selling 90% of the overall inventory by mid of this month and rest of it will be kept for last minute spot buyers.

Viacom18 taps Gourav Rakshit to head Voot

Rakshit will join as COO of Viacom18 Digital Ventures, a position that was vacated by Gaurav Gandhi last year, who joined Amazon Prime Video as country manager.

'Avengers: Endgame' rewrites record books in India

According to the film's representatives, the movie collected Rs 61.19 crore (gross box office collection) and Rs 51.40 crore (net box office collection) on day two.

What Avengers can teach you about saving money

What Avengers can teach you about saving money

Everyone needs to manage their money, even the Avengers. Now we all know most of the Avengers stuff is sponsored by Tony Stark, but the qualities most Avengers have can be insightful about finances too. Thanos be damned. Here's how they can help you save money.

IPL buzz pulling female viewers away from TV serials

IPL buzz pulling female viewers away from TV serials

As per BARC viewership data, during the first three weeks of the IPL, Hindi channels collectively lost almost 10% female viewership

Gaana becomes India's first music app to reach 100 million monthly active users

Gaana becomes India's first music app to reach 100 million monthly active users

Gaana said in the last year, its tier 2 city usage growth was fastest (96%), followed by tier 1 cities (84%), and tier 3 cities (78%).

Airtel, Zee partner for VoD channel

Airtel, Zee partner for VoD channel

The move would provide Indian theatre a wider market reach, the companies said a joint statement.

People above 50 years discovering the delights of video-streaming services

People above 50 years discovering the delights of video-streaming services

Most OTT players classify users based on three broad age groups: 18-30, 30-45, and above 45. The third group seems to be gaining momentum now.

Sony Pictures Networks hires ex Coca-Cola HR head Manu Wadhwa

Sony Pictures Networks hires ex Coca-Cola HR head Manu Wadhwa

Prior to SPN, Wadhwa was the head of Human Resources for Coca-Cola India and South West Asia.

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