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2017 was a big year for independent creators, regional content, movie trailers on YouTube

2017 was among the best years for independent content creators on video streaming platform YouTube with 80 of them crossing 1 million subscriber mark in 2017.

Jawahar Goel blames broadcasters for creating disparity in pay TV market

In his note to IBF, Jawahar Goel has emphasized on broadcasters providing pay channel content to Freedish and content to OTT platforms at cheaper rates, which is negatively impacting DPOs such as DTH.

Eros Now has 2.9 mn pay subscribers; rev touches $14 mn in FY17

Eros Now expects to double its paying subs base; eyes revenue of $40 mn in FY18 and $100 mn in FY19.

Colors Kannada, Colors Marathi join Amagi’s geo-targeted ad network

Amagi has added Colors Kannada and Colors Marathi to its expanding bouquet of channels offering geo-targeted advertising solutions.

Reliance Jio selects TiVo’s CubiTV to deliver TV service

Reliance Jio Media has selected TiVo’s CubiTV to power its advanced HD and 4K set-top box platforms.

OTT video set to transform the Indian TV market

The nascent OTT video market in India is growing as smartphone penetration and 3G and 4G subs continue to increase rapidly.

Digital rights for IPL set to soar as Reliance Jio and Amazon could enter the fray

It is not just the TV telecast rights for the IPL that will see frenzy bids, led by Sony and Star India. The digital rights for the cash-rich T20 league will also touch a new roof with new players joining the bidding race.

What Goldman Sachs’ stake purchase means for DEN Networks

Goldman Sachs has returned to invest more in DEN three years after it had bought shares at Rs 217.50 apiece. Why is DEN raising fresh capital? There is a mood of optimism in the DEN camp after SN Sharma took charge as CEO this July. In his 2nd innings at DEN, Sharma’s main mantra is monetisation.

DEN Networks’ net of carriage content deals

DEN Networks has signed net of carriage content deals with two leading broadcasters. This signals a departure from its earlier strategy of inking content and carriage contracts separately. Coupled with fixed-fee deals, the new policy may result in lowering of net content cost if the deployment of STBs exceeds the estimates made to broadcasters.

‘I support TVTs but not at the cost of TVRs’

In an interview, Madison Media, OOH CEO Vikram Sakhuja talks about TVTs versus TVRs, the impact of FTA channels on advertising expenditure, geo-targeting on TV, the IPL as a top 5 ad property and OTT platforms like Hotstar.