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TVP Special

C&S market for movies could have inflationary impact due to OTT aggression


With OTT platforms like Amazon Prime Video and Netflix upping their content game in India, the cable & satellite market for movies could have an inflationary impact. The contribution from C&S would grow at a CAGR of 5.7%, according to KPMG estimates.

How Times Network plans to grow its entertainment channels biz in 2017


Movies Now will aim to further strengthen viewership across dayparts. Movies Now 2 will be top priority in 2017. Romedy Now will go beyond just being a TV channel.

Dish TV gets SEBI nod, expects merger with Videocon d2h to complete by Oct


Dish TV has got approval of SEBI for proposed merger with Videocon d2h and is awaiting clearance from Competition Commission of India. Approvals from National Company Law Tribunal and stock exchanges will also have to be obtained.

Balaji Telefilms plans to invest Rs 400 cr in OTT, eyes break-even with 4 mn subs in 3.5 years

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“We are looking to invest Rs 300-400 crore in ALT Balaji. We should break-even in 3.5 years when we have 4 million subscribers in India and abroad,” Balaji Telefilms Group CEO Sameer Nair told

Sony Yay! to enter kids genre with 85% local content, Animax content to shift to Sony Liv

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Launching on 18 Apr, Sony Yay! will target the 2–14 age group. It will have 85% locally produced original animated content and 15% acquired content.

The growth of FTA channels, Freedish and their impact on revenues


Ad rates for FTA channels could double in 2017. DD Freedish has also seen strong growth. How is the rise of FTA channels going to impact the industry?

Amazon Prime Video ups local content game in India, partners Kabir Khan for series on Netaji’s INA


Local content is a key part of Amazon Prime Video’s strategy in India. The local team is being expanded, more and more top-end content is being acquired or created and there is intent to make substantial investments in the Indian market. In fact, India is one of the few markets where Amazon has a regional production hub.

Hotstar a key piece in India growth story: 21st Century Fox CFO John Nallen


Star’s OTT platform Hotstar is a key piece in the India growth story of 21st Century Fox, CFO John Nallen said. Hotstar has become the 2nd TV in a market where single TV is norm. The consumption on Hotstar and Star’s channels are driven by 17,000 hours of local content that the Indian subsidiary creates every year.

Living Foodz to up its game in 2017


Living Foodz will build on certain time bands and extend the hours of programming. Focus will continue to rest on metro audiences.

TV18 to have one channel for Punjab, Haryana and Himachal under News18 brand


TV18-owned ETV News Network is set to revamp its regional news channel ETV Haryana/Himachal, which will be renamed News18 Punjab/Haryana/Himachal. The revamped channel will be unveiled on 10 April.