Trai finds 6 cable firms violating tariff order, seeks compliance in 5 days

Regulator Trai on Tuesday said six cable TV players, including GTPL Hathway and Siti Networks, violated several rules, especially those related to new tariff order, and directed them to ensure compliance within five days. The other players are Fastway Transmissions, Den Networks, and IndusInd Media and Communications Ltd (IMCL) and Hathway Digital. The Telecom Regulatory […]

Netflix adds 10 new original films across various genres in India

Continuing its investment in Indian content, global streaming giant Netflix on Monday announced a slate of 10 new original films, across a range of genres and subjects. With these additions, a total of 15 new original Indian films — including previously announced titles “Music Teacher”, “Cobalt Blue”, “Chopsticks”, “Upstarts” and “Bulbul” — will be available […]

TV serials peddling govt schemes? EC wants political content vetted

Election officials in Maharashtra have asked production houses of two Hindi TV serials accused of espousing the BJP-led government’s schemes to get ‘politically influential’ content vetted with them before it is telecast. The content telecast was a clear violation of the model election code, an official said. Maharashtra’s additional chief electoral officer Dilip Shinde, in […]

Hotstar reaches 300 million monthly active users, four years after launch

Uday Shankar, president of The Walt Disney Company Asia-Pacific, and chairman of Star and Disney India, introduced Hotstar to Disney’s investors at the Investor Day conference held in Burbank recently. This was the first investor day conference organised after Disney’s acquisition of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox — the former parent of Star India — […]

Watch out Netflix, Marvel, monsters and ‘Mandalorian’ coming to Disney+ app

Walt Disney Co unveiled new details on Thursday about Disney+, a family-friendly digital video subscription that is set to debut later this year and compete with Netflix Inc. The ad-free service will include movies and TV series from Disney and will feature programming from the Marvel superhero universe, the “Star Wars” galaxy, “Toy Story” creator […]