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Proto Hologram makes Indian TV debut

For its seventh season premiere on September 3rd, Bigg Boss Telugu debuted Los Angeles-startup Proto hologram’s technology for the first time on Indian television with  host Nagarjuna beaming in to a Proto Epic hologram unit to talk to a contestant, actress Priyanka Jain (Mouna Ragam, Janaki Kalaganalede). Bigg Boss Telugu, originally produced by Endemol Shine India which is now merged with Banjiay, […]

September 5, 2023

Analyst: “Disney problems self-inflicted”

Michael Nathanson, senior analyst at MoffettNathanson (MN), is on record as welcoming the return to Disney of Bob Iger. MN promptly upgraded its advice to clients on Disney last November (to ‘Outperform’) following Iger’s re-appointment. But MN’s latest study lists in some detail the tasks ahead for Iger. “Iger’s return will force Disney to have […]

January 17, 2023

Forecast: APAC to add 205m SVoD subs by 2027

Asia Pacific will have 746 million SVoD subscriptions by 2027, up from 541 million in 2021, according to the Asia Pacific SVOD Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. China will have 364 million SVoD subscriptions in 2027 – or 49 per cent of the region’s total. India will add 92 million to reach […]

September 15, 2022

Forecast: China 48% of APAC online video revenue in 2022

Analysis released by Media Partners Asia (MPA) indicates that total Asia Pacific online video industry revenue will grow by 16 per cent year-on-year in 2022 to reach $49.2 billion (€48.3bn), according to the Asia Pacific Online Video & Broadband Distribution 2022 report. SVoD will contribute 50 per cent; UGC AVoD, 37 per cent and Premium […]

July 26, 2022

Locomotive Global Media makes new appointments

In an endeavour to further expand its business horizon and add further to existing momentum in the Indian market, Locomotive Global Media (LGM) has announced the appointment of Anup Thanvi as Coordinating Producer and Pearl Gill as Head of Production. The announcement comes at a time when the company is gearing up for the next […]

June 30, 2022

Forecast: SVoD subs to reach 1.69bn by 2027

Global SVoD subscriptions will increase by 485 million between 2021 and 2027 to reach 1.69 billion, according to the Global SVOD Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. Six US-based platforms will have 988 million paying SVoD subscribers by 2027, up from 612 million in 2021. “Our Netflix forecasts for 2027 are 29 million […]

May 16, 2022

AVIA: “Future is bright for India’s video market”

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) has held its third Future of Video India virtual conference to much optimism as industry leaders remained bullish on India’s long-term view, after its fifth straight quarter of economic expansion, with all round economic recovery and an economic rebound that is much broader based and across multiple sectors. Mihir […]

May 4, 2022

AVIA: “Optimism for OTT growth”

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) hosted over 850 delegates and featured over 80 industry leaders at the recent OTT Summit, with conversations largely revolving on the subject of growth, from subscriber and revenue growth to increased local content investment and an intense focus on the customer. In discussing the outlook for the video industry […]

April 6, 2022

Star India extends Premier League deal

The Premier League has extended its coverage in the India with a renewal of its media rights arrangement with Star India. As a result of the contract extension between the English top-flight football league and the India-facing subsidiary of the The Walt Disney Corporation, Star India will continue to broadcast Premier League matches until 2025.  […]

March 16, 2022

Indonesia: WWE signs first deal with Disney

Disney and WWE have reportedly come to an agreement to stream the WWE Network in Indonesia as part of the Disney+ Hotstar service. The deal, similar to the arrangement with Peacock in the US, begins with the Royal Rumble event which takes place on January 29th. All future WWE live events will be made available […]

January 28, 2022By Nik Roseveare