Advanced Television


SpaceX breaks records for re-use launchers

SpaceX has received good news from India’s government with reports that its Starlink broadband service is to receive an “expedited” fast-track approval to operate in India ahead of Elon Musk’s visit to the country. Starlink was also authorised for use in Albania last week. However, there are doubts in some quarters over Starlink’s profitability. Bloomberg, […]

April 15, 2024

India: Animax on Samsung TV Plus

KC Global Media has launched its leading Japanese anime channel, Animax, onto regional OTT TV and streaming service provider, Samsung TV Plus, in India – making it the third streaming platform after Amazon Prime and JioTV to offer Animax to its viewers in the country. With its soft launch in December, anime fans can now […]

April 2, 2024

Forecast: India fixed comm services revenue at $13.2bn in 2028

The total fixed communication services revenue in India is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.9 per cent from $11.5 billion (€10.5bn) in 2023 to $13.2 billion in 2028, mainly driven by the healthy growth in the fixed broadband segment, forecasts GlobalData, the data and analytics company. GlobalData’s India Fixed […]

March 28, 2024

QYOU, Toonz Media launch Q Toonz FAST channel

QYOU Media India has collaborated with Toonz Media, the animation creator, producer and distributor, to  launch Q Toonz, a FAST animation channel, in India. Currently live, across the Q Play+ app and over 130 smart TV brands, the channel aims to be the ultimate destination for premium animation entertainment. Q Toonz boasts a content slate […]

March 28, 2024

OneWeb seeks June launch in India

Despite some powerful local support from the likes of a main shareholder (Bharti), Eutelsat OneWeb is still not permitted to operate in India. That might now change with a formal request by OneWeb to India’s Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing (WPC) of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) for spectrum allocation. Once the spectrum is allocated, […]

March 18, 2024By Chris Forrester

Paramount sells Viacom 18 stake

India’s Reliance Industries has announced a deal to acquire Paramount Global’s 13.01 per cent stake in indian entertainment network Viacom 18 Media for IDR 42.86 billion (€472.4bn), according to Paramount’s regulatory filing. Viacom18 is majority-owned by Reliance and has 40 television channels, including Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and MTV. Paramount said it will continue to license […]

March 14, 2024

India: IMAX, BookMyShow digital collaboration

IMAX Corporation and BookMyShow, one of India’s leading entertainment destinations, have announced a new partnership designed to revolutionise the way audiences discover and engage with premium entertainment experiences online. Under the agreement, IMAX and BookMyShow will collaborate on features across the entertainment platform to enhance the user experience and ease of discovery for moviegoers seeking […]

March 11, 2024

Zee shifts focus to cutting costs

Zee Entertainment Enterprises, now that its merger with Sony’s India channels is dead, is focussing on cutting costs and, in the words of MD Punit Goenka, is “chopping off anything that doesn’t yield a return on investment”. Those cost-cutting measures will include expensive sports rights some of which will be “economised”, he stated – as […]

March 6, 2024By Chris Forrester

TNA Wrestling renews Eurosport India deal

Anthem Sports & Entertainment has announced that TNA Wrestling has extended its partnership with Warner Bros Discovery’s sports channel Eurosport India. The multi-year agreement brings exclusive weekly TNA content to viewers throughout India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The announcement includes eight new TNA+Presents specials each year. The extension also features all-new episodes of the […]

March 5, 2024

Animax on Tata Play Binge

Tata Play Binge, the Indian OTT service, has announced the addition of anime network, Animax. Animax offers a range of anime content from Japan including web series, movies, and more for viewers to discover and explore. Animax’s library includes a range new and popular titles, including Kuroko’s Basketball, Yashahime: Half Demon Princess, Fruits Basket, Rent-a-Girlfriend, […]

March 5, 2024By Nik Roseveare