Advanced Television


India: OTTplay adds Hallmark Movies Now

Crown Media has announced that Hallmark content is available to Indian audiences for the first time with the launch of the company’s streaming service Hallmark Movies Now as a Premium subscription offering on OTTplay. “Our partnership with OTTplay is an exciting opportunity to expand our international footprint as we bring Hallmark Movies Now to India […]

June 24, 2022

Forecast: India comms revenue to grow 5.8% CAGR

The total fixed communication services revenue in India is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.8 per cent from $7.4 billion (€7bn) in 2021 to $9.8 billion in 2026, mainly driven by the strong growth in the fixed broadband segment, forecasts GlobalData, a data and analytics company. GlobalData’s India Fixed […]

June 21, 2022

eSports startup FanClash raises $40m

Indian eSports startup FanClash, has raised $40 million (€38.1m) Series B funding to fuel its mission to build a global eSports fantasy, data and fan engagement platform. This succeeds a Series A round of $10 million from Sequoia Capital India, Falcon Edge (Alpha Wave Ventures) and Info Edge India in August 2021. Existing investors along […]

June 17, 2022

Voot Studio and Deutsche Welle collaborate again

Voot’s brand solutions arm, Voot Studios, for the second year in a row, has partnered with German broadcaster, Deutsche Welle. With an aim to showcase varied content, starting June 17th, Voot will stream ‘Choices’, exclusively for its users. A seven-episode series starring encouraging mentors such as Padma Shri awardee Sakshi Malik, pathbreaker Prashasti Singh and […]

June 16, 2022

CNN-News18 launches Town Hall

CNN-News18, India’s English general news channel, is all set to host the inaugural session of ‘Town Hall,’ an on-ground event where top policy makers, opinion leaders and prominent voices will engage in meaningful conversations with India’s most trusted news team. The ‘CNN-News18 Town Hall’ will decode the most relevant and topical issues that are shaping […]

June 16, 2022

ZEE5 Global unveils slate of Telugu originals

ZEE5 Global, the platform for South Asian content, reaffirmed its commitment towards its viewers and content partners from South India by unveiling a compelling slate of 11 Telugu originals in a star-studded event in Hyderabad, India. With its strong consumer proposition, ZEE5 Global has been winning the hearts of audiences across the globe. The platform’s […]

June 15, 2022

QYOU Media India expands digital footprint via One Plus

QYOU Media has announced that QYOU Media India is launching flagship channel The Q, the company’s Hindi language youth oriented channel, now available in over 125 million TV households and to over 680 million users via OTT, mobile and app based platforms in India along with previously announced new channels Q Marathi, Q Kahaniyan and Q Comedistaan on One Plus Smart TV systems […]

June 13, 2022

Smurfs makes its way to India on Sonic

Making a television debut, the iconic gang of little blue Smurf Village inhabitants has made its way to India. In some Smurf-tacular news, the much-loved Smurfs, one of the most popular characters, are expanding their adventures and now will have a village in Sonic, part of India’s leading kids’ entertainment franchise Nickelodeon, starting from 13th […]

June 13, 2022

NXTDIGITAL, Thaicom partnership

NXTDIGITAL (NDL) and Thaicom have signed a binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to form a strategic partnership to enter the Broadband-over-satellite market and related services in India. The MOU envisages a partnership that includes deployment of BoS systems on India-focused capacity, which could be deployed on future additional capacity on state-of-art software-defined high throughput satellite […]

May 31, 2022

Telesat demos LEO over India

Canadian satellite operator Telesat has showcased its potential low Earth orbiting Lightspeed system with a connectivity demonstration over India. Telesat, working with Indian satellite service provider Nelco, used its first LEO test satellite, to provide the demo. The signals went to a routine 85 cm parabolic dish antenna at Nelco’s Teleport outside Mumbai. Round-trip signals […]

May 19, 2022By Chris Forrester