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Netflix Commissions Ten New Original Movies In India

By the end of 2020, a total of 15 new original Indian films, including previously announced titles such as Music Teacher, Cobalt Blue, Chopsticks, Upstarts and Bulbul, will be available on the service. – Andreas Wiseman, Deadline Hollywood » http://bit.ly/2GcNvMO

Spotify officially launches in India, with free music on-demand

The company said that for India, people using the free tier can play any song on demand, while people in other countries can only listen to songs on shuffle in the free mode. Additionally, it has built multilingual recommendations and specially curated playlists for listeners in the country. The streaming service is also offering a 30-day free trial of its premium service. – Ivan Mehta, The Next Web » https://ift.tt/2NunQ5i

Hotstar, Fox’s Indian Streaming Service, Moves Into Original Content With Big-Name Talent

The expansion into original content comes as the race heats up for online viewers in the world’s second-most-populous country. Driven by cheap data charges, streaming is becoming an important platform in India, with aggressive competition between Hotstar, Netflix, Amazon, Eros Now, Sony Liv and Viacom 18’s Voot. Hotstar is the market leader, with about 150 million active monthly users. – Naman Ramachandran, Variety » http://bit.ly/2FqY7th

Netflix Picks Up ‘One in a Billion’ Basketball Documentary About NBA’s First Player From India

The film will debut on Netflix worldwide Dec. 6. “One in a Billion” features NBA commissioner Adam Silver, Dallas Mavericks owner and billionaire Mark Cuban, Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé, and Troy Justice, the NBA’s senior director of international basketball operations. Todd Spangler, Variety http://ift.tt/2gPJl2R

India-focused streaming service Saavn expands into non-music content

For now, it is starting with audio stories and podcasts which form part of a new ‘Saavn Original Programming’ strategy. The company has recruited digital media firm Indus Vox Media and radio journalist Neelesh Misra to help lead that push. Misra will provide two original series, while Indus Vox Media’s programming will include music-focused show Maed in India, comedy series Cyrus Says, and more. – Jon Russell, TechCrunch

Teewe Adds Torrent Streaming Functionality in Theatre App

The Teewe team had previously disclosed its plans to add drag and drop torrent streaming functionality. Now available on OS X or Windows, users can start watching a video almost immediately using the Teewe Theatre app, which supports both torrent files and magnet links. – Sriram Sharma, NDTV

YuppTV Streaming Service Launched in India

photo: NDTV

US-based YuppTV, an Internet based TV streaming service provider which on Wednesday launched its service in India, plans to raise $50 million (roughly Rs. 325 crores) to fund its expansion. […] Founded in 2006, with headquarters in Atlanta, YuppTV offers over 200 television channels in 12 languages that meet the entertainment and information-based needs of South Asians across the world. – Gadgets 360, NDTV

Music streaming 3rd most-used service on Internet: JuxtSmartMandate study

photo: The Economic Times

Listening music online is the third most preferred activity of urban Internet users in [India], followed by e-mails and social media, says a study conducted by market research firm JuxtSmartMandate. As many as 97.4 million people in urban India listen to music online which is close to 63 per cent of the 168 million total urban Internet users in the country and around 75 per cent of this traffic comes from mobile phones, it said. – The Economic Times

Netflix to Launch in This Market With Over 240 Million Internet Users

The company plans to expand its 62-million customer base with a launch in India in 2016, sources told The Times of India. The service will include popular local shows such as Buniyaad, Nukkad, and Malgudi Days, and will be available on Apple iOS and Google Android devices, the report said. – Jonathan Chew, Fortune Magazine
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