Anirban Roy Choudhury

Sony, Tata Sky still at loggerheads over price hike; consumers suffer

On October 1 and 2, 2018, Sony channel’s Kaun Banega Crorepati found its first Rs 1-crore winner of the season.

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lnterview: ‘Croma stores see 50% repeat customers on average’, says Avijit Mitra, CEO Croma

Tata Group’s consumer electronics retail chain Croma is in expansion mode.

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Eveready: charting out a new course

In the last seven-eight years, batteries as a category has been growing at a CAGR of 2-3% (volume). Today, remote controls are the biggest consumers of batteries in India.

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Fintech: The rise of digital lending

What’s spurring the growth of fintech start-ups in India and will the possible entry of Google and WhatsApp in the lending space pose a threat to existing players?

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SBI aims to be the preferred bank for urban youth: Dinesh Menon, Chief Marketing Officer

State Bank of India is striving to become the bank of choice among the youth. Its sprightly campaign, replete with a rap and catchy tunes, to promote its YONO app was a step in that direction.

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Hoichoi: in expansion mode

In India, as an introductory offer, subscribers get one year’s access to Hoichoi’s content for`399 whereas for users in the UK, the US and Australia, the subscription fee is $9 per month.

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Brand PV Sindhu: Ace shuttler is 6th top-earning woman on Forbes list – a look at her income and advertisement projects

The Hyderabadi badminton player stepped into the limelight at the Rio Summer Olympics in 2016 where she won a silver medal. Performing consistently after that helped her bag new brand associations and renew existing contracts

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Hindi movies on TV: Still a hit with advertisers

Despite the lull in TV ad spends on Hindi GECs and Hindi news, the Hindi movie genre has been witnessing growth.

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With 50-100% growth rate, Teen Patti, Rumy, Poker are kings of online gaming in India

Online card games estimated to grow 50-100% y-o-y in terms of revenue; online gaming industry to touch Rs 11,880 crore by 2023 in the country.

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‘Video is a growth opportunity’

lnterview: Erin Chao, Head of APAC Platforms, Oath

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Accessories: Headphones, and the battle for headspace

In India, branded headphones form an over Rs 1,000 crore industry growing at 8-10% CAGR.

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Content IP rights: will they, won’t they?

With high demand for content on TV and digital media, it may be a wise time to retain intellectual property rights but the question is whether content producers are willing to take the risk.

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Hindi entertainment channels suffer declining ad spends; Star Plus, Colors battle it out for eyeballs

The Hindi general entertainment genre — which commands a bulk in terms of both viewership and advertising on TV — may not be going through its best times.

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‘We are learning our way around regional sports’

Star Sports brought Gautam Thakar on board as CEO in January, 2018.

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Indian OTT players look at foreign shores for expansion

The latest to expand overseas after Hotstar and Eros Now is Viacom18’s Voot, with launch plans for UK market.

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Online education: A ‘learning’ curve

Despite a slow start, the sector is set to become a $1.96 billion industry in India by 2021.

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With Marathi speaking viewers on rise, networks are getting aggressive with channel launches

OTT has come in as an encouragement as it has enhanced the distribution option for regional content creators.

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OTT is far from being mainstream, says president of Vuclip

While it took a good 10-12 years for OTT to go mainstream in the US, I believe it is a five to six years journey in India.

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Television viewership and ownership of TV sets on the rise, rural India dominates growth

Television ownership and TV viewership have both grown significantly in the last two years, as per Broadcast India, a survey by Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India.

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Time to censor digital content? Experts say creativity should be set free, but creators need to act responsibly

In light of recent controversies, experts believe creativity should be set free, but digital content creators need to act responsibly.

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Telecom and OTT: streaming together

Gone are the days when telecom service providers used to sell themselves on the premise of providing lifetime validity. Now, Vodafone and Airtel ads talk about free Amazon Prime memberships while Jio ads propagate movies and

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FIFA WC 2018 a blockbuster in India; women formed 47% of viewership

The live telecast of the FIFA World Cup 2018 matches played in Russia fetched 231 million impressions, making it the most-watched international football tournament in India in recent times.

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Coming soon: Reliance Jio’s broadband onslaught

After storming through the airwaves with its 4G and other cellular services, Reliance Jio has its sights set on the fixed-line broadband, cable and satellite (C&S) ecosystem, with JioGigaFiber.

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Discovery happens through content, not marketing: CEO of Applause Entertainment

Aditya Birla Group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla’s content studio Applause Entertainment roped in Sameer Nair as CEO last August to create content for digital platforms like Netflix and Amazon.

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Traditional broadcasters are best placed on OTT, says CEO of ZEE5 – India

Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEEL) recently rolled out its freemium over-the-top (OTT) platform ZEE5 and appointed Tarun Katial as its India CEO. He talks to Anirban Roy Choudhury about the OTT space and the company’s roa

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Mobile Gaming: Playing on the go

The rise of smartphones and affordable mobile data plans have come in as boosters for the mobile gaming industry. But monetisation is still a challenge

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Big flop: Hugely publicised TV shows with film stars a damp squib on ratings scale

Hugely publicised TV shows with film stars a damp squib on ratings scale.

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