Anushree Bhattacharyya

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Grofers posts near threefold increase in FY18 revenue

Online grocery firm Grofers India posted a near three-fold increase in its revenue to Rs 100 crore in FY18, from Rs 33.9 crore in FY17, Albinder Singh Dhindsa, co-founder and CEO, told FE.

Online grocery firm Grofers India posted a near three-fold increase in its revenue to Rs 100 crore in FY18, from Rs 33.9 crore in FY17. News

Music streaming apps: Why it takes a telco to tango

JioMusic, the free-to-use music app, topped the charts in terms of unique visitors which stood at 19 million in February this year.

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We are not trying to be either a free service or a premium player, says head of content – APAC, Amazon Video

As a content market, there are similarities between Japan and India. Consumers in both India and Japan watch a lot of local content alongside US content, whereas in markets like Australia and Singapore, US content is extremel

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VIVO IPL opening match records 37% jump in TV viewership

This further translates into a 7.21 TV ratings percentage point (India urban, males 15+AB) on the Star network. In 2017, the 10th season of the IPL, which was aired on the former broadcaster of the games on Sony, recorded 88.

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Grofers India losses widen 19% in FY17

SoftBank-backed online grocery firm Grofers India saw its losses widening by 19.2% in FY17 at Rs 268.3 crore, according to filings with Registrar of Companies (RoC) and data platform Tofler.

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Food technology firm Zomato sales rise as do losses

Food technology firm Zomato Media has posted a 108% increase in losses to Rs 585.2 crore in the year ended March 2017, according to filings with the Registrar of Companies and data platform Tofler.

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Value of IPL apparel sponsorship pacts up 37-46%

Analysts believe that the return of two popular franchises — Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals — after a two-year suspension has helped in getting more brands.

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On your mobiles, a bundle of joy

It is not just Bharti Airtel that provides such convenience. Other mobile operators also have tariff packages that offer access to video streaming platforms.

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Star India sells over 80% of IPL ad inventory so far

With about 15 days to go for the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Star India — the official broadcaster of the T20 tourney — is understood to have sold more than 80% of its advertising inventory.

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IPL 2018: DTH players, Star spar over channel rate hike; viewers could pay more

Major direct-to-home operators Bharti Airtel and Dish TV are at loggerheads with broadcaster Star India over rate revision of channels ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which begins April 7.

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Milkbasket expects three-fold revenue jump in FY18, says CEO Anant Goel

Unilever Ventures-backed online grocery company Milkbasket is expected to close FY18 with a three-fold jump in revenues at about Rs 40 crore, Milkbasket co-founder and CEO Anant Goel told FE. The e-grocery firm reported reven

Milkbasket expects three-fold revenue jump in FY18, says CEO Anant Goel

From Amazon Prime to Hotstar, now over the top players gain in subscriptions too

While advertisers were always expected to move to digital channels what’s surprising is that subscriptions too are coming in. While, in 2016, they accounted for less than 3% of advertising revenues, at Rs 2,000 crore, they

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FTA channels’ ad spend growth to push Hindi GEC revenues

With the advertising spend on free-to-air (FTA) channels in the Hindi GEC space growing at a faster rate of 16%, its contribution to the overall revenue is expected to increase to 25% — at about Rs 1,400 crore in 2018.

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Digital platforms in 2017: Advertisers see a new hotstar in Over The Top platforms

Buyers aren’t worrying too much about how much it will cost to buy or create content since that’s what will attract more viewers. As Sameer Batra, CEO, Wynk, says, this is a big investment phase with everyone creating and

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Flipkart gets advantage of Snapdeal’s decline

However, Flipkart saw its market share increasing by about 10 percentage points during the same period. This, analysts say, could be because the customers who regularly shopped on Snapdeal may have moved more towards Flipkart

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Prime-time viewing now also on mobiles? Here is what Hotstar data reveals

Star India-owned video over-the-top (OTT) platform Hotstar seems to be popular among users, given that mobile accounts for more than 90% of watchtime versus other platforms such as desktop, according to latest data shared by

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TV broadcasters eye big money in this massive rising market; viewers set to gain plenty too

With potential for advertising revenues in regional markets still looking good, broadcasters are either adding to their bouquets or trying to break in here.

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Vector E-commerce reports Rs 9.3-crore profit in FY17

Vector E-commerce, which is a seller on Flipkart-owned fashion e-tailer Myntra, posted a profit of Rs 9.3 crore for the year ended March 2017.

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WS Retail FY17 loss at Rs 11.3 crore

WS Retail, which was among the top sellers on home-grown e-commerce platform Flipkart until last year, posted losses of Rs 11.3 crore for the year ended March 2017.

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Budget 2018: Angel tax still a devil but Finance Minister Arun Jaitley instils hope

Budget 2018: The union budget 2018 raised a ray of hope for the start-up ecosystem in the country with the promise of addressing the various issues relating to investment in such companies, but fell short of removing their bi

Budget 2018: The finance minister in his Budget 2018 speech said the government would take additional measures to strengthen the environment for growth of start-ups and their successful operation, generating hopes of the irritants being ironed out. News

FM radio auction: As add revenues disappoint, bidders set to shun smaller frequencies; small cities to suffer

With a tough year behind it, the response from FM radio operators to the next round of auctions for frequencies is likely to be lukewarm.

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Snapdeal FY17 revenue falls 38 per cent

Jasper Infotech, the parent company of e-commerce firm Snapdeal, posted a 37.9% decline in its total revenues to Rs 903.8 crore for the year ended March 2017, according to filings with the Registrar of Companies and research

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Flipkart, Ola, Paytm, other e-retailers raise over $7 bn in 2017, whopping 170 pct jump; Softbank leads as top investor

A fairly hefty $7 billion flowed into e-commerce ventures in 2017, data put together by research firm Jefferies shows, suggesting Indian e-retailers are living up to their promise.

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Now watch IPL at home in your language with 360 degree view on Hotstar

If 3D and 4DX changed the experience of watching a movie in theatres, as viewers got a chance to experience motions such as air, vibrations, etc, virtual reality (VR) is expected to change the way viewers have so far watched

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Quikr FY17 standalone revenue jumps 55%

Online classifieds portal Quikr India posted a 55% jump in its standalone revenues at Rs 63.7 crore in the previous financial year, according to filings with the Registrar of Companies (RoC) and research platform Tofler.

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Get ready for good times: OTT players building quality content to snare subscribers

While no accurate information is available, industry watchers reckon OTT players spent more than Rs 1,000 crore last year on rights for Hindi films and close to $100 million on English films.

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