What we (and Disney) can learn from the Scarlett Johansson case

A few weeks ago, MCU star Scarlett Johansson made waves with the news of her breach of contract lawsuit against Disney after the dual release of her standalone film Black Widow in cinemas as well as on Disney+ Premier Access. While this case was both unprecedented and significant in the context of Hollywood’s post-pandemic launch […]

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How OTT kept Indian cinema out of quarantine?

Volumes have been written about the rise of the OTT sector during the COVID-19 pandemic – the global entertainment industry’s shift from conventional platforms to digital streaming is a pivotal event in the world of entertainment. This trend not only changed how consumers approached viewing content, but also enabled producers, actors and studios to modify […]

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The rise and rise of indie content creators as streaming wars heat up

We have seen the rise of the OTT industry, the decline of mainstream media outlets, and the growth of OTT titans such as Netflix and Disney+. When appraising this industry at large, it is easy to localise our focus onto micro-level competition between individual platforms, or even the industry’s rise against the traditional movie and […]

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The MCU flips the script in its latest Marvel’s show ‘What If…?’

(Spoiler-free) Marvel Studios’ latest TV offering is a Marvel project like no other. As its first ever animated production as well as its first anthology series, ‘What If…?’ truly has Marvel exploring new territories yet again. However, the first episode is a pleasing and satisfactory start, that should leave fans in eager anticipation for future […]

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Ankur Rathee on his craft, work and goals

Actor-dancer Ankur Rathee is best known for his roles in the Amazon Prime series Four More Shots Please (2019), Zoya Akhtar’s Made in Heaven (2019), the Hindi films Thappad (2020) , The Tashkent Files (2019) opposite Naseeruddin Shah, Bejoy Nambiar’s Taish, and Undekhi and as a finalist on Dance India Dance (2009). In his latest […]

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Shriyam Bhagnani on her passion, career and inspiration

Shriyam Bhagnani is known for her characters in movies like Baaghi 2 (2018) and Batti Gul Meter Chalu (2018). Shriyam was noted for her latest show where she played the role of Tanya Mehta in Hotstar + Disney’s City Of Dreams S2 directed by Nagesh Kukunoor. Shriyam is trained under Barry John Acting Studio, earning […]

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Will Netflix lose its lustre to Disney in this streaming fight for domination?

Last week, Disney published its latest quarterly report detailing the latest information about its on-the-rise OTT platform, Disney+. Combined with Hotstar (in India and Asia) and Hulu (in the USA), Disney+ now possesses just over 173 million subscribers. This indicates an increase of 25.5 million subscribers over the past quarter, and is a reflection of […]

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Punjabi broadcaster Pitaara TV set to launch streaming platform

The OTT industry provides many inherent benefits to producers and consumers alike. By eliminating intermediaries and integrating multiple entertainment avenues into a single digital platform that is easy to access and convenient to view, the OTT industry has efficiently and effectively bridged the gap between television afficionados and production houses/studios. However, as is the case […]

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Scarlet & Mouse Game: Inside the Scarlett Johansson-Disney tussle

The recent news of Scarlett Johansson’s breach of contract lawsuit against Disney, the TVoD segment of the OTT sector and Hollywood at large are both on high alert about the outcome of this situation. While the lawsuit is fairly straightforward, the situation at large is quite nuanced and could have interesting, long-term repercussions on the […]

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Spotify reaches new heights riding on subscription growth and ad revenue

Spotify recently concluded a very successful quarter, having reached new heights in terms of its subscription count as well as its ad revenue. The Swedish music and audio platform is the undisputed leader in the music streaming sector, and its forays into new territories have maintained its upward growth trajectory in an impressive manner. Spotify’s […]

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