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Reliance-Disney India media merger to control 85% of streaming, half of TV audience

The merger of Indian media assets of Reliance, its portfolio Viacom18 and Disney will create an entity that captures 85% of the country’s on-demand streaming service audience and about half of t

Ambani’s Reliance and Disney merge India media assets to form $8.5B joint venture

Reliance, its portfolio Viacom18 and Disney are merging their media businesses in India, creating the largest media entity in the world’s most populous nation. Reliance, which will control the j

Reliance-backed Viacom18 agrees to buy 60% of Disney’s India unit, report says

Reliance-backed Viacom18 has reached an agreement to buy 60% of Disney’s India unit, WSJ reported Thursday citing unnamed sources, creating a pathway for the Indian conglomerate to form a $10 bi

Disney’s Hotstar draws 59 million concurrent viewers, setting new record

In India, few events garner as much attention as a cricket game. And there’s no match for a World Cup final. The Sunday game topped 59 million concurrent viewers, shattering the 53 million miles

Disney’s Hotstar tops 50 million concurrent viewers in India-New Zealand cricket clash

A crucial knock-out cricket game between India and New Zealand shattered all previous on-demand video streaming records Wednesday, sending over 53 million concurrent viewers to Disney’s Hotstar.

Bob Iger says Disney would like to stay in India, looking to strengthen hand

Bob Iger said Wednesday that Disney “would like to stay” in India and is considering its options in the world’s most populous country where its TV business continues to pull profit b

Reliance nears deal to acquire Disney’s India business, report says

Reliance is nearing a deal to acquire Disney’s India business, according to a report, as Mukesh Ambani’s oil-to-telecom empire eyes broadening digital and television assets. Disney values

India-Pakistan cricket match helps Disney’s Hotstar set global streaming record

In India, few events garner as much attention as a cricket game. A high-profile match between neighbors India and Pakistan delivered a much-needed break for Disney’s Hotstar, which has lost over

Netflix’s 6.5M India subscribers dwarfed by Prime Video and Disney, Bernstein says

Netflix has “not succeeded” in scaling up its business in India despite the global streaming giant consistently lowering the subscription costs in the country, analysts at AllianceBernstei

Disney’s Hotstar loses 12.5M subscribers in a quarter amid cricket shortfall

Disney+ Hotstar lost nearly a fourth of its customer base, or 12.5 million subscribers, in the quarter ending June, Disney disclosed in its earnings Wednesday, the ongoing setback at the India-focused

Netflix brings password-sharing crackdown to India and every other market

Netflix is bringing password-sharing crackdown to consumers in India and every other market starting today, the global streaming giant said after a limited rollout of the restriction helped the firm s

Disney’s Hotstar to offer free mobile cricket streaming in India to take on Reliance’s JioCinema

Disney’s Hotstar will offer free streaming of cricket tournaments to mobile users in India, following Reliance’s JioCinema comparable approach that helped it attract millions of viewers. O

New regulation in India seeks to stub out tobacco glorification on streaming platforms

India’s health ministry has unveiled stringent guidelines for on-demand video streaming services, necessitating warnings about smoking and the use of other tobacco products when such activities

Reliance’s JioCinema breaks world record with free cricket streaming

India’s JioCinema broke the global record for the most concurrent views to a livestreamed event on Monday, eclipsing a long-standing milestone set by Disney’s Hotstar, as the Asian tycoon

Ambani’s JioCinema secures NBCUniversal titles, escalates Netflix and Disney rivalry

JioCinema, the affordable on-demand video streaming service rival to Netflix and Disney’s Hotstar in India, will soon be the home for “The Office” and other NBCUniversal titles. The

Disney’s Hotstar loses 8.4 million subscribers as Ambani’s JioCinema ascends

Disney, the global entertainment conglomerate operating a variety of streaming platforms, suffered a 2% contraction in its total subscriber base for the quarter ending March this year. The decline is

Ambani bats for cricket glory as Disney scales back in India

Mukesh Ambani’s Jio, the South Asian telecom powerhouse, has long sought to entice its customer base with a plethora of services aimed at boosting subscriber retention. Despite amassing over 425

India won’t tolerate abusive, obscene content on streaming services, minister warns

India will not tolerate use of abusive language in movies and TV shows on on-demand video streaming services, a key minister has warned.

Soon, not streaming on Disney+ Hotstar: HBO content

Hotstar will lose HBO content at the end of this month in the latest setback for the Disney-owned on-demand video streaming giant that recently also lost rights for a popular cricket tournament in the

Disney’s Hotstar suffers outage in an apparent domain renewal mess

Disney+ Hotstar is suffering an outage for some users in India in the middle of a popular cricket match, drawing flak from customers at a time when the Disney crown jewel is already facing several set
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