The operator of popular pirate streaming app Cloudstream has voluntarily taken down its code and disabled its website. The developer took action after the Motion Picture Association targeted the open-source Android app in a complaint filed at GitHub. The MPA hasn't contacted the developer directly but the Hollywood group considers Cloudstream a prime enforcement target.
Indian action crime show Rana Naidu has climbed onto Netflix’s top 10 list of most-watched non-English series for the second consecutive week, becoming one of the streamer’s most globally successful Hindi-language titles to date. The show is a local adaptation of CBS’ hit crime drama Ray Donovan. This week it hit fourth place on Netflix’s global charts with 16.41 million viewed hours, more than double the first week’s viewership total.
MIB said that non-compliance with MIB's/TRAI's directions/regulations by cable operators has been viewed very seriously. A list of registered MSOs along with their compliance status is published on Ministry's website
Apple Inc. plans to spend $1 billion a year to produce movies that will be released in theatres, part of an ambitious effort to raise its profile in Hollywood and lure subscribers to its streaming service. Apple has approached movie studios about partnering to release a few titles in theatres this year and a slate of more films in the future.
"Star India is demanding an 8% hike in subscription payouts from the MSOs," a totop TV distribution executive said on condition of anonymity. "However, the MSOs are resisting the hike since Star comprises the biggest chunk of their annual content costs. Even a small increase in the subscription payout will hurt their bottomline."
Music streaming apps like Spotify offer more than 100 million tracks but for some, nothing sounds better than leaked, unreleased music. 'Unreleased Sounds' is a site dedicated to this type of content and already linked to many high-profile leaks. After an artist, linked to Avicii, asked fans not to buy "stolen" music last year, the RIAA now wants to know who's behind the site.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday unveiled the 6G vision document of the country and said initiatives around 6G within six months of the 5G rollout show India’s confidence. He said from being a mere consumer of telecom technology, India is now moving fast to become a big exporter of that technology.
For several days last week, visitors to the website of tech-focused media group Heise were diverted to Germany's piracy-blocking portal instead. Users of ISP 1&1 were diverted to a page reserved for pirate site visitors, informing them that Heise had been rendered inaccessible for copyright reasons. Calls for an explanation are met with silence.
The broadcasting ministry’s announcement that the 26% foreign direct investment limit on digital media will not apply to OTT (over-the-top) platforms streaming news has provided clarity for broadcasters such as Zee Entertainment Enterprises and Viacom18 Media Pvt Ltd.
“India is working with many countries to change the work culture of the whole world with the power of 5G… India's 5G standards are part of the global 5G systems and it will work closely with the International Telecom Union (ITU) for the standardisation of future technologies,” the PM said Wednesday.