Netflix, Disney, Max and More Team to Form Streaming Innovation Alliance Lobbying Group
A new trade group — the Streaming Innovation Alliance — brings together Netflix, Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery, Paramount and other players to promote their interests to politicians and government entities. It marks the first time competing streaming-video providers have banded together in a unified lobbying front.
Search firms scout for AI, digital specialist board members
India’s leading search firms are hunting for board members with expertise in artificial intelligence (AI) and digital transformation to expand their business. Top executive search firms said that companies are not keen on candidates who are relying solely on their association with established boards.
Filmmakers Distribute Fake Movie Leak to Tease Pirates
The Indian media is buzzing over a 'leak' of the comedy movie "Fukrey 3," which is scheduled for an official premiere later this week. While several news outlets are in on the joke, prospective pirates will be disappointed. The two-and-a-half hour release turns out to be an anti-piracy campaign, complemented with movie trailers.
Viacom18 opts to knock-out rogue websites from infringing its media rights for BCCI events
Mumbai: Viacom18 has secured a broad dynamic injunction from the Delhi High Court for the Indian cricket team’s bilateral matches. Recently, to strengthen its hold in the sports broadcasting industry, Viacom18 had bagged the BCCI linear and digital right in a three-way bidding war between Viacom18, Sony and Star.
Digital India Bill out for discussion soon, says official
The Digital India Bill will be the third major digital law overhaul by the government after the DPDP Bill and the Telecom Bill. The DI Bill is highly sought after by the industry, especially social media firms, since it may do away with the immunity provided to platforms under Section 79 of the IT Act, 2000.
X Clearly Profits from Widespread Music Piracy, Labels Argue
A group of major music publishers insist that Elon Musk's X is liable for the widespread music piracy that takes place on its platform. X asked the court to dismiss their lawsuit, but the music companies say the social media platform is clearly in the wrong. With roughly $250 million in damages on the line, this legal battle should run its course, they argue.