Representational photo: Poster for movie Toofan.

Photo: Khas Khabar

Farhan Akhtar-Starrer Toofan's OTT Release Deferred From May 21

Makers of Farhan Akhtar-starrer upcoming action flick Toofan have announced to postpone its digital release to an undecided date owing to the COVID-19 crisis. Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, the film was originally slated for release on May 21 on Amazon Prime Video. Lead actor Akhtar, via Instagram, stated that the postponement will persist until the condition improves, besides requesting everyone to get vaccinated… read-more

Tue, 04 May 2021 - 12:59 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: farhan akhtar, Toofan Movie, movie release, OTT, Amazon Prime Video

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RBI Mandates Banks, Payment Platforms To Inform Customers For Auto Bills

The RBI has issued rolled new rule for banks and payment platforms to send notifications of auto and recurring payments of mobile, utility and OTT platform bills. Applicable from April 1, the rule provisions banks and pay-platforms to send a 24-hour pre-transaction notification to users and mandates banks to send OTP to customers for payments above ₹5,000. Including payment wallets, the rule asks for additional authentication by customers for… read-more

Tue, 30 Mar 2021 - 08:01 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: RBI, Digital Payment, OTT, Recurring payments, NPCI

Courtesy: NDTV

Croma Fire Edition TV

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Croma, Amazon Collaborate To Launch TVs With Inbuilt 'Fire TV'

Electronics retailer Croma has collaborated with Amazon to bring a unique range of televisions with inbuilt Fire TV features, named 'Croma Fire TV Edition Smart LED TVs'. Starting from Rs 17,999, the range comprises 32-55 inch TVs offering streaming content from over 5000 apps while facilitating an effortless shift between DTH and OTT with an Alexa voice remote. The range offers two variants, 2K and 4K, and will support Dolby Vision and Atmos… read-more

Thu, 18 Mar 2021 - 04:20 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Croma, Amazon, Amazon Fire TV, TVS, Alexa, Dolby, DTH, OTT

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Netflix

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Netflix Plans To End Password Sharing Of Account, Tests New Option

Streaming platform Netflix may soon disable the password sharing option. The company is working on a new feature that eyes to negate the chances of account sharing with end number of people. With this, Netflix will send a verification code to the original owner and the new users have to enter the code in order to access the account. It is targetted at ensuring that "people using Netflix accounts are authorized to do so.” 

Sat, 13 Mar 2021 - 09:15 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Netflix, OTT, Technology, Password Sharing

Prakash Javadekar

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Guidelines For OTT Platforms To Release Soon, Says Union Minister

Union Broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar on January 31 announced that the government will soon release the guidelines for OTT platforms. Reportedly the move came after several complaints were received against serials including the recent release of web series Tandav on Amazon Prime. The need of guidelines arises because the OTT platforms and digital newspapers do not come under purview of the Press Council Act, Cable Television Networks… read-more

Sun, 31 Jan 2021 - 05:02 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Information and Broadcasting Ministry, Prakash Javadekar, OTT, Censor Board

Courtesy: Times Now

Self-Regulation Law For OTT Platforms, Says I&B Ministry

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Regulations For OTT, Digital Content: I&B Ministry Begins Procedures

The Central government has announced the start of self-regulation in digital media, including all the over-the-top (OTT) platforms, and news portals. Reportedly, the decision has been taken to control the dissemination of sensitive contents, fake news etc. The officials have listed almost 40 OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hotstar among others. The officials said, "the digital media will soon have an overarching regulation for… read-more

Sat, 16 Jan 2021 - 02:50 PM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: OTT, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Fake News

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

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OTT Platforms Fear Of Losing Authenticity With New Censorship Rules

OTT platforms may have to curb the blunt content, plotlines and abusive languages, which interestingly have been the USP of their films and web-series. The Information and Broadcasting Ministry's recently released guidelines are aimed at curtailing the "sleaze" contents on digital platform. Many filmmakers have raised apprehensions that the regulations could snatch away the authenticity of the shows. However, veteran lyricist commentator Amit… read-more

Thu, 19 Nov 2020 - 10:46 PM / by Rashi Jain

Tags: OTT, self-regulation, Mirzapur, gangsters, blunt content, consorship, I&B, Ministry of IT

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Maharashtra Cyber Department files FIR against OTT platforms for promoting obscene videos

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Maharashtra Cyber Police Book 7 OTT Platforms For Promoting Obscenity

The Maharashtra Cyber Police has filed an FIR against many over-the-top platforms and web-portals for promoting obscene and sexually-explicit content. The FIR has been lodged under the Indian Penal Code, IT Act, and the Indecent Representation of Women (… read-more

Tue, 10 Nov 2020 - 06:15 PM / by Debanshi Das

Tags: OTT, Maharashtra Cyber Department, IPC section

Courtesy: Latestly

Amazon Prime Video

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Amazon Prime Video India Set to Stream Live cricket from New Zealand

Premium OTT platform Amazon Prime Video announced that it will stream cricket matches of New Zealand in India from late 2021. Reportedly, the rights are procured to stream cricket matches of men and women till the 2025-2026 season. Prime Video India's Head Gaurav Gandhi said, “We are excited to add India’s most loved game- cricket to our content selection for our Prime Video customers."

Tue, 10 Nov 2020 - 04:18 PM / by Rashi Jain

Tags: Amazon Prime, Cricket, New Zealand Cricket Board, OTT

Courtesy: Reuters

Laxxmi Bomb will release in threatres in certain markets on November 9

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Laxxmi Bomb to Release in Theatres in UAE, New Zealand and Australia on November 9

The Akshay Kumar starrer, horror-drama, "Laxxmi Bomb" is set to release in theatres in select overseas markets. While it will release on the OTT platform, Disney+Hotstar in India, on November 9, it will get a theatrical release in Australia, New Zealand, and UAE, on the same day. Earlier, Akshay Kumar had announced the movie's India release, on his… read-more

Thu, 01 Oct 2020 - 02:44 PM / by Debanshi Das

Tags: laxxmi bomb, Akshay Kumar, OTT, movie release