Author Archives: Deena Chunikiah

ALT Balaji, the over-the-top (OTT) platform of Balaji Telefilms, has collaborated with ACT Fibernet, the Internet Service Provider (ISP) based in India. The OTT platform will thus make use of the internet service provider for promotion and distribution of its subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service. ACT Fibernet’s users will be able to have access through subscription […]


Econet Media, the entertainment services subsidiary of Econet Wireless, strikes the deal with FremantleMedia International (FMI), for its pay-TV network, Kwesé TV. More than 300 hours of programming from the FMI catalog will be accessible to Kwesé customers. Several titles like ‘The Lie Detective’, ‘Jo Frost: Nanny on Tour’, ‘Project Runway: Fashion Startup’, season one […]


BBC Worldwide has signed the SVOD deal with the Malaysian video-on-demand service which is soon to be available in the sub-Saharan Africa. With 150 hours of UK programming, the BBC Worldwide will be offering ‘Top Gear’ (motoring format), ‘Luther’ (Cop series) and ‘Citizen Khan’ (BBC’s comedy). Alongside the agreement with Iflix, the BBC Worldwide has […]


The Ministry of Broadcasting and Information (MIB) has requested the Department of Space to stop Asia broadcast Satellite (ABS)’s signals, in an attempt to deter illegal TV channel distribution in the country. The communication satellites operator is actually transmitting signals in India with the absence of a licence from the ministry. It is operating a […]


According to Vishal Maheshwari, Country Head at Vuclip, Indian consumers are not even off their starting blocks in their “On Demand Video” journey, basing this statement as a function of the 3 Cs: Cost, Content and Convenience of user experience. This is a journey of many years and will take a decade to go mainstream. […]