Hoichoi, Bengali video on demand (VoD) platform is about to launch Bengal’s first web sitcom ‘Gariahat-er Ganglords’. It portrays Kolkata underworld with a comic touch.
‘Gariahat-er Ganglords’ is directed by Atreyee Sen and produced by SVF Entertainment, and will start streaming from 13 January onwards.
The story revolves around a young want-t0-be gang-lord called Jonny and his blind-and-partly-deaf partner Bunty.
The sudden turnout starts when Jonny’s young cousin Buchku from Malda, West Bengal arrives in Kolkata. It is an significant event that will change their lives.
Hoichoi has recently released a song from ‘Gariahat-er Ganglords’, featuring Kanchan Mullick called ‘Gorom Gorilla’.
Watch FIFA World Cup live streaming in your Mobile
When Russian carnival hosted in Moscow most of the football fans couldn’t able watch the match in live action. Because most of the matches are scheduled during our office hours. So we will some most important matches.
No need to worry about that, we can watch it on our mobile phone itself. In India, there is three smartphone-based TV platform telecasting the live action of FIFA world cup 2018. Global partner ESPN’s Sony LIV, Reliance’s JIO TV and to compete with reliance Airtel also streaming live action of football world cup 2018.
Sony ESPN network has the official broadcast right for this world cup. Sony LIV App streaming the matches mobile platforms. The app is available in both Google and Apple’s stores. If the network coverage gets down you can able to get live word based commentary through this App. And also they provided regional language commentary for each match.
Jio is also providing the live stream of FIFA world cup through its JIO TV App. But only jio users can watch the match in live action. JIO TV app is also available in both stores.
To compete with JIO Airtel also keep an option to watch FIFA world cup in live streaming through their Airtel App. Like Sony Airtel also telecasting in regional languages. To best enjoy the World Cup experience, Airtel users should consider updating the app to the latest version both on Android and iOS
Television over OTT?
In India 64 per cent still prefers television over OTT. home penetration and much room for growth. Data also shows that 86 per cent of Indian homes still watch TV on CRT sets and only 3 per cent are multi-TV homes. TV viewing in India has grown from 3 hr 14 min (2015) to 3 hr 36 min (2017) but it is still lower than US, which boasts of an ATS of 3 hr 54 min. This gives a clear indication that there is immense scope for TV and it will further increase.
The FCCI Frames saw a session on ‘The future of TV in India’ with panellists including Novi Digital CEO Ajit Mohan, Viacom18 COO Raj Nayak, Times Network MD and CEO MK Anand.
Broadcasters seem optimistic about the future of television, despite the onslaught posed by digital media. At least in India, the television will reign houses and minds of people
Do OTT really work in India?
It is really shocking that only three per cent of Indian households are paid subscribers of video streaming platforms in India whereas in US, the corresponding figure is 59 per cent.
The data is according to a new global market study released recently that was done over 2017.
As the research from Boston-based Strategy Analytics’ TV and Media Strategies service indicates, the number of households worldwide, which pay for various streaming video services such as Netflix and Amazon, has now reached the 250 million mark.
The report, Home Video and OTT Video Forecast – Global, predicts that the number of homes paying for subscriptions to streaming video services will reach nearly 300 million by the end of 2018 and more than 450 million by 2022.
The report also finds that average monthly household spending on streaming video services increased by 5 per cent in 2017 to $9.46 and the total number of streaming video subscriptions reached 345 million by the end of 2017.
In this research, according to an official statement, pay-TV-like services such as NowTV and DirecTV Now were not included. Major services analysed included Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, IVI.ru, Hulu, Viu and iFlix.
It is seen that the low percentage of paid subscribers for streaming or OTT services in India could be because India has always been a price sensitive market for entertainment services. And, most homegrown OTT platforms’ services are only partially or not at all behind a paywall.
Now get various news channels in Hotstar
Hotstar, an Indian digital and mobile entertainment platform has added BAG Network’s News24 and E24 channels to its platform. The number of news offering on Hotstar has jumped to 14.
Recently, the company had added Mathrubhumi Group’s Malayalam news channel Mathrubhumi News. Mathrubhumi News is the second Malayalam news channel on the platform after Asianet News.
Other channels on the platform include Republic TV, ABP News, ABP Majha, ABP Ananda, ABP Asmita, Asianet News, TV9 Telugu, TV9 Kannada, BTVI, Fox News, Fox Business, and Sky News. It also hosts digital offerings like TV Today Group’s digital channel News Tak and BloombergQuint.
YuppTv will tie up with ALT Balaji
Over the top (OTT) platform for South Asian content YuppTV has partnered with Balaji Telefilms-owned video on demand (VoD) platform ALTBalaji to allow its users across the globe to access the latter’s premium content.
ALTBalaji, within a year, has rolled out 20 original shows in various Indian languages across genres such as romance, mystery, drama, & comedy, and is available in over 90 countries.
In addition to this, ALTBalaji also offers entertaining original shows for children and has launched short, snacky regional stand-up comedy videos in Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Tamil, and Telugu. Shows like The Test Case, Ragini MMS Returns, Haq Se, Bose: Dead/Alive, Dev DD, Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat, and Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain have seen million plus views.
With the latest development, the expat community can enjoy the big screen experience provided by YuppTV and conveniently access their favourite shows and movies by ALTBalaji. In addition to young and original web series, YuppTV users will also have at their disposal, popular movies like Lootera, Love Sex Aur Dhokha, Shor in the City, Shootout at Wadala, Ek Thi Daayan, and more.