Year Enders

Year Enders

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Guest Column: How 2018 could become a landmark year for OTT entertainment in India

Art imitates life–this oft-repeated saying is particularly suited for the global entertainment landscape at present. The growing penetration of technology in our lives has led to widespread transformation in the way that we consume entertainment and has led to the establishment of over-the-top or OTT entertainment as a distinctive segment in its own right. The last couple of years, in particular, have seen rapid development in both OTT technologies as well as their end-user adoption.

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The year the telecom sector quaked

An interplay of myriad factors contributed to India’s telecom industry witnessing both turmoil and revolution in 2017. Consolidation was the buzzword as some of the largest telecom operators merged even as Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (RJio) emerged as a frontrunner for Reliance Communications’ (RCom) assets according to reports. RJio can also take credit for ushering in a data revolution in the country.

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The year of big switch in sports broadcasting

This year has been nothing short of a roller-coaster ride for sports broadcasters. The industry saw it all–channel launches (pay as well as free to air [FTA]), rebranding, and battles for rights for numerous domestic and international properties. Renowned properties changed hands while new ones also found a home in the country. It was a year that witnessed the less-fancied sports going from strength to strength in a market that has been dominated by cricket for far, too, long.

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The growth of DTH in India

MUMBAI: Dish TV, Videocon d2h and FreeDish. These were the three names that dominated India’s DTH sector headlines in 2016. The Essel Group’s Dish TV India is likely to forge the mother of a merger, (if permitted by shareholders and government departments) with another fast-growing rival -- the Dhoot family led Videocon d2h even after denying it throughout the year.

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Star's five marketing strategies that helped sports grow in 2016

"Business has only two functions: marketing and innovation," is a lesser known observation of Milan Kundera, the Czech-born French writer who’s more famous for Unbearable Lightness of Being and more such thought-provoking novels.

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Guest Column: As digital spreads wings, bolstering security is paramount

The dream of moving towards a cashless society has never been closer than it is today in India. With the recent decision of demonetization, the public is being actively urged to move online for their transactions, big or small.

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BARC India gets thumbs up for 2016...but challenges remain

“By definition, remarkable things get remarked upon,” so said Seth Godin, entrepreneur-turned full time speaker, writer and blogger.

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Guest Column: Measure by Measure

Year ends are always a good a time to reflect on the past, take stock of the present and plan for the future. So let me begin, by reflecting on the year that was.  

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Guest Column: English content consumption showed upward trend in 2016

Consumption of English content continued to show growing trends during the year 2016 and the momentum is expected to be sustained this year as well.  An interesting and encouraging trend was the continual surge in Hollywood box office collections in India as compared to previous years. This reflects the growing affinity of Indian audience towards English content. There has also been substantial growth in social media conversations on Hollywood and other English content and expect the trend to continue in a big way in 2017.

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Guest Column: Regulating video in Internet age: Pressing challenges, slow movement

Video markets in Asia, as in other parts of the world, are being swept by a wave of commercial and technological adjustment to the rise of internet-delivered video, frequently referred to as “OTT” television. Unfortunately, in most countries adjustment of regulatory policies by governments is way behind.

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