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OTT platforms give new lease of life to regional language authors

  • The OTT platforms’ search for content has also given rise to ‘book story agents’, who act as intermediaries between publishing houses, writers and OTT platforms and production houses.
A poster of Rabindranath Ekhane Kokhono Khete Asen Ni, an OTT adaptation of a thriller novel.(HT Photo)
A poster of Rabindranath Ekhane Kokhono Khete Asen Ni, an OTT adaptation of a thriller novel.(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 12, 2021 01:39 AM IST
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By Manoj Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Digital news publishers get 15 days to share details as per new IT guidelines

While digital news media publishers aren’t required to be registered with the ministry, the government has asked for information about their grievance redressal officer in India, the self-regulating body of which the publisher is a member, and the details of the editor.
The contentious new guidelines were notified by the government on May 25, establishing a three-tier self-regulatory system for OTT platforms.(Bloomberg file photo)
The contentious new guidelines were notified by the government on May 25, establishing a three-tier self-regulatory system for OTT platforms.(Bloomberg file photo)
Updated on May 28, 2021 01:30 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Supreme Court stays OTT regulation proceedings in various High Courts

Last month, the top court had issued notice on this petition moved jointly by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Electronics and Information Technology and the Ministry of Law and Justice.
The order was passed on a petition moved by the Centre seeking transfer of all petitions to regulate OTTs from various High Courts to Supreme Court.
The order was passed on a petition moved by the Centre seeking transfer of all petitions to regulate OTTs from various High Courts to Supreme Court.
Published on Mar 23, 2021 11:45 PM IST
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By Abraham Thomas, New Delhi

OTT platforms 'welcomed' new digital guidelines, says Javadekar

  • The new guidelines for regulating digital news platforms and OTT content providers is titled Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021
Prakash Javadekar had previously held a meeting with the Internet and Mobile Association of India(PTI file photo)
Prakash Javadekar had previously held a meeting with the Internet and Mobile Association of India(PTI file photo)
Published on Mar 11, 2021 07:20 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Need regulations for OTT platforms, some even showing porn: SC

The court observation came during a hearing on Amazon Prime Video's India head Aparna Purohit against Allahabad high court order
The Supreme Court asked the Centre to submit before it the regulations on OTT platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime.
The Supreme Court asked the Centre to submit before it the regulations on OTT platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime.
Updated on Mar 04, 2021 03:35 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi

Govt sets 50 lakh users as threshold for 'significant social media intermediary'

They will have to publish a monthly compliance report and details of the contents removed proactively.
Social media companies will have to remove contentious content flagged by the government or court orders within 36 hours.(Getty images)
Social media companies will have to remove contentious content flagged by the government or court orders within 36 hours.(Getty images)
Published on Feb 27, 2021 02:17 PM IST
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News updates from HT: Months before Chamoli flood, satellite images showed crack

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
**EDS: BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE, HANDOUT IMAGE MADE AVAILABLE FROM ITBP** Chamoli: Damaged dam of the Rishi Ganga Power Project, after a glacier broke off in Joshimath in Uttarakhand�s Chamoli district causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. More than 150 labourers working at the Rishi Ganga power project may have been directly affected. (PTI Photo)(PTI02_07_2021_000055B)(PTI)
**EDS: BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE, HANDOUT IMAGE MADE AVAILABLE FROM ITBP** Chamoli: Damaged dam of the Rishi Ganga Power Project, after a glacier broke off in Joshimath in Uttarakhand�s Chamoli district causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. More than 150 labourers working at the Rishi Ganga power project may have been directly affected. (PTI Photo)(PTI02_07_2021_000055B)(PTI)
Updated on Feb 25, 2021 05:01 PM IST
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Spell out regulatory regime, SC tells govt on OTT norms

The court was initially of the view that PIL demanding institutional regulations for OTTs should first go to the government, as solicitor general Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, made a statement that “something” was being done about it.
Supreme Court of India(File photo)
Supreme Court of India(File photo)
Published on Feb 17, 2021 01:11 AM IST
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We will soon issue guidelines for OTT platforms, says Javadekar

Films and serials released on OTT platforms and digital newspapers do not come under the purview of the Press Council Act, or Censor Board.
Javadekar also announced that full occupancy will be allowed in cinema halls from February 1 while following all Covid-related protocols.(ANI)
Javadekar also announced that full occupancy will be allowed in cinema halls from February 1 while following all Covid-related protocols.(ANI)
Published on Jan 31, 2021 02:14 PM IST
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Laws for self-regulation of news, OTT platforms on anvil

According to government officials familiar with the matter, the issue of self-regulation in digital media was taken up at the highest levels this month and ministry of Information and Broadcasting has decided to frame an overarching statute under which digital media can regulate itself.
OTT platforms in India reach around 40 million customers and make up a market worth around Rs.3000 crore.(MINT_PRINT)
OTT platforms in India reach around 40 million customers and make up a market worth around Rs.3000 crore.(MINT_PRINT)
Published on Jan 17, 2021 04:00 AM IST
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By Shishir Gupta, New Delhi

Namit Das: I never had any judgments about the OTT platform

Actor Namit Das says his attitude towards the OTTs have remained pretty much same as it was when he did his first project way back in 2017.
Actor Namit Das has starred in web series such as Aarya and A Suitable Boy.
Actor Namit Das has starred in web series such as Aarya and A Suitable Boy.
Updated on Nov 28, 2020 02:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Juhi Chakraborty

Samantha Akkineni to host a celebrity talk show on Aha, first episode to premiere on Nov 13

Samantha Akkineni is all set to host a chat show in Telugu on the OTT platform called Aha. She took to Twitter to make the announcement.
Samantha Akkineni has briefly filled in for her father-in-law Nagarjuna as Bigg Boss Telugu host, while he was away shooting for a film.
Samantha Akkineni has briefly filled in for her father-in-law Nagarjuna as Bigg Boss Telugu host, while he was away shooting for a film.
Updated on Nov 07, 2020 06:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Karthik Kumar

Supreme Court issues notice to Centre on PIL to regulate OTT platforms

None of the OTT/Streaming platforms including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Zee5, and Hotstar have signed the self-regulation provided by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting since February 2020, it said.
At present, however, there is no law or autonomous body governing the digital content to monitor and manage these digital contents and it is made available to the public at large without any filter or screening, it said.(File Photo)
At present, however, there is no law or autonomous body governing the digital content to monitor and manage these digital contents and it is made available to the public at large without any filter or screening, it said.(File Photo)
Published on Oct 15, 2020 04:59 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri

Lockdown effect: OTT platforms go into overdrive

The various OTT platforms are going into overdrive with some major reshuffling of their schedule and content as well as driving viewer engagement
A still from Amazon Prime Video’s series, Paatal Lok which dropped recently
A still from Amazon Prime Video’s series, Paatal Lok which dropped recently
Updated on May 30, 2020 02:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Juhi Chakraborty

Chanelling nostalgia: Old shows find new views, new love on OTT platforms

Nostalgia is a surprisingly big hit on streaming platforms, where decades-old shows like Friends, Shaktimaan and early episodes of Crime Patrol are finding millions of takers
While Friends is the most high-profile nostalgia hit on the web-streaming platforms, also out there are shows like Yes, Minister, Malgudi Days, Fauji and Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi from the ’80s, Shaktimaan, Seinfeld and That ’70s Show from the ’90s, Hip Hip Hurray from the turn of the century.
While Friends is the most high-profile nostalgia hit on the web-streaming platforms, also out there are shows like Yes, Minister, Malgudi Days, Fauji and Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi from the ’80s, Shaktimaan, Seinfeld and That ’70s Show from the ’90s, Hip Hip Hurray from the turn of the century.
Published on Sep 07, 2019 09:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Dipanjan Sinha

Now I know why actors go into depression: Sanjay Mishra

The actor says that now he understands why actors go into depression after playing Hamlet and other intense roles.
The actor stars in series ‘Booo Sabki Phategi’ that is now premiering on OTT platform.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)
The actor stars in series ‘Booo Sabki Phategi’ that is now premiering on OTT platform.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)
Published on Jul 08, 2019 04:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Deep Saxena, Lucknow

Reality is the flavour of the season on OTT platforms

Social injustice stories are attracting binge watching millenials like never before.
Move over mush and comedy. It’s harsh reality that’s inspiring web shows.
Move over mush and comedy. It’s harsh reality that’s inspiring web shows.
Updated on May 30, 2019 03:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Anurag Singh Bohra, New Delhi
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