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 26 April 2017
Google and Viacom18’s over-the-top (OTT) platform Voot have joined hands to launch a video-on-demand (VOD) progressive web app. PWA is a webpage that acts like an app. Google has developed PWAs for e-commerce portals such as Flipkart, but this is the first time it has launched a media app, specifically a video-streaming one, anywhere in the world.Fo...
-  Business Standard
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 25 April 2017
Encouraged by the massive success of Baahubali: The Beginning in 2015 and the expansive market for Telugu cinema in the US, producer Arka Mediaworks is eyeing a big release for its upcoming war epic Baahubali 2: The Conclusion in the country. Director S.S. Rajamouli’s magnum opus will release in about 1,050 screens overseas out of which 900 cinemas ...
-  Live Mint
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 25 April 2017
Srijit Mukherji’s upcoming film Yeti Obhijaan, to be shot in India and Switzerland, will be an Indo-Bangladesh joint collaboration. The movie, starring Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee in the lead role, is an adaptation of ‘Pahar Churaye Aatonko’ from the Bengali adventure series – Kakababu by author Sunil Gangopadhyay“...
-  Indian Express
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 25 April 2017
Aiming to boost its share in a fast-growing entertainment market, Fox Networks Group (FNG) has launched a new plus-sized streaming app in Asia that combines the group’s linear channels with video-on-demand service for films, documentaries, TV series and live sports.Designed from scratch, the Fox+ app allows users to watch shows at the same time as t...
-  Variety
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 25 April 2017
X-Men co-writer and Transformers producer Tom DeSanto has teamed with Citic Guoan, a division of Chinese conglomerate Citic Group, on a series of films for the global market. The pact, which was unveiled at the close of the Beijing International Film Festival, is said to include a $120M U.S.-China co-production project.“We are joining hands with Hol...
-  Deadline
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 24 April 2017
Virtual reality has grown far more widespread in the last two years, and its uses are expanding. Despite this, most of what we hear about tends to focus on video games. Video games popular all over the world, and the idea of playing in a new, immersive format is enticing for many people. But VR has many other applications, and India has shown interest in ...
-  Indian Spice
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 24 April 2017
A Li Bingbing action film is at the head of a 14-film slate worth AU$400 million (US$302 million) announced last week in Beijing, a significant expansion of production under Australia’s 2006 co-production treatywith China.Guardians of the Tomb, (aka Nest) stars Li Bingbing and Kelsey Grammer and is currently in post-production for 2017 rel...
-  China Film Insider
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 23 April 2017
Multiplex operator PVR is looking at increasing contribution from its non-core businesses such as food and beverages and advertising to reduce its dependence on ticket sales."We would like contribution of box office sales to go down so that dependence on ticket sales (goes down) ...while that is our core business ... that is the reason we exist but we wou...
-  DNA India
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 23 April 2017
Multiplex operator Inox Leisure is planning to add 50 screens each year as it eyes a revenue of Rs 2,000 crore in the next three years, a top company official has said."On an average, we are trying to add about 50 screens organically per year. Other than our 468 operational screens that we have today, we have another 500 screens that are signed and under ...
-  DNA India
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 23 April 2017
World Intellectual Property Day is on April 26. So, it’s a timely occasion for recognizing the vital role of patents and copyrights in encouraging creativity and innovation in the Digital Age.As World IP Day approaches, American policymakers should keep four basic considerations foremost in mind: First, the obligation to protect Americans&rsquo...
-  The Hill
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