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India’s Voot & Germany’s Deutsche Welle join up for ‘Her’

Indian AVOD streamer Voot has linked up with German-based international broadcaster Deutsche Welle on a new six-part series that explores the lives of women living in Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Pakistan and Taiwan. Her is from the Indian company’s Voot Studio division and comprises 15-minute long episodes that seek to highlight the stories of women from […]

Indian AVOD streamer Voot preps Australian road trip drama

Indian streamer Voot is preparing to launch an Australia-based six-part drama as its latest original series. Khwabon Ke Parindey revolves around the lives of three friends who are joined by a quirky and rugged hitchhiker on an adventurous and life altering road trip from Melbourne to Perth. The show, which has been shot across Australia, is directed by […]

TBI In Conversation: How Viacom18 built SVOD success in AVOD-dominated India

A little more than a year after the launch of Indian SVOD service Voot Select, Viacom18 Digital Ventures COO Gourav Rakshit tells TBI’s Mark Layton why the streamer is ready to move into unscripted originals and what it takes to survive in an AVOD-dominated market with little brand loyalty. Launched in March last year at the onset […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Six key facts behind India’s explosive OTT market

India’s vast population is fueling a booming OTT market but even recent rapid growth looks likely to be incomparable to the expansion expected over the next six years, with revenues set to soar from $268m in 2019 to more than $1.3bn by 2025. Analysts at TBI sibling Omdia provide six fast-facts from inside this surging […]

Viacom18 launches first SVOD play in India with Voot Kids

Viacom18 is launching its first SVOD play in India with a kids app. The platform, Voot Kids, is an extension of the existing AVOD brand Voot, headed up by Viacom18 group CEO Sudanshu Vats, who first detailed the kids SVOD plans to TBI last year. TBI understands that the launch of an SVOD tier for […]

“Purposeful” formats, CEE scripted on the rise in 2019

International TV research consultancy K7 Media has unveiled its predictions for 2019, forecasting that Disney+ will lead the direct-to-consumer push while tipping Central and Eastern Europe as the next hot territory for scripted programming. Topping the list is the highly anticipated Disney+ platform, which K7 describes as a “genuine contender” to Netflix and Amazon in […]

Viacom’s Voot joins the premium ranks

Viacom 18 group CEO Sudhanshu Vats tells Manori Ravindran how Indian streaming service Voot is quickly transforming from a wholly AVOD proposition into a multi-faceted SVOD platform that extends well beyond India and into the global market. In the race to capture India’s 300m streaming video users, Viacom’s AVOD service Voot is scaling the ranks […]

The Dealmakers: Four execs shaping the Asian TV landscape today

As business across Asia continues to flourish amidst shifting regulations and censorship, TBI introduces the key individuals shaping the landscape, including the Fox exec who acquired a Youku original in a historic format export; the producer who can connect you to your next fixer in China; and the distributors pushing projects through China’s censorship bureau […]

Netflix ‘far behind’ in the Indian OTT market

Netflix is “far behind” other players in the Indian over-the-top video market, ranking fifth in terms of user numbers behind local and international rivals, according to new research. Hong Kong-headquartered analysis firm Counterpoint said that local providers Hotstar and Voot ranked first and second respectively in the Indian market, followed by Amazon Prime Video in […]

Squeeze sells Cracké to Viacom

Canadian animation studio Squeeze has shopped its shortform animated series Cracké to Viacom18 in India, which will put it out on the local Nickelodeon channel and the Voot streaming service. The family-skewed series goes out on the Teletoon channel in Canada and follows Ed, an anxious ostrich dad trying to protect a batch of eggs. […]