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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. […]

Viacom18 creates Netflix rival

Viacom18 has launched a new ad-supported VOD service, VOOT. The platform will be made free on iOS and Android devices and the web, and will house series such as Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants and Chhota Bheem from Nickelodeon. It will offer the entire content libraries of Viacom18 channels such as Nick, MTV and Colors, […]