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Seizing scripted opportunities in India

Streamers are piling investment into India and invigorating local scripted content creation, but regulatory changes could change all that. Mark Layton speaks to producers and streamers about this giant market India is the world’s fastest-growing streaming market, with US SVOD giants trying to carve out a firm foothold in competition with established local leaders, in […]

News round-up: India’s Zee5 launches first Pakistani original; PBS launches docs on Amazon; Global Agency sells ‘Mr Wrong’

India’s Zee5 launches first Pakistani original India’s Zee5 Global streaming platform will launch its first Pakistani original series, Churails, next month. The 10 x 55-minute series will be available from 11 August as part of Zee5’s Zindagi world cinema strand. The series follows four women who operate a secret detective agency exposing cheating husbands in […]

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 […]

Asian streamer ZEE5 opens up on Bangladeshi expansion

Asian streamer ZEE5 has unveiled plans for its expansion into Bangladesh. The focus will be on original content, with the launch of ZEE5’s first Bangladeshi originals to be released in 2020. Both romantic film Jodi… Kintu… Tobuo and crime series Contract will be produced with local production house Asiatic’s Good Company, with a local cast. […]

Business time for Banijay Asia

Since striking a JV with the fast-expanding Banijay Group, Indian super-producer Deepak Dhar has his sights set on a high-end drama revolution. Manori Ravindran reports It’s been less than two years since Deepak Dhar founded Banijay Asia after setting up the 50/50 joint venture with Marco Bassetti’s content powerhouse, though you wouldn’t know it given […]

“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 […]