All stories by Vanita Kohli Khandekar
How SonyLIV BEAT Netflix and AmazonRediff.com7 Jul 2022
'There is so much talk about Netflix and what they should be doing.' 'In two years, SonyLIV has done what Netflix should be doing.'
Rise Of Pan-Indian Films Is A Good OmenRediff.com26 Apr 2022
It means more tickets sold and therefore more revenues and hastens the recovery of the devastated-by-the-pandemic film business.
The Meteoric Rise Of Pan-Indian FilmsRediff.com6 Mar 2022
'This is the best time to do a pan-Indian film.'
Telugu Cinema Sets Box Office On FireRediff.com12 Feb 2022
'Just the fact that the biggest language at the box office was Telugu and not Hindi is startling.'
Why Netflix Hasn't Made An Impact in IndiaRediff.com1 Feb 2022
Netflix is reminiscent of Star TV in the 1990s: Very Western in its gaze, very expensive, and clueless, notes Vanita Kohli-Khandekar.
Why T-Series Rocks YouTubeRediff.com24 Jan 2022
'This kind of love from our audience shows that our music is working.'
Why Netflix Had To Cut PricesRediff.com29 Dec 2021
As of December 2021, Netflix India stood at an estimated 5 million subscribers against 46 million for Disney+Hotstar and 19 million for Amazon Prime Video.
Shrinking screens: Is cable TV dying in India?Rediff.com28 Nov 2021
For years it has been evident that fibre and DTH would give tough competition to cable in India where regulatory overload has mutilated an already warped industry structure. OTT added fuel to the fire. From Rs 27,000 crore in 2010, cable's share of subscription revenues is now estimated at Rs 13,000 crore.
Zee's Punit Goenka: Not Just The Owner's SonRediff.com6 Oct 2021
Puneet Goenka's ability to stay calm is probably what helped Zee rise from a down-in-the-dumps broadcaster into one of the largest, steadiest and most profitable media companies in India, reports Vanita Kohli-Khandekar.
Young, male and metropolitan: The Indian OTT ViewerRediff.com8 Sep 2021
Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai, and Hyderabad account for 33% of the total active paid subscriptions.
Why is Subhash Chandra RESTLESS?Rediff.com27 Aug 2021
The chairman of the Essel Group says he has settled 91.2 per cent of the estimated Rs 11,000 crore debt on the group's books.
'Film business is not going anywhere'Rediff.com16 Aug 2021
'This is a blip in the 100-year history of cinema.'
'I am like an energiser bunny'Rediff.com19 Jul 2021
'I was born a lower middle-class person, am one today and will die as one,' Billboard's International Power Player Devraj Sanyal tells Vanita Kohli-Khandekar.
Movie business loses Rs 120 billion!Rediff.com3 May 2021
From Rs 191 billion in 2019, the world's largest film producing industry now stands at Rs 72 billion thanks to the pandemic.
Netflix-ication of print media in India?Rediff.com24 Feb 2021
Monetising online readership, a deeper focus on content and getting revenue from the reader are ways to make the business future-proof, observes Vanita Kohli-Khandekar.
Govt and the bogey of content regulationRediff.com13 Feb 2021
Even if it wants to censor what you read, watch, or consume, the amount of content online is so huge that it is physically impossible for any government to do it, notes Vanita Kohli-Khandekar.
How Amazon Prime Video is pushing the envelopeRediff.com18 Jan 2021
From convincing film-makers to do shows for online, to having a slate with some of the best films and shows, Amazon Prime Video has come a long way since it came to India four years ago.
TV journalists have become politicians!Rediff.com9 Jan 2021
India's news broadcasters are a national shame that have polarised Indians, observes Vanita Kohli-Khandekar.
Love your music? Read this about SpotifyRediff.com6 Nov 2020
About 18 months after its entry in India, a Spotify listener spent an average of 97 minutes on the app, almost ten times more than any other streaming music brand.
Salute the Power & Glory of Indian Cinema!Rediff.com3 Nov 2020
It is the most potent symbol of India's soft power -- more perhaps than the IT industry and our managerial skill, notes Vanita Kohli-Khandekar