Vanita Kohli Khandekar

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How SonyLIV BEAT Netflix and Amazon

How SonyLIV BEAT Netflix and Amazon

Rediff.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 Omen

Rise Of Pan-Indian Films Is A Good Omen

Rediff.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 Films

The Meteoric Rise Of Pan-Indian Films

Rediff.com6 Mar 2022

'This is the best time to do a pan-Indian film.'

Telugu Cinema Sets Box Office On Fire

Telugu Cinema Sets Box Office On Fire

Rediff.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 India

Why Netflix Hasn't Made An Impact in India

Rediff.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 YouTube

Why T-Series Rocks YouTube

Rediff.com24 Jan 2022

'This kind of love from our audience shows that our music is working.'

Why Netflix Had To Cut Prices

Why Netflix Had To Cut Prices

Rediff.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?

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 Son

Zee's Punit Goenka: Not Just The Owner's Son

Rediff.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 Viewer

Young, male and metropolitan: The Indian OTT Viewer

Rediff.com8 Sep 2021

Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai, and Hyderabad account for 33% of the total active paid subscriptions.

Why is Subhash Chandra RESTLESS?

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'

'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'

'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!

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?

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 regulation

Govt and the bogey of content regulation

Rediff.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 envelope

How Amazon Prime Video is pushing the envelope

Rediff.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!

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 Spotify

Love your music? Read this about Spotify

Rediff.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!

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

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