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Video streaming: Perform and DAZN

Sports streaming service DAZN weighs IPO to drive fresh growth

DAZN, the online sports broadcaster which this year snatched the rights to screen Italy’s top-flight soccer league from Sky, is considering the possibility of going public as...

Platform News: viral TikTok video streaming app

Pakistan court lifts ban on social media app TikTok

A high court in Pakistan said the country’s telecommunications authority can lift a block on social media app TikTok, after government officials said the company was working ...

Indian Streaming Video

India says streaming platforms should be held responsible for content

India’s technology minister has said video streaming services have to be “responsible and accountable” for their shows and movies, defending rules introduced last...

Platform News: viral TikTok video streaming app

TikTok considers introducing group chat feature this year

Viral video-sharing app TikTok may launch a group messaging feature this year, people with knowledge of the discussions told reporters, putting the Chinese-owned app in more direct...

Platform News: Streaming services, including Netflix

Netflix tests feature that could limit password sharing

Netflix is testing a feature that asks viewers to verify they share a household with the account holder, the company has said, a move that could lead to a clampdown on sharing of p...

Platform News: Facebook meeting

Facebook will let content creators earn money from short-form videos

Unfashionable Facebook follows the latest trend and will allow content creators on its platform to earn revenue from short-form videos via advertisements, the world’s leading...

Platform Industry: Modi PM of India

Indian Supreme Court says favours controls on video streaming services

India’s top court has said it favoured a screening mechanism for online video streaming services, dominated in the country by Amazon and Netflix and which currently are aired...

Platform News: Zoom communications logo

Zoom recovers from outage, says issues were due to local internet glitch

Zoom has said it had recovered from an outage where some users were unable to join meetings on the video-conferencing platform.

Platform News: Amazon building

Amazon issues rare apology in India after complaints that series hurt Hindu beliefs

Amazon Prime Video streaming service has issued a rare apology to its Indian viewers for some scenes in its original political drama series “Tandav”, which allegedly of...

Platform News: Streaming services, including Netflix

Amazon takes on Netflix in India with cheaper mobile-only Prime Video plan

Amazon.com has launched a lower-priced mobile-only subscription plan for the video streaming service in India, undercutting a similar plan by Netflix to woo price-sensitive subscri...

Platform News: YouTube logo

YouTube suspends President Trump’s channel after violating policy

YouTube said on Tuesday it’s suspended Donald Trump’s channel as it violated policies for inciting violence following last week’s assault on the US Capitol from t...

Quibi

Roku buys video-streaming app Quibi’s content library

Video-streaming device manufacturer Roku Inc said on Friday it had acquired the international distribution rights to Quibi’s content catalog, almost three months after the sh...

Quibi

WSJ: Failed streaming service Quibi in talks to sell content to Roku

Quibi is in advanced talks to sell its content catalogue into video-streaming device manufacturer Roku Inc as the streaming service winds down operations, the Wall Street Journal r...

Platform News: India and the Indian platform economy

Indian TikTok clone gets significant backing in $100 million fund raise

The app, called Josh, is just one of many home-grown short-video platforms that have sprung up because India blocked the popular TikTok in June amidst a boundary crisis with China,...

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