Showing posts with label NETFLIX. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NETFLIX. Show all posts

Will self-censorship help Netflix and Hotstar prevent potential government regulation?

India’s video-streaming services have drafted a code to censor content on their platforms. Reuters reports that OTT players Netflix, Hotstar and others will prohibit content that shows a child “engaged in real or simulated sexual activities”, content that's disrespectful of the national flag or seen to be encouraging terrorism, and content that intends to outrage the religious sentiments of any community. The move comes in the backdrop of streaming companies facing lawsuits over obscenity. Amazon Prime already censors Hindi movies on its platform.
According to many intellects,   self policing  online streaming companies is not a good idea. It is responsibility to be superseded by Govt if found bypassing in any case with exorbitantly huge penalty to ensure the latter does not default. Only then there will be sensible work done by the people responsible behind the online streaming environment right from the lowest to the highest designation.

Netflix may soon introduce cheaper plans in India.

Netflix may soon introduce cheaper plans in India. Chief product officer Greg Peters said in an earnings call the company will try other pricing models by offering plans below the “current lowest tier” as it looks to accelerate subscriber additions. The over-the-top media platform may also add shows in languages other than English and Hindi, CEO Reed Hastings said. Netflix is currently the most expensive streaming service in India, with its cheapest plan starting at ₹500 a month. That’s half the annual fee charged by rivals Amazon Prime and Hotstar. Eight in 10 Indian users share their OTT accounts with others, a recent survey found.