Jonathan Ananda

Ola, Paytm join data acquisition race with new credit card launch

The newly launched Ola Money SBI Credit Card, for instance, will offer cash-back discounts and rewards which will be instantly credited to the users’ accounts in the form of Ola Money.

18 May 2019

In-flight internet services close to roll out over Indian airspace

The last few weeks have seen a flurry of licences granted to service providers, with sources saying that more applications are being considered.

12 May 2019

Roller-coaster ride for commercial vehicles in FY19

The uptick was aided by a low base effect since commercial vehicle sales had nearly ground to a halt during the first few months of FY18 due to a shortage of BS-IV compliant parts.

19 Apr 2019

At home and abroad, Indian OTT cos keep expanding

Eros Now is present in over 100 countries, while those like ALT Balaji have tied up with other international platforms like YuppTV to reach potential Indian viewers overseas. 

14 Apr 2019

Media companies take a beating on the stock markets

The only bright spot for the sector during the year were multiplex operators.

31 Mar 2019

Ad fraud threat worsens as market grows

A recent report by techARC pegs losses incurred by online advertisers due to frauds at a staggering $1.63 billion in 2018 alone.

24 Mar 2019

Cable, DTH operators face the OTT threat

Girish Menon, media and entertainment head, KPMG, says the crucial question which needs to be dealt with in the consultations is one of ‘substitutability’.

10 Mar 2019

Spotify has a tough battle on its hands

Another hurdle in Spotify’s path to success in the country is the lack of ready opportunities for integration into larger ecosystems.

03 Mar 2019

Budget boost for Brands with large rural biz

For brands which derive a large portion of their business from India’s mammoth rural markets, Friday’s Interim Budget announcements were a shot in the arm.

03 Feb 2019

With right policy, films may give sharp boost to tourism

Films have always acted as a window to the larger world for audiences trapped in the drudgery of everyday life.

27 Jan 2019

Brands converge on kumbh

The Kumbh Mela has always been the Indian marketing professional’s Super Bowl.

20 Jan 2019

Content creators rake in the OTT jackpot

While much has been said about the potential for expansion and earnings for OTT players, the more immediate beneficiaries are content creators.

13 Jan 2019

Elections, cricket to drive 2019 advertisement spend

Both the elections and cricket tournaments are major eye-pullers and advertising agencies are expected to have a ball in the months leading up.

06 Jan 2019

Tech, Media, telecom converge in M&A rush 

New technology has always disrupted existing edifices, pushing the weak and inefficient under, while others scramble to acquire heft in a rapidly changing ecosystem.

30 Dec 2018

iPhone losing grip on India

Apple's premium smartphone market share in the country has dived from 59 per cent in Q4 2016 to 25 per cent in Q3 2018. 

23 Dec 2018