According to a Press Release by U.K based Eros Entertainment, the company has joined hands with Google’s YouTube instead of involving in litigation like T-Series. YouTube will host an exclusive Eros Entertainment channel and is available here.
Eros Entertainment has agreed for a revenue sharing agreement with YouTube. Neat Deal. However, the Eros channel doesn’t have much content in there compared to user uploaded content elsewhere on YouTube for which Eros holds the rights. What Eros must do is, dump poor quality content distributors like Rajshri and use YouTube as the medium.
Very soon their will be a Paid Viewing channel on YouTube 🙂
Separately, MTNL the first IPTV provider in India had mere 1,000 customers for the previous fiscal. This fiscal they expect the subscribers to grow to more than 40,000. MTNL currently offers 50 channels and Video on Demand. They want to offer 150 by the end of this fiscal.
In order to expand their reach, MTNL had a global tender to rollout broadband infrastructure. Sterlite Optic has bagged the order worth Rs 170 crore which will help MTNL add 500,000 lines in Mumbai and Delhi. MTNL currently has 300,000 broadband users. Currently, MTNL has a waiting Queue of 18,000 in Mumbai and 8,000 in Delhi.