Broadcast & Film is today a leading online publication serving the broadcast and entertainment technology industry globally. The earlier print version had been publishing since 1991 and soon established itself as a credible source for industry news, analysis and technology trends in the broadcast and entertainment technology industry. It covers the emerging new technologies and tracks the transition to the digital phase of the evolving media sector.

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Cinematography Trends with Canon Cinema EOS Series

Canon Cinema EOS Series has been well accepted across the board. Whether its wildlife, documentary, cinema and wedding shoots. Leading Canon Cinema EOS ambassadors share their insights on the current cinematography trends and experience of shooting with Canon Cinema EOS Series. Read More

Real Image Restores Bonus Material for YRF Blockbusters using Digital Vision Tools

Real Image, the Media Solutions division of Qube Cinema, was set-up in 1992 and has introduced several revolutionary technologies to the country Read More


With over 1000 Toonz Artists and 350 Guardian technologists, this will be the first multi-platform blockchain NFT design lab established across USA, Europe and Asia targeting global Brands & Celebrities Read More


India’s No1 kids entertainment franchise Nickelodeon continues to lead with innovation – The new IP adds to the most expansive and diverse 700+ hours of the homegrown content slate of the Nickelodeon franchise Read More

Bridge PostWorks collaborates with Cineom to deliver 4K HDR-post-production facility

BridgePostWorks partnered with Cineom to deliver a state-of-the-art 4K HDR post production facility in Mumbai. Bridge PostWorks owned by Sidharth Meer caters to a set of diverse clienteles which includes the leading OTT players like Netflix, Amazon, Disney +Hotstar and others. Read More


LiveU, the leader in live video streaming and remote production solutions, announced that global investment firm Carlyle has acquired the Company from Francisco Partners, a global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology businesses. Read More


The rise of OTT viewership and it's growth has been phenomenal in the last few years. So has been the technology. Broadcast & Film attempts to get a perspective of the OTT business. Read More


Bringing Movies to Market Quicker via Digital File Delivery Read More

In Conversation with PRANALI RAUT, Asst. Director – Projects, NurnbergMesse India Pvt. Ltd.

PRANALI RAUT is a key member of the Broadcast India and ABIS Show. Having handled the BI show for more than a decade, she is aware of all the nuances of the show. Here in an exclusive spotlight, she shares her journey in a brief rendezvous with Broadcast & Film Read More

The pandemic impact has been felt by the television, cable and DTH, but not to the extent of the theatre industry.

The pandemic impact has been felt by the television, cable and DTH, but not to the extent of the theatre industry. Read More

Diamonds Are Forever – The Future Of The Streaming War

The future of streaming war just got more volatile as major companies scramble to grab a share of the streaming pie. Remembering the famous James Bond theme song ‘Diamonds are forever, they are all I need to please me They can stimulate and tease me They won't leave in the night I've no fear that they might desert me’ The song is asymptomatic and lucidly expresses itself in the current streaming war unleashed by the dominant players and points to the kind of crazy investments and $s being paid for acquiring and building on the catalogues. The Amazon acquisition of MGM, the Hollywood studio behind the James Bond and Rocky franchises, for nearly $8.5bn points to the crazy streaming war unfolding. Read More


Biju Dhanapalan – the name evokes an immense amount of awe and respect in the VFX arena by the sheer magnitude of his track record. As animation and visual effects (VFX) supervisor, Biju has successfully contributed to 120 films across Bollywood, UK, Hollywood, and French productions, winning several awards and nominations. Read More

Movers & Shakers In The Global Media Entertainment

It takes personalities with immense grit and determination to launch channels and streaming services. The bigger challenge after launching them is to ensure that it survives and thrives in this increasingly competitive global media landscape. Being the face of the news channel is another immense high voltage responsibility. As the channel gets to be identified with the face of the news anchor. Read More

NewTek on an expansion mode; Rohan Tadke to lead the charge in India/SAARC

NewTek has built on an admirable range of customers across the globe. India remains a critical market for NewTek in their global expansion strategy. Rohan Tadke, recently took charge as Regional Manager for India/SAARC to further build up NewTek’s business in the region. Rohan has excellent credentials in this market, having previously held management positions at Wyrestorm and Harman International. Read More


The entertainment ecosystem in India boasts of an impressive infrastructure of post houses, vfx studios which deliver quality work. Broadcast & Film has profiled some of the leading VFX & Post Production Studios in India. Read More


The year gone by i.e., 2020 has hit the entertainment sector badly due to the pandemic and the repercussions will be felt this year also. The OTT players have registered phenomenal growth in the pandemic in terms of revenues and addition in subscribers. Read More


The M&E Sector expected to touch INR 1.73 trillion (US$23.7 billion) in 2021 and then to grow at a CAGR of 13.7% to reach INR2.23 trillion (US$30.6 billion) by 2023 Read More


NEWS is where the major action has been in the pandemic era. Despite the controversies galore, the news channels have held on steady in terms of the advertising revenues in the Covid era. We take a look at the leading news channel and how their numbers stacked up. Read More

Toonz Media Group launches MyToonz - a brand new OTT platform for world-class animated content

Trivandrum, February 18: Technopark-based Toonz Media Group, one of the world’s leading entertainment companies specializing in animation content production, has launched an exciting new OTT platform for kids and family entertainment called MyToonz. Read More


IABM's CTO, Stan Moote discusses how the changes everyone made in 2020 will help focus on having a fresh look at all businesses in the media content chain Read More


IABM’s Comprehensive analysis plots the future course for Broadcast and Media industry Read More


AI driven experiences, new cloud deployments, super-aggregation are key tech trends in broadcast sector which will be seen in 2021. All of this will result in consumers getting in the driving seat and industry will see great collaboration to create aggregated content and device experiences. Read More

Canon’s new array of products provide innovative solutions to the customers

Canon new range of products has enabled them to provide filmmakers and cinematographers with innovative solutions to further push the boundaries of creative expression. It has also helped them to be prepared to the evolving needs of the customers in the pandemic era. C Sukumaran, Director, Consumer System Products & Imaging Communication Products, Canon India shares more in an exclusive interview with Broadcast & Film Read More

Aximmetry, a first-time exhibitor at Broadcast India Show, has arrived to democratise the broadcast market

Our virtual studio software enables you to create high-end, real 3D virtual studio environments on a budget. Now, even more affordable with our special 10% discount plus free virtual sets promotion exclusively for Broadcast India Show 2020. Details to be found here. Read More

IABM – Fostering Global Collaboration in the Broadcast & Media Technology Domain

Peter White, CEO of IABM has taken IABM, the international trade association for the broadcast and media technology suppliers to new heights globally. IABM membership has increased phenomenally under Peter and he has made IABM a dynamic trade association body that champions the interests of the broadcast and media technology industry worldwide. Peter White has enjoyed a long career as CFO & CEO of many organisations in various sectors. In an exclusive interview with Broadcast & Film, Peter shares an insight on the role of IABM and its future goals. Read More

Sushant Rai to drive growth for TVU Networks in the broadcast market

Sushant Rai is the Vice President, Sales – South Asia, Middle East and Africa for TVU Networks, a technology and market leader in cloud and IP-based live video solutions. Sushant will lead strategic sales efforts across all three major regions with sales and solutions teams consolidating under his leadership. Prior to joining TVU, Sushant held multiple senior executive roles in well-respected technology and solutions providers in the broadcast industry. Sushant Rai reveals how he plans to drive growth for TVU Networks in the broadcast markets in an exclusive interview with Broadcast & Film. Read More

Sun Infonet - Enhancing The Audio Experience

Sun Infonet was founded in 1999 and is one of India’s leading distributors of audio brands for the broadcast, installation, rental and retail industries. Neeraj Chandra, Director, Operations of Sun Infonet talks about the impact of Covid pandemic on the audio business and the game plan for the future in an exclusive interview with Broadcast & Film. Read More

Broadcast Industry Ensures Business Continuity With Cloud-Based Solutions

Broadcast Industry Ensures Business Continuity With Cloud-Based Solutions Read More

Covid 19 lockdown impact on the entertainment business

The corona virus lockdown crisis is causing major disruptions across the entertainment business. Companies are redrawing their business strategies and looking at ways to overcome the challenges during this period and adapt to the changing global scenario. Broadcast & Film had an opportunity to assess the ground reality through an exclusive chat with P Jayakumar, CEO of Toonz Media Group & Kireet Khurana, a leading Animator & Filmmaker. Read More

Video Streaming Revolution with LiveU

LiveU is driving the live video revolution, providing live video streaming for TV, mobile, online and social media. They are expanding their presence in India at a rapid pace. Ranjit Bhatti, Director (South Asia) for LiveU reveals the gameplan for LiveU in an exclusive interview Read More

Enabling spectacular experiences in Broadcasting through Sound Technologies

Remember the times when Indian households had one television in the living room and everyone would come together to watch their favourite soap on Doordarshan? Sounds like ages ago, but it actually hasn’t been that long. Times have surely and rapidly evolved from then, Read More

Qube Cinema : Building new strategies to drive growth

Qube Cinema has redrawn its strategy after its merger with UFO Moviez failed to materialise. The focus now is to develop new technology products and services which has been the forte and core strength of Qube. Harsh Rohatgi, CEO of Qube Cinema is today spearheading operation at Qube and focussed on growing the business in India and the emerging markets. Harsh shares his game plan in an exclusive interview to Broadcast & Film. Read More

Gamechanger in the M&E Industry: Real-Time Virtual Production

After being intricately involved in the world of Real-Time Virtual Production for the past few months, I thought it would be a wise idea to give you all some insights about this blooming field. Being introduced to the world of a stage-like digital environment that optimizes the entire workflow of production and post-production pipelines can be of great benefit to individuals in the Media & Entertainment (M&E) sector. Read More

Broadcast India 2019 – Reaching New Heights

Broadcast India 2019 in its 29th edition had all the credentials of being the only established show for the broadcast, film, post-production and entertainment sector Despite a gloomy outlook on the business prospects prevailing within the distributor community which has been looming large for a while, there seemed to be renewed level of energy on the trade show floor over three days. Read More

Delivering Audio Innovation – Vipin Pungalia, Director, Professional Segment, Sennheiser Electronics, India

Sennheiser is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of headphones, loudspeakers, microphones and wireless transmission systems and has been shaping the future of audio and creating unique sound experiences for customers. Vipin Pungalia, Director, Professional Segment, Sennheiser Electronics, India shares his insights in an interview with Broadcast & Film Read More

In Conversation with Kireet Khurana, Leading Animator & Filmmaker

Kireet Khurana has impeccable credentials as a leading animator and filmmaker. His current feature film T for Taj Mahal is creating waves at various international and Indian film festivals. He directed India’s first live-action and 3D animation combination feature film ‘Toonpur Ka Superrhero’ starring Ajay Devgn and Kajol. Kireet Khurana is a High-Honours graduate from Sheridan College, Canada. Thereafter, he directed 2 films for the prestigious National Film Board of Canada and UNICEF.Kireet has won more than 30 awards, including 6 President’s National awards. He has made over 20 short films on various social causes and 450+ ad films for leading brands and agencies. Kireet revealed his journey in an interview with Broadcast & Film. Read More

The State of the NLE in Indian Film and TV

This is my first of what is planned as a regular column on trending technologies in post, NLE, VFX and so forth. So, to start with, a look at the state of Non-Linear Editing systems in Mumbai and India, as we enter the last quarter of 2019, and into the last year of the second decade of this century. Read More

Shah Rukh Khan’s redchillies.vfx garnering critical acclaim

Shah Rukh Khan is a perfectionist to the hilt. The decision to set-up redchillies.vfx was done with an intent to set-up a world class vfx facility, comparable to the best in Hollywood. Keitan Yadav & Harry Hingorani teamed up with Shahrukh Khan in 2006 and setup redchillies.vfx. Read More

Saving the cord: How TV service providers can remain relevant to Young India By Sunder Aaron, Co-Founder and General Manager of Q India

One of the most talked about phenomena in recent years is the trend of cord-cutting, and it strikes fear deep in the hearts of Pay-TV executives the world over. Except perhaps in India. Bucking the trend, India’s Pay-TV market is thriving, Read More

Rajkumar Hirani : Ace Filmmaker on Technology Trends in Cinema

In his college days he was involved with Hindi theatre and later did an editing course from Film & Television Institute of India, Pune. Hirani worked in advertising for many years before shifting to films as an editor and gradually established himself as a director and producer of films. After doing fairly well in the advertisement industry he took a break from advertisement and started working with Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Read More

Simple is a great way to work : Cinematographer, Mitesh Mirchandani

Mitesh Mirchandani is a young and leading cinematographer and an alumnus of New York Film Academy. He has to his credit memorable films like Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana, Neerja, Uri : The Surgical Strike. He won the Filmfare Award for Best Cinematography for Neerja. He has worked on several ad films for top brands. Read More

Case Study – India TV integrates Avid Solutions to Optimise Newsroom Operations

India TV , is one of the leading Hindi news channel in India. They recently upgraded their archival and newsroom studio with Avid solutions and optimised their newsroom operations. This case study reveals more. Read More

Case Study – Telangana News upgrades Newsroom Operations with Avid Technology

Hyderabad based Telangana News reports more than 50 hours of news each week and competes in highly competitive regional news channel market. With a view to enable efficient collaboration and improve their newsroom workflow, they upgraded the newsroom facility. This case study highlights the optimised workflow. Read More

Virtual Reality Close-Up : Clyde DeSouza

Clyde DeSouza has an amazing track record as a VR filmmaker and an Immersive Media Consultant. His non-fiction book, ‘Think in 3D’, is well known with 3D filmmakers in Hollywood. Think in 3D is also used as part of syllabus at the University of Southern California’s Immersive Media Course. Read More

Sennheiser gears up with post Covid-19 business strategy

1. What is the impact of Covid-19 and the lockdown on the business on the broadcast and pro-audio markets in India? The Coronavirus pandemic has had a very tangible impact across all sectors including broadcast and pro-audio market. All on-ground events, music festivals and concerts have been cancelled or postponed until future updates and change in scenario. There is no doubt that the current situation has presented a challenging circumstance for the entire audio industry. Read More

NewTek on an expansion mode; Rohan Tadke to lead the charge in India/SAARC

NewTek has built on an admirable range of customers across the globe. India remains a critical market for NewTek in their global expansion strategy. Rohan Tadke, recently took charge as Regional Manager for India/SAARC to further build up NewTek’s business in the region. Rohan has excellent credentials in this market, having previously held management positions at Wyrestorm and Harman International. Read More

Satish Aggarwal – The Broadcast Technocrat Par Excellence

Satish Aggarwal, the name evokes a lot of respect in the industry for his stellar contributions. Ever smiling and unflappable, Satish Aggarwal, Managing Director of Visual Technologies & President of the AIBMDA (All India Broadcast Manufacturers Distributors Association) has been in the industry for close to three decades. He shares the experience of his professional journey and career highlights in an exclusive interview to Broadcast & Film. Read More

yFX delivers cutting edge VFX and transforms Salman Khan’s Bharat

Salman Khan starring & Ali Zafar directed Bharat has been creating waves at the box office. The movie traces India's post-independence history from the perspective of a common man, and follows his life from the age of 18 to 70. The movie featured around 2500 VFX shots and the VFX has been a major highlight of the movie. The artists at yFX, a division of YRF Studios has created and executed the VFX for the movie. Read More

Blackmagic Design revolutionising the market with innovation and quality products

Blackmagic Design has been creating waves in the broadcast and post-production domain with its new range of quality and affordable products. Richard Lim, Director of Blackmagic Design, Asia reveals in this exclusive interview to Broadcast & Film on how Blackmagic Design is driving change in the market. Read More


Blackmagic Design announced that “Making Their Mark,” the hit Amazon Prime Video series that gives viewers access into the Australian Football League’s top teams, was shot using Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 and Pocket Cinema Camera 6K digital cinema cameras by Melbourne’s JamTV. Color correction for the series was completed using DaVinci Resolve Studio. Read More


Turkey-based Zeynep Mengioglu is the first woman to work in an OB van in Turkey. Her years of growing up around professional audio have helped hone her craft as a sound engineer at HD Protek, which is part of the Saran Media in Istanbul. She uses the Brio, Omega and Summa consoles and specializes in sports broadcasts. Read More

Currently it’s a rat race amongst the OTT players for customer and content acquisition. Regional OTT and Sports OTT could be the earliest to start booking profits if they adopt the right business model.

A.B.I.S 2021 Knowledge Summit to be held virtually from October 21-23 promises to feature a stellar gathering of industry experts covering trending topics covering the broadcast, cable and satellite and content industry. Read More


The A.B.I.S Knowledge Summit will be held online from 21st23rd October 2021 and feature a stellar gathering of industry pundits and cover trending topics across broadcast, content, post production technology to satellite, cable TV, broadband and IPTV segment. Asia’s Broadcasting and Infotainment Show (A.B.I.S), launched by NürnbergMesse India is an umbrella brand showcasing the entire global media & entertainment ecosystem. A.B.I.S includes the brand-new content marketplace - Content India Show, the Broadcast India Show and the SCAT India Trade Show (Satellite & Cable TV). Read More

Toonz Media Group: Scaling New Heights

Toonz Media Group is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. In the last two decades Toonz has been rated as one of top ten animation studios globally, which is a remarkable achievement for an Indian studio. Toonz Academy which is the education service segment of Toonz is offering quality training in animation, visual effects and gaming. Toonz Academy is slowly is extending its reach in India and establishing its credentials. Read More

Alphonse Roy – Wildlife Filmmaker and Bollywood Cinematographer

Wildlife cinematographer Alphonse Roy has been wandering in the wilderness for over two decades, befriending tuskers and taking shots of big cats. While he has worked on a number of wildlife documentaries such as Treasure Seekers: Tibet`s Hidden Kingdom, Man-Eaters of India, Kingdom of Cobra, Temple Tiger, Read More

HARMAN reinforcing growth across the professional segment

HARMAN post acquisition by Samsung has registered impressive growth across the professional segment and reiterated its position as a leading player in the market globally. Under Prashant Govindan, Senior Director, India & SAARC region for HARMAN professional, HARMAN has seen remarkable growth in India and other regions. In an exclusive interview, Prashant reveals the growth of HARMAN across the market segment and the game plan for the future. Read More