Actor’s suicide sparks debate about insularity in Bollywood film industry

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Indian police will probe whether an up-and-coming Bollywood actor who committed suicide at the weekend was depressed in part due to “professional rivalry,” in a film... Read more »

Exclusive: Netflix in talks to source Indian content from Reliance affiliate Viacom18 – sources

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – U.S. video streaming company Netflix is in talks with Viacom18, part of the Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries’ media unit Network18, about a multi-year partnership to... Read more »

Africa’s MultiChoice looks to Netflix and Amazon in strategy shift

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Adding streaming services will give Africa’s biggest pay-TV group, MultiChoice, a head start when online viewing takes off on the continent, it said on Thursday, after... Read more »

New Amazon Prime series brings FIFA scandal to television

Argentine film director Armando Bo poses for a portrait during an interview with Reuters, in Buenos Aires, Argentina June 3, 2020. Picture taken June 3. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian BEUNOS AIRES... Read more »

Death of reality TV show star in Japan spotlights cyber bullying

TOKYO (Reuters) – The recent death of Hana Kimura, a bubbly, pink-haired 22-year-old wrestler and reality TV show star, has spotlighted a rise in cyber bullying in Japan and... Read more »

Japan reality show ‘Terrace House’ halts production after star’s death

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese reality TV show “Terrace House” has suspended its production for the 2019-2020 season after the sudden death of a 22-year-old cast member, it said on... Read more »

California to give guidelines for restarting TV and movie production

FILE PHOTO: California’s Governor Gavin Newsom speaks to the media after casting his vote at a voting center at The California Museum for the presidential primaries on Super Tuesday... Read more »

Spotify new home for Joe Rogan’s podcast, shares jump

(Reuters) – Spotify Technology SA said on Tuesday comedian Joe Rogan’s podcast will be available on the music streaming platform starting Sept. 1 and will become an exclusive later... Read more »

Nigerian comics fight COVID-19 with gags and slapstick slaps

LAGOS (Reuters) – Nigerian comedian Maryam Apaokagi has a sure-fire way of getting people to listen to her coronavirus health advice – she delivers it with a hard slap... Read more »

Fox News Media ties-up with Spotify to distribute podcasts

FILE PHOTO: A trader is reflected in a computer screen displaying the Spotify brand before the company begins selling as a direct listing on the floor of the New... Read more »