The Marvel Studios blockbuster Avengers Endgame has been named Movie Of 2019 at People's Choice Awards this year. Avengers Endgame was in contention with Toy Story 4, Captain Marvel, Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs And Shaw, The Lion King, John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, Us and Spider-Man: Far From Home. Avengers Endgame also took the award for Action Movie Of The year. The Netflix sci-fi series Stranger Things took home the honor of Show Of 2019 and also Drama Show Of The year, reports deadline.com. Actor Robert Downey Jr. won the trophy for Male Movie Star while Zendaya was declared Female Movie Star. She also won the awards for Drama TV Star of 2019 award. Riverdale star Cole Sprouse won the Male TV Star award while Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown won Female TV Star of the year. Spider-Man star Tom Holland was named Action Movie Star of 2019, while Noah Centineo won Comedy Movie Star of 2019. Other winners at the gala included Murder Mystery, which won Comedy … [Read more...] about People’s Choice Awards: Avengers Endgame Best Movie, Stranger Things Best Show
According to industry experts, television has lost the young urban viewer for English or Hindi shows. Urvi Malvania finds out what is making more and more of them turn to digital platforms like Voot and Hotstar. IMAGE: When it comes to digital platforms, the numbers show a clear bias towards reality shows, children's programmes and sports events. Photograph: Shailesh Andrade/Reuters. It is almost a year since Viacom 18 got its digital platform running and almost two years since Star launched Hotstar. And the numbers, say the networks that are keeping a close watch on their audiences, are showing a clear bias towards reality shows, children's programmes and sports events. Interestingly, the digital tilt towards reality has come about at a time when such shows (with some exceptions) seemed to fall out of favour with television audiences. Online consumption of the non-fiction content on Viacom 18's Voot has soared. Not only did viewers sample such fare, they spent hours … [Read more...] about If not TV, what is young India watching?
Can you imagine a show made in India beating both The Voice and The X-Factor on ratings?Vanita Kohli-Khandekar profiles Greymatter, the Indian content firm that made it possible. IMAGE: The Remix is, arguably, the first Indian format to be exported and find a market. At present, it is in pre-production for Season 3 in Indonesia, and has just finished Season 1 in China.Photograph: Courtesy Greymatter Entertainment/Facebook. The Remix, which just finished its third season, is one of the biggest hits on Vietnamese television in recent times. The show, which airs on VTV3, beat both The Voice and The X-Factor on ratings. Some of its online episodes were watched over 6 million times on YouTube. Since it first aired in 2015, it has been nominated for the Asian Television Award for the 'Best Music Show' twice. The Remix is a format show with 10 teams that have a DJ, singer, producer, and dancers, who face off each other over 10-15 weeks. They compete to create the best remixes, or new … [Read more...] about Taking Made-in-India TV shows to the world
That’s Good Omens in a nutshell — a larger-than-life battle between good and evil, all wrapped up in a quaint, droll and extremely English package. The six-part series starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant as an angel and a demon dealing with the End of Days drops today on Amazon Prime Video — and if you haven’t already subscribed to Amazon for Fleabag, then Good Omens should convince you it’s a no-brainer. Good Omens is wickedly funny and often gives off Life of Brian vibes. It’s also clear all the actors are having an absolute ball in their roles, and that kind of fun is infectious and leaps off the screen, enveloping you so that you’re completely lost in the story. Before his death in 2015, fantasy writer Terry Pratchett asked Neil Gaiman to adapt their 1990 novel into a TV series. It took some years, but Pratchett would’ve been proud of the series Gaiman wrote for him — sharp, dark, hilarious and completely engrossing. When … [Read more...] about Good Omens is wickedly great TV
Last year, around the same time when Xiaomi launched the Mi TV, the Mi LED TV 4A Pro 49 in India, we had said “we are rubbing our eyes, this just cannot be real.” The ingredients were simple—a very attractive price tag (a 49-inch TV at Rs 29,999), a very good Full HD IPS panel, Android TV plus Xiaomi’s own PatchWall curation platform and the sheer simplicity of it all. Fast forward to now, 12 months later, and the evolution of technology becomes all the more apparent. In rolls the Xiaomi Mi TV 4X 50. This Mi also keeps things simple. It keeps things smart. But everything is better. The price tag remains the same—Rs 29,999. Instead, what you get now is infinitely more smartness. A 4K display with HDR, Android TV plus an updated PatchWall and perhaps the most important of them all, the Netflix and Amazon Video apps are now available on the Mi TV. Finally! More of the same, yet different If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That is the mantra Xiaomi … [Read more...] about Xiaomi Mi TV 4X 50 Review: What More Do You Want From a Truly Affordable 4K TV?