A very happy 2023 and thanks for coming back to the Weekly News Wr(app), the weekly Indus OS series that recaps the latest in the mobile and app industry.
In this week’s wr(app), we cover:
- Google appealed to NCLAT against CCI penalty orders
- Amazon planning to launch a dedicated sports content app
- Lionsgate Play aiming for a double-digit market share in India
- Users face Twitter outages globally
Read all the stories below:
Google appealed to NCLAT against CCI penalty orders
Google has appealed to the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) against the CCI’s penalty order for abusing its dominant position in the Android market. The tech giant seeks a stay on the orders on the grounds that the decision will expose the users to security threats. It also mentions that there is strong evidence on record that its business model supports competition and benefits all stakeholders.
Read more here: https://bit.ly/3WXaSQ4
Amazon planning to launch a dedicated sports content app
Amazon is planning to launch a standalone app dedicated to only sports content. The company chief Andy Jessy mentioned that the company would continue to invest in live sports. Live sports have been a major attracting point for US audiences. The company already offers NFL’s Thursday Night Football, along with some Premier League soccer matches, and Yankees baseball games in the western region. However, the date of launch is still unknown.
Lionsgate Play aiming for a double-digit market share in India
The MD of Lionsgate South Asia, Rohit Jain, stated that their SVOD (Subscription Video On Demand) platform, Lionsgate Play is due for a new look and feel in the next year, and is targeting a double-digit market share in the Indian market. With the paying subscribers in the Indian SVOD market expected to rise to 75-80 million users in the coming years, they are on course to achieving their target, he added. He also revealed that the platform’s ARPU is about Rs 41, while the average viewing time per user is 85 to 90 minutes.
Read more here: https://bit.ly/3QhnrDS
Users face Twitter outages globally
Reporting a technical failure on Twitter, users face an outage globally a few days ago. Users were unable to log in and use its features. They were prompted with an error message that read “something went wrong, but don’t fret – it’s not your fault”. The crash was majorly for the website users than the app users.