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Netflix has signed its third service billing deal in India with Hathway Broadband. The primary two have been with Vodafone and Airtel. Hathway customers who have already got a subscription to the streaming service will get a brand new set prime field with Netflix in-built, with a shortcut button on the distant to launch the Netflix app. Hathway was one of many broadband suppliers who first began putting in Netflix caches in its community.
Clients will nonetheless need to pay for Netflix individually, however can now accomplish that together with their broadband invoice. Except for service billing, Netflix India solely accepts Visa and MasterCard — as American Specific playing cards have been stopped being accepted someday final 12 months.
Netflix in India
Netflix has simply launched two big-ticket TV collection and a few authentic movies that it acquired from Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP. It has over fourteen authentic collection on its upcoming slate from India, together with a prequel to the Baahubali collection. The corporate additionally inked a deal with DICE Media for 2 low-cost net serieses.
Final month, the corporate refused to censor a dialogue the place former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi is known as a ‘wimp’ in Sacred Video games. That was in response to a PIL filed within the Delhi Excessive Courtroom by a Congress-affiliated lawyer who wished the dialogue — and different scenes allegedly defamatory to the social gathering — eliminated.
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