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US giants in rumored swoop for Zee’s Indian OTT riches

Indian media firm Zee Entertainment has been the topic of takeover speculation over the past week from various corners of the industry, reportedly receiving bids from Comcast, Sony and Apple, while a couple of Chinese giants are said to be lingering too – as technology powerhouses the world over look to get a foothold over Netflix in the thriving Indian OTT landscape. There is no coincidence rumors are swirling a mere four months after Zee revealed plans to launch its OTT video service Zee5 in over 190 countries, where it will adopt different models based on certain markets. Developed regions such as the US and UK will receive Zee5 as an SVoD service, while the Middle East and North Africa…

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