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Fastfilmz: The regional video warriors

Fastfilmz is banking on technology to get people to pay for watching regional films on mobile phones

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Vanita Kohli-Khandekar 



In late 2014, Karam Malhotra was working with McKinsey & Company in London.

One of his clients, V-Nova, a UK-based software firm, had developed Perseus, a compression technology which decreased both the data and bandwidth needed to stream video by two-third of MPEG, the prevailing technology. So, if a full-length film normally takes one gigabytes of data, Perseus could compress it to 330 megabytes, making streaming that much faster and easier. "That," says Dominic Charles, then Malhotra's colleague in the media and entertainment practice, "was the light bulb ...

First Published: Mon, August 22 2016. 00:46 IST
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