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101 Top Indian Media and Entertainment Companies and Startups of 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best Indian based Media and Entertainment companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Media and Entertainment industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Indian Media and Entertainment Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Pepper Content

Pepper Content

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Pepper Content is a content-mediation platform that connects writers to organizations that require content.

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PlayShifu is an EdTech startup that offers teaching and learning tools for children 4 to 12 years of age.

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WinZO

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WinZO is a mobile e-sports social gaming platform that offers monetary benefits and prizes to players.

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BookMyShow

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BookMyShow is an Indian online ticketing service for cinemas, theaters, and sports.

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Pocket Aces

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Pocket Aces is a digital entertainment company focused on mobile video.

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unlu

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unlu is a celebrity engagement platform that allows consumers and brands to receive endorsements from high-profile personalities.

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TVF

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TVF Play is a youth focussed premium content platform of India

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Hungama

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Hungama Digital Media Entertainment. is the largest aggregator, developer, publisher and distributor of Bollywood and South-Asian content.

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Mega Games

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Mega Games is an online real-money gaming platform.

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Myelin Foundry

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Myelin Foundry develops Artificial Intelligence algorithms on video, voice, and sensor data, for edge devices.

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ScoopWhoop

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ScoopWhoop is an internet media company that creates and curates India-specific stories for a wider audience.

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PVR Ltd

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PVR Ltd is the India’s largest cinema chain operator.

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3one4 Capital

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3one4 Capital is an early-stage venture capital fund based in Bangalore, India.

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NewsBytes

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NewsBytes is India’s only media-technology leveraging AI-powered engine to create content in multiple languages across formats.

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GoNuts

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GoNuts operates as a celebrity and fan engagement startup.

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Turnip

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Turnip is a live game streaming and community platform.

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Clip App

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Clip App is a digital media video startup that allows its users to easily create, watch and download funny Indian videos.

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SMAAASH

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SMAAASH is an immersive and interactive entertainment center that offers a mix of active and passive entertainment and innovative games.

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Culture Machine

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Culture Machine is a media company that helps creators, brands, and traditional media firms reach the right viewers.

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AGW Bharat

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AGW Bharat is a new generation of Journalism and Broadcast Company that focuses on uplifting the role of youth in the World of Journalism.

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HCL Technologies

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HCL Technologies is a global IT services company, working with clients in the areas that impact and redefine the core of their businesses.

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The Ken

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The Ken is India’s first subscriptions-only business news site

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Wysh

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Wysh is a platform that connects users with their favourite celebrities.

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Playtoome

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Playtoome is a live entertainment destination. Watch concerts and live performances, such as dance, music, and drama, as they happen.

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Charmboard

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Charmboard is the world’s leading in-video discovery platform.

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The Backbenchers

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TheBackbenchers™ is World’s fastest-growing Platform for sharing Inspiration & Motivational stories.’

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ClanConnect

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ClanConnect is a self-serve online influencer for your brand and reinforces a strong online presence.

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Dainik Jagran

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Dainik Jagran is a media and communications group.

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DQ Entertainment

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DQ Entertainment, a global entertainment group

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VTION

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VTION is a media technology innovation firm aiming to solve key problems around measurement of consumption in the media based ecosystems

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Prime Focus

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Prime Focus provides creative and technical services to the film, broadcast, advertising and media industries.

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People Matters

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People Matters is Asia’s largest and leading community platform for talent professionals in the arena of people and work.

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Oga

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Building the world’s best dance app.

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Techfront

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Techfront develops end-to-end integrated technology and solutions for the sports, entertainment, and media industries.

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SS Motivation

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SS Motivation is a part of Motivationbyss Private limited provides the up to date content related to all entertaiment and education.

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Zvents

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Zvents creates and operates local entertainment guides online.

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Knocksense

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Knocksense which owns and operates an eponymous digital content platform.

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WYN Studio

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WYN Studio is a creative content and branding studio.

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Silly Monks Entertainment Limited

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Hyderabad-based digital entertainment company

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Weirdass Comedy

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Weirdass Comedy is a comedy studio and consultancy company.

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WittyFeed

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Discover latest news from all around the world, trending stories on Lifestyle, Technology, Humor, Entertainment, Sports, Travel, Food etc

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PressPlay

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PressPlay was founded in December 2013. Headquartered in New Delhi, India

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HeyMojo, Inc

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Heymojo bots boost your sales by engaging your customers in real-time and generating high quality conversation qualified leads (CQL).

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Stumagz

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Stumagz is about connecting with Stories Stumagz is about collaborating with people Stumagz is about creating a Cult.

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DKODING Media

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Digital Media Company

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Matrubharti

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Matrubharti is a community of content creators in vernacular languages, people create quotes, write stories, post videos here.

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Chiliad Procons

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Chiliad Procons specializes in setting up snow and adventure-based amusement theme parks.

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Greenway Appliances

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A for-profit product design & distribution company founded in early 2011,

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Pesopie

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World’s first video based fashion and lifestyle shopping application.

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Superfan Studio

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Superfan Studio is a No-code browser tool with pre-made templates to deploy AR experiences on FB, Insta, Snapchat, Web & more.

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Cast India

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Cast India is a professional mentoring firm that guides, groom, enhance, and launches artists.

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Picturehouse Media

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Picturehouse Media is a subsidiary of PVP Gloval group which engages in film production and related activities.

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VMate

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VMate is a Short video UGC content community platform.

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TalkEsport

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TalkEsport is a global esports media and technology portal.

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Zee Entertainment Enterprises

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Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. is the second-largest Indian media and entertainment company based in Mumbai

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FastFilmz

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FastFilmz is an indian startup engaged in regional film streaming.

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Yindutong

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Yindutong provides information on Indian life strategy, Indian business guide, and communication platform between Chinese in India.

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Diligent Media Corporation

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Diligent Media Corporation is an India-based company that publishes daily newspapers.

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Trendy Beat Records

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Trendy beat network is providing innovative solutions to its clients, in HTML Tags and Formatting.

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Blue Box Media Pvt. Ltd.

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Blue Box Media Pvt. Ltd. is a new age media house for a new age India managing two online portals The Tech Portal and SpringTide

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Breakthrough

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Breakthrough is using popular media

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TechGraph

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Covering latest news, analysis, and opinions on Technology, Startups, Business and on Crypto’s from India and World.

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TalentNext

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TalentNext is a company that connects talents with the recruiters.

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Inc42

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Inc42 is one of the leading tech media publications of India.

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Republic

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Republic TV is India’s most watched english news channel from its week of launch.

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News Lati

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Where Free & Fearless, Goods Ideas Inspire you

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Sahara India

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Sahara India Pariwar is an Indian conglomerate that owns companies like power, hospitality, airlines. finance, infrastructure, media

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Dhudiya Entertainment

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Dhudiya Entertainment – is an film studio and Entertainment company in india.

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Eattreatonline

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Eattreatonline.com is a online food industry .

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OML Entertainment

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OML is a versatile and wide-ranging entertainment firm based in Mumbai, India.

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Jolly Food Fellow

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Jolly Food Fellow is a Media and Distribution Platform to consumable video content for Consumers from Restaurants and FMCG.

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Artistize.com

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Artistize provides visibility and exposure to the artists and identification and evaluation tools to the seekers.

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Network18

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The Network18 Group is a media and entertainment company with interests in television, internet, films, e-commerce, magazines, mobile

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Dance with Madhuri

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Dance with Madhuri is an online gamified dance academy that enables its members to learn various dance styles.

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Southern Asiana Industrials Private Limited

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Since 2011, Southern Asiana Industrials Private Limited, has been providing products and services related engineering and fashion.

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HT Media

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HT Media is an Indian mass media company.

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mChamp Entertainments

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It conducts celebrity-related and entertainment contests on its app

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Hindustan Media Venture

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HMVL specializes in the printing and publication of newspapers and periodicals.

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Hurix Systems Private

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Hurix provides technology based e-learning solutions to the global education, learning & the media industry.

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Virtua Pirates Private Limited

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We are currently developing a real-life money hunting game in a multiplayer battle royale format.

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Rentkar – Switch to Share

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Rentkar – Switch To Share is an online peer to peer marketplace. You can now share your items and connect with people from your city.

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LittleShows Media Pvt. Ltd

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It is a social networking website for Aspiring media talents and also a video sharing website comprising of quality short films.

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SpeakIn

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SpeakIn is Asia’s finest AI enabled open-platform for listing and finding the best of experts, speakers and thought leaders from the region.

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Knoldus Inc.

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Knoldus modernize digital systems by leveraging Functional Programming (Scala, Rust, Java) & Fast Data (Spark, Flink) ecosystems.

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The Creative Crew

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The Creative Crew is a branch from DAPULSE, LLC a talent management department.

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TicketNew

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TicketNew is a privately owned company and provides online ticket booking services for movies.

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Eros Now

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Watch Bollywood, Hindi, Tamil and regional Indian movies, originals, TV shows, and music videos worldwide. Available on all major platforms.

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Musicfellas

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Social discovery for independent music

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artbandhu

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Artbandhu is an creative career discovery platform, providing curated and personalized recommendations for passion and gig-based job seekers

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Vicit Infot Tech Pvt Ltd

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Creators of successful online social change platform Thappad and futuristic Celebrity Bot project.

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Grouple

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Any kind of group. Every kind of entertainment.

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Madison World

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Madison World is the independent media company.

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Sun TV Network

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Sun TV Network is an Indian media conglomerate.

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Alt News

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AltNews.in is an Indian fact checking website.

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Waterfront Film

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Waterfront Film is a full-service film production company.

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Sahara One Media And Entertainment

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Sahara One Media and Entertainment Limited operates in the Motion Pictures and Television arena.

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Elysian Studios

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Blissful Experiences in Virtual Reality

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Changa Video App

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India’s very own “Aatmnirbhar” platform, promoting desi talent, is here to change the dynamics of short video sharing platforms.

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The Logical Indian

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The Logical Indian is an independent and public-spirited digital media platform for Indian millennials.

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Founch

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Bringing Together, Best Information, At One Place!

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9X Media Pvt. Ltd.

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9X Media is a Music Broadcaster opertaing 5 music television channels.

Written by Mark Fitz

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