Documentary Business

Peter Hamilton Consultants, Inc

DOCUBAY: CEO Akul Tripathi reveals his Mumbai-based, global documentary streamer. Podcast

Akul Tripathi is the CEO of DOCUBAY, the Mumbai-based documentary subscription streamer launched in 2H’19.

Akul emphasizes the scale of the huge Indian video market, with its population of 1.4 billion, including 130+/- million English-speakers.

He describes how the low cost of Internet connectivity has driven the fast adoption of digital services, reaching 570 million and growing at an annual rate of 13%.

Akul then moves on to DOCUBAY:

  • His mission
  • Programming focus
  • The scale of Docubay’s inventory and pipeline of new programs
  • The rights situation
  • And his two consumer subscription fee options.

Podcast: Listen to Docubay CEO Akul Tripathi


  • Listen to my podcasts covering CuriosityStream with Clint Stinchcomb and Steve Burns, and True Royalty with Gregor Angus.
  • Along with Akul’s information about Docubay, these podcasts add useful insights into the strategy and programming economics of documentary streaming.