“I congratulate the team at Dailyhunt for the launch of Live TV. Furthermore, we are glad to partner with Dailyhunt and enable users to access our latest and diverse content offerings via Live TV. Over the years, OTT and VOD viewership has gained momentum in India; at YuppTV, we have been propelled by the vision to leverage the latest technology for providing the best entertainment solutions. With this association, we are affirmative that the viewers will prefer the complete bouquet of latest news and other content solutions available at YuppTV,” said Mr. Uday Reddy- Founder and CEO, YuppTV.
Talking about the launch, Virendra Gupta, Founder and CEO, Dailyhunt, said – “Live TV is a critical element of our user’s current content consumption. At Dailyhunt we understand that our audience is looking for news & content that is of a newsy nature. Consumer interests drive the innovation at Dailyhunt and we are delighted to work with Yupp TV to launch Live TV. TV viewing audience in India is estimated to be 700 mn plus across 180 mn household. Most of the households have only 1 TV but multiple mobile phones. By extending the established behaviour of TV watching to individual mobile & marrying it with great content we want to ensure that a user looks at Dailyhunt at the preferred destination for his regional language News, Video (VOD) & TV consumption on mobile. Our resolve to build smart, technology-driven, local language content focused consumer products is strengthened by the addition of Live TV to the Dailyhunt experience.”
Dailyhunt works with 650+ licensed content partners, to offer a comprehensive coverage of text and video content in 14 Indian regional languages. For its native app users, it already applies deep Learning to personalise content to individual user preferences. Live TV will look to leverage these AI elements to pattern-recognition for Live TV consumption to enable a truly personalised experience. Dailyhunt is constantly working on enriching its content partnerships to showcase the best content to its users.
YuppTV is one of the world’s largest internet-based TV and On-demand service provider for South Asian content, offering more than 200 TV channels and 2000+ movies in India. YuppTV, recently received funding from Emerald Media, a Pan-Asian platform established by leading global investment firm KKR for investing in the media and entertainment sector, wherein Emerald Media acquired a significant minority stake in the company for US$50mn. YuppTV had earlier raised its Series A round of funding from Poarch Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama.
YuppTV is currently ranked #1 Internet Pay TV platform for Indians living abroad and the largest Internet TV platform for premium content availability in India. YuppTV is the most downloaded Indian SmartTV app and it also boasts of 13 million mobile downloads with 4.0 user rating.
Visit www.yupptv.in for more information.
Dailyhunt is India’s #1, News and local language content application with over 155 Million app installs offering 100,000 news articles in 14 languages licensed from over 650 publication partners everyday. The Dailyhunt group has 50+ Million users spending over 6 Billion minutes on the service every month. It’s unique machine learning and deep learning technology enables smart curation of content and tracks user preferences to deliver real-time, personalised content and notifications. Dailyhunt app is available on Android, IOS & Windows platforms and it is available on mobile web as well. Dailyhunt’s investors include Matrix Partners India, Sequoia, Omidyar Network, Falcon Edge and Bytedance.
Visit www.dailyhunt.in for more details.