iWorld

Nimbus looks to push genre frontiers with Neo Sports Plus

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/20/Untitled-1_22.jpg?itok=YJxwjItS

MUMBAI: Your Gateway to the best sporting action! This is the tagline that Nimbus is using to push its second channel Neo Sports Plus. The channel, which Nimbus says is a sports entertainment offering, has launched today. Sister cricket channel Neo Sports had launched a month back.

Neo Sports Plus will offer content from a variety of sports like soccer, badminton, motorsports. As Nimbus chairman Harish Thawani says, "Some of the recent Indian sporting achievements have come from sports disciplines like golf, tennis and motor racing, to name a few. On the back of these developments we believe that there is potential in building sustained consumer interest in sports beyond cricket amongst Indians in the medium to long term through strategic content and marketing initiatives."

On the soccer front Neo Sports Plus has acquired content from Italy, Germany, Brazil and Argentina through leagues like Bundesliga, Serie A, Copa Suda Americana and Copa Libertadores. In motorsports it has got V8 Supercars and Superbike World Championships. Additionally, the channel is also focussing on badminton through properties like the Sudirman Cup, The Thomas Cup, The Uber Cup and The World Badminton Championship. Thawani says that the sport, despite strong grassroots support in India, has not got the backing of a channel to realise its potential.

Neo Sports Broadcast CEO Shashi Kalathil says that the aim is to build up passion for different sports in the long run. It has sports entertainment concepts on the drawing board. Some shows have gone into production. The channel is looking at chat shows, reality shows, sports serials, game shows, quizzes etc.

Further Neo Sports Plus will also air India cricket in dubbed languages like Hindi. This initiative kicks off this month with the Duleep trophy. Kalathil says that search has been done into what kind of sports entertainment concepts the Indian viewer will like and dislike.

It has already come up with some entertainment shows. One of them is Unbreakable. This focusses on a memorable performance of a batsman or a bowler or a partnership that refused to buckle under pressure. Then there is Test of Strength. This is a daily show that focusses on India's great cricketing moments. When India Beat looks at victories by the Indian cricket team. Neo Sports Rewind provides a crisp look at classic ODIs. Mission Impossible is a one hour show that looks at some of the finest cricket matches. The anchor takes viewers through the match and sees how an individual made the impossible possible.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/11/22/up_TV.jpg?itok=dH7_NNu4
Regional OTT content more than just catch-up TV

MUMBAI: The rise of digital content platforms has forever changed television viewing in India. The revolution in the over-the-top content (OTT) and video-on-demand (VOD) industry in the country is reminiscent of the growth of satellite television during the 1990s. Due to the rollout of 4G services...

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/11/21/did_0.jpg?itok=Zb4o_rR9
DID Li’l Masters auditions kick-off on OZEE

Even as Dance India Dance Season 6 sets new benchmarks in the world of dance with spectacular performances presented by India’s youth, the stage is already being set for the even younger guns of the country to take their dance dreams to unparalleled heights. In keeping with Zee TV’s new brand...

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/11/21/runaways_0.jpg?itok=uu936_l4
Marvel’s Runaways to telecast same day as US on Hooq

Hooq announced a new exclusive Marvel offering- the first three episodes of Marvel’s Runaways will debut on 21 Nov with brand new episodes coming every week to Hooq, same day as the US telecast.

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/11/20/brad_0.jpg?itok=q3rlcVNC
Amazon Prime Video to stream new AMC series in 28 countries

Amazon announced an output agreement with AMC Studios through which Amazon Prime Video will have first window rights to select new AMC series in 28 territories including India,Australia, Germany, Italy, and Japan as well as second run rights in many other countries.

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/11/20/Reed_Hastings1.jpg?itok=kxoeEV5-
Netflix expects rapid content growth from India

When Netflix CEO and president Reed Hastings comes calling—and it was his second visit to India this year—you know it means serious business. On a content partnership and library programming hunt, the video-streaming service’s team met up with several Indian media houses, including Shah Rukh Khan-...

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/11/17/aplaya_1.jpg?itok=O6aPtF-i
Apalya appoints Deepa Kulshrestha & Bharat Prem as VPs

Apalya Technologies, a video delivery company, has announced the appointment of Deepa Gupta Kulshrestha as vice president and head of sales and Bharat Prem as vice president of global sales.

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/11/17/rishika1.jpg?itok=FAbE_14I
Eros Now's OTT content hops on Roku TV & LG Smart TVs

MUMBAI: Eros International has collaborated with TV Roku and webOS-enabled LG Smart TVs to make its OTT content from Eros Now available globally. Eros’ vast library of Bollywood and regional language films, TV shows, and originals will be shown.

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/11/17/telecel_0.jpg?itok=X9SkP0kT
Eros Now enters South Africa with Telecel Global

Eros Now has become the first Indian OTT player to enter the South African market through a strategic partnership with telecommunications provider Telecel Global.

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/11/16/whtsapp.jpg?itok=Wlj1_i0k
Bloomberg Quint launches WhatsApp business news service

Bloomberg Quint has launched a WhatsApp service for decision makers and executives on the go. The service will connect subscribers to Bloomberg Quint’s comprehensive daily coverage of global and domestic business news, market movements and views from the country’s most influential corporate...

iWorld Over The Top Services

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories