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Videogram to deliver what YouTube can’t; targets entertainment, sports & fashion

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MUMBAI: Why buffer the entire video on YouTube when you are interested in seeing only a particular part? Because there is no other option available? Now, there is a brand that has gone deep into the mind of video streaming consumers to understand their problems and has come out with an innovation called Videogram.

Videogram enables users to see a particular part of the video without buffering the entire piece. Such a product is definitely welcome in a country like ours where we are still grappling with bandwidth issues.

Co-founded by two Indians - Sandeep Casi and Rahul Golecha, Videogram is a global entrepreneurial venture offering innovative video solutions. Founded in 2012, the venture is a flagship product of Silicon Valley based Cinemacraft, headquartered in Tokyo.

“While the entire world was happy with the streaming services and techniques available, we were brainstorming to find a solution because we repeatedly saw people wasting their time and data seeing the entire video while they were interested in watching a particular part. That’s where Videogram came into picture,” says Golecha.

“We wanted to add transparency, give people more options and empower them by giving facility of summary based video streaming where a particular part can be promoted and emphasized on,” he further informs.

When asked how companies can benefit through this streaming service, Golecha says, “Apart from social media, Videogram can be a bright tool for brands also. Take the case of BMW, wherein the TVC covers every aspect like engine, elegance, interior, exterior finishing and all. However, if one has to see only the engine, he can directly go there and doesn’t need to go through the entire video. So Videogram gives these added options, which if used properly can make a big difference. The entire concept behind Videogram is to provide multiple avenues in one video and disrupt the linear methodology.”

Having recently worked with the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals, the company is buoyant with the response it has got from brands and consumers alike. Indian media and entertainment houses like Yash Raj Films, Dharma Productions, Born Free Entertainment, Tips Industries, Pocket Films and Star Plus amongst others have also taken to using Videogram.

Globally, the company has worked with Fox Pictures, Sony Pictures, Capitol Records, Disney, HBO, Jennifer Lopez, L’Oreal, Warner, CBS, ABC, ESPN Turner Broadcasting and others.

“So far, we have managed to rope in a lot of brands and all of them have been satisfied with the innovation we provided. The responses from both brands and consumers were immensely positive,” asserts Golecha on the responses garnered so far.

Speaking about Videogram’s primary target and the company’s prospect in the Indian market, Golecha says, “Our major target and focus is on the entertainment, sports and fashion industries. India is a vast market and I see good scope here. However, one of the problems we have faced in India is that people are reluctant to experiment, or try something new. The conservative nature is the biggest obstacle for us, which we are trying our level best to overcome.”

“Going forward we want to emerge as brand’s best friend when it comes to video distribution, and that can happen because the facilities and options that Videogram can offer no one else can,” he concludes. 

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