MUMBAI: Helios Media, the specialty services company for the broadcast sector is back in the news with another announcement. Helios has expanded its services and will now include digital media monetization. The venture has begun with bagging the mandate of representing Sanjeevkapoorkhazana, the largest non-Bollywood YouTube channel in India, that has so far generated 85 million views. Helios will work in embedding brand’s messaging within the content of the channel.
Speaking on the assignment, Chef Sanjeev Kapoor said, “Sanjeevkapoor.com was one of the first websites to make its presence in the country. Being a pioneer in the space, it is quite evident that our YouTube channel has garnered a huge subscriber base of 2.7 lakh. Our popular videos generate as much as 1 million plus views. This therefore becomes a great destination for brands to not only reach a large consumer base but also to capture the most appropriate mind-space. Helios Media has been partnering us on monetising FoodFood for a year now and I believe in their understanding of the space and the skill to position brands in the right environment which will help SanjeevKapoorKhazana realise its full potential in terms of revenue maximization.”
Helios Media has augmented its existing team with a central digital team in Mumbai under Kirtan Mankad who has earlier worked with UTV, Zoom and Hungama.
Helios Media MD Divya Radhakrishnan commented, “Helios Media’s focus is on selling brands and not just commodities by appropriate positioning and working with brand custodians to provide seamless solutions that go beyond regular commercial advertising. We strongly believe that TV has grown beyond just providing reach and its content has the power to influence. Therefore it is important for commercial messaging to chase the content irrespective of the screen it comes on. It’s because of this approach that the SanjeevKapoorKhazana mandate came our way and we are delighted to be entrusted with this responsibility by Chef Sanjeev Kapoor.”
This expansion adds to Helios’s existing portfolio of MTunes HD, Channel X, FoodFood and Fashion TV.