MUMBAI: MSM’s video-on-demand brand, Sony LIV, was showcased at Microsoft’s DevCamps in Mumbai. The brand's application was among the top ones in the country to be applauded at the premier technical camp for app developers and marketers. Microsoft conducted the Dev Camp on September 27 to train developers on building skills to develop apps for Windows. Sony LIV was showcased at the event.
Mr Nitesh Kripalani, Executive Vice-President – New Media, Business Development and Digital/Syndication at Sony Entertainment Network, presented the Sony LIV application at the workshop. He highlighted the unique features of Sony LIV like the Mood Wheel which allows users to watch videos as per their mood/genre. He pointed out how users can also create playlists of their favourite shows through My Q and be rewarded as a LIV Guru, by consuming Sony LIV content. He also elucidated Sony LIV’s innovation of introducing short-content formats like Catch-up episodes, Quickisodes and crunch episodes for the benefit of Sony’s time-strapped viewers.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Kripalani said, “We are proud to have partnered with the fast-growing Windows Store to leverage its wide customer base. Our objective is to be present wherever the viewer is and Microsoft allows us to achieve this goal seamlessly. He further stated, “We have pulled out all stops to make Sony content from the last 18 years down to last night, available in innovative formats on Sony LIV. Through this platform, we aim to not only showcase our endeavour but also share knowledge in this space so the application segment in India can progress collectively.”
Commenting on Sony LIV’s partnership with Microsoft, he added, “We are proud to have partnered with the fast-growing Windows Phone Store to leverage its wide customer base. Our objective is to be present wherever the viewer is and Microsoft allows us to achieve this goal seamlessly.”
The Sony LIV app is available on the Windows store catering to the huge range of tablets, laptops and other devices running on the Windows 8 operating system.