Star Plus deploys YouTube 360 for ‘Dance+’ immersive campaign

MUMBAI: Keeping true to its promise of innovation, leader in the Hindi general entertainment channel (GEC) space, Star Plus launched its new show Dance+ with a difference. As part of the launch campaign, the channel gave viewers an immersive experience into the Dance+ stage and performances using the YouTube 360 feature.


YouTube 360 serves up videos that give you a complete 360 view of the content simply by moving and rotating the device on which the video is being viewed. 


With this, Star Plus has become the first brand in India to have used the YouTube 360 feature to showcase video content to connect with its audience. The one minute long video showcased some of the Dance+ performances in 360 giving viewers a chance to see the entire set, stage, audiences and super judge Remo D’Souza by a simple rotation of their mobile device. The video garnered more than half a million views within a few hours of launch prompting viewers to actively share it on social media. 


The Dance+ 360 video also featured on YouTube's 360° global channel for the most popular and compelling virtual reality videos among the likes of Star Wars and Nike.


A Star spokesperson said, “At Star Plus, we take pride in being ahead of the curve in all our marketing endeavours. We felt this was a great innovation in the digital space and wanted to be the first to use this to bring alive the superlative experience of Dance + for our viewers.”

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