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Zomato forays into online video space, to launch 18 original shows

The new shows will be ranging from three to 15 mintues

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MUMBAI: The streaming war is not limited to media houses anymore. From e-commerce apps to online cab-ride services are also jumping on the band-wagon to keep consumers engaged. Now, food delivery app Zomato has announced its foray into web streaming with 18 original shows over the next three months.

There will be a new 'Videos' tab available in the Zomato app, starting Monday. The new shows ranging from three to 15 mintues will be categorised by genre across shows, recipes and Sneak Peek restaurant stories. It will launch with over 2000 videos that includes Zomato Originals, which will be available to stream in India, while Sneak Peek and recipe videos can be accessed anywhere in the world.

“We are constantly looking for new ways to engage our users around food. Most of our users visit our app several times a week. This presents us with an opportunity to further delight our users using Zomato Originals," Zomato CEO and founder Deepinder Goyal said in a statement.

“We combined all things food with binge-worthy genres and came up with a diverse slate of shows,” Zomato senior vice president growth  Durga Raghunath said.“With shows in both Hindi and English, we hope every corner of India will tune in to Zomato to hone their taste buds ," he added.

The company also said that the shows will be around food and will include comedy, reality, fiction, advice and celebrity interviews. The new shows include titles like Food and You with Sanjeev Kapoor, Banake Dikha with stand-up comic Sumukhi Suresh, Starry Meals with Janice, Grandmaster Chef with Sahil Shah, Race Against the App.

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