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New Delhi, November 10th, 2016

YuppTV Bazaar to stream Kids content from USP Studios Catalogue

YuppTV, as the largest OTT player for South-Asian content across the globe, announced its association with USP Studios to make its video content available on the Bazaar platform. YuppTV Bazaar is the online marketplace for VOD content, allowing independent content producers to leverage the extensive reach of YuppTV and deliver their content to YuppTV’s worldwide audience. Read full article

Hyderabad, October 03rd, 2016

Mahesh Babu announced as Brand Ambassador for YuppTV

YuppTV, the world’s largest online streaming platform for South-Asian content, has announced Tollywood Superstar, Mahesh Babu, as their Brand ambassador. Being a global leader in the OTT space, YuppTV provides South Asian content in more than 12 regional languages and this announcement stands as the first step to showcase YuppTV’s strengths in regional penetration. Read full article

Hyderabad, August 29th, 2016

YuppTV Bazaar partners with Comedy Munch to make viewers Laugh-Out-Loud

New Delhi, August 29, 2016: With a view of strengthening its comedy offerings, online streaming company and world’s largest OTT player in South-Asian content, YuppTV, partnered with Comedy Munch. The association is meant to enrich the comedy portfolio of YuppTV Bazaar, by introducing a range of comedy videos, including Stand-up performances, Pranks Videos, Funny Movie Scenes, News Comedy and Digital Series. Read full article

Hyderabad, August 23th, 2016

YuppTV acquires exclusive broadcasting rights for the USA T-20 series

OTT player to broadcast the T20 matches between India & West Indies in USA, Canada and Caribbean islands Read full article

Hyderabad, July 25th, 2016

YuppTV and Culture Machine's partner to introduce entertainment for the internet generation on YuppTV Bazaar

YuppTV Bazaar has tied up with India’s leading digital media firm, Culture Machine, to feature its network of media brands on the YuppTV platform. Read full article

Hyderabad, July 11th, 2016

YuppTV partners with Silly Monks, further expands its entertainment catalogue on YuppTV Bazaar

YuppTV Bazaar, India's leading online marketplace for high quality premium video content has entered into a strategic alliance with Silly Monks. As a creative agency, Silly Monks has established strong foot holding in the content production domain, with their premium regional content. Following the partnership, users of YuppTV Bazaar will now be able to easily access new and refreshing Hindi, Telugu, Tamil & Malayalam content. Read full article

Hyderabad, June 06th, 2016

YuppTV ties up with Future Today, introduces Kids & Cookery content on YuppTV Bazaar

YuppTV, the world's largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for South Asian content, has announced its tie-up with Future Today Inc. As part of the move, YuppTV will showcase Future Today’s Kids (Happykids) and Cookery (ifood.tv) related content to global users on its YuppTV Bazaar platform.Read full article

Hyderabad, May 12th, 2016

Watch and Chat LIVE with Superstar Mahesh Babu!

Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu joins Freedocast – India’s leading live broadcasting platform. Read full article

Hyderabad, April 28th, 2016

YuppTV adds Star Plus and Life OK to its bouquet of premium Hindi offerings!

Channels now available in the UK, EU, Middle East, Malaysia and New Zealand on YuppTV platform. Read full article

Hyderabad, April 15th, 2016

YuppTV adds Hum TV, Pakistan’s leading entertainment channel, to its content catalogue!

YuppTV makes the popular channel available to YuppTV users worldwide, with the exception of US. Read full article

Hyderabad, March 17th, 2016

Latest Telugu thriller 'Kshanam' makes its digital debut, exclusively on YuppTV!

Underlining its commitment to provide high-quality and timely entertainment solutions to its expat users, YuppTV, the world’s largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for South Asian content, will be the exclusive partner for the digital premiere of Telugu thriller film 'Kshanam'. Starring Adivi Sesh, Adah Sharma and Anasuya Bharadwaj, the film marks the debut of director Ravikanth Perepu. It will be available on YuppTV from March 18, for its users outside India. From the dusty bylanes of Golconda to Hyderabad’s financial district, from the beaches of Vizag to the streets of San Francisco, Kshanam's story follows the protagonist as he traverses all these places to uncover a mystery bigger than he could have ever imagined.Read full article

Hyderabad, February 15th, 2016

India VS Pakistan

After an emphatic victory over hosts Bangladesh in the tournament's opening match on Wednesday, India is set to face its archrival Pakistan on Saturday, 27th February.

The two sides have not played since their World Cup duel in 2015 as the proposed bilateral series in December did not materialize.Read full article

Hyderabad, February 15th, 2016

NDTV India, NDTV 24x7, NDTV Profit /Prime and NDTV Good Times now available on YuppTV

If you follow popular shows on the NDTV network such as The Big Fight, Power Lunch, Prime Time and Chakhle India Kachcha Raasta, there is good news for you! YuppTV, the world's largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for Indian content, has announced its partnership with the NDTV Group. Read full article

Hyderabad, February 08th, 2016

YuppTV expands its Hindi entertainment choices by partnering with B4U!

YuppTV, the world's largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for Indian content, has expanded the entertainment choices available for its users by announcing a partnership with B4U. Under the partnership, YuppTV users anywhere across the world, with the exception of the US, will be able to view B4U Music and B4U Movies. Read full article

Hyderabad, February 02nd, 2016

YuppTV partners with Sun Networkto launch 10 channels in Middle East &North Africa

YuppTV, the world’s largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for Indian content, has partnered with leading South Indian television network Sun Network to offer numerous regional entertainment options to its users. With the partnership in place, YuppTV will launch 10 channels in four languages – Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada – in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).Read full article

Hyderabad, January 21st, 2016

YuppTV partners with global internet technology giant LeEco

Marking a pioneering change in the way digital content is approached, YuppTV, the world’s largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for Indian content, has announced its partnership with Chinese OTT and internet technology giant LeEco ( formerly Letv). The move is aimed at maximizing the value to the end user by creating a ubiquitous content ecosystem that enables anytime, anywhere accessibility of video content.Read full article

Hyderabad, December 23rd, 2015

YuppTV delights video content creators with the launch of YuppTV Bazaar!

YuppTV, the world’s largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for Indian content, has launched YuppTV Bazaar, a marketplace for high-quality video content. YuppTV Bazaar was launched by the Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra, Shri Vidyasagar Rao and popular Bollywood Actor, Mr. Abhishek Bachchan on December 23 at JW Marriott in Juhu, Mumbai. With the launch of YuppTV Bazaar, YuppTV will now host curated premium video content across various genres such as Education, Short Films, Web Series, Movie Trailers and more.Read full article

Hyderabad, November 19th, 2015

With Al Jazeera, YuppTV to offer the comprehensive international news to viewers worldwide

Focused on providing comprehensive content that includes top-quality international news to subscribers in many key markets around the world (except for USA), YuppTV today announced the launch of the globally recognized 'Al Jazeera' news channel on their platform.Read full article

Hyderabad, November 05th, 2015

YuppTV launches its first original content with a web series starring Cricket Legend – Brian Lara is NOT OUT!

YuppTV an internet based TV streaming service provider, is set to launch its first original production with a web series, starring Cricket Legend Brian Lara, on 6th November, 2015. The web series is titled “Brian Lara is NOT OUT!” and will exclusively be shown in five episodes only on YuppTV. Mr. Uday Reddy - Founder and CEO of YuppTV is the debutant Producer of this series along with Mr. Madhura Sreedhar Reddy. Read full article

Hyderabad, October 20th, 2015

YuppTV Opens on Windows 10

YuppTV is one of the- the world’s leading over-the-top (OTT) content players for South Asian Content, YuppTV is proud to announce the launch of its app with 200+ Live linear cable networks, 10 days of Catch-up TV and 5,000 Bollywood movie titles on the new Windows 10 Platform. The YuppTv app is free to download from the Win 10 store and will be available globally on PCs and Tablets with Windows 10. Read full article

Hyderabad, June 23rd, 2015

Recognized Among Top 100 Red Herring North America company listings

YuppTV, a world leader in delivering over-the-top (OTT) South Asian Content, live TV, video on demand, and on-demand Movie Solutions, announced that it has won the coveted Red Herring Top 100 North America Award. Red Herring annually honors the most promising private technology companies that are positioned to become market leaders within their respective sectors. Read full article

Hyderabad, April 01st, 2015

YuppTV App Launches Globally on Microsoft's XBOX 360

YuppTV today announced the launch of its application on Microsoft’s XBOX360. YuppTV offers a world-class viewing experience with an extensive range of channels and unlimited Movies, Live TV, 10 days of Catch-up TV and TV shows available in 11 South-Asian languages. Read full article

Hyderabad, February 27th, 2015

Telesur signs partnership with YuppTV to offer Internet TV Services in Suriname

Telesur, a full telecommunications service provider for the South American nation of Suriname, and YuppTV, the world’s leading over-the-top (OTT) content player for South Asian Content, have signed an agreement to deliver OTT internet television services in Suriname. Through the partnership, YuppTV will provide a full turnkey technology solution to Telesur that will aggregate existing local, Dutch and foreign content from various ethnicities and also bring premier Bollywood content to the people of Suriname. Read full article

Hyderabad, January 22nd, 2015

YuppTV launches Sony Entertainment TV, SET Max and Sony SAB for Singapore and Malaysia

Focusing on providing premium content to subscribers and expanding its network in markets around the world, YuppTV, one of the world’s largest subscription based internet TV Provider, today announced the launch of leading Indian television channels Sony Entertainment Television (SET), Sony Max and Sony SAB, in the markets of Singapore and Malaysia. Read full article

Hyderabad, December 31st, 2014

YuppTV Launches Zee TV In Singapore

As part of its continuous endeavor to provide TV viewers across the world with their favorite Indian TV soaps and serials, YuppTV today announced the launch of popular channel: Zee TV; for the Singapore region. The leading General Entertainment Channel will be available in Hindi in Singapore, known to have one of the largest overseas Indian populations. Read full article

Hyderabad, November 10th, 2014

YuppTV Application is now available on Sharp Smart Central TV

As part of its continued endeavor to reach out to television viewers across the globe, YuppTV today announced the launch of its application that offers a world class viewing experience with extensive range of channels & unlimited Movies, on Sharp Smart Central TV. At the touch of a button, the most comprehensive South Asian content, Read full article

Hyderabad, September 22nd, 2014

YuppTV to raise Rs. 120 cr for expansion, acquisition

YuppTV, the US-based over-the-top (OTT) content player that distributes TV channels through the Internet, will raise $20 million (Rs 120 crore) in the second round funding in the next three months. The company is in talks with the private equity players and it hopes to complete the process in three months. Read full article

Hyderabad, September 5th, 2014

India Abroad Article on
Mr.Uday Reddy, CEO, YuppTV

Udaynandan Reddy had a good thing going. He had a steady well-paying job at Nortel and was looking ahead to earning a mid-career degree from the Kelloggs School of Management. Instead, the day Reddy was to begin classes in Fall 2006, he consulted the person who had interviewed him there about a plan he had, and went off to set up his own company. Read full article

Hyderabad, August 22nd, 2014

YuppTV Launches ETV Telugu for viewers in the US

TV viewers in the United States will now have further reason to rejoice - YuppTV has outdone itself once again, by bringing the most popular and prestigious Telugu Channel ETV on YuppTV.

As a favorite channel of the Telugu diaspora in the US, it had an enormous fan following when available on YuppTV earlier Read full article

Hyderabad, July 19th, 2014

YuppTV launches media player in US market

YuppTV, a Hyderabad based company and a leading over-the-top (OTT) content provider for South Asia Content, today announced the launch of its media player in the US market.

Using the compact and portable android based Wi-Fi enabled YuppTV Media Player; viewers will now be able to access more than 180 channels worldwide in over 10 languages Read full article

Hyderabad, April 5, 2014

Sashi Reddi invests Rs. 16 crores in YuppTV for a 10% stake, joins board

Sashi Reddi invests $2.5 Million (approx. Rs. 16 crores) in Hyderabad and Atlanta based internet TV provider YuppTV for a 10% stake in the company. This values YuppTV at $25 Million (approx. Rs. 160 crores). With access to 170 live Indian TV channels and a large movie library, YuppTV is now the #1 player globally for Indian content delivered over the internet. Over 5 Million visitors view YuppTV every month. Read full article

Hyderabad, December 2th, 2013

Global Takeoff to launch video services in India next year
Will raise $15-million equity to fuel subscriber acquisitions, form overseas JVs

Global Takeoff, a Hyderabad-based provider of converged digital entertainment, communication and advertising, is in the process of rolling out its over-the-top (OTT) video services in the Indian market in the third quarter of the 2014, said chairman and chief executive officer Mr. Uday Reddy.

OTT refers to delivery of video and audio over the Internet without a multiple system operator being involved in the control or distribution of the content.Read full article

November 20th, 2013

Leading South Asian content distributor YuppTV available on the newly launched PS4
YuppTV one of the twelve apps on opening day of PS4 launch

YuppTV, the leading OTT player delivering more than 150 Indian television channels, 4,500 daily videos, 600+ movies, live events, and more, announced the launch of its branded application on the PlayStation®4 (PS4®) computer entertainment system in the U.S. The PS4, which released globally on the 15th of November 2013 has been the most highly anticipated video game console on the market. YuppTV is the only South Asian app on PS4 and is one of the 12 apps which released on day 1 of the PS4. Yupp TV’s app on the PS4 allows the South Asian consumer access to a variety of Indian programming content. Read full article

Atlanta, July 04th, 2013

YuppTV Launches ‘Movie-on-Demand’ Service for South Asians

YuppTV, the world’s largest OTT platform delivering 150+ Indian TV channels, has expanded its portfolio with the launch of world’s largest OTT Movie-on-Demand service with major production houses for South Asians on its platform. This move will provide the South Asian community across the world with an opportunity to watch their favorite movies.

Users can subscribe to a monthly package starting $4.99 or watch their favorite movies as pay-per-view on multiple Internet enabled devices. YuppTV has also launched a special section of ‘Premiere Movies,’ where users will get new movies to watch as pay-per-view. These movies could be new movies launched on the very same day or movies that are up to 15 days old. Read full article

Atlanta, July 04th, 2013

Samsung launches their latest entertainment App, YuppTV in UAE

Samsung Gulf Electronics Co. Ltd., a global specialist in the consumer electronics industry, announced the launch of their latest entertainment App, YuppTV. The announcement comes in line with Samsung's latest partnership with YuppTV.com which will enable Samsung Smart TV viewers to access over 60 high-definition Indian channels.

Commenting on the launch of the latest App, Justin Shaw, General Manager of AV division, Samsung Gulf Electronics said: "We are incredibly excited about the launch of our YuppTV app to our Smart TV users in the UAE as it provides a gateway to accessing top Indian entertainment channels. Read full article

WATCH LIVE INDIAN TV PROGRAMMES WITH SAMSUNG SMART TV
Samsung Announces YuppTV as an App Partner for its Smart TV Range

Samsung Electronics Co. UK Ltd, the UK's number one TV brand with the most awarded TV range1, today announced YuppTV, a world leading portal for Indian TV that has become a household entertainment requirement for the NRI community, as the latest partner for its Smart TV App store, Samsung Apps. The YuppTV App on Samsumg Smart TV offers Indians who live anywhere in the world - live TV and on-demand video programmes from their home state.

The new YuppTV App will give Smart TV users access to more than 60 live and on-demand Indian TV programmes instantly displayed on their TV, the biggest and brightest screen in the home, as well as on connected devices - thanks to Samsung's Smart Hub.

Read full article

Global Takeoff unveils YCast.TV OTT service

At the 2011 NAB Show ,Global Takeoff announced YCast.TV, an over-the-top (OTT) service that delivers live TV and VOD to TVs, PCs, smartphones and Internet tablets within minutes of setup.

YCast.TV provides broadcasters and content owners with a seamless solution for monetizing video content, which eliminates long delays traditionally associated with video content distribution.

Read full article

LAS VEGAS, April 11th, 2011

Global Takeoff Powers First Instantaneous Video Distribution and Monetization Service for TVs, PCs, Smartphones & Internet Tablets

Global Takeoff Inc., a leading global provider of converged digital entertainment and advertising solutions, today announced YCast.TV, an over-the-top (OTT) service that delivers live TV and video-on-demand to TVs, PCs, smartphones and internet tablets within minutes of setup. For the first time, broadcasters and content owners have a seamless solution for monetizing video content, which eliminates long time delays traditionally associated with video content distribution.

In 2010 over 700,000 subscribers abandoned cable services and six out of eight cable operators suffered their worst quarterly subscriber losses ever, according to a SNL Kagan report. Thus, broadcasters and content owners are scrambling to expand their reach by leveraging OTT internet technologies. Read full article

March 21, 2011

YuppTV Delivers First Turnkey OTT Live TV and VOD Service for 4 Screens

Global Takeoff Inc., a leading global provider of converged digital entertainment and advertising solutions, today announced the YuppTV platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solution for content owners, broadcasters, telecom and mobile operators. YuppTV is a converged over-the-top (OTT) service that delivers live TV and video-on-demand over four screens – TVs, PCs, smartphones and internet tablets. For the first time, video content providers and operators have access to a turnkey, internet-based solution for distributing and monetizing live TV and on-demand video services - anywhere in the world.Read full article

Hyderabad, November 21st, 2016

YuppTV Partners with SLA Digital to bring Direct Operator Billing to their Customers

YuppTV, one of the world’s largest Internet TV Platforms for South Asian content has partnered with SLA Digital to enable Direct Operator Billing for its consumers to pay for digital content on their phones by charging it directly to their phone bills or deducting it from their available prepaid phone credit. This feature will not only make the subscription process easier for end consumers, it will also enable YuppTV to diversify into developing countries and target a much wider customer base. Read full article

Hyderabad, October 11th, 2016

KKR-BACKED EMERALD MEDIA INVESTS US$50MN IN YUPPTV

Emerald Media, a Pan-Asian platform established by leading global investment firm KKR for investing in the media and entertainment sector today announced that it has acquired a significant minority stake in YuppTV for US$50mn. YuppTV is one of the world’s leading over-the-top (OTT) video platforms for South Asian content offering live TV, catch-up TV and movies on-demand in 14 languages across the globe.Read full article

Hyderabad, September 28rd, 2016

YuppTV partners with 101India.com, extends youth-oriented entertainment content on YuppTV Bazaar

New Delhi, September 28, 2016: At a time when millennials are calling the shots for many brands, YuppTV the largest OTT player of South-Asian content, has partnered with 101India.com one of India’s premier youth entertainment portals to bring you 101India.com’s catalogue of fresh and youth centric content now available at YuppTV Bazaar, the online marketplace for VOD by YuppTV. Read full article

Hyderabad, August 25th, 2016

Now bringing latest movie premieres online, YuppTV to broadcast Brahmotsavam and other popular Telugu movies

The OTT platform to host Supreme, A AA, Kalyana Vaibhogame and Raja Chevvi Vesthe soon Read full article

Hyderabad, August 19th, 2016

YuppTV app now available on Telstra TV

South-Asian audiences in Australia to access 250+ Live TV Channels, Catch-up TV, 5000+ Movies Read full article

Hyderabad, July 20th, 2016

YuppTV Channel makes a comeback on RokuPlayers and Roku TVs

The leading OTT player in South Asian content, YuppTV has made its mighty comeback on the Roku® platform in the USA & Canada, introducing its extensively updated video content, packaged in a superior and advanced user interface. In 2010, YuppTV has been the first Live TV channelon the Rokuplatform,which includes the Roku Streaming Stick®, Roku Streaming players and Roku TV™, providing Indian expat community, easy access to high quality South Asian entertainment content. Post 2012, the channelcontinued to provide the content to other markets, except USA & Canada.Read full article

Hyderabad, July 04th, 2016

YuppTV welcomes the new-age digital media brand, Arré on YuppTV Bazaar

Following its rapid expansion spree, soliciting the most thought-provoking and entertaining content, world's largest OTT player for South-Asian content, YuppTV has partnered with Arré, the multi-genre, mult-format digital media brand. Read full article

Hyderabad, May 24th, 2016

YuppTV and ACT Fibernet partner to delight their Hyderabad users

YuppTV, the world's largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for South Asian content, has announced its collaboration with ACT (Atria Convergence Technologies Pvt. Ltd.), the country's fourth largest Internet Service Provider (ISP) in the wired broadband category and pioneers in Fiber-to-the-Home technology. As a part of the partnership, the entire array of YuppTV's diverse content of 200+ Live TV channels, 2000+ movies, 100+ TV shows and 1000+ short movies will be available for as low as INR 99 per month for ACT subscribers in Hyderabad as an add-on package. Read full article

Hyderabad, April 28th, 2016

YuppTV announces the digital premiere of 2016 blockbusters, Oopiri and Thozha!

In a move to delight the Indian expat community, YuppTV, the world’s largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for South Asian content, has announced the digital premiere of two super-hit movies, Oopiri and Thozha. The movies, which stars renowned actors such as Nagarjuna Akkineni, Karthi, Tamannah, Prakash Raj and Jayasudha, will be made available for YuppTV users across the world, except India. Read full article

Hyderabad, April 21th, 2016

YuppTV launches 18 Sri Lankan channels on its platform!

Atlanta, April 20, 2016: YuppTV, the world’s largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for South Asian content, expands its offering with the launch of 18 Sri Lankan TV channels across a variety of genres such as general entertainment, news, music, spiritual etc. As a part of the association, prominent Sinhala, Tamil and English channels such as Siyatha TV, Derana TV, Dan TV, Channel C, Nethra TV and Prime TV will be made available on YuppTV platform, worldwide. Read full article

Hyderabad, March 30th, 2016

YuppTV named 'Company of the Yearfor Innovation and Leadership'at the IAIR Awards 2016!

YuppTV, the world’s largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for South Asian content, has added another award to its growing list of accolades. YuppTV was named the 'Company of the Year for Innovation and Leadership'at the recently concluded IAIR Awards 2016 in Hong Kong, winning the vaunted title in the Online TV – South Asia segment. The award was received by Mr. Sudhir Pakala – Director, Corporate Development of YuppTV on the behalf of company. Read full article

Hyderabad, February 29th, 2016

YuppTV launches premium entertainment channel &TV in partnership with Zee Network

YuppTV, the world's largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for South Asian content, has announced its partnership with &TV. YuppTV's partnership with the channel will allow its users to catch a diverse and dynamic mix of relatable fiction, high voltage non-fiction, marquee events and blockbuster movies in Hindi from &TV through its platform. Read full article

Hyderabad, February 18th, 2016

'SoggadeChinniNayana' makes its digital debut exclusively on YuppTV’s platform!

YuppTV, the world's largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for South Asian content,has made the 'King' Nagarjuna's latest flick, 'SoggadeChinniNayana', available for expats around the world through an exclusive digital launch on its platform.Read full article

Hyderabad, February 11th, 2016

YuppTV bags the exclusive digital media rights for the Asia Cup 2016

YuppTV, the world’s largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for South Asian content, is happy to announce that it has secured the digital media rights for the Asia Cup T20, 2016 to be held on February 24th - March 6th, 2016. While YuppTV has secured exclusive rights to stream Asia Cup 2016 live in USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia, cricket fans in Singapore will also be able view the tournament via YuppTV app on multiple Internet enabled devices such as Smart TVs, Smart Blu-ray players, streaming media players, laptop, gaming console, smart phones and tablets. Read full article

Hyderabad, February 04th, 2016

YuppTV app now available on Apple TV

YuppTV, the world's largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for South Asian content, has recently announced itsavailability on Apple TV. With this, AppleTV users can enjoy YuppTV services such as Live TV channels, Catch-up TV, thousands of Bollywood and regional movies(through its movie-on-demand platform YuppFlix, and Sports. Moreover, users can also watch all the cricket matches from the upcoming Asia Cup 2016on YuppTV in USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia.Read full article

Hyderabad, January 21st, 2016

Watch Australian Open on YuppTV

If you would like to see tennis stars battle it out for one of the most prestigious ATP events of the year, look no further! YuppTV, the world’s largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for South Asian content, is bringing all the action from the ongoing Australian Open, right at your fingertips. Now watch Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams take on the challengers as they defend their titles in testing conditions at Melbourne!Read full article

Hyderabad, January 11th, 2016

YuppTV launches International News Channel DW in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal & Bhutan

YuppTV, a world leader in providing converged OTT (over the top) live TV and video on-demand solutions, launches Germany's premier international news channel Deutsche Welle (DW) in English for viewers in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan. Read full article

Hyderabad, December 02nd, 2015

YuppTV brings superlative movie experience on fingertips for expats with the launch of YuppFlix!

In a move that will delight Indian movie buffs the world over, YuppTV, the World's largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for Indian content, recently launched its on-demand movie streaming service YuppFlix. Backed by its extensive library of more than 5000+ movies in 12 languages, YuppFlix will offer its users on-the-go entertainment across genres like Comedy, Thriller, Romance, Action, Drama, Devotional & more. Users will never miss another movie from the Thalaiva Rajnikanth or the smashing Joseph Vijay 'Anna'!Read full article

Hyderabad, November 12th, 2015

YuppTV India to carry BBC World News Channel

YuppTV has announced it will be carrying the BBC’s international commercial new channel BBC World News. In the deal signed between YuppTV and BBC, YuppTV will now be offering BBC World News – the BBC's international 24 Hr English language news channel, to its Indian audiences.Read full article

Hyderabad, October 27th, 2015

Turner's CNN International, Cartoon Network and POGO now on YuppTV in India

YuppTV and Turner International India Private Limited today announced their partnership to offer Turner's globally renowned channels, CNN International, Cartoon Network and POGO in India on YuppTV in India, the unrivalled global leader in providing converged OTT (over the top) live TV and Video on Demand (VOD) services. Read full article

Hyderabad, October 14th, 2015

YuppTV launches in India: revolutionizes the way people watch Television

YuppTV an internet based TV streaming service provider, launched its service in India on 14th October, at Taj Krishna Hyderabad under the auspices of Shri K T Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister of Panchayat Raj and IT, Government of Telangana, in the presence of Cricket Legend Mr. Brian Lara and popular Bollywood actress Ms. Parineeti Chopra.Read full article

Hyderabad, April 08th, 2015

YuppTV Application now available on VIZIO Smart TV's

YuppTV today extended its reach to yet another leading American television brand by announcing the launch of its application with VIZIO, the #1 Smart TV company in the U.S. 1 VIZIO Smart TVs through the VIZIO Internet Apps Plus® platform, offering a world class broadcast experience with extensive range of options of viewing South Asian content to television viewers.Read full article

Hyderabad, March 11th, 2015

YuppTV makes another Sensational Digital Release Worldwide First day screening of Tamil Movie 'JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai' for global viewers

Following its trailblazing track record of 'Firsts' in the world of digital TV viewership, YuppTV, the world’s leading over-the-top (OTT) content player for South Asian Content, live TV, Catch-up TV, and on-demand Movie Solutions, announces the first day digital release of Tamil movie 'JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai' for YuppTV customers worldwide. Read full article

Hyderabad, March 04th, 2015

TSTT signs partnership with YuppTV to offer Bollywood Content over Internet in Trinidad & Tobago

YuppTV - the world's leading over-the-top (OTT) content player for South Asian Content and Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) - a full telecommunications service provider, have signed an agreement to deliver OTT Bollywood Content to subscribers in Trinidad & Tobago.Read full article

Hyderabad, January 09th, 2015

YuppTV takes IBN7 to Malaysia

YuppTV today announced the launch of IBN7 in Malaysia region. IBN7 India’s leading Hindi news channels with over 2200 reporters across the country provides extensive coverage which no other network can match.Read full article

Hyderabad, December 02nd, 2014

YuppTV appoints Damon S Johnson as Senior VP – Business Development

YuppTV today announced the appointment of Damon S Johnson, Senior Vice President – Business Development,. As part of his new role, Damon will - lead the development of distribution partnerships and explore, and build new content and entertainment options for the burgeoning over-the-top (OTT) internet TV market.Read full article

Hyderabad, October 14th, 2014

YuppTV App now available on Amazon Fire TV

Reaching out to global viewers with its viewing experience and taking its ever-increasing array of channels to a greater segment of global audiences, YuppTV has launched its application on Amazon Fire TV. Read full article

Hyderabad, September 17th, 2014

YuppTV launches Asia’s most popular and premium ‘Sun TV Network’ channels for the appreciating audiences of UK and Europe

As part of its constant endeavor to lead the market and offer top-notch content to viewers across the world, YuppTV today announced the launch of a host of popular channels of the prestigious Sun TV Network on YuppTV to millions of eager TV viewers in the UK and Europe Region.

Taking its mission of enabling worldwide accessibility to Indian and International TV channels on the internet, YuppTV will now offer the best of the network’s offerings in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada, for viewership in UK and across Europe. Tamil Channels of the Network, include Sun TV, K TV, Sun Music and Adithya TV. Telugu Channels, as part of the package will comprise of Gemini TV, Gemini Comedy and Gemini Movies. Malayalam Channels, which will be available across are Surya TV and Kiran TV. The Kannada channel, which can be viewed, is Udaya TV.Read full article

Hyderabad, August 26th, 2014

YuppTV launches ‘Manorama News’ and entertainment based ‘Mazhavil Manorama’ for International viewers!!!

In its endeavor to make live TV reach viewers across the globe, YuppTV today touched greater heights by launching the most watched Malayalam Channels of Manorama News and Mazhavil Manorama for viewers worldwide as paid channels with the exception of Singapore.

Audiences worldwide especially from Kerala will now be able to enjoy Manorama's unbeatable news coverage as well as wide choice of entertainment programs on Mazhavil Manorama. This included reality shows, tele serials and dramas, movies, music and more, giving the Malayali community all over world an enduring connection with their beloved homeland.Read full article

Hyderabad, July 29th, 2014

YuppTV forays into global market: launches ARY channels

Focusing on providing International content to subscribers and expanding its network in markets around the world, YuppTV today announced the launch of Pakistan’s leading ARY television channels to subscribers. Channels ARY Digital, ARY News, ARY Musik and ARY QTV will now be available in homes, worldwide subject to territorial rights.

Credited with pioneering and setting standards in television programming in Pakistan, the ARY Network offers viewers a host of choices that meet the entertainment and information based needs of South Asians across the world.Read full article

Atlanta, July 5th 2014

Outstanding award for Merit in Media Category at NATA

Uday Reddy, Founder and CEO, YuppTV, being awarded for Outstanding award for excellence in Media Category at the North American Telugu Convention (NATA) 2014 in Atlanta

Mr, Uday Reddy was honored for Outstanding Merit by the Telugu diaspora in the US, and was felicitated amidst the distinguished gathering at NATA 2014. The Award was presented by Mr. Mohan Mallan. Speaking on the occasion it was observed that Sri Uday Reddy, who possesses a brilliant career record, had worked with major global Telecom Companies in more than 50 nations and had set them on the path to progress and profits. He later founded YuppTV which has a become part of the lives of the NRI Telugu people, bringing to them more than 180 TV channels, and has made its mark, leaving indelible impression on the hearts and minds of the Telugu people in the United States. His work is to be admired and worthy of praise and felicitation. The NATA take pride and pleasure in bestowing the Award in Media Category to Sri Uday Reddy.Read full article

May 27th, 2014

YuppTV brings magic of Star Plus and Life OK to Australia

Taking forward its plan to provide viewers in Australia a host of options when it comes to exciting television based action, YuppTV today announced the launch of premium Hindi Entertainment channels Star Plus and Life OK in the country. Viewers across Australia will now be able to watch their favorite Indian TV soaps and serials on the two channels. The two Hindi channels are now available to Australian customers on YuppTV. Earlier, Star Plus and Life OK were made available to YuppTV Customers in the United States. Both channels telecast among the most watched and highly rated Hindi shows on Indian television.Read full article

Hyderabad, April 17, 2014

YUPPTV appoints Subroto BhattacharyaVice President, Customer Acquisition

YuppTV today announced the appointment of Subroto Bhattacharya asVice President, Customer Acquisition effective 16thApril, 2014. As part of his new portfolio, Subroto will be responsible for managing the Customer acquisition for the company’s business across geographies.

Subroto Bhattacharya brings with him over two decades of valuable industry experience having worked in the industry’s leading organizations as an executiveresponsible for building television and entertainment companies into top revenue performers in media, broadcasting sales and marketing in India, the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, Canada, Caribbean and Latin America. Read full article

December 6, 2013

YuppTV launches live broadcasting service worldwide

YuppTV today announced the launch of a new revolutionary Live Broadcasting service worldwide aiming to deliver high quality video streaming services to all devices that can be connected to the internet. This enables viewers to not miss out on any event happening anytime and anywhere across the world and can be broadcast to any internet enabled device. The product launch was announced today at ITC Kakatiya hotel, Hyderabad. Read full article

Positioning "My Village" on the world map, an article by Saakshi

Mr. Uday Reddy, a visionary Philanthropist, has laid foundation for the modern village vision 2020, in an effort to reduce the social and economic disparity between rural and urban sectors through the introduction of technological infrastructure into the rural sector.

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Atlanta, July 19, 2013

Leading South Asian Content Distributor YuppTV Now Available on PlayStation®3

YuppTV, the leading OTT player delivering more than 150 Indian television channels, 4,500 daily videos, 500+ movies, live events, and more, announced the launch of its branded application on the PlayStation®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment system in the U.S.

Mr. Uday Reddy of YuppTV, said, “We are extremely pleased to make YuppTV available to PlayStation 3 owners in the U.S. Our on-demand service offers the largest movie portfolio with major production houses. YuppTV on PlayStation 3 will further our momentum in the U.S. market and will help us solidify our position as the number one destination for Indian programming.” Read full article

March 20, 2013

YuppTV launches its first small, sleek and Smart TV dongle for South Asians in USA

YuppTV, one of the world's largest Internet TV providers, today announced the launch of its first "YuppTV Dongle" in USA for South Asians away from home.

The YuppTV dongle is a revolutionary device especially for the expatriate Indians who want access to home grown content. It is a small, 1080p, Wi-Fi streaming player which enables Indian expats to watch their favorite Indian TV Channels live, video on demand, TV shows with back to back episodes, Bollywood movies and a wide range of regional movies. Read full article

February 22, 2012

8 new, free applications for the platform Viera Connect
Entertainment | Panasonic | television | internet Kan

Polish users gained the platform Viera Connect now access up to 8 new free programs specifically designed for this service. New applications available to the holders of the VIERA TV Connect TV Market for owners of Panasonic VIERA product line in 2010, 2011 and 2012, with Internet access. Introduced today, applications are: TVN player, You Tube on TV, RED KARAOKE, Swissinfo, Viaway, YuppTV, Snagfilms and ROVI guide.

Among the latest applications available on the platform was a Viera Connect application SnagFilms. It allows free on-demand access to hundreds of films from independent production base SnagFilms.Kinomaniacy can choose from a vast array of films - documents and dramas, comedies and thrillers, award-winning blockbusters or obscure, niche production. Access to all films is free. Read full article

April 1, 2011

YuppTV Hosts Online Premier of Bollywood Movie F.A.L.T.U
Global Takeoff and Zee Communications Partner to Host First Global Online Premier of Hindi Movie F.A.L.T.U.

Global Takeoff Inc., a leading global provider of converged digital entertainment and advertising solutions, today announced that in partnership with Zee Communications, it will release the premier of the movie F.A.L.T.U online to a worldwide audience through YuppTV.

F.A.L.T.U starring Jackky Bhagnani and Puja Gupta will hit the theatres on the April fool's day. YuppTV will premiere the movie online on the same day and make it available for viewing on TVs, personal computers, smartphones and other internet enabled devices starting at 4pm GMT for $2.89 with 24-hour subscription validity. Read full article


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YuppTV Partners with SLA Digital to bring Direct Operator Billing to their Customers

YuppTV, one of the world’s largest Internet TV Platforms for South Asian content has partnered with SLA Digital to enable Direct Operator Billing for its consumers to pay for digital content on their phones by charging it directly to their phone bills or deducting it from their available prepaid phone credit. This feature will not only make the subscription process easier for end consumers, it will also enable YuppTV to diversify into developing countries and target a much wider customer base.

Ashley O’Kane, Corporate Communications Manager at SLA Digital commented on the partnership, “Partnering with YuppTV, one of the largest providers of South-Asian content, adds to our lucrative network of partnerships that SLA Digital is delivering to global Mobile Operators via Digital Services like Direct Operator Billing.”

YuppTV has a global reach, offering LIVE Entertainment & News, TV shows, short videos and movies covering a wide range of languages to South Asian expat communities. Demand for this content is huge even in the emerging markets with an increase in sales of smart devices but where credit card penetration still remains very low. This means that consumers are less likely to have credit cards to pay for these services online. Direct Operator billing becomes an easy way for them to subscribe and pay for this service.

Mr. Uday Reddy, CEO & Founder commented, “YuppTV has been built around making the best use of technology growth and advancement. Partnering with SLA Digital to allow Mobile Operator subscribers to pay for our service using a simple and secure solution like Direct Operator Billing builds on those principles. Following this strategic alliance, we are dedicated to providing the most invigorating content to the South Asian expat community.”

SLA Digital has initially connected YuppTV to Zain Bahrain for Direct Operator Billing and has plans to roll out to additional Mobile Operators in the near future.

For further information please contact:

Ashley O’Kane

Corporate Communications Manager at SLA Digital

ashley.okane@sla-ltd.com

About SLA Digital

SLA Digital is an international Digital Services company delivering innovative solutions such as Direct Operator Billing to Mobile Network Operators and Content Partners globally in order to drive additional revenue streams for all participants. Headquartered in the UK and Malaysia, our team of experienced mobile specialists operate worldwide serving significant operator and content partners throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia. For further information, visit www.sla-digital.com

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YuppTV Bazaar to stream Kids content from USP Studios Catalogue

YuppTV, as the largest OTT player for South-Asian content across the globe, announced its association with USP Studios to make its video content available on the Bazaar platform. YuppTV Bazaar is the online marketplace for VOD content, allowing independent content producers to leverage the extensive reach of YuppTV and deliver their content to YuppTV’s worldwide audience.

Sharing his thoughts upon the association, Mr. Uday Reddy, Founder & CEO of YuppTV said, “Kids today are increasingly becoming smarter and hence, there is a need for high quality informative, educative and entertaining content for kids. Our association with USP Studios is meant to deliver the same to our global audience. At YuppTV, we have always persevered to provide the most contextual and exhilarating content to our users and I am optimistic that Bazaar users would welcome the latest addition to our upgrade

USP Studios is a native YouTube Content Creator primarily in the Kids & Learning space with over 350+ owned and managed YouTube channels in its network has catapulted itself into a global leadership position in the genre by crossing a landmark 10 billion views on its network in a short span of 3 years. Recognized for creating highly engaging, engrossing and unique content for kids, some of their top channels are Kids TV, Kids Channel and Farmees to name a few.

“We are really excited to have partnered with YuppTV and enabling our content for YuppTV Bazaar’s customer worldwide. We look forward to utilizing the enormous reach of YuppTV across the globe and welcoming new users from different geographies to our content. Given how OTT and VOD is going to redefine the consumption patterns of this generation, we are affirmative about a long-term association with the brand,” said Mr. Uday Singh Phoolka, Founder & CEO, USP Studios.

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KKR-BACKED EMERALD MEDIA INVESTS US$50MN IN YUPPTV

Emerald Media, a Pan-Asian platform established by leading global investment firm KKR for investing in the media and entertainment sector today announced that it has acquired a significant minority stake in YuppTV for US$50mn. YuppTV is one of the world’s leading over-the-top (OTT) video platforms for South Asian content offering live TV, catch-up TV and movies on-demand in 14 languages across the globe. The growth capital will enable YuppTV to further its global footprint, expand its content library through original productions and acquisitions, and rapidly grow its paid subscriber base.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, YuppTV is a leading Internet Pay TV platform for South Asians, reaching more than 400 million households across the world. With more than 5 million monthly visitors accessing YuppTV across 27 integrated devices – with a peak monthly traffic of 20 million – YuppTV has been setting records across the OTT industry. YuppTV offers 250+ South Asian TV channels, 5000+ movies and 100+ TV shows to worldwide audiences, with a focus on the USA, UK, Middle East, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and the Caribbean. YuppTV continues to revolutionize the way TV and movies are viewed across the world with over 25,000 hours of entertainment content catalogued in its library, as well as nearly 5,000 hours of new on-demand content added to the YuppTV platform every day.

YuppTV has gained considerable popularity in India having recently launched in the market. With an initial focus on South India, the company has gradually expanded to the rest of the country. It has also recently implemented advanced analytics-based real-time recommendations on Live TV, to make content more discoverable.

Uday Reddy, Promoter and CEO YuppTV, said, "We couldn’t ask for a stronger partner than Emerald Media. YuppTV is a content distribution platform with a strong consumer connection, and Emerald Media has global media relationships. We hope to leverage their relationships and existing assets Endemol, OML, Fluence and Graphic India to create original programming and make this platform a next generation distribution and content powerhouse."

Rajesh Kamat, Managing Director of Emerald Media, said, "Emerald Media believes in driving change and value-creation by providing a distinctive combination of capital, domain knowledge and management bandwidth. The world is moving from traditional consumption to multiscreen delivery mediums. YuppTV provides a unique combination of technology, strong content relationships and revenues of scale and will be an anchor to our vision of building a new age media company."

Paul Aiello, Managing Director of Emerald Media, added, "Uday and his team have created an exceptional online video platform with a loyal subscriber base that realizes the huge potential of the global Indian diaspora. Our investment and relationship will enable YuppTV to further their strong leadership position in the rapidly growing OTT space."

In September 2015, YuppTV had raised its Series A round of funding from Poarch Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama. YuppTV has had over 10 million mobile app downloads, in addition to 50 million pre-installs on Samsung TVs worldwide and 300,000+ downloads on LG Smart TV, making it one of the most downloaded Smart TV Apps. The YuppTV app is also the second most popular app in Android Playstore in India (Entertainment) and the only South Asian app available on PS3™ & PS4™. In addition, YuppTV has launched its exclusive on-demand movie streaming service, YuppFlix, which is backed by an extensive library of more than 5000+ movies across various languages.

About Emerald Media

Emerald Media is a Pan-Asian platform established by KKR to invest in the fast-growing media and entertainment industries across Asia for which KKR has committed up to $300mm from its KKR Asian Fund II. Emerald Media is led by industry veterans Rajesh Kamat and Paul Aiello, supported by an experienced team of investment and operating executives. Paul and Rajesh together have a combined experience of more than 30 years in the industry and bring a unique blend of operational and investment acumen to their business approach.

The platform primarily focuses on providing growth capital to media, entertainment and digital media companies. The platform looks to invest approximately $15-75mn per investment to acquire control or significant minority positions in growing public and private media companies.

For Emerald Media

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Ashish Badshaw

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Mahesh Babu announced as Brand Ambassador for YuppTV

YuppTV, the world's largest online streaming platform for South-Asian content, has announced Tollywood Superstar, Mahesh Babu, as their Brand ambassador. Being a global leader in the OTT space, YuppTV provides South Asian content in more than 12 regional languages and this announcement stands as the first step to showcase YuppTV's strengths in regional penetration.

Mahesh Babu is one of the most popular celebrities with cinematic brilliance and has previously claimed the top-spot in Times Most Desirable Men survey, leaving behind top Bollywood celebrities. His vibrant personality and refreshing candor resonates with YuppTV, a futuristic brand using latest technology to make video content accessible to South Asians across the globe.

Speaking about his association with YuppTV, Mahesh Babu said, "YuppTV is the pioneer in OTT space for South Asian content. It touched many lives across the globe, making viewers feel closer to home, with their world-class services, providing South Asian content anytime, anywhere. Like many others, YuppTV has become my first choice of entertainment. I believe that the future of entertainment is through online video streaming and I am very happy to be associated with YuppTV which is at the forefront of this paradigm shift."

Further commenting on the announcement, Uday Reddy, Founder & CEO, YuppTV said, "In the last few years, YuppTV has evolved as a leader in the OTT space providing unlimited entertainment to South Asians across the globe. In our journey to take the brand to the next level, our association with the superstar Mahesh Babu who has an ardent fan following in India and overseas will help us reach out to far more audiences worldwide."

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YuppTV partners with 101India.com, extends youth-oriented entertainment content on YuppTV Bazaar

New Delhi, September 28, 2016: At a time when millennials are calling the shots for many brands, YuppTV the largest OTT player of South-Asian content, has partnered with 101India.com one of India’s premier youth entertainment portals to bring you 101India.com’s catalogue of fresh and youth centric content now available at YuppTV Bazaar, the online marketplace for VOD by YuppTV.

Further commenting on the association, Uday Reddy, Founder & CEO of YuppTV said, “For YuppTV Bazaar, we are always looking out for content partners with a distinctive appeal. 101India is an online youth content platform with an incredible team of filmmakers and writers providing vivid storytelling content on the themes of travel, humor, love and sex, fiction and more. Since their videos are honest and defy stereotypes, I am convinced that our Bazaar users would enjoy the latest addition to our bouquet of entertainment content.”

Cyrus Oshidar, Founder and MD of 101India.com said, “It is exciting for us to partner with YuppTV and extend our unique storytelling content to the Bazaar users. Our stories are quirky and diverse from the smallest villages to the largest cities of India - from the retired postmaster who built a Taj Mahal for his wife, the Mexican Ambassador who travels in an auto-rickshaw, to stories about India’s lost communities like the Siddis. OTT is the future of content consumption and we look forward to building a long-term association with YuppTV and reaching a global Indian audience."

YuppTV has left no stone unturned in sourcing the most entertaining content for Bazaar users, by getting into strategic alliances with several independent content producers. The recent development follows YuppTV’s association with several other content producers and news agencies, including ScoopWhoop media, BBC Hindi, Culture Machine, Arre and more.

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YuppTV Bazaar partners with Comedy Munch to make viewers Laugh-Out-Loud

New Delhi, August 29, 2016: With a view of strengthening its comedy offerings, online streaming company and world’s largest OTT player in South-Asian content, YuppTV, partnered with Comedy Munch. The association is meant to enrich the comedy portfolio of YuppTV Bazaar, by introducing a range of comedy videos, including Stand-up performances, Pranks Videos, Funny Movie Scenes, News Comedy and Digital Series.

Speaking on the alliance, Uday Reddy, Founder & CEO, YuppTV said, “Comedy as a genre is really popular amongst the users. We are glad to be partnering with Comedy Munch and hosting their excellent collection of comedy content on our Bazaar platform. We are hopeful that this new addition will humor our Bazaar users.”

Comedy Munch will enrich the comedy portfolio of YuppTV in Hindi, English, Tamil, Punjabi and Gujarati with performances from comedians like Raju Srivastava, Sudesh Lahiri, Amit Tandon, Nitin Gupta, Jeeveshu etc

Anuj Sehgal, Director and Founder of Comedy Munch said, “This alliance gives us a much larger footprint of viewers across the globe. Comedy as a genre is growing at a fast pace and with our catalogue of Regional as well as Hinglish comedy, we are ready to serve the needs of urban as well as rural population.”

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Now bringing latest movie premieres online, YuppTV to broadcast Brahmotsavam and other popular Telugu movies

The OTT platform to host Supreme, A AA, Kalyana Vaibhogame and Raja Chevvi Vesthe soon

New Delhi, August 25, 2016: Extending its range of entertainment services, YuppTV, the largest OTT player in the South Asian content, is set to feature latest movie premieres on Pay- Per- View. YuppTV users across the globe (excluding India), can catch the latest releases on the platform. While the Mahesh Babu-starrer, Brahmotsavam is already live on the platform, the OTT player is set to broadcast more such popular movies of top actors.

Further commenting on the development, Uday Reddy, Founder and CEO, YuppTV said, “We are extremely pleased to introduce latest blockbusters and movie premieres to our users, hence forth extending top-notch cinema to South-Asian diaspora community spread across the globe (excluding India) at their own convenience. Furthermore, movie producers who may not have the wherewithal to make their films available in the overseas market may achieve the same at our platform. At YuppTV, it has been our constant endeavor to simplify technology and make highly entertaining content accessible to our users and are affirmative they will immensely enjoy our latest offerings under Pay Per View.”

YuppTV users can now watch Barhmotsavam at the platform. Released on May 20, 2016, Brahmotsavam is a Telugu-language drama film, also starring Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Pranitha Subhash, along with Mahesh Babu in lead roles.

YuppTV is set to keep the audience engaged by telecasting further intriguing and popular regional cinema. Moving forward, the OTT platform will also be telecasting Supreme, A AA, Kalyana Vaibhogame and Raja Chevvi Vesthe in the coming days.

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YuppTV acquires exclusive broadcasting rights for the USA T-20 series

OTT player to broadcast the T20 matches between India & West Indies in USA, Canada and Caribbean islands

Atlanta, August 23, 2016: Delighting the tech-savvy cricket enthusiasts in USA, Canada and Caribbean islands, YuppTV, the largest OTT player for the South-Asian content has secured the exclusive broadcasting rights of the T20 matches to be held between Team India and the current T20 world champions, West Indies.

The T20 series, taking place in Florida, USA on 27th and 28th August will be available LIVE on YuppTV through multiple internet enabled devices, including Smart TVs, Smart Blu-Ray players, laptops, gaming consoles, streaming media players, smartphones and tablets.

Further commenting on the development, Uday Reddy, Founder & CEO, YuppTV said, “We started YuppTV with the vision of providing the most entertaining South-Asian content to the expat community, to be consumed by them at their convenience. Cricket, as a sport has a cult following amongst the viewers and we are glad to deliver top-notch entertainment to the sports enthusiasts on our platform. We further hope that our audience will enjoy the latest offering on YuppTV, catching the LIVE and exclusive Ind vs WI T20 Trophy match.

This offering for the cricket enthusiasts isn’t the first for YuppTV. Previously, they had also successfully broadcasted the Asia Cup on their platform, held between Feb-March, 2016.

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YuppTV app now available on Telstra TV

South-Asian audiences in Australia to access 250+ Live TV Channels, Catch-up TV, 5000+ Movies

Atlanta, August 19th, 2016: YuppTV, the largest OTT player in South-Asian content, has today announced a new partnership with Telstra to launch the YuppTV streaming service on Telstra TV. This will give South Asian audiences in Australia the ability to subscribe to YuppTV on Telstra TV and access 250+ LIVE TV channels, catch-up TV on demand, together with the largest Indian movie catalogue, YuppFlix, providing over 5000 titles from Bollywood and regional languages.

Until the end of October, new YuppTV subscribers that sign up on Telstra TV will receive an exclusive 30 day free trial offer with access to all the great content YuppTV has to offer. Data usage applies.

Commenting at the launch, Uday Reddy, Founder & CEO, YuppTV said, “We are glad to be associating with Telstra, and extending our offerings to the expat community and other fans of Indian national & regional content in Australia. With our largest collection of South-Asian entertainment content, we are optimistic that the new users will enjoy and appreciate our exclusive offering.”

Serkan Honeine, Director, Media Propositions & GTM, Telstra said, “At Telstra, we recognise that we have a diverse customer base, and we want to be able to bring together the content experiences that are most relevant to them. We’re really excited to be launching into the foray of international language content, beginning with YuppTV.”

The announcement comes as YuppTV has recently extended the collection of languages on the platform, now allowing users to enjoy on-demand video content in Sinhala, Urdu and Bangla.

About Telstra TV :

Telstra TV is the simple way to watch your TV on demand, stream and catch-up on TV and movies, and even connect your own media.

Telstra TV has its own app store where you can download a wide range of subscription apps including all three streaming services, Netflix, Stan and Presto, as well as rent or buy* blockbuster movies to stream through BigPond Movies.

In June 2016, there were over 200,000 households across Australia enjoying the Telstra TV.

For more information: www.telstra.com.au/telstratv

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YuppTV and Culture Machine's partner to introduce entertainment for the internet generation on YuppTV Bazaar

The new potpourri of content to include youth entertainment, humor, fashion & lifestyle, mythology and more

YuppTV Bazaar has tied up with India’s leading digital media firm, Culture Machine, to feature its network of media brands on the YuppTV platform.

As India’s leading online marketplace for ravishing content, YuppTV Bazaar has always endeavored to curate the most entertaining content on its popular platform. With over 500 million monthly views, Culture Machine has emerged as one of the leading producers of content across genres. Further to this association, YuppTV Bazaar viewers will now be able to watch various digital channels like- Being Indian, Epified, Old Delhi Films, Put Chutney, Blush, Rascalas, Being Indian’s Awesome Sauce, Whack and VIVA to name a few, all ‘owned and operated’ by Culture Machine.

Speaking at the new alliance, Uday Reddy, Founder & CEO, YuppTV said, "YuppTV Bazaar has gained traction within the young and dynamic internet users. We decided to associate with Culture Machine, following their repertoire of digital media brands and content that appeals to the South Asian internet audiences. We are positive that our users at YuppTV Bazaar would actively enjoy the refreshing new content."

Further elucidating on the same, Sameer Pitalwalla, CEO & Co-Founder, Culture Machine said, "We are excited to partner with YuppTV and expand the reach of our brands to YuppTV Bazaar. The platform has already acquired a vast user base and we are looking forward to making our content available to them via YuppTV Bazaar."

The new and existing users at YuppTV Bazaar may now easily access vivid range of Youth Entertainment content, Recipes, Mythology, Audio Series, women's & lifestyle channel, Tamil Humour and Desi Comedy.

About Culture Machine:

Founded in 2013 by Sameer Pitalwalla and Venkat Prasad, Culture Machine Media Pvt Ltd is a Digital Media company that creates for and manages media brands that cater to South Asian internet audiences.

Culture Machine, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Aleph Group, Singapore, has offices and studio facilities in India (Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai) and the United States of America (California).

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YuppTV Channel makes a comeback on RokuPlayers and Roku TVs

Set to offer its largest collection of South Asian content to USA & Canada

The leading OTT player in South Asian content, YuppTV has made its mighty comeback on the Roku® platform in the USA & Canada, introducing its extensively updated video content, packaged in a superior and advanced user interface. In 2010, YuppTV has been the first Live TV channelon the Rokuplatform,which includes the Roku Streaming Stick®, Roku Streaming players and Roku TV™, providing Indian expat community, easy access to high quality South Asian entertainment content. Post 2012, the channelcontinued to provide the content to other markets, except USA & Canada.

Roku users in USA & Canada will now be able to access YuppTV’s200+ LIVE TV channels, Catch-up TV and YuppFlix, thelargest Bollywood and South Asian regional language movie catalogue, with more than 5,000 titles. Further enhancing the content offering, the app will also offer online movie premiers mostly within three weeks of the release in YuppTV’s Pay per View movies.

Speaking at the launch, Uday Reddy, Founder & CEO, YuppTV said, “We are thrilled to launch our updated YuppTV app on the Roku platformin USA & Canada. Incepted with the vision of providing the most authentic and entertaining Indian national and regional content to the Indian expat and diaspora community across the globe, we are affirmative that the users will enjoy and appreciate our content offering.”

“It is inspiring the way YuppTV has evolved its service offering over the years and we’re excited to be able to once again offer Roku consumers in the U.S. and Canada an amazing selection of premium South Asian content,” said Ziba Kaboli-Gerbrands, director of content acquisition, Roku, Inc.

In succession to the launch, YuppTV has also added new languages in its offering, now allowing more Roku users to enjoy video content in Sinhala, Urdu, Nepali and Bangla. YuppTV will also offer nine popular channels from Argentina like TYC Sports, El Trece, America Sports available for Argentine expats living in USA & Canada.With the newly updated user interface, the channeloffers an aesthetically enriching experience. Furthermore, the next update of the channelwillalsofeature YuppTV Bazaar, the online marketplace for video content, and Yupp News, which curates thetop news from around the world in short video snippets.

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YuppTV partners with Silly Monks, further expands its entertainment catalogue on YuppTV Bazaar

Users can now access original web series, short films and latest happenings in Bollywood and south Indian film industry

YuppTV Bazaar, India’s leading online marketplace for high quality premium video content has entered into a strategic alliance with Silly Monks. As a creative agency, Silly Monks has established strong foot holding in the content production domain, with their premium regional content. Following the partnership, users of YuppTV Bazaar will now be able to easily access new and refreshing Hindi, Telugu, Tamil & Malayalam content.

The partnership is set to make movie trailers, music videos, interviews and events in Tollywood, Mollywoood and Kollywood film industry available at YuppTV Bazaar. Users will now be able to access South Indian entertainment and celebrity gossips on the go and also follow the popular and first ever Telugu web series, Mudda Pappu Avakai.

Further elucidating upon the partnership, Uday Reddy, Founder & CEO, YuppTV said, “We are excited to be partnering with Silly Monks and further extending our assortment of curated content on YuppTV Bazaar. We are affirmative that users will enjoy the new addition in our bouquet of entertaining content."

Echoing the same thought, Sanjay Reddy, Founder & Managing Director, Silly Monks Entertainment Pvt Ltd added, “We are proud to be associated with YuppTV Bazaar and present our content at the platform. Owing to the massive reach of YuppTV, we hope to reach out to and entertain hither to unexplored users. We expect tremendous advantages for both the companies resulting out of this synergy"

About Silly Monks

Headquartered in Hyderabad SillyMonks (www.sillymonks.com) - engaged in the business of Digital Marcom, Publishing, Cinema, TV , Music and Events. SillyMonks is also present in music through its brand Monkstar Music that provides a platform for independent artists. SillyMonks Multi Channel Network (MCN) delivers approximately 100 Million+ views in a month and addresses a social audience of 16+million followers across various social media platforms. The company is present in Hong Kong, Chennai, Kochi & Bangalore with a foot print in Los Angeles.

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YuppTV welcomes the new-age digital media brand, Arré on YuppTV Bazaar

Following its rapid expansion spree, soliciting the most thought-provoking and entertaining content, world's largest OTT player for South-Asian content, YuppTV has partnered with Arré, the multi-genre, mult-format digital media brand.

The association will introduce a range of popular and trending web-series, social experiments and reality shows, documentaries as well as non-fiction products from the Arré stable on YuppTV Bazaar, one of the leading online marketplaces for on-demand video content.

Further commenting on the latest addition in the entertainment bouquet of YuppTV Bazaar, Uday Reddy, CEO & Founder, YuppTV said, "Arre, as an new-age digital entertainment and infotainment media brand, resonates with the present day users, millennial and others. We are glad to be partnering with these creative mavericks and hosting their original series for our existing and new Bazaar users."

To begin with, YuppTV Bazaar will host A.I.S.H.A - My Virtual Girlfriend and I Don't Watch TV, the two trending web-series by Arre.

Professing their excitement on the partnership, B.Saikumar, Founder and Managing Director from Arré said, "Arre is excited to reach out to an Indian and Worldwide audience through YuppTV Bazaar’s OTT platform. We look forward to a long-term association with YuppTV and hope to partner on many more content offerings for a vast section of passionate and engaged viewers on YuppTV Bazaar."

About ARRÉ

Arré is India's first multi-format, multi-genre digital media brand. Arré brings to India's new-gen digital audiences a range of contextual storytelling and entertainment using video, audio, graphic-art and text. Its original content ranging from articles that explore sub-culture and popular culture to audio-dramas in partnership with Saavn, the first of which is Trial By Error | The Aarushi Files based on one of India’s most intriguing murder cases, doodles and illustrations that take a satirical look at the world and socio-political environment, fiction shows like A.I.SHA, I Don’t Watch TV which is a satirical sitcom series that explores the many unsaid dimensions of India’s over-the-top entertainment television industry and its protagonists. Arré has been working with a range of advertisers to integrate their brands seamlessly into contextual storytelling and entertainment as well as with a range of Video platforms to market and distribute its content.

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YuppTV ties up with Future Today, introduces Kids & Cookery content on YuppTV Bazaar

YuppTV, the world's largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for South Asian content, has announced its tie-up with Future Today Inc. As part of the move, YuppTV will showcase Future Today's Kids (Happykids) and Cookery (ifood.tv) related content to global users on its YuppTV Bazaar platform.

iFood TV is a multi-platform video channel for food and cooking content. Apart from having the largest library of cooking videos, it is also the most-trafficked site in the food-video space. Happykids is a multi-platform video channel that entertains and educates kids of all ages with music, stories and activity guides.

Speaking on the partnership, Udaynandan Reddy, Founder & CEO, YuppTV, commented, "YuppTV Bazaar was launched as the perfect destination for today’s digital viewership to consume the most curated, high-quality video content in their preferred genre. Following the association, we would be introducing culinary and kids' entertainment content on our platform. We are confident that the new additions will further entertain and indulge our users."

Echoing the same thought, Vikrant Mathur, Co-Founder Future Today said, "We are excited to be partnering with YuppTV to make our premium content available on their platform. With our content now available on YuppTV Bazaar, YuppTV users will not only be able to view the recipes, preparation techniques and how-to guides for their favorite cuisines, anytime, anywhere, but also keep their kids happily entertained while they are cooking," commented

YuppTV Bazaar is a novel initiative from YuppTV, which serves as a digital marketplace for premium video content creators to upload, share and monetize their creations. The platform curates and hosts high-quality video content across various genres such as Education, Short Films, Web Series, and Trailers etc. The iFood TV content can be viewed through the YuppTV app on Smart TVs, smart phones, tablets & PCs.

About Future Today

Future Today Inc. is a video technology and distribution company that helps video content creators distribute and monetize their content on the Web, Mobile and Connected TV platforms. Future Today’s cloud-based solution powers over 1,000 apps on platforms such as Roku, Now TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Sony Smart TV and other OTT devices. Future Today’s platform is free to use, and there is no cost for content creators to use either the platform or the services that Future Today provides, ever. Future Today currently works with over 500 Content Companies, including some of the biggest YouTube channels as well as traditional media companies syndicating content to broadcast networks.

For more information, please visit www.futuretodayinc.com

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YuppTV and ACT Fibernet partner to delight their Hyderabad users

Move to deliver a seamless viewing experience by integrating great content with high speed connectivity

YuppTV, the world's largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for South Asian content, has announced its collaboration with ACT (Atria Convergence Technologies Pvt. Ltd.), the country's fourth largest Internet Service Provider (ISP) in the wired broadband category and pioneers in Fiber-to-the-Home technology. As a part of the partnership, the entire array of YuppTV's diverse content of 200+ Live TV channels, 2000+ movies, 100+ TV shows and 1000+ short movies will be available for as low as INR 99 per month for ACT subscribers in Hyderabad as an add-on package. With top TV channels and latest movies from Tollywood amongst the content on offer, the move comes as a very attractive development for the audience in the city of Hyderabad.

ACT is currently leading in net wired broadband subscriber additions in calendar year 2016 and continues to offer consumers the fastest, most consistent and unparalleled Internet experience, through the immensely scalable and future proof technology of fiber optics. It is at the forefront of driving Internet consumption in India, not just in terms of growing the market but also changing the online user behaviour and enhancing the way users experience this medium.

YuppTV's latest collaboration will enable its high-quality content to be bundled with the best high-speed internet connectivity for the city's users. YuppTV's provision of Catch-up TV, which allows users to watch their favourite programmes from the last 7 days at their convenient time, will also be a major attraction for viewers.

Speaking on the partnership, Mr. Bala Malladi, CEO of the ACT Group said "Hyderabad is one of the highest internet penetrated cities in the country and we are delighted to associate with YuppTV which is one of the world's largest internet-based TV. This partnership is line with our strategic plans for Hyderabad as the city continues to be a key market for us and we will always attempt to give reliable high speeds with upload and download, the consumers can enjoy equal data limit on both."

Speaking on the partnership, Uday Reddy, Founder & CEO, YuppTV, said, "Streaming videos require high fidelity networks with consistent speeds to deliver a buffer-free experience. With this partnership, we are attempting to enhance accessibility to YuppTV content and solve internet connectivity concerns for our users through ACT’s high-speed broadband framework. We are confident that our Hyderabad users will welcome the initiative, and be able to seamlessly enjoy our library of diverse entertainment solutions through ACT."

To activate their YuppTV subscriptions, users can log onto the ACT portal and select YuppTV as an add-on package or call the ACT helpline at 040-66272727. Activating the deal will also enable users to stream their favourite content on more than five screens, including TV, web and mobile, with a single subscription. YuppTV can be accessed through its website,www.yupptv.in, or via its app on Android and iOS smartphones, and on YuppTV App on LG, Sony and Samsung Smart TVs.

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Watch and Chat LIVE with Superstar Mahesh Babu!

Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu joins Freedocast – India’s leading live broadcasting platform!.

Get a chance to interact with Mahesh Babu live only on Freedocast! The interaction is scheduled for May 14 at 1830 hours IST.

Download the Freedocast App on iOS or Google Play today and get a chance of a lifetime to live chat with your superstar!.”

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YuppTV announces the digital premiere of 2016 blockbusters, Oopiri and Thozha!

In a move to delight the Indian expat community, YuppTV, the world’s largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for South Asian content, has announced the digital premiere of two super-hit movies, Oopiri and Thozha. The movies, which stars renowned actors such as Nagarjuna Akkineni, Karthi, Tamannah, Prakash Raj and Jayasudha, will be made available for YuppTV users across the world, except India.

The Indian Telugu-Tamil comedy-drama film adaptation of the French film The Intouchables, Oopiri (Telugu) and Thozha (Tamil) are directed by Vamsi Paidipally and chart the life of a paraplegic billionaire Vikram Aditya, played by Nagarjuna, and his topsy-turvy relationship with his caretaker Seenu, enacted by Karthi. The unique concept of the movies and the performances has been appreciated by both critics and the viewers, resulting in their superlative success.

Speaking on the announcement, Uday Reddy, Founder and CEO, YuppTV, said, “We, at YuppTV, have always endeavoured to provide highly curated, relevant and the latest entertainment solutions to our viewers across the globe. Making these movies available through YuppTV’s platform will allow our expat users to see their favourite superstars in action, and underlines our commitment to enable access to the latest super hits off the shelf.”

Prasad V. Potluri, Chairman of the PVP Group, added, “Being the largest OTT enabler for South Asian content in the world, partnering with YuppTV for the digital premiere of our movies will allow us to reach out to massive viewer base. Our Oopiri/Thozha is a movie celebrating life and it showcases the relationship between a physically challenged billionaire and a socially challenged slum dweller. We are confident that the Telugu and Tamil speaking viewers around the globe will enjoy this movie.”

The movies can be accessed through the YuppTV website, www.yupptv.com, or via its app on Smart TVs, Smart blu-ray players, streaming media players, gaming consoles, smartphones and tablets.

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YuppTV launches 18 Sri Lankan channels on its platform!

Channels now available in the UK, EU, Middle East, Malaysia and New Zealand on YuppTV platform.

Atlanta, April 27, 2016: YuppTV, the world’s largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for South Asian content, has enabled two premium Hindi entertainment channels – Star Plus and Life OK – for its users in the UK, EU, Middle East, Malaysia and New Zealand. YuppTV’s latest move will delight its users in these regions, who will welcome the addition of the premium Hindi entertainment channels to YuppTV catalogue.

Speaking on the launch, Mr. Uday Reddy, CEO & Founder, YuppTV, said, “Both Star TV and Life OK are extremely popular within the country’s digital viewership for their differentiated entertainment content offerings. This move underlines YuppTV’s commitment to enable the most tailored entertainment content for our users, and offer expats a chance to catch their favourite shows anytime, anywhere.”

Mr. Gurjeev Singh Kapoor, President- Star International says “Star Network is very pleased to join hands with YuppTV to offer the best of our content to our loyal viewers anywhere anytime. We look forward to a productive partnership.”

A part of 21st Century Fox's STAR India network, Star Plus and Life OK are Hindi language general entertainment television channels and have some of the most-watched primetime shows in the country on their roster. While Life OK airs popular programmes like Bahu Humaari Rajnikanth and Savdhaan India – India Fights Back, Star Plus has shows such as Ye Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai and Diya Aur Baati Hum which are widely viewed across India. YuppTV users can access these channels through www.yupptv.com, or through the YuppTV app on smart TVs, smart Blu-ray players, streaming media players, gaming consoles, smartphones and tablets.

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YuppTV launches 18 Sri Lankan channels on its platform!

Atlanta, April 20, 2016: YuppTV, the world’s largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for South Asian content, expands its offering with the launch of 18 Sri Lankan TV channels across a variety of genres such as general entertainment, news, music, spiritual etc. As a part of the association, prominent Sinhala, Tamil and English channels such as Siyatha TV, Derana TV, Dan TV, Channel C, Nethra TV and Prime TV will be made available on YuppTV platform, worldwide.

Approximately 3 million Sri Lankan expats are estimated to be spread across the globe, with the majority concentrated around Europe, Middle East & Canada. Sri Lankan expats can now enjoy their favourite programs anytime, anywhere on multiple internet enabled devices. Two of Sri Lanka's most popular TV channels from Capital Maharaja Organization, Shakthi TV and Sirasa TV, were already available on YuppTV.

Speaking on the partnership, Uday Reddy, Founder & CEO, YuppTV, said, “At YuppTV, we have always sought to enable the best, most preferred entertainment options for our users across the globe. We have constantly enhanced our content offerings to appeal to the sensibilities of our diverse consumer base. Allowing access to these channels through our platform will add to the delight of our Sri Lankan expat viewers as they will be able to watch their favourite programmes from anywhere in the world.”

With the partnership, YuppTV became the first OTT service provider in the world to provide Live TV access of such an exquisite bouquet of Sri Lankan channels, which will be made available to subscribers at a very affordable price. These new channels will be part of Sri Lankan TV packages and can be accessed through the YuppTV website, www.yupptv.com, or via its app on Smart TVs, Smart blu-ray players, streaming media players, gaming consoles, smartphones and tablets.

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YuppTV adds Hum TV, Pakistan’s leading entertainment channel, to its content catalogue!

YuppTV makes the popular channel available to YuppTV users worldwide, with the exception of US

Atlanta, April 14, 2016: Adding another channel to its impressive library of digital content offerings, YuppTV, the world’s largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for South Asian content, has signed up with Pakistan’s leading entertainment channel, Hum TV. Having brought the channel onboard, YuppTV will now distribute Hum TV worldwide – with the exception of the US – as a part of its Urdu bouquet.

Hum TV, the flagship channel of Hum Network Ltd is one of the most popular entertainment channels in Pakistan. The channel and its shows such as Man Mayal, Gul-e-Rana, Abro, Pakeeza, and Jago Pakistan Jago(Morning Show) also enjoy immense popularity with the Indian consumers..

Speaking on the announcement, Uday Nandan, Founder & CEO, YuppTV, said, “Hum TV is one of the most popular television channels in Pakistan and enjoys impressive viewership not just with the Pakistani viewers, but also among Indians. Our users can enjoy the channel on television, web and mobile. With this new move, Pakistani expats would not have to miss out on their favorite shows from this popular channel.”

“Hum TV is a phenomenal addition to YuppTV and we are delighted to bring Hum TV to YuppTV’s audience for their enjoyment”, said Mr. Duraid Qureshi, CEO of Hum Network.

YuppTV users can access the channel through www.yupptv.com, or via its app on Smart TVs, Smart Blu-ray players, streaming media players, gaming consoles, smartphones and tablets..

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YuppTV named 'Company of the Yearfor Innovation and Leadership'at the IAIR Awards 2016!

Wins the title in the Online TV – South Asia segment

YuppTV, the world's largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for South Asian content, has added another award to its growing list of accolades. YuppTV was named the 'Company of the Year for Innovation and Leadership'at the recently concluded IAIR Awards 2016 in Hong Kong, winning the vaunted title in the Online TV – South Asia segment. The award was received by Mr. Sudhir Pakala – Director, Corporate Development of YuppTV on the behalf of company.

IAIR AWARDS is one of the world's leading ranking and prize for excellences in global economy and sustainability. It is made up of the scientific committee of IAIR® and IAIREVIEW.org along with a team of dedicated legal, economic and financial journalists in over 120 countries worldwide.YuppTv's win at the event underlines its sustainable business practices and scalable business model, as well asits brand proposition as an industry leader in the OTT video content segment in termsof developing a more innovative approach.

YuppTV won Red Herring Award in 2015 and Speaking on the win of IAIR award this year, Mr. Uday Reddy, Founder & CEO YuppTV, commented, "From the very beginning, we have identified constant innovation as a key driver to enable sustainable business growth and to consolidate our position as a market leader. We offer a premium catalogue of diversified South Asian entertainment to our varied viewer base globally. The recognitionfor our approach as the ‘Company of the Year’ by IAIRserves as a massive boost to our effortsin providing the best entertainment solutions in the digital realm and gives us the impetus to continue raising the bar ever higher."

YuppTV is amongst the most popular mobile TV apps in the world, andhas more than 2 millionapp downloads on Samsung TVs worldwide. It is the 2ndmost downloaded App among Android TV Apps in India, and has more than 5 million monthly visitors on its platform.

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Latest Telugu thriller 'Kshanam' makes its digital debut, exclusively on YuppTV!

Movie starring Adivi Sesh, Adah Sharma and Anasuya available on-demand for expats around the world

Underlining its commitment to provide high-quality and timely entertainment solutions to its expat users, YuppTV, the world's largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for South Asian content, will be the exclusive partner for the digital premiere of Telugu thriller film ‘Kshanam’. Starring Adivi Sesh, Adah Sharma and Anasuya Bharadwaj, the film marks the debut of director Ravikanth Perepu. It will be available on YuppTV from March 18, for its users outside India. From the dusty bylanes of Golconda to Hyderabad’s financial district, from the beaches of Vizag to the streets of San Francisco, Kshanam’s story follows the protagonist as he traverses all these places to uncover a mystery bigger than he could have ever imagined. Produced by renowned production house, PVP Cinema, with a story by Adivi Sesh, ‘Kshanam’ has stormed the box office in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, North India and the US with rave reviews and superb collections.

Speaking on the premiere, Mr.Uday Reddy, Founder and CEO, YuppTV, said, "We have always looked to curate and present the best available entertainment options for our expat users across the world, who usually do not have much access to their preferred regional content, especially movies, due to geographical limitations. The digital launch of 'Kshanam' underlines our commitment to present the latest offerings in the realm of entertainment. We will continue to make more popular movies available to our users on our platform to keep them plugged in to the latest regional entertainment content that the country has to offer."

Mr Prasad V. Potluri, Chairman of PVP Group shared his excitement, "YuppTV is the perfect platform for Indians based abroad who want to stay updated on the latest releases. The digital launch of ‘Kshanam’ is another step towards offering the user base the latest dose of entertainment and we are hoping for a phenomenal response internationally."

YuppTV users will be able to enjoy the movie through the YuppTV app via smart TVs, smart Blu-ray players, streaming media players, gaming consoles, smartphones, tablets and PC. For more information, please follow: www.yupptv.com/movies/yuppflix.aspx

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YuppTV launches premium entertainment channel &TV in partnership with Zee Network

YuppTV, the world's largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for South Asian content, has announced its partnership with &TV. YuppTV’s partnership with the channel will allow its users to catch a diverse and dynamic mix of relatable fiction, high voltage non-fiction, marquee events and blockbuster movies in Hindi from &TV through its platform.

&TV is the flagship Hindi GEC of the ‘&’ bouquet of channels from Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), a global media and entertainment company. With the association confirmed, &TV’s delightful blend of programming across genres will now be available to YuppTV users across the globe.

Speaking on the partnership, Uday Reddy – Founder & CEO, YuppTV, said, "We are pleased to announce our association with leading TV conglomerate Zee Network to launch its premium entertainment channel &TV across the APAC region. &TV signifies a conjunction of aspirations and rootedness which is synonymous with the spirit of New Age India. Our partnership with the channel adds great value to our existing library and gives our users more entertainment options to choose from."

Be it the fast paced crime-mystery thriller 'Agent Raghav - Crime Branch', the horror series 'Darr Sabko Lagta Hai' or the family comedy 'BhabhiJi Ghar Par Hai!', YuppTV users can access &TV's offerings through the YuppTV website, www.yupptv.com, or on smart TVs, smart Blu-ray players, streaming media players, gaming consoles, smartphones and tablets through its app.

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India VS Pakistan

After an emphatic victory over hosts Bangladesh in the tournament’s opening match on Wednesday, India is set to face its archrival Pakistan on Saturday, 27th February.

The two sides have not played since their World Cup duel in 2015 as the proposed bilateral series in December did not materialize.

Going by India's T20 form in Australia and against Sri Lanka at home recently, lots of expectations are already set from men in blue.

In its first match on Wednesday, India lost 3 wickets quickly but Rohit Sharma kept firing boundaries and helped team to set a score of 166 runs with loss of 6 wickets. India’s bowling attack might not have been appreciated in the past but on Wednesday, Indian bowlers finished the job with something to spare. Ashish Nehra took three wickets, fellow fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah took another, while spinner Ravichandran Ashwin helped stifle Bangladesh. As per Twenty20 international records, India has won five of the six contests with Pakistan. It will be interesting to see on Saturday if men in green are able to record their second win over India or the men in blue will hit the sixth one.

All the action can be watched Live & Exclusive on YuppTV in the USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia. Cricket fans in Singapore will also be able view the tournament LIVE via YuppTV app on multiple Internet enabled devices such as Smart TVs, Smart Blu-ray players, streaming media players, laptop, gaming console, smart phones and tablets.

Uday Reddy, Founder & CEO, YuppTV said, "If Cricket is a religion of India, Twenty20 International has an equally incredible ritualistic significance. India vs Pakistan matches have always come with an emotional connect for the audiences. We are delighted to provide exclusive Twenty20 international content to our customers abroad on multiple devices underlining our commitment to offer the most seasoned content for our consumers and to give them the option to witness their favourite cricket stars in action."

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'SoggadeChinniNayana' makes its digital debut exclusively on YuppTV’s platform!

Movie starring 'King' Nagarjuna, Ramya Krishnan and LavanyaTripati now available on-demand

YuppTV, the world's largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for South Asian content,has made the 'King' Nagarjuna's latest flick, 'SoggadeChinniNayana', available for expats around the world through an exclusive digital launch on its platform.

Thelaunch of this film on YuppTVis scheduled on February 19th.The movie, which also stars Ramya Krishnan and LavanyaTripati in addition to the ‘King’ Nagarjuna, is available on-demand in all countries in exception to India.

Speaking on the launch,Uday Reddy,CEO & Founder ofYuppTV, said, “We are launching this movie with an aim ofproviding our expat users with the latest movie releases from India. This underlines our commitment to provide the most tailored entertainment option for our consumers and to give them the option to view their favourite stars in action at the same time as the movie is launched."

YuppTV subscribers across the world can enjoy the movie on YuppTV website, www.yupptv.com, or via YuppTV app on Smart TVs, Smart Blu-ray players, streaming media players, gaming consoles, smartphones and tablets.

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NDTV India, NDTV 24x7, NDTV Profit /Prime and NDTV Good Times now available on YuppTV

: If you follow popular shows on the NDTV network such as The Big Fight, Power Lunch, Prime Time and Chakhle India Kachcha Raasta, there is good news for you! YuppTV, the world’s largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for Indian content, has announced its partnership with the NDTV Group. Under the move, YuppTV subscribers will be able to view the four channels - NDTV India (Hindi), NDTV 24x7 (English) and NDTV Profit /Prime (Business) and NDTV Good Times anytime, anywhere.

The four channels of NDTV can be accessed by users on www.yupptv.com from outside India and www.yupptv.in from India, or by downloading the YuppTV app on their smart phones, smart TVs, smart Blu-ray players, streaming media players, tablets and gaming consoles. The move took the number of channels on YuppTV’s platform to 16, adding to its current repository of 200+ Indian TV Channels in 13 languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Oriya, Gujarati, Sinhala, Urdu and Bangla.

Speaking on the announcement, Uday Reddy, Founder & CEO, YuppTV, commented, "We are the largest OTT provider for Indian content in the world, while the NDTV group is the preferred news channel for Indian expats worldwide. The association will allow us to add NDTV’s popular news and lifestyle programmes to our offerings and will improve the selection choices for our users. We are confident of satisfying all India-centric news-related requirements of our subscribers with this partnership."

Rahul Sood, Head, Network Distribution & Affiliate Sales, NDTV, added, "We are pleased to partner with YuppTV, a leading digital content destination for Indian expats and this association will serve to add even more options for the YuppTV users and allow its users with anytime, anywhere access to our channels."

New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) is an Indian commercial broadcasting television network owning three national news channels – NDTV India (Hindi), NDTV 24X7 (English) and NDTV Profit (Business) – as well as a lifestyle channel, NDTV Good Times. YuppTV’s partnership with the group underlines its position as the premium digital TV content platform for news channels. YuppTV will also make the channels’ programmes available for view for up to seven days on its platform, allowing users to go back and view their favourite shows in case they miss the original schedule.

Since its India launch in October 2015, YuppTV has been creating ripples across the digital entertainment industry owing to its unique approach and extensive network. It is today the world’s largest internet TV and video on demand (VOD) streaming provider with more than 5 million mobile app downloads and an audience base reaching 400+ million households through Smart TVs. YuppTV is also the 2nd most popular app in Google Play Store and the most popular TV app on LG and Samsung Smart TVs in India.

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YuppTV bags the exclusive digital media rights for the Asia Cup 2016

The OTT provider enables live streaming for the T20 tournament via its app on multiple Internet enabled devices

YuppTV, the world's largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for South Asian content, is happy to announce that it has secured the digital media rights for the Asia Cup T20, 2016 to be held on February 24th - March 6th, 2016. While YuppTV has secured exclusive rights to stream Asia Cup 2016 live in USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia, cricket fans in Singapore will also be able view the tournament via YuppTV app on multiple Internet enabled devices such as Smart TVs, Smart Blu-ray players, streaming media players, laptop, gaming console, smart phones and tablets. The Asia Cup 2016 is scheduled to take place in Dhaka, Bangladesh with the Indian T20 team taking on the host nation on the inaugural day. The much awaited match between India and Pakistan is scheduled for February 27, while India faces the defending champions Sri Lanka on March 1.

Speaking on the announcement, Uday Reddy, Founder & CEO, YuppTV said, "Cricket has always been a sport that has incited much passion and following amongst South Asians. By bagging the exclusive digital media rights for the Asia Cup 2016, we are enabling live, on-the-go access to the tournament for the expat community. This partnership will provide them with seamless, real-time access to all the matches and allow viewers to watch their favourite teams in action on their preferred device!"

In addition to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, non-test playing nations Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Oman and UAE will also be competing for a qualifying spot for the tournament. The qualifying round is scheduled to take place at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium (KSOAS) in Narayanganj, Afghanistan, between February 19 and February 22, with the winner of the qualifiers then joining the test playing nations in the main event.

YuppTV users can catch all the action on www.yupptv.com or via the YuppTV app on their smart TVs, smart Blu-ray players, streaming media players, gaming consoles, smartphones and tablets.

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YuppTV expands its Hindi entertainment choices by partnering with B4U!

Will now offer B4U Movies and B4U Music to its viewers

YuppTV, the world's largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for Indian content, has expanded the entertainment choices available for its users by announcing a partnership with B4U. Under the partnership, YuppTV users anywhere across the world, with the exception of the US, will be able to view B4U Music and B4U Movies.

B4U is one of the world's leading Bollywood television networks and operates on more than 8 different satellites in over 100 countries. The move to partner with B4U is meant to augment YuppTV’ s current Hindi entertainment library. Both channels will be available in Hindi and can be viewed on computers, smart TVs, smart Blu-ray players, streaming media players, tablets, smartphones and gaming consoles along with other video content through YuppTV's platform.

Speaking on the announcement, Uday Reddy, Founder & CEO - YuppTV, commented, "YuppTV, today, has established its credentials as the biggest Indian TV content enabler in the world. As such, we constantly endeavor to provide our users across the globe with more entertainment options. This partnership with B4U will help us augment our current offerings and add to the Hindi content options available for our users."

Ashok Shenoy, Head - International Business of B4U added, "Our association with YuppTV allows us to expand our bouquet of offerings to its vast digital audience globally. As a premier digital content destination, it will provide anytime, anywhere access to viewers who can enjoy our extensive movie and music programming across devices. This falls in place with our strategy to reach our viewers at their convenience and fulfill their Bollywood entertainment needs on the go."

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YuppTV app now available on Apple TV

YuppTV, the world’s largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for South Asian content, has recently announced itsavailability on Apple TV. With this, AppleTV users can enjoy YuppTV services such as Live TV channels, Catch-up TV, thousands of Bollywood and regional movies(through its movie-on-demand platform YuppFlix, and Sports. Moreover, users can also watch all the cricket matches from the upcoming Asia Cup 2016on YuppTV in USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia.

Speaking on the announcement, Uday Reddy, CEO, YuppTV, said, "AppleTV is one of the most used media streaming devices in the world with more than 20 million devices sold today. By making the YuppTV app available on AppleTV, we continue our efforts to extend our customer reach, worldwide.

YuppTV app can be downloaded from the entertainment section of the AppleTV app store by searching for “YuppTV”. All Apple TV customers will get 15 days of Free Trial for all the YuppTV services. Customers can sign up on the YuppTV Website www.yupptv.com to avail Free Trial

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YuppTV partners with Sun Networkto launch 10 channels in Middle East &North Africa

YuppTV, the world’s largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for Indian content, has partnered with leading South Indian television network Sun Network to offer numerous regional entertainment options to its users. With the partnership in place, YuppTV will launch 10 channels in four languages – Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada – in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Under the agreement, YuppTV will make the following Sun Network channels available for its MENA viewers – Surya and Kiran (Malayalam), SunTV, KTV, Sun Music, Adithya TV (Tamil), Gemini TV, Gemini Movies & Gemini Comedy (Telugu) and Udaya TV (Kannada). The move willadd morecontent to YuppTV’ s entertainment repertoire which boasts of over 25000 hours of video content in its catalogue.

Speaking on the partnership, Mr. Uday Reddy, Founder & CEO, YuppTV, said, "As the leading digital entertainment provider for expats from the South Asian community, we pride ourselves on making the latestcontent available to our users across the world. By entering into partnership with Sun Network, one of the largest TV networks in South India, we will curate even more regional entertainment options to add to our already impressive library."

Speaking on this occasion, Mr Mahesh Kumar, President, Sun TV Network Ltdremarked. "The partnership with YUPPTV is yet another initiative in line with our strategy to improve SunTV’spresence on digital networks and beef up distribution through a variety of OTT platforms worldwide"

As the leading OTT provider for South Asian content, YuppTV already has content partnerships with leading television networks to provide 200+ channels in the South Asian region. With entertainment options in 13 languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Oriya, Gujarati, Sinhala, Urdu and Bangla, the brand has established itself as the digital destination for South Asian content in the world.

About Sun TV Network Limited

Sun TV Network Limited (‘Sun TV’) is a leading name in Indian broadcast media industry headquartered in Chennai, India. Established in the year 1993, Sun TV is the largest regional TV network offering a bouquet of thirty three TV channels that are watched by over 95 million Indian households and several more in over 27 other countries. Sun TV also operates - through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies - a network of 48 FM Radio stations across India. Sun TV also owns the Hyderabad-based cricket team Sunrisers Hyderabad that plays in the Indian Premier League, the most watched sporting event in the country.

For more information, visit at: http://www.sunnetwork.in/

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Watch Australian Open on YuppTV

Users can watch live streaming, highlights and VOD on multiple devices

If you would like to see tennis stars battle it out for one of the most prestigious ATP events of the year, look no further! YuppTV, the world's largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for South Asian content, is bringing all the action from the ongoing Australian Open, right at your fingertips. Now watch Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams take on the challengers as they defend their titles in testing conditions at Melbourne!

YuppTV ensures that users can stream the matches live and watch highlights for all of them without any buffering. Users can watch the digital coverage of the Australian Open on their computers and smart devices.

Speaking on the announcement, Mr. Uday Reddy, Founder & CEO, YuppTV, commented, "The Australian Open is one of the most viewed events in the tennis calendar and is a major draw with the viewers. With the event now available for live streaming and VOD on our platform, we are fulfilling our users’ requirement for on-the-go, mobile-first entertainment solutions to make sure they don’t miss a second of the adrenalin pumping action."

In addition to live streaming and highlights, YuppTV will also enable VOD for all the matches for the event which is scheduled from January 18 to January 31. YuppTV subscribers can view all the aces, near misses, set and game points, winning moments, funny moments, celebrations and pre/post match interviews for an immersive, in-depth sports experience. Viewers can access the Australian Open through www.yupptv.in or by downloading the YuppTV app on their smart phones, smart TVs, smart Blu-ray players, streaming media players, tablets and gaming consoles.

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YuppTV partners with global internet technology giant LeEco

Marking a pioneering change in the way digital content is approached, YuppTV, the world's largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for Indian content, has announced its partnership with Chinese OTT and internet technology giant LeEco ( formerly Letv). The move is aimed at maximizing the value to the end user by creating a ubiquitous content ecosystem that enables anytime, anywhere accessibility of video content.

Under the partnership, YuppTV will be integrated into LeEco’s smart devices that gives users the access to YuppTV’s catalogue of live TV channels. YuppTV’s latest move marks the first time a content platform. and a smart device provider have entered into such an association. YuppTV will act as a market differentiator by adding value to LeEco’s end-user offerings through its comprehensive content library.

Speaking on the association, Uday Reddy, Founder & CEO, YuppTV, commented, "The past few years have seen rapid growth in OTT and video consumption through internet enabled devices such as mobiles and smart TVs. Through their multi device and content ecosystem strategy, LeEco has been very successful in China. The partnership with the global internet technology conglomerate was successfully forged due to a natural chemistry and a synergy of vision between the two companies. We are confident that this association will help in optimizing the value delivered to the end-users and take our extensive digital entertainment solutions to a larger audience."

Mr Tin Mok, CEO APAC, LeEco added, "We are delighted to enter into an association with YuppTV which is one of the largest OTT content providers for Indian content in the world today. The partnership is in synergy with our expansion plans in India and will enable us to leverage YuppTV’s offerings to add value to our own services."

About LeEco (formerly Letv)

Founded in November 2004 by Jia Yueting and Liu Hong, a celebrated pioneer in China's Internet landscape, Letv (now rebranded to LeEco) is committed to creating the "Le Ecosystem," a next-generation Internet engine that is vertically-integrated to offer an online platform completed with content, devices and applications. LeEco employs nearly 10,000 people and is the world’s first video company to go public with a market capitalization of more than $12 billion USD. The Group is engaged in a rich array of businesses, spanning from Internet TV, video production and distribution, smart gadgets and large-screen applications to e-commerce and Internet-linked super-electric cars, which were announced in late 2014. A listed company valued at more than 88.81 billion Yuan (US$14.06 billion), LeEco is set to bring in innovative technology with price disruption to the Indian market.

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YuppTV launches International News Channel DW in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal & Bhutan

YuppTV, a world leader in providing converged OTT (over the top) live TV and video on-demand solutions, launches Germany’s premier international news channel Deutsche Welle (DW) in English for viewers in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan.

DW has been a trusted source of reliable, unbiased news and information for more than 60 years. Viewers of YuppTV will now be able to enjoy news, features and award-winning documentaries covering topics from breaking news to science, politics, arts, culture and sports.

YuppTV continuously enriches and enhances the viewers experience with 5000 hours of new on-demand content being added to YuppTV platform everyday with 24x7, customer-centric support. The company's vision is to make it seamless for broadcasters to deliver news, information and entertainment in as many countries as possible across the world. With this endeavor, YuppTV has been able to accomplish its goal of being one of the world's fastest growing OTT content players.

Commenting on this launch, Mr. Uday Reddy, CEO of YuppTV, said “The launch of DW channel adds incredible value to the customer viewing experience. Our viewers in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan will now have access to reliable international news from a channel that is trusted for its veracity and unbiased coverage. It's a welcome addition to YuppTV catalogue and the association aligns with the German broadcaster’s growth plan in South Asia."

According to a spokesperson from DW "We have already seen a major shift in the television industry over the past couple of years towards increased viewer engagement and attention. While attention spans switch to the second screen, it will also be important to create a seamless viewer experience that goes from television to mobile to PC and back again. Therefore we are very happy with this new cooperation as it strengthens our course of future development in Asia."

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YuppTV delights video content creators with the launch of YuppTV Bazaar!

The one stop destination for premium video content

YuppTV, the world's largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for Indian content, has launched YuppTV Bazaar, a marketplace for high-quality video content. YuppTV Bazaar was launched by the Hon'ble Governor of Maharashtra, Shri Vidyasagar Rao and popular Bollywood Actor, Mr. Abhishek Bachchan on December 23 at JW Marriott in Juhu, Mumbai. With the launch of YuppTV Bazaar, YuppTV will now host curated premium video content across various genres such as Education, Short Films, Web Series, Movie Trailers and more.

The move will be music to the ears of independent video content creators, who often find it tough to monetize and market their premium content through traditional video-sharing portals, satellite and DTH platforms. Through assured quality supervision and a large native user base, YuppTV Bazaar will allow these entrepreneurs to showcase their high-quality videos on a trusted platform and reach out to an audience ranging in millions across the world through devices such as Smart TVs, smart phones, tablets & PCs.

Speaking on the launch, Mr. Uday Reddy, Founder & CEO, YuppTV, commented, "With the proliferation of unregulated video content on the digital platform, content monetization and visibility is a prime concern for premium video content creators who often find their content being lost in a deluge of casual user-generated content. YuppTV Bazaar is being launched as a solution that will overcome the traditional roadblocks associated with free-for-all video sharing platforms. We are confident that this development will be a major success and will empower content developers with the perfect medium to share and monetize their offerings."

Hon'ble Governor of Maharashtra, Shri Vidyasagar Rao, added, "In today’s digital age, with technology having changed the way many industries operate today, YuppTV’s launch of its premium video content platform YuppTV Bazaar comes as a very welcome move. By providing a medium to independent creative content creators for showcasing their works, YuppTV has taken the spirit of entrepreneurship to a new level. I support the initiative wholeheartedly and wish YuppTV and YuppTV Bazaar all success."

Mr. Abhishek Bachchan, the renowned actor, who embraced the YuppTV Bazaar Launch event, added, "India, at the moment, is brimming with talent looking for an outlet for their creativity. The launch of YuppTV Bazaar from YuppTV is a welcome move that will provide the Indie moviemakers with a trusted and curated platform for showcasing their talent."

Since its India launch in October 2015, YuppTV has been creating ripples across the digital entertainment industry owing to its unique approach and extensive network. Today, YuppTV is the world’s largest internet TV and video on demand (VOD) streaming provider with more than 5 million mobile app downloads and an audience base reaching 400+ million households through Smart TVs. It is also the 2nd most popular app in Google Play Store and the most popular TV app on LG and Samsung Smart TVs in India.

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YuppTV brings superlative movie experience on fingertips for expats with the launch of YuppFlix!

In a move that will delight Indian movie buffs the world over, YuppTV, the World's largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for Indian content, recently launched its on-demand movie streaming service YuppFlix. Backed by its extensive library of more than 5000+ movies in 12 languages, YuppFlix will offer its users on-the-go entertainment across genres like Comedy, Thriller, Romance, Action, Drama, Devotional & more. Users will never miss another movie from the Thalaiva Rajnikanth or the smashing Joseph Vijay 'Anna'!

Keeping in line with its global promise, the latest offering by YuppTV caters to the varied entertainment demands of the Indian Diaspora across the world. YuppFlix will keep its users up to date with all the latest blockbusters by providing instant movie updates through ad campaigns & push notifications, internet premiers of upcoming movies and blockbusters made available.

Speaking on the launch, Mr. Uday Reddy, Founder & CEO, YuppTV, said, "The Indian expat communities living overseas have limited access to legal regional movie content. Having established YuppTV as the digital destination for over-the-top Indian content, we felt the time was right for us to launch YuppFlix as the premier on-demand digital movie solution for Indian expats. With our extensive database of movies in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali, Punjabi and Kannada, we are confident of delivering high-quality digital movie solutions for our users across the globe."

YuppFlix currently has the biggest catalogue in the industry with over 25000 hours of on-demand content accessible with a subscription and an internet connection. With the catalogue refreshed every week and new entertainment content added daily to YuppFlix’s library, Indian entertainment fans will now be able access their favorite movies anytime, anywhere at the click of a button.

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YuppTV India to carry BBC World News Channel

Focused on providing comprehensive content that includes top-quality international news to subscribers in many key markets around the world (except for USA), YuppTV today announced the launch of the globally recognized 'Al Jazeera' news channel on their platform.

With this launch, YuppTV has added another news services provider to its bouquet of offerings and once again demonstrated leadership by launching a premium channel across the globe. Al Jazeera English gives its viewers a unique global perspective. Its independent and award-winning news, current affairs, documentaries and live debates are seen in six continents and over 140 countries.

Announcing the launch, Mr. Uday Reddy, CEO of YuppTV said, "We are thrilled to launch Al Jazeera English for consumers across the world today (except for the USA). Al Jazeera English is a fresh voice in international news and we believe the channel will offer pioneering news viewing experience to people. We take this opportunity to warmly welcome Al Jazeera to the YuppTV family and strongly believe our viewers will benefit from this launch immensely."

Abdulla Al Najjar, Executive Director of Marketing and Distribution at Al Jazeera Media Network said:"The mission of Al Jazeera is to deliver captivating content which tells the human story; we are therefore naturally excited to partner with YuppTV, which is one of the leading over-the-top content players. Al Jazeera English offers audiences, on a variety of platforms, an unparalleled look at the world and shines a light on under-reported regions which are rarely covered by other international news channels. We trust this will mark the beginning of a new and exciting international partnership."

About Al Jazeera

Launched in 1996, Al Jazeera Arabic was the first independent news channel in the Arab world dedicated to providing comprehensive news, and live debate. Known as the Al Jazeera Media Network, today, the organization broadcasts to 310 million unique homes every day. Al Jazeera English followed in the footsteps of Al Jazeera Arabic in 2006, and is the first English-language news channel to broadcast around the world from the Middle East. From the headquarters to the broadcast centres, and at more than 70 bureaus around the world, the Al Jazeera Media Network strives to deliver content that captivates, informs, inspires and entertains.

Visit Al Jazeera at: www.aljazeera.com

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YuppTV India to carry BBC World News Channel

YuppTV has announced it will be carrying the BBC's international commercial new channel BBC World News. In the deal signed between YuppTV and BBC, YuppTV will now be offering BBC World News – the BBC's international 24 Hr English language news channel, to its Indian audiences.

YuppTV the World's largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for Indian content has 200+ Channels in 13 languages, more than 5000 Movies and hundreds of TV Shows at the click of a button. Apart from the Live TV experience, YuppTV offers Catch-Up TV feature whereby viewers can watch TV content from past 7 days and never miss their favorite Shows.

Speaking about the deal Mr. Uday Reddy, CEO, YuppTV said. "With BBC World News becoming available on YuppTV, our viewers in India will now have instant access to an endless source of information, knowledge and updates of happenings around the world from a channel that is unparalleled in analysis, unbiased views and insights in news coverage. YuppTV is constantly geared to satisfy and exceed the expectations of our viewers and we have taken a giant stride in the right direction"

About BBC World News

BBC World News and BBC.com, the BBC's commercially funded international 24-hour English news platforms, are owned and operated by BBC Global News Ltd. BBC World News television is available in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide, and over 397 million households and 1.8 million hotel rooms. The channel's content is also available on 178 cruise ships, 53 airlines and 23 mobile phone networks. BBC.com offers up-to-the minute international news and in-depth analysis for PCs, tablets and mobile devices to more than 85 million unique browsers each month.

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YuppTV launches its first original content with a web series starring Cricket Legend – Brian Lara is NOT OUT!

YuppTV an internet based TV streaming service provider, is set to launch its first original production with a web series, starring Cricket Legend Brian Lara, on 6th November, 2015. The web series is titled “Brian Lara is NOT OUT!” and will exclusively be shown in five episodes only on YuppTV. Mr. Uday Reddy - Founder and CEO of YuppTV is the debutant Producer of this series along with Mr. Madhura Sreedhar Reddy.

The story of web series -“Brian Lara is NOT OUT!” is based on God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar, inviting Brian Lara to play in three- match All Stars Cricket 2015 series to be held in November 2015. All Stars Cricket 2015 is a platform for all legendary players to play their favorite game again after retirement on American soil. The two Teams to play are Sachin’s Blasters and Warne’s Warriors.

The exciting script revolves round Lara’s personal Life, his passion for Cricket, his tips on cricket for aspirants, more sneak peek into the real Brian Lara and on how he prepares himself physically, mentally and emotionally to play again at 46 in the All Star Matches. This web series can be watched from anywhere in the world on any internet connected devices like Smart TVs, android and iOS smartphones and tablets, gaming consoles, Blu-ray Players etc. via YuppTV app. The 5-episode Brian Lara web series is available on subscription basis. The process to subscribe is seamless through varied online payment options.

YuppTV the World’s largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for Indian content has 200+ Channels in 13 languages, more than 5000 Movies and hundreds of TV Shows at the click of a button. Apart from the Live TV experience, YuppTV offers Catch-Up TV feature whereby viewers can watch TV content from past 7 days and never miss their favourite Shows.

Mr Uday Reddy, Founder & CEO of YuppTV said, "Brian Lara web series is a major step for YuppTV towards providing access to high quality content to all its viewers over numerous internet connected devices using YuppTV app. We are excited to launch this original content with a passionate sportsman – Brian Lara. The first original content, the sports connect, the debutant Producer opportunity; adds more feathers to YuppTV".

Brian Lara quotes, "I am excited to play again, I am more excited to see that people love me even more than before. I am overwhelmed to see the huge response for Not Out’s curtain raiser. I thank YuppTV and Uday for this great endeavour".

Madhura Sreedhar Reddy says "Brian Lara was inspiration to all the cricket lovers across the world. But, it's great to see him inspiring even at the age of 46 years. We are very happy to make this Video series with Brian to inspire all the passionate sports lovers!"



Watch the Curtain Raiser -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGVGTv5eAa4

Watch Teaser - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PceqfhAYuLc

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Turner's CNN International, Cartoon Network and POGO now on YuppTV in India

YuppTV and Turner International India Private Limited today announced their partnership to offer Turner's globally renowned channels, CNN International, Cartoon Network and POGO in India on YuppTV in India, the unrivalled global leader in providing converged OTT (over the top) live TV and Video on Demand (VOD) services.

Under this partnership, CNN International, the number one international TV news channel, is available live to YuppTV viewers with the latest news bulletins from across the globe and the best of features content through award winning programs including CNN Newsroom, Connect the World, International Desk, World Business Today, Amanpour, Business Traveller, Talk Asia and Culinary Journeys.

YuppTV subscribers now also enjoy the best original productions from India’s leading kids’ channels, Cartoon Network and POGO. Cartoon Network, the global leader in kids’ entertainment and home to the best animated content in the world, now offers a 4-hour programming block on YuppTV with popular shows such as Ben 10, Johnny Bravo, Adventure Time, Dexter’s Laboratory and many more. POGO, India’s most successful home-grown channel, provides a 2-hour programming block on YuppTV of its popular shows such as M.A.D. (Music Art Dance), C.I.A. (Cambala Investigation Agency), Sunaina and F.A.Q.

Announcing the launch, Mr. Uday Reddy, CEO of YuppTV said, "The partnership with Turner and launch of the three popular channels on YuppTV takes us to a new level in providing highest satisfaction to our viewers in India and now, even adding to the delight of the younger generation. The kids channels Pogo and Cartoon Network in Hindi will reach out to an unimaginably wider audience than ever before. Launching CNN International on YuppTV is indeed a matter of pride. Our endeavour is to keep our viewers in India and across the globe, entertained, informed and thrilled; and our commitment to technology and innovation is always directed towards achieving this goal."

Talking about the launch, Siddharth Jain, Managing Director, Turner International India Pvt. Ltd. said, "Turner has been the frontrunner in embracing content delivery innovations and we ensure that our popular brands are available wherever and whenever the consumer chooses to be entertained. We are happy to partner with YuppTV offering our world-class content to a wider audience in India."

About Turner International India

Turner International India Pvt. Ltd. is the arm of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (a division of Time Warner) that creates and manages the sales, distribution, marketing of Turner's news and entertainment brands in India and the South Asia region including CNN International, Cartoon Network, POGO, Toonami, HBO and WB. The company also manages distribution for HBO Defined and HBO Hits in India.

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YuppTV Opens on Windows 10

YuppTV is one of the- the world's leading over-the-top (OTT) content players for South Asian Content, YuppTV is proud to announce the launch of its app with 200+ Live linear cable networks, 10 days of Catch-up TV and 5,000 Bollywood movie titles on the new Windows 10 Platform. The YuppTv app is free to download from the Win 10 store and will be available globally on PCs and Tablets with Windows 10.

The YuppTv App on Win 10 has a simple interface and is user friendly, making it easy to navigate by all age groups. With this App, users of Windows on PCs and Tablets can access YuppTVs incredibly vast offering of South Asian Content. They can view 200+ channels in 13 South Asian languages available worldwide, as Live TV, 10 days of revolutionary Catch-up TV and unlimited movies in different genres. The technologically advanced App with multi-bit rate feeds enables it to work well on virtually any broadband connection. YuppTV app will soon be coming up with the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) feature which will allow the user to push the feed to TV or other devices that support DLNA.

Speaking about the availability of YuppTv App on the new Windows 10 platform, Mr Uday Reddy said "The YuppTv App now available on Windows 10 Platform, opens up a whole new segment of viewership, utilizing the latest new technology and features to deliver content to our viewers in important markets like India and US. In line with our mission, we continue to upgrade our technology and expand our distribution to give a world class viewing experience to our subscribers, on the device they want, anywhere in the world."

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YuppTV launches in India: revolutionizes the way people watch Television

YuppTV the World's largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for Indian content enters the Indian market with 200+ Channels in 12 languages. Apart from the Live TV experience that viewers get, YuppTV offers Catch-Up TV technology for the first time in India whereby viewers can watch TV content from past 7 days and never miss their favourite Shows.

Viewers will also have access to more than 5000 Movies and hundreds of TV Shows on their TV at the click of a button. As part of the Video-On-Demand (VOD) service, YuppTV has over 25,000 hours of video content in its catalogue and 2500 hours more is added every day.

YuppTV brings some unique features to India that enhances TV viewing experience. For the first time in the industry, real time recommendations are provided to the viewers on most trending Live TV Channels using advanced analytics. YuppTV introduces Timeshift technology that enables broadcasters to provide viewers capability to pause and rewind live TV for upto 2 hours. If viewers are late for a TV Show, they can watch the same from beginning using this Start Over feature.

YuppTV service is accessible on multiple internet enabled devices – Smart TVs, Smart phones, Tablets and also on the Web. YuppTV app can be downloaded on any Android & iOS devices and has a potential to reach more than 200 million smartphone users. YuppTV app is already available on majorityof Smart TVs in India, Inspite of limited High Speed Internet infrastructure in India, YuppTV promises to provide bufferless TV viewing experience using adaptive bit rate Technology to viewers even on 2G connections.

Addressing the audience at the launch Mr Uday Reddy, Founder & CEO of YuppTV said, "Our vision is to liberate entertainment, to make TV accessible to all, with a rich video viewing experience. We are breaking stereotypes, disrupting the market with OTT Technology, providing easy access to unlimited content over public internet." Further emphasizing the benefits of OTT Technology Mr. Uday Reddy added, "YuppTV service will be a one-stop shop for all entertainment. A new way to TV is here and it will revolutionize the way Television is watched by giving the control to the user to watch TV at his convenience."

Speaking at the event, Hon'ble Panchayat Raj and IT Minister of Telangana, Shri KT Rama Rao, encouraged OTT player YuppTV for their launch in India. He said, "It is a privilege to support YuppTV, a company whose 97% employee base operates from Hyderabad made to Top 100 companies of North America, getting a Red Herring award in 2015. Launch of YuppTV OTT services is in line with our vision to foster growth of Digital India. Over the past few years Technology has been changing lives and YuppTV service is one of those innovations fuelling this change."

Brian Lara left the audience spellbound at YuppTV India Launch event, with his aura. He said, "I feel excited to be part of YuppTV’s Launch in India. I have been associated with YuppTV in Trinidad too, along with their Technology partner TSTT. With just one touch of entertainment, YuppTV is providing a phenomenal change in Trinidad with high quality internet TV service and I hope to see the same in India."

Popular Bollywood Actress, Parineeti Chopra made a glamorous entry at the YuppTV India Launch event. She said, "I like to listen to music and have other entertainment the whole day. When I am travelling abroad, YuppTV app is just a click away, providing me all that Bollywood news and latest feeds I want. Finally I can look forward to experience the same in India! Glad to have been part of this launch."

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Recognized Among Top 100 Red Herring North America company listings

YuppTV, a world leader in delivering over-the-top (OTT) South Asian Content, live TV, video on demand, and on-demand Movie Solutions, announced that it has won the coveted Red Herring Top 100 North America Award. Red Herring annually honors the most promising private technology companies that are positioned to become market leaders within their respective sectors. YuppTV was selected from among hundreds of technology/life science companies in North America and the only company to be awarded in the entertainment & media sector.

The Red Herring Top 100 award is widely recognized as one of the industry's more prestigious recognitions, with hundreds of candidates from each continent competing for a Top 100 spot. Since 1996, Red Herring 100 lists have been valued by technology industry executives, investors, and strategists as an instrument for discovering and advocating the most promising private ventures from around the world. Some of the previous notable winners include Google, Facebook, Twitter, Skype and eBay

As part of the rigorous three step vetting process, the Red Herring editorial team analyzes approximately 1,200 cutting edge companies, only awarding those organizations that not just meet – but surpassed – their criteria for success.

"In 2015, selecting the top achievers was by no means a small feat," said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. "In fact, we had the toughest time in years because so many entrepreneurs had crossed significant milestones so early. But after much thought, rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across North America to the North America winners. We believe YuppTV embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. YuppTV should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong."

YuppTV's selection for the award among key players in an intensely competitive industry was based on high scores achieved in levels of specialty, social contribution, international foot print, growth rate, technological advantage, team quality and experience as well as exemplary performance, on all other counts.

"It is an honor to be recognized by Red Herring from among some of the best ventures in the industry." said Udaynandan Reddy, CEO of YuppTV. "With continued focus on customer needs and end-user experience, innovation and technology to deliver live and video on demand content globally, we look forward to even greater success in the future."

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YuppTV Application now available on VIZIO Smart TV's

YuppTV today extended its reach to yet another leading American television brand by announcing the launch of its application with VIZIO, the Smart TV company in the U.S. 1 VIZIO Smart TVs through the VIZIO Internet Apps Plus® platform, offering a world class broadcast experience with extensive range of options of viewing South Asian content to television viewers.

This is an initiative taken by YuppTV as part of its continued endeavor to reach out to consumers across the world. At the touch of a button, the most comprehensive South Asian content, which has enabled YuppTV to grow into the world’s leading over-the-top (OTT) content player, will now be available to viewers using VIZIO Smart TVs.

With the launch of YuppTV app on VIZIO Smart TVs, viewers can benefit from 200+ channels in 12 South Asian languages available worldwide, as Live TV, and ten days of Catch-up TV and unlimited movies in different genres from leading production houses make this an unbeatable offering for viewers connected to South Asia. YuppTV application on VIZIO Smart TVs will be available for customers in U.S., Canada & Mexico region.

Speaking about the launch, Mr. Uday Reddy, CEO of YuppTV said, "We're glad to add yet another leading television manufacturer to our list of choices for the benefit of consumers. VIZIO Smart TV's products are well-recognized in the market and we are confident the launch will give our customers many reasons to rejoice as they enjoy the entertainment they love."

John Schindler, Vice President of Product Management, VIZIO said, "VIZIO is excited to offer YuppTV on its Smart TV platform, VIZIO Internet Apps Plus. For VIZIO consumers looking to stream South Asian content, YuppTV is a great fit and adds yet another entertainment option to VIZIO's already robust app collection."

The mission of YuppTV is to make it simple and instant for consumers to enjoy their favorite entertainment options on any device at anytime and anywhere in the world. With this launch on VIZIO Smart TV, YuppTV has enabled content providers to reach a growing customer base.

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YuppTV App Launches Globally on Microsoft's XBOX 360

YuppTV today announced the launch of its application on Microsoft's XBOX360. YuppTV offers a world-class viewing experience with an extensive range of channels and unlimited Movies, Live TV, 10 days of Catch-up TV and TV shows available in 11 South-Asian languages. Launch of the YuppTV Application on XBOX 360 is part of its dynamic growth, uncompromising commitment and endeavor to reach out to television viewers across the globe. Its unparalleled offering of channels and vast collection of movies has enabled YuppTV to grow into the world's leading over-the-top (OTT) content provider. YuppTV application which will now be available to viewers using XBOX 360, is poised to offer a global audience, the best value in entertainment.

YuppTV's launch on XBOX 360 marks another milestone of achievement for the 8 year old company. Its tie up with Microsoft is win-win collaboration for both the organizations. Microsoft’s globally acclaimed product Xbox 360 is a home video game console. The Xbox 360 features an online service, Xbox Live, which allows users to: play games online; download games and game demos; purchase and stream music, television programs, and films through the Xbox Music and Xbox Video portals; and access third-party content services through media streaming application.

Current and new customers of YuppTV can download the app for FREE from the XBOX360 marketplace. New customers can subscribe online at"http://www.yupptv.com" and authorize their XBOX 360 to view their favourite YuppTV channels.

Speaking about the launch, Mr. Uday Reddy, Founder & CEO of YuppTV said, "It is indeed a landmark moment when the YuppTV application becomes available to over 84 million XBOX360s, I consider it a giant leap forward, for broadcasters, content providers and viewers alike; and we are just getting started in our relationship with Microsoft. Consumers will now have yet another device and mode of access to their favorite channels at their convenience and can now take delight in an incredible viewing experience with an array of innovative features."

The mission of YuppTV is to make it simple and instant for consumers to enjoy their favorite entertainment options on any device at anytime and anywhere in the world. With this launch on XBOX 360, YuppTV has enabled content providers to reach a growing customer base.

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YuppTV makes another Sensational Digital Release Worldwide First day screening of Tamil Movie 'JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai' for global viewers

Following its trailblazing track record of 'Firsts' in the world of digital TV viewership, YuppTV, the world’s leading over-the-top (OTT) content player for South Asian Content, live TV, Catch-up TV, and on-demand Movie Solutions, announces the first day digital release of Tamil movie 'JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai' for YuppTV customers worldwide.

YuppTV customers who have made a purchase on YuppTV can get the YuppMovies package as an add-on.

The movie which is all set to be a chartbuster , coming from the very successful Director Cheran, under the Banner of 'Dream Theatres' has an impressive cast with the popular and fresh new talent , Sharwanand as the protagonist and Nitya Menon in the female lead. The movie will be simultaneously released internationally today and will be available to customers at the same time. A poignant film with an intuitive and highly interesting perspective on today’s modern life, especially of the younger generation, it is a script of life’s surprises, uncertainty and meaningful experiences. The film has stalwarts like Prakash Raj in a key role and Santhanam and Kitty in supporting roles.

Commenting on the release of 'JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai' for YuppTV customers worldwide, Mr.Cheran, chairman C2H said, "Yupptv caters to a huge south Indian audience through their various apps across the globe .we C2H are happy to be associated with them in providing the best cinema for their viewers across the globe "

"YuppTV has always been very proactive in embracing new technology and new initiatives .Its indeed happy moment for us to partner with them said Mr.S.Swaminathan, Director -Digital Media of C2H."

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Telesur signs partnership with YuppTV to offer Internet TV Services in Suriname

Telesur, a full telecommunications service provider for the South American nation of Suriname, and YuppTV, the world’s leading over-the-top (OTT) content player for South Asian Content, have signed an agreement to deliver OTT internet television services in Suriname. Through the partnership, YuppTV will provide a full turnkey technology solution to Telesur that will aggregate existing local, Dutch and foreign content from various ethnicities and also bring premier Bollywood content to the people of Suriname.

Mr. Dirk Currie, CEO Telesur said, "With this partnership with YuppTV, the company will be able to deliver TV entertainment to larger audiences in Suriname anytime, anywhere over multiple devices like Samsung TVs, android and iOS devices, and supported set-top-boxes."

Mr. Uday Reddy, CEO YuppTV said, "We are thrilled to take YuppTV to Suriname through this unique partnership with Telesur and look forward to offering a host of pioneering and innovative OTT services to Telesur and the people of this historic sovereign state. The partnership is an exciting development for us at YuppTV and we thank Telesur, Suriname for placing their faith in us."

Uday Reddy founded YuppTV in 2006 with a dream to create a company that converges technologies in providing a virtual home based access to Entertainment, Information and Communication anytime, anywhere, across the globe. The company’s mission is to make it simple and instant for broadcasters to deliver live TV and VOD anytime and anywhere in the world to any internet-enabled device. YuppTV also presents itself as a reliable, resilient and scalable platform for broadcasters and content providers to reach target audiences globally. This enables broadcasters to focus on content creation without worrying about the technical aspects of broadcasting.

Telesur's Internet TV service will be unique where subscribers can watch local, Dutch, foreign and Bollywood channels live as well as 10-day Catchup on multiple devices with a single subscription.

About Telesur :

Telesur is a government owned full telecommunication company, founded in 1981. The Telesur mission statement is to facilitate communication through innovative market-based solutions. For more information, visit http://www.telesur.sr.

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TSTT signs partnership with YuppTV to offer Bollywood Content over Internet in Trinidad & Tobago

YuppTV - the world's leading over-the-top (OTT) content player for South Asian Content and Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) - a full telecommunications service provider, have signed an agreement to deliver OTT Bollywood Content to subscribers in Trinidad & Tobago. Through the partnership, YuppTV will provide a full technology solution to TSTT to bring premier Bollywood content to the people of Trinidad & Tobago.

VinoodRadgeCoomar, Executive Vice President Residential Services & Delivery at TSTT, said, "With this milestone, TSTT has taken a great leap forward towards our ultimate aim: to make high-quality entertainment to as many people as possible. Partnership with YuppTV will provide to people of Trinidad & Tobago premier Bollywood content anytime anywhere. We are very proud of this achievement".

Mr. Uday Reddy, CEO YuppTV said, "We are thrilled to take YuppTV to Trinidad & Tobago through this unique partnership with TSTT and look forward to offering a host of pioneering and innovative OTT services to TSTT and the people of this historic sovereign state. The partnership is an exciting development for us at YuppTV and we thank TSTT for placing their faith in us."

Uday Reddy founded YuppTV in 2006 with a dream to create a company that converges technologies in providing a virtual home based access to Entertainment, Information and Communication anytime, anywhere, across the globe. The company’s mission is to make it simple and instant for broadcasters to deliver live TV and VOD anytime and anywhere in the world to any internet-enabled device.YuppTV also presents itself as a reliable, resilient and scalable platform for broadcasters and content providers to reach target audiences globally. This enables broadcasters to focus on content creation without worrying about the technical aspects of broadcasting.

TSTT's OTT service will be unique where subscribers can watch premium Bollywood channels live as well as 7-day Catchup on multiple devices with a single subscription.

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Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (TSTT) is the largest telephone and Internet service provider in Trinidad and Tobago. The company, which is jointly owned by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago and Cable & Wireless, was formed out of a merger of Telco (Trinidad and Tobago Telephone Company Limited) and Textel (Trinidad and Tobago External Telecommunications Company Limited). Visit http://www.tstt.co.tt for further information about TSTT.

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YuppTV launches Sony Entertainment TV, SET Max and Sony SAB for Singapore and Malaysia

Focusing on providing premium content to subscribers and expanding its network in markets around the world, YuppTV, one of the world's largest subscription based internet TV Provider, today announced the launch of leading Indian television channels Sony Entertainment Television (SET), Sony Max and Sony SAB, in the markets of Singapore and Malaysia. This leading Sony MSM Network of channels will be available in Singapore and Malaysia that have one of the largest overseas Indian populations.

The channels deliver a variety of choices for all segments of the audience, including prime time drama series, television movies, theatrical films, specials and daytime dramas. Sony features path-breaking shows like CID, Crime Patrol, Adaalat and Bharat Ka Veer Putra Maharana Pratap, which are extremely popular. Sony MAX is India's premium Hindi movies and special events channel that telecasts 'Sunday Housefull', 'Ab Tak Bachchan', 'Maha Movie' IPL and Extraaa Innings. As a family comedy entertainment channel, SAB TV is a one of its kind Hindi general entertainment channel that focusing on entertaining, with a line-up of comedy programs. The channel airs a mix that includes Baalveer, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chasmah, Chidiya Ghar, FIR the latest inclusion: Peterson Hill and Yam Hai Hum!

With this move, YuppTV's offering has become stronger in the Singapore and Malaysia region. As one of the largest internet TV providers of South Asian Content, YuppTV delivers 200+ Indian TV channels worldwide in 12 Indian languages, as Live TV, and 10 days of revolutionary Catch-up TV, along with unlimited Movies from various production houses. Languages in Singapore and Malaysia region include Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Gujarati and Kannada.

"Meeting the high demand for Indian television offerings, we are pleased to take three of India's most popular channels to the TV viewers in Singapore and Malaysia. We are confident that the Indian Diaspora will be delighted to watch their favourite shows on Sony Entertainment Television, Sony Max and Sony SAB. The Premium content that YuppTV is offering to the viewers across the world continues to grow and expand its scope as we add leading channels to our catalogue. This launch we trust will be the source of much pleasure to viewers across Singapore and Malaysia," said Mr. Uday Reddy, CEO of YuppTV.

Mr. Neeraj Arora, EVP and International Head, MSM Asia Ltd, said, "With an aim to offer the finest entertainment to viewers in markets across the world, we are excited to extend our partnership with YuppTV to offer SET, Sony Max and Sony SAB to subscribers in Singapore and Malaysia. We trust that viewers of South Asian content will enjoy the channels' wide variety of offerings, innovative programs and light-hearted content dedicated to promoting an enjoyable 'family-viewing' experience."

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YuppTV takes IBN7 to Malaysia

YuppTV today announced the launch of IBN7 in Malaysia region. IBN7 India’s leading Hindi news channels with over 2200 reporters across the country provides extensive coverage which no other network can match. IBN7 is led by some of the most credible faces of TV journalism that include Sumit Awasthi, Richa Anirudh, Akash Soni and the channel’s present team of young and credible journalists and reporters.

IBN7 is a part of Network18, India’s largest pure play media conglomerate.

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YuppTV Launches Zee TV In Singapore

As part of its continuous endeavor to provide TV viewers across the world with their favorite Indian TV soaps and serials, YuppTV today announced the launch of popular channel: ‘Zee TV’ for the Singapore region. The leading General Entertainment Channel will be available in Hindi in Singapore, known to have one of the largest overseas Indian populations.

Zee TV is the flagship channel of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. Zee TVs programming delivers a variety of choices for all segments of the audience, including prime time drama series, television movies, theatrical films, specials and daytime dramas. With path breaking shows like Hasne aur Hasane Ka Tonic Ladies Special, Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya hi Kijo, Aapki Antara, Pavitra Rishta, Shree, Maayka, Ghar ki Lakshmi Betiyann, Dance India Dance, and India's Best Dramebaaz, the channel has established icons such as Laali, Archana, Antara, Lakshmi and Saraswati to name a few.

With this move, YuppTV’s offering have become much stronger in Singapore region, delivering 200+ Indian TV Channels worldwide in 12 Indian languages, as Live TV, and 10 days of revolutionary Catch-up TV, along with unlimited Movies from various production houses. Languages in Singapore region include Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Gujarati and Kannada.

"Meeting the high demand for Indian television in Singapore, we are pleased to take Zee TV, one of India’s most popular channels to multitudes of TV viewers in the Singapore region. We are confident that the Indian Diaspora in Singapore will be delighted to watch their favourite shows on Zee TV in the comfort of their home," said Mr. Uday Reddy, CEO of YuppTV.

Mr Sushruta Samanta, Business Head – Asia Pacific, International Business said, "With an aim to offer the finest entertainment to viewers in Singapore, we are excited to extend our partnership with YuppTV to offer Zee TV to subscribers in Singapore. We trust that viewers of South Asian content will enjoy the channels' wide variety of offerings, created for different viewing segments".

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YuppTV appoints Damon S Johnson as Senior VP – Business Development

YuppTV today announced the appointment of Damon S Johnson, Senior Vice President – Business Development,. As part of his new role, Damon will - lead the development of distribution partnerships and explore, and build new content and entertainment options for the burgeoning over-the-top (OTT) internet TV market.

Damon Johnson brings with him over two decades of valuable industry experience having worked in the industry’s leading organizations as an executive responsible for building digital businesses. His passion is found at the intersection where great storytelling meets content delivery; how and when consumers want it.

Most recently, Damon Johnson was at PlayStation where he led Sony's efforts to build an OTT entertainment platform. As an early believer in OTT, he joined PlayStation to establish the Media and Entertainment group where he successfully led a team that negotiated with Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant by Verizon, HBOGO, EPIX, Disney, ESPN, DirecTV, DISH, NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL to build the industry’s leading OTT platform on PS4, PS3, VITA and VITA TV. Prior to PlayStation, he was responsible for building the digital media division for Fox Sports in Latin America.

"I am delighted to accept the appointment of Senior Vice President –Business Development at YuppTV, an organization that has built the world’s leading OTT service with 200 channels of Live television and thousands of hours of On-Demand content for South Asian language audiences. YuppTV’s live linear and On-Demand technology is a disruptive force and I look forward to increasing industry awareness and bringing new content to new audiences", said Damon Johnson.

Uday Reddy, Founder and CEO, YuppTV said, "At YuppTV we have built the Number One South Asian language subscription service delivered via the internet, mobile phones and now connected TV devices (OTT). In order to further this growth and open new markets, we have brought Damon Johnson on board to lead our distribution partnership development and leverage our industry-leading OTT platform to explore and build new content and entertainment options. We are pleased to have someone who brings years of experience, hands on approach, and creativity, to the team. We welcome Johnson to the YuppTV family".

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YuppTV Application is now available on Sharp Smart Central TV

As part of its continued endeavor to reach out to television viewers across the globe, YuppTV today announced the launch of its application that offers a world class viewing experience with extensive range of channels & unlimited Movies, on Sharp Smart Central TV. At the touch of a button, the most comprehensive South Asian content, which has enabled YuppTV to grow into the world’s leading over-the-top (OTT) content player, will now be available to viewers using Sharp Smart Central TV. The Sharp Smart Central TV’s are available in 60” & 70” class screen size making TV viewing experience truly mesmerizing.

With the Launch of YuppTV app on Sharp Smart Central TV, viewers can benefit from 200+ channels in 11 Indian languages available worldwide, as Live TV, and 10 days of revolutionary Catch-up TV. Unlimited movies in different genres from leading production houses make this an unbeatable offering away from home. YuppTV app is available to download for FREE from Smart Central in Sharp TV. YuppTV application on Smart Central TV would be available for customers in US, Canada and Mexico Region.

Speaking about the launch, Mr. Uday Reddy, CEO of YuppTV said, “We are pleased to announce the launch of the exciting and innovative YuppTV application on “Sharp Smart Central TV” today and believe it is yet another pioneering development and a win-win situation for broadcasters, content providers and viewers alike. Consumers have yet another avenue to access their favorite channels at convenience and enjoy an enhanced viewing experience with a host of innovative features.”

The mission of YuppTV is to make it simple and instant for broadcasters to deliver entertainment anytime and anywhere in the world. With this launch on Sharp TV, YuppTV has enabled content providers to reach a larger customer base through another device and added another feather to its hat.

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YuppTV App now available on Amazon Fire TV

Reaching out to global viewers with its viewing experience and taking its ever-increasing array of channels to a greater segment of global audiences, YuppTV has launched its application on Amazon Fire TV.

Using the application, viewers using the Amazon Fire TV will now be able to take advantage of top South Asian Content that has enabled YuppTV to grow into the world’s leading over-the-top (OTT) content player. Fire TV is tiny yet powerful set-top box from the e-commerce giant Amazon.

Viewers can now enjoy an enhanced experience with a host of features that make the launch a pioneering development and a win-win situation for broadcasters, content providers and viewers. Bid goodbye to restrictive cable or satellite technology and get empowered by a single subscription with multiple internet-enabled device use, 200+ of the most popular channels in 12 Indian languages, Live TV, and 10 days of revolutionary Catch-up TV. Additions such as unlimited Movies in varied genres from the biggest banners such as Eros International, UTV Movies, Shree International, Reliance Movies, and Maa Movies add to the features. YuppTV app is available to download for FREE in the entertainment category of the ‘Apps’ section in Fire TV.

Speaking about the launch, Mr. Uday Reddy, CEO of YuppTV said, “The launch of the YuppTV application on Amazon Fire TV is yet another effort to boost reach and enhance the viewing experience for YuppTV users thanks to a vast array of exciting and innovative features. Viewers will now have the pleasure of watching their favorite YuppTV Channels with the amazing features offered by Amazon Fire TV. We trust viewers will make the most of this enriching experience.”

The mission of YuppTV is to make it simple and instant for broadcasters to deliver entertainment anytime and anywhere in the world to any internet enabled device. With this launch on Amazon Fire TV, YuppTV has enabled content providers to reach a larger customer base through another device and added another feather to its hat of matchless offerings.

YuppTV has grown into the world’s leading over-the-top (OTT) content player for South Asian Content, live TV, Catch-up TV, and on-demand Movie Solutions. The six-year-old company is one of the largest internet TV providers with its headquarters in Atlanta, GA, and having branch offices in the USA and India. YuppTV delivers more than 200+ TV Channels, Movies, Live Events and a lot more to the six screens for Video content consumption i.e. Connected TVs, Internet STBs, Smart Blu-ray players, PCs, Smart Phones and Tablets. Visit us at: www.yupptv.com

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Outstanding award for Merit in Media Category at NATA

Uday Reddy, Founder and CEO, YuppTV, being awarded for Outstanding award for excellence in Media Category at the North American Telugu Convention (NATA) 2014 in Atlanta.

Mr, Uday Reddy was honored for Outstanding Merit by the Telugu diaspora in the US, and was felicitated amidst the distinguished gathering at NATA 2014. The Award was presented by Mr. Mohan Mallan. Speaking on the occasion it was observed that Sri Uday Reddy, who possesses a brilliant career record, had worked with major global Telecom Companies in more than 50 nations and had set them on the path to progress and profits. He later founded YuppTV which has a become part of the lives of the NRI Telugu people, bringing to them more than 180 TV channels, and has made its mark, leaving indelible impression on the hearts and minds of the Telugu people in the United States. His work is to be admired and worthy of praise and felicitation. The NATA take pride and pleasure in bestowing the Award in Media Category to Sri Uday Reddy.

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YuppTV to raise Rs. 120 cr for expansion, acquisition

YuppTV, the US-based over-the-top (OTT) content player that distributes TV channels through the Internet, will raise $20 million (Rs 120 crore) in the second round funding in the next three months. The company is in talks with the private equity players and it hopes to complete the process in three months.

Serial entrepreneur and founder of the testing tools firm AppLabs Sashi Reddi invested $2.5 million (about Rs. 16 crore) to pick 10 per cent in the firm, promoted by Uday Reddy. Prior to that, it got $5, 00,000 from family rounds to build the firm.

“We will use the proceeds from the second round to increase our customer base, with a focus in the Caribbean and Latin American countries. Part of the funds would also go to acquiring a niche player,” Uday told Business Line here.

With an Indian arm located in Hyderabad, the company conducts research in content distribution technologies. It employs 145 people

The firm, which mostly serves the Indian Diaspora in the US, first found the serious need for Indian television content while working in the Caribbean area for Nortel. With a subscribe base of about 80 lakhs including about one lakh paid users, the firm distributes about 200 channels in 12 Indian languages and English.

It made revenues of $10-11 million last year ended December 2013.

“Our technological solutions help you to access the content you missed to watch from our cloud storage. Our development team works on improving the content distribution platform and creation of apps (applications) that work on different mobile operating systems,” Uday said.

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The company has recently launched YuppTV Media Player that allows the users to switch from one gadget to another yet continue to watch the same programme.

Uday said there was a significant change in the customer preferences. “Watching TV is no longer a linear, top-down distribution of content. “Content distribution will become more and more driven by consumers,” he said.

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YuppTV launches Asia’s most popular and premium ‘Sun TV Network’ channels for the appreciating audiences of UK and Europe

As part of its constant endeavor to lead the market and offer top-notch content to viewers across the world, YuppTV today announced the launch of a host of popular channels of the prestigious Sun TV Network on YuppTV to millions of eager TV viewers in the UK and Europe Region.

Taking its mission of enabling worldwide accessibility to Indian and International TV channels on the internet, YuppTV will now offer the best of the network’s offerings in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada, for viewership in UK and across Europe. Tamil Channels of the Network, include Sun TV, K TV, Sun Music and Adithya TV. Telugu Channels, as part of the package will comprise of Gemini TV, Gemini Comedy and Gemini Movies. Malayalam Channels, which will be available across are Surya TV and Kiran TV. The Kannada channel, which can be viewed, is Udaya TV.

Announcing the launch, Mr. Uday Reddy, CEO of YuppTV said, “Sun TV Network is among Asia's largest and most liked television networks owning the most popular channels in the South of India. We are pleased that the channels will now offer the most excellent to Indian audiences in the UK and across Europe. The Sun TV Network adds strength to our increasing spectrum of channels and this launch is indeed the most awaited by the UK and Europe audiences. The premium content we are offering to the viewers across the world continues to grow and expand in its scope as we add leading channels to our repertoire. This launch, we trust, will be the source of much pleasure to viewers across these regions.”

Asia’s popular Sun TV Network, owns a variety of television channels and radio stations in multiple languages covering all Indian states. Its flagship channel is Sun TV, the first fully privately owned Tamil offering in India. Today, Sun TV Network broadcasts a range of shows including soap operas, game shows, movies, Comedy, newscasts, and entertainment programs. Many of its shows are super hits and it has earned a special place in homes and hearts of audiences.

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India Abroad Article on Mr. Uday Reddy, CEO, YuppTV

He is bringing India to your TV screens

Udaynandan Reddy had a good thing going. He had a steady well-paying job at Nortel and was looking ahead to earning a mid-career degree from the Kellogg’s School of Management. Instead, the day Reddy was to begin classes in Fall 2006, he consulted the person who had interviewed him there about a plan he had, and went off to set up his own company.

Reddy pulled all his savings, sold all his property in India, withdrew his 401K, importuned friends and family, and scraped together $3 million. All this to start an internet-based provider of Indian television content that relies primarily on subscriptions.

That would seem a darned fool thing to try but for the fact that what Reddy set up was YuppTV, now available on 22 devices and one of the top five downloaded apps on the Samsung Smart TV, which is no mean seller by itself. It helps that, unlike on television, people can watch programs for 10days after the show. All of it for more than 180 channels in 11 languages.

While working around companies that had signed exclusivity deals with mainstream Indian Television channels, YuppTV consolidates its position as a top provider of regional channels.

YuppTV, which among other things is sponsoring the ongoing tour of the United States by singer Shreya Ghoshal, also has a deal with ICICI Bank, which offers discounts to premium users of its money2india service. More importantly, last year YuppTV reported earnings of $11 million.

Sashi Reddi, the man who sold AppLabs to CSC for somewhere in the region of $300 million (the actual figures have not been revealed) has invested $2.5 million into YuppTV, thus earning himself a 10 percent stake in the company and a position on the board. Reddi became the first outside investor in the company. “Sashi Reddi is actively involved in advising from a board perspective, but I think he will be very involved in raising further capital,” Reddy says.

Reddy graduated from the Delhi College of Engineering in 1993 and joined Siemens at an opportune time since this was when digital telephone exchanges were first showing up in India. In two years Reddy joined Nortel, where he moved up from system engineering to product management, business development and sales.

As part of his job he whizzed through 50 countries, during which time he was based in Singapore, in the Caribbean, and in the US. He says everywhere he saw Indians who missed cultural content from home.

“Moving to Delhi itself, I lost touch with Telugu,” he says with a laugh. And those separated from India by space and time — sometimes by over a century — would be less able to connect with a culture.

In 2005, Reddy managed Nortel’s deployment of a key 3G eVideo network in Trinidad and Tobago (where 38 percent of the population is of Indian origin). That gave him the confidence to work on YuppTV, then called Global Takeoff.

There were multiple challenges to deal with, though. At one level, he had to convince media companies entrenched in a television-based culture to consider an online option, work past the exclusivity deals that Dish Network had cannily brokered earlier. It was not smooth sailing getting — and keeping — subscribers either.

“Initially, the biggest challenge was that the users didn’t have good broadband to see good-quality video. Lots of people didn’t have unlimited data plans. And, third, people still want to see TV in the living room,” Reddy says, adding that the company is making headway.

Though it attracts millions of visitors every month, YuppTV has under 100,000 subscribers. It has other problems to consider — the kind that dogs Netflix and YouTube, particularly the issue of Internet provides throttling high-bandwidth content. Reddy says that worries him, even though his customers have not complained yet.

“This technology is really dependent on the Internet,” he says. “Net neutrality (which says there can be no discrimination of content on any basis) is very important to us. Having said that… we could do a lot of partnerships with these big players.” ‘Partnerships’ mean making financial deals with Internet providers to avoid YuppTV content being throttled.

Reddy says the current 1.5 MB/s speed that is standard is sufficient for his service. Besides, YuppTV is looking forward to moving from the H.264 video codec to H.265, which, he says, could reduce bandwidth use by 30-40 percent.

“The amount of (bandwidth) our customers use is much, much higher than do Netflix (users) because people (subscribing to us) watch five hours a day,” he says “So far we’ve not seen customers complaining of streaming as an issue. But going forward, as people get 40 MB downlinks we are trying to make sure the experience is maintained, despite throttling.”

He adds that YuppTV is gambling that Internet providers will not throttle content all the time: “So we do a kind of adaptive bit rate streaming (where video quality is adjusted according to the bandwidth available).” Reddy says he has learned a lot about entrepreneurship since 2006.

“It takes a lot of passion, a lot of focus. (There’s a) a lot to be conservative about — (for example), not overspending your cash flows. These are some (lessons) I’ve learned the hard way. We used to operate from a basement in Atlanta. Even in India, we used to share an office,” he says. “Good thing I did not dilute (my equity) a lot while building this. You can take VC (venture capitalist) money, but nobody gives (anything) free, right? We’re in a very good situation, that way.”

Reddy’s future plans include making YuppTV the number one brand in the Indian expatriate market, and bringing over-the-top content to India in a big way, despite provider worries about piracy. For now though, Reddy is most happy that even rickshaw drivers in Hyderabad check the news on their mobile phones using YuppTV.

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YuppTV launches ‘Manorama News’ and entertainment based ‘Mazhavil Manorama’ for International viewers!!!

In its endeavor to make live TV reach viewers across the globe, YuppTV today touched greater heights by launching the most watched Malayalam Channels of Manorama News and Mazhavil Manorama for viewers worldwide as paid channels with the exception of Singapore.

Audiences worldwide especially from Kerala will now be able to enjoy Manorama's unbeatable news coverage as well as wide choice of entertainment programs on Mazhavil Manorama. This included reality shows, tele serials and dramas, movies, music and more, giving the Malayali community all over world an enduring connection with their beloved homeland.

Coming from the giants in Malayalam Media, Manorama News enjoys massive viewership and is one of the most widely watched and highest rated TV News Channels in Kerala. Mazhavil Manorama also has a vast fan following for its unrivaled entertainment and bringing highly popular programmes, television serials, reality shows, comedy shows, and Malayalam movies all in picture perfect clarity and High Definition telecasts.

Speaking about the launch, Mr. Anil George, CEO of MM TV said “watching our Channels going Live worldwide on YuppTV gives us unlimited mileage and the excitement and thrill of viewership by global audience. We are eager to reach out to Malayali communities across the world, with better news coverage and entertainment programmes, which will no doubt gives them utmost viewing pleasure and pride. YuppTV has yet again proved, its commitment, superiority and technological excellence in making it possible for hundreds of viewers of Indian TV channels to view from anywhere in the world. Kudos to YuppTV”

Announcing the launch, Mr. Uday Reddy, CEO of YuppTV said, “We are thrilled to launch Kerala’s leading and most watched Malayalam Channels of Manorama News and Mazhavil Manorama for TV viewers worldwide, giving audiences across the world access to the channels’ premium content. It is our constant endeavor to lead the market and offer top-notch Indian and international content to viewers across the world. We are sure Malayalam TV viewers across the world will make the most of this bonanza of entertainment.”

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YuppTV Launches ETV Telugu for viewers in the US

TV viewers in the United States will now have further reason to rejoice - YuppTV has outdone itself once again, by bringing the most popular and prestigious Telugu Channel ETV on YuppTV.

As a favorite channel of the Telugu diaspora in the US, it had an enormous fan following when available on YuppTV earlier. ETV is back again and is one of the most sought after paid channels included in the Telugu package offered to US customers by YuppTV. With ETV in the bouquet, YuppTV becomes the most dominant provider of Telugu content to the US region.

TV viewers in the United States can now have the benefit of watching ETV with its most comprehensive coverage on current affairs and its host of entertainment programmes. YuppTV has endeavored to bring this channel once again to US viewers, thus enabling them to opt for a comprehensive Telugu package that covers all the important Telugu channels being aired in India today. Now US viewers can stay completely updated, without feeling deprived of any key coverage, news bulletins or entertainment. It is one more step towards bringing the world onto one platform, another commendable move by a global leader, in proving their commitment to the customer.

Talking about the launch, Uday Reddy, CEO, YuppTV said, “By offering ETV, we have become the dominant provider of Telugu content in the US Region. It is for the benefit and pleasure of thousands of Telugu viewers in the US that we have gone this extra mile to bring ETV back on YuppTV. Our aim is to give viewers a 360-degree experience and we will not compromise on any front, to deliver on our promise. We are sure that TV viewers in the US will welcome this new launch with enthusiasm. We are happy to give them the channels of their choice and trust that they enjoy every viewing moment.”

A leader, pioneer and innovator, Yupp TV recently launched its very own streaming player. Using the compact and portable Wi-Fi enabled player, viewers will now be able to access more than 180 channels worldwide in 10+ languages apart from a library of unlimited movies. Content will be made available as Live TV, Catch-up TV, TV Shows, and movies in 1080p High Definition (HD) quality to subscribers, turning normal TVs to smart TVs. Bidding goodbye to commitments users can enjoy hassle-free services backed by easy registration and high quality 24/7 customer service.

YuppTV continues to be among the world’s leading Over-the-top (OTT) content players, delivering more than 180 Indian television channels worldwide in 11 languages that comprise Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Oriya and Assamese to its viewers.

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YuppTV forays into global market: launches ARY channels

Focusing on providing International content to subscribers and expanding its network in markets around the world, YuppTV today announced the launch of Pakistan’s leading ARY television channels to subscribers. Channels ARY Digital, ARY News, ARY Musik and ARY QTV will now be available in homes, worldwide subject to territorial rights.

Credited with pioneering and setting standards in television programming in Pakistan, the ARY Network offers viewers a host of choices that meet the entertainment and information based needs of South Asians across the world.

The flagship and premium ARY Digital is among the group’s most watched channels, showcasing a wide variety of programs and shows that include dramas, comedy and soaps. Widely watched programs include Good Morning Pakistan and Jeeto Pakistan. Supported by a network of 500 strategically positioned correspondents all over Pakistan and around the world, ARY News is at the forefront of every breaking news story, offering comprehensive news coverage and updates every hour. The channel offers a wide range of extraordinary insights on topics ranging from politics, business and finance, money and stock market to fashion entertainment and weather updates.

ARY Musik is very popular among the youth and ARY QTV is popular among people of all ages and offering top quality programs to Urdu speaking viewers around the globe. Musik is an Urdu – English music channel featuring pop, rock, bhangra, classical and folk along with celebrity interviews, thematic and interactive live concerts and other exciting programs. QTV focuses on religion, producing programs based on the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jama'at school of thought in Ummah. Other shows telecast by this channel teachings, talk shows, music and poetry.

Announcing the launch, Mr. Uday Reddy, CEO of YuppTV said, “We are thrilled to launch Pakistan’s top television channels ARY Digital, ARY News, ARY Musik and ARY QTV in markets across the world today. As we continue to expand internationally, it is our constant endeavour to lead the market and offer top-notch international content to viewers across the world. The ARY Group is a leader in the South Asian television entertainment market and this launch is significant from ARY’s point of view as it will give viewers across the world access to the channels’ premium content. We trust subscribers in different markets will receive this launch very well.”

Mr. Salman Iqbal, CEO and President said, “ARY Group has always believed in pioneering new ventures and avenues that help offer the finest entertainment to viewers across the world. We are excited to partner YuppTV to offer ARY channels to subscribers and trust this will mark the beginning of a new and exciting partnership. We also hope our popular offerings will be enjoyed by communities in different countries and regions.”

YuppTV has grown into the world’s leading over-the-top (OTT) content player for South Asian Content, delivering more than 180 television channels worldwide in 11 languages that comprise Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Oriya and Assamese to its viewers.

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YuppTV launches media player in US market

YuppTV, a Hyderabad based company and a leading over-the-top (OTT) content provider for South Asia Content, today announced the launch of its media player in the US market.

Using the compact and portable android based Wi-Fi enabled YuppTV Media Player; viewers will now be able to access more than 180 channels worldwide in over 10 languages. This is made available as live TV, catch-up TV, TV shows, and unlimited movies in 1080p High Definition (HD) quality to subscribers.

This also enables turning normal TVs to smart TVs. Once set up, using the YuppTV Media player, users can access their favourite content. Apart from the Indian content, channel catalogue also includes leading Pakistani and soon, ready to launch Bangladeshi channels.

Through the customised YuppTV store, subscribers can access unlimited entertainment through the apps available. They can also push content absolutely to TV sets from mobile devices and tablets. What’s on a phone or tablet, for example, can now be on TV with the YuppTV Media Player.

Announcing the launch of the YuppTV Media Player, Uday Reddy, CEO of YuppTV said, "In addition to converting TV to Smart TV, YuppTV Media Player comes with seamless user experience. We will continue to add premium content over coming months and be one stop shop for entertainment to expats worldwide".

The android-based player comes with its own browser and email client. Through the YuppTV Media Centre, users can also access content on USB drives on the big screen.

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YuppTV brings magic of Star Plus and Life OK to Australia

Taking forward its plan to provide viewers in Australia a host of options when it comes to exciting television based action, YuppTV today announced the launch of premium Hindi Entertainment channels Star Plus and Life OK in the country. Viewers across Australia will now be able to watch their favorite Indian TV soaps and serials on the two channels. The two Hindi channels are now available to Australian customers on YuppTV. Earlier, Star Plus and Life OK were made available to YuppTV Customers in the United States. Both channels telecast among the most watched and highly rated Hindi shows on Indian television.

Announcing the launch, Mr. Uday Reddy, CEO of YuppTV said, “We are pleased to take Star Plus and Life OK to YuppTV customers in Australia in keeping with our commitment to innovation and highly accessible content. The country has a significant Indian diaspora that loves to experience the best in entertainment from India. We are confident that TV viewers across the continent will be thrilled to view channels like Star Plus and Life OK.”

Ajit Mohan, Digital Head, STAR India said, “We are glad that YuppTV has launched Star Plus and Life OK in Australia, a significant overseas market for us. Audiences will now get an opportunity to enjoy watching leading shows from the channels on multiple internet enabled devices such as Smart TVs, STBs, Tablets, Smart Phones and PCs, all of which are simple and instant.”

YuppTV continues to be among the world’s leading Over-the-top (OTT) content players, delivering more than 170 Indian television channels worldwide in 11 languages that comprise Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Oriya and Assamese to its viewers.

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YUPPTV appoints Subroto Bhattacharya Vice President, Customer Acquisition

HYDERABAD, April 17, 2014: YuppTV today announced the appointment of Subroto Bhattacharya asVice President, Customer Acquisition effective 16thApril, 2014. As part of his new portfolio, Subroto will be responsible for managing the Customer acquisition for the company’s business across geographies.

Subroto Bhattacharya brings with him over two decades of valuable industry experience having worked in the industry’s leading organizations as an executiveresponsible for building television and entertainment companies into top revenue performers in media, broadcasting sales and marketing in India, the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, Canada, Caribbean and Latin America.He hasworked with Zee Network for over 15 years, joining the company as Group Head in India and climbing the corporate ladder to become Country Head for two key International markets, UK/Europe and Americas.

He has contributed greatly towards taking businesses to new heights using his strengths as a creative, strategic thinker proficient in translating budgets, P&L reports, media planning and execution, research, legal contracts and comprehensive strategic plans to ensure consistent growth and success in global markets.

“I am honored to accept the appointment of Vice President Global – Customer Acquisitionat YuppTV. This is where the future of television lies. I am excited to join the team and look forward to contributing to the company’s successes in the time to come”, said Subroto Bhattacharya.

Uday Reddy, Founder and CEO, YuppTV said, “I strongly believe that Subroto, with his extensive experience and strengths will be an asset to us at YuppTV. With his strategic contributions, we look forward to adding might to the company’s marketing initiatives as we continue to revolutionize the manner in which television is consumed across the world. We welcome Subroto to the YuppTV family.”

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Sashi Reddi invests Rs. 16 crores in YuppTV for a 10% stake, joins board

HYDERABAD, April 5, 2014: Sashi Reddi invests $2.5 Million (approx. Rs. 16 crores) in Hyderabad and Atlanta based internet TV provider YuppTV for a 10% stake in the company. This values YuppTV at $25 Million (approx. Rs. 160 crores). With access to 170 live Indian TV channels and a large movie library, YuppTV is now the #1 player globally for Indian content delivered over the internet. Over 5 Million visitors view YuppTV every month.

Sashi Reddi will join the board and work closely with founder and CEO of YuppTV, Uday Reddy, in building the company to $100 Million revenue in the next 3 years. YuppTV currently competes with satellite and cable TV operators offering Indian content. Its primary target markets are Indians living in North America, Europe, and Australia. YuppTV clocked revenues of $11 Million (approx. Rs. 70 crores) in 2013. It grew over 100% year-on-year for the last two years.

"I believe that YuppTV is the most dynamic media company to emerge out of India. Under Uday’s leadership, it has the potential to revolutionize how Indian content is consumed globally in the next few years,” stated Sashi Reddi, founder and managing partner of SRI Capital. “We are on the verge of a revolution in content delivery and YuppTV is at the forefront of that revolution."

"All of us at YuppTV are excited to have a seasoned entrepreneur like Sashi Reddi join us in building our company. This is a clear validation of our business strategy to be the #1 player for Indian content distribution globally," said Uday Reddy, founder and CEO of YuppTV.

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YuppTV launches live broadcasting service worldwide

HYDERABAD, December 6, 2013: YuppTV today announced the launch of a new revolutionary Live Broadcasting service worldwide aiming to deliver high quality video streaming services to all devices that can be connected to the internet. This enables viewers to not miss out on any event happening anytime and anywhere across the world and can be broadcast to any internet enabled device. The product launch was announced today at ITC Kakatiya hotel, Hyderabad.

YuppTV live broadcasting service is dedicated to provide a superior user experience and high quality content to users. Every event that it captures has a dedicated landing page, creating a consistent and immersive browsing experience. YuppTV Live video editors scrub through each video content to ensure that the highest video and audio quality is delivered. The company captures events in all languages ranging from English to Hindi, Telugu to Kannada, Punjabi to Marathi, Gujarati to Bengali, etc. Users can not only view the event live on its site but also as VOD according to their convenience. This is the first time a service like this is provided by an Indian content creator and distributor on such a massive scale.

Announcing the launch of YuppTV Live, Mr. Uday Reddy, CEO of YuppTV, said, "Delivering the best content anytime, anywhere is as important as delivering it first with maximum ease. Our live broadcasting service provides a medium for people to watch corporate events, sports events, weddings and other events LIVE on their TV Screen (and other internet enabled devices), which they cannot attend personally due to other commitments. Through this service, people living outside India will be able to share precious moments with their family and friends and vice-versa."

Users can watch the live broadcasts from any part of the world on multiple Internet enabled devices like Samsung, LG, Panasonic Smart TVs, Google TV, WD TV Live, iPhone/iPad, Android, Windows7 and many more devices. And now it is available on the new PS4.

Videographers and content providers can use this technology and broadcast the events to a global audience live and as VOD.

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Positioning "My Village" on the world map, an article by Saakshi

Mr. Uday Reddy, a visionary Philanthropist, has laid foundation for the modern village vision 2020, in an effort to reduce the social and economic disparity between rural and urban sectors through the introduction of technological infrastructure into the rural sector.

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Global Takeoff to launch video services in India next year
Will raise $15-million equity to fuel subscriber acquisitions, form overseas JVs

HYDERABAD, December 2, 2013:Global Takeoff, a Hyderabad-based provider of converged digital entertainment, communication and advertising, is in the process of rolling out its over-the-top (OTT) video services in the Indian market in the third quarter of the 2014, said chairman and chief executive officer Mr. Uday Reddy.

OTT refers to delivery of video and audio over the Internet without a multiple system operator being involved in the control or distribution of the content. Global Takeoff plans to offer its converged OTT content through YuppTV.com, its live Internet TV channel streaming platform, to the Indian homes having smart TVs.

“The product, which will be integrated with a set-top-box, will be ready by the second quarter of 2014. We are working out the modalities of pricing, which will probably be on par with the current Indian direct-to-home or cable price points,” Reddy told Business Standard.

YuppTV currently delivers more than 150 Indian TV channels, 4,500 daily videos and over 600 movies, reaching out to six million viewers, mostly India diaspora, across South Asian countries, the US, Europe, Australia and Canada through paid subscription. At present, it offers free-to-air channels in India.

YuppTV is now one among the Top-5 downloaded apps on Samsung TV and the only South Asian app out of the 11 applications that has been approved on Sony PlayStation3 and PlayStation4. It is set to be launched on Microsoft's XBox shortly.

According to Reddy, the proposed OTT services to be offered on public Internet in India would include movies-on-demand and Catch-Up TV, a video-on-demand service wherein television shows are available for days after the original broadcast, besides live streaming of TV channels.

“This (OTT services) is the way the future of TV is seen now. We, however, will be a little cautious in the first year of launch as there are still challenges in terms of broadband deployment in India,” he said, adding that the concept was expected to takeoff all of a sudden in a big way in the country in the next two years, with adequate broadband infrastructure and unlimited data plans in place by then.

Over-the-top services is already a mainstream in the US, with the third-party content providers being Netflix, Hulu, NowTV, myTV and WhereeverTV.

“We are in the process of raising $10 million-$15 million equity in three months. We intend to utilise the proceeds for subscriber acquisition, form joint ventures to roll out OTT services in West Asia countries and in Trinidad and Tobago, besides making small acquisitions here and there that would bring ethnic content to us,” he said, adding that the company was expecting its revenues to touch $10 million this year, as against $8 million in the last financial year.

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Leading South Asian content distributor YuppTV available on the newly launched PS4
YuppTV one of the twelve apps on opening day of PS4 launch

HYDERABAD, November 20, 2013:YuppTV, the leading OTT player delivering more than 150 Indian television channels, 4,500 daily videos, 600+ movies, live events, and more, announced the launch of its branded application on the PlayStation®4 (PS4®) computer entertainment system in the U.S. The PS4, which released globally on the 15th of November 2013 has been the most highly anticipated video game console on the market. YuppTV is the only South Asian app on PS4 and is one of the 12 apps which released on day 1 of the PS4. Yupp TV’s app on the PS4 allows the South Asian consumer access to a variety of Indian programming content.

Mr. Uday Reddy of YuppTV said, “We are extremely pleased to make YuppTV available to PlayStation 4 owners in the U.S. Our on-demand service offers the largest Indian channel portfolio with major networks. YuppTV on PlayStation 4 will further our momentum in the U.S. market and will help us solidify our position as the number one destination for Indian programming.”

YuppTV is the world’s largest Internet TV provider delivering more than 150 Indian TV Channels, VODs, TV Shows, Movies, Events and a lot more across 12 major Indian languages. Currently, YuppTV is available globally, with the US, UK, Europe and Australia being the mainstream markets. Consumers can view the channels online through multiple Internet enabled devices like PCs, Smart TVs, Smart Blu-Ray players, set up boxes, SmartPhones, Tablets and Dongle.

“Making YuppTV’s programming available on the PlayStation4 will also provide an opportunity for broadcasters and content providers to reach millions of households instantly. Production companies have the ability to release movies in the U.S. on the same day of theatrical release, thereby ensuring that fans can enjoy this new content in the comfort of their living room. We also believe that the already existing consumer base of YuppTV would increase the subscriber base of PS4 ,” added Mr.Uday Reddy of YuppTV.

Mr. Phil Rosenberg, Senior Vice President, Business Development and Publisher Relations, SCEA said , “PlayStation is deeply committed to providing the most immersive gaming and entertainment experiences to gamers. The PS4 is the most powerful gaming system ever created, which enables us, along with our partners to add amazing entertainment options to the platform that we know PlayStation fans are going to love.”

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Leading South Asian Content Distributor YuppTV Now Available on PlayStation®3

Atlanta, July 19, 2013:YuppTV, the leading OTT player delivering more than 150 Indian television channels, 4,500 daily videos, 500+ movies, live events, and more, announced the launch of its branded application on the PlayStation®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment system in the U.S.

Mr. Uday Reddy of YuppTV, said, “We are extremely pleased to make YuppTV available to PlayStation 3 owners in the U.S. Our on-demand service offers the largest movie portfolio with major production houses. YuppTV on PlayStation 3 will further our momentum in the U.S. market and will help us solidify our position as the number one destination for Indian programming.”

YuppTV is the world’s largest Internet TV provider delivering more than 150 Indian TV Channels, VODs, TV Shows, Movies, Events and a lot more across 12 major Indian languages. Currently, YuppTV is available globally, with the US, UK, Europe and Australia being the mainstream markets. Consumers can view the channels online through multiple Internet enabled devices like PCs, Smart TVs, Smart Blu-Ray players, set up boxes, SmartPhones, Tablets and Dongle.

“Making YuppTV’s programming available on the PlayStation 3 will also provide an opportunity for broadcasters and content providers to reach millions of households instantly. Production companies have the ability to release movies in the U.S. on the same day of theatrical release, thereby ensuring that fans can enjoy this new content in the comfort of their living room,” added Mr. Uday Reddy of YuppTV.

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Leading South Asian Content Distributor YuppTV Now Available on PlayStation®3

Atlanta, July 04, 2013:YuppTV, the world’s largest OTT platform delivering 150+ Indian TV channels, has expanded its portfolio with the launch of world’s largest OTT Movie-on-Demand service with major production houses for South Asians on its platform. This move will provide the South Asian community across the world with an opportunity to watch their favorite movies.

Users can subscribe to a monthly package starting $4.99 or watch their favorite movies as pay-per-view on multiple Internet enabled devices. YuppTV has also launched a special section of ‘Premiere Movies,’ where users will get new movies to watch as pay-per-view. These movies could be new movies launched on the very same day or movies that are up to 15 days old.

Users can watch movies on PCs, PS3 Consoles, Samsung/LG/Sony/Panasonic Smart TVs and blu-ray players, YuppTV dongle, Google TV, Boxee, WD TV Live, Netgear NTV200/300, iPhone/iPad, Android Phones/Tablets and many more.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Uday Reddy, of YuppTV, said, “We are extremely pleased to launch our new offering - Movie-on-Demand. This new product will provide an opportunity to the large segment of the South Asian community across the globe to watch Indian movies at their own convenience. This is also an excellent opportunity for movie producers to reach their global target audience through multiple screens. Movies which could not be released in foreign shores due to high distribution costs can now be easily made available in any part of the world. YuppTV always strives to make technology simple and easily accessible to our users. We are confident that Movie-on-Demand will receive an excellent response from South Asians across the globe.”

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YuppTV launches its first small, sleek and Smart TV dongle for South Asians in USA

Atlanta, March 20, 2013:YuppTV, one of the world's largest Internet TV providers, today announced the launch of its first "YuppTV Dongle" in USA for South Asians away from home.

The YuppTV dongle is a revolutionary device especially for the expatriate Indians who want access to home grown content. It is a small, 1080p, Wi-Fi streaming player which enables Indian expats to watch their favorite Indian TV Channels live, video on demand, TV shows with back to back episodes, Bollywood movies and a wide range of regional movies.

This dongle is connected into the HDMI port of a television set. This feature converts a standard tv set into a smart tv. This allows the viewer to be able to access a variety of content on his television. With YuppTV dongle, users can watch 150+ Indian TV Channels Live or as VOD available in 11 Indian languages: Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Oriya, Gujarathi and Bhojpuri.

YuppTV Dongle has been launched in the USA bundled at no cost to customer for three month six month and yearly subscription packages. The cost is significantly lower than buying a smart tv to access those features.

One of the USPs of the dongle is its portability. Users can now stream video, listen to music, get the latest news or check the latest Facebook feeds at home on their big screen TV. They can also take all of that content on the move by simply carrying the dongle in their pocket, and then plug it into the HDMI port of a TV at their work place or hotel. The dongle also has a memory card slot for sharing videos, photos or music files on the tv screen.

For those wishing to access internet content on their television sets, the YuppTV dongle, like any smart tv offers them access to check emails and surf the internet on their television set itself. The customer can connect on Facebook and Twitter just with the help of the small and sleek YuppTV dongle.

In keeping with its commitment to innovation and accessible content, YuppTV is coming up with 2nd screen experience for its users. Customers would be able to browse the content on their phone/tablets and play them over Wi-Fi onto their TV screen. Upcoming updates would also enable the consumer to convert old audio systems to smart audio systems by connecting this dongle to it. The customer can play music, photos and videos on legacy audio / video receiver using android phone/tablets or iphone/ipad.

Announcing the launch of the tv dongle, Mr. Uday Reddy, Founder and CEO of YuppTV, said, We at YuppTV believe in being at the forefront of the technology space, and this product has the potential to revolutionise the way TV is viewed across the US. YuppTV dongle is easy to use and transforms an ordinary TV into a smart TV. This dongle can be used by people of all generations: youngsters can use it to listen to music or access trendy platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, while the elders in a family can surf any website or watch YuppTV for news, entertainment and devotional channels. We would be launching second screen experience with future updates very soon and would change the way TV can be watched.

YuppTV launched this device to its loyal customers because of the impact it had with one of the streaming partner's business decision to tie up exclusively with one the major South Asian TV service provider in USA.

YuppTV Dongle would soon be released globally, with focus on markets like India, UK, Europe, Canada and Australia.

For more information about YuppTV Dongle, please visit www.yupptv.com/tvdongle

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8 new, free applications for the platform Viera Connect
Entertainment | Panasonic | television | internet Kan

February 22, 2013:Polish users gained the platform Viera Connect now access up to 8 new free programs specifically designed for this service. New applications available to the holders of the VIERA TV Connect TV Market for owners of Panasonic VIERA product line in 2010, 2011 and 2012, with Internet access. Introduced today, applications are: TVN player, You Tube on TV, RED KARAOKE, Swissinfo, Viaway, YuppTV, Snagfilms and ROVI guide.

Among the latest applications available on the platform was a Viera Connect application SnagFilms. It allows free on-demand access to hundreds of films from independent production base SnagFilms.Kinomaniacy can choose from a vast array of films - documents and dramas, comedies and thrillers, award-winning blockbusters or obscure, niche production. Access to all films is free.

Another new application is the first release expected by users of TVN Player. This service allows you to watch selected programs from the schedule TVN, TVN Style and TVN Turbo including the news and popular productions such as "Julia", "Recipe for Life", "X-factor", "Top Model. Become a model, "" You Can Dance. Just Dance "," Got Talent "," City of Women "or" Automaniak ". Access to selected programs is free, and therefore their emission is preceded by advertising.

One of the new free applications on the Viera Connect the RED KARAOKE, a program that allows turning his room into a bar with karaoke and fun and a circle of close friends. The base consists of over 45 000 songs, which will suffice for many hours extraordinary fun.

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Samsung launches their latest entertainment App, YuppTV in UAE

United Arab Emirates September 19, 2011:Samsung Gulf Electronics Co. Ltd., a global specialist in the consumer electronics industry, announced the launch of their latest entertainment App, YuppTV. The announcement comes in line with Samsung's latest partnership with YuppTV.com which will enable Samsung Smart TV viewers to access over 60 high-definition Indian channels.

Commenting on the launch of the latest App, Justin Shaw, General Manager of AV division, Samsung Gulf Electronics said: "We are incredibly excited about the launch of our YuppTV app to our Smart TV users in the UAE as it provides a gateway to accessing top Indian entertainment channels. Samsung Smart TV provides an unparalleled viewing experience and wider content variety creating a truly interactive and personalized home entertainment experience. We are committed to partnering with major content providers, such as YuppTV.com to provide TV viewers with the best home entertainment experience."

YuppTV.com launched in 2008 and quickly became one of the world's leading portals for Indian programs with distribution rights to more than 60+ Indian TV channels in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, and Urdu. Samsung Smart TV viewers will be able to access 36 of these channels for free and will be able to access the rest through subscription and users can download the free YuppTV application from Samsung Apps.

Samsung's SMART TV line-up provides the perfect combination of smart content and smart experience that offers viewers a wholesome, world-class entertainment as well as a new world of web-connected TV experience. The TV boasts the flagship 'Smart Hub' interface that provides an easy access to a host of intelligent features within.

Using the 'Smart Hub' interface in the Samsung SMART TV, users can easily search for movies, shows and videos via online services and across connected devices; browse the Web from their TV as well as access a wide variety of applications from Samsung Apps, the world's first HDTV-based apps store. The smart features that constitute the 'Smart Hub' include: AllShare, Search All, Samsung Apps, Second TV, Web Browser and Social TV.

The Samsung SMART TV line-up includes a range of LED, LCD and PDP TVs and is currently available across all major retail outlets in the UAE.

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WATCH LIVE INDIAN TV PROGRAMMES WITH SAMSUNG SMART TV
Samsung Announces YuppTV as an App Partner for its Smart TV Range

Samsung Electronics Co. UK Ltd, the UK's number one TV brand with the most awarded TV range1, today announced YuppTV, a world leading portal for Indian TV that has become a household entertainment requirement for the NRI community, as the latest partner for its Smart TV App store, Samsung Apps. The YuppTV App on Samsumg Smart TV offers Indians who live anywhere in the world - live TV and on-demand video programmes from their home state.

The new YuppTV App will give Smart TV users access to more than 60 live and on-demand Indian TV programmes instantly displayed on their TV, the biggest and brightest screen in the home, as well as on connected devices - thanks to Samsung's Smart Hub. YuppTV enjoys one of the industry's highest content usage per subscribers rates with channels that cover seven of the most popular Indian languages and deliver superior quality streaming video. With news, entertainment, devotion and sports from Indian TV channels the YuppTV App will keep Smart TV viewers up to date with their favourite Bollywood entertainment, news and cricket updates.

Guy Kinnell, Marketing Director for TV, Samsung UK comments: "Our partnership with YuppTV ensures we are appealing to a wider audience of consumers who want to make the most of the Smart TV whether that be on their TV or shared with other connected connect devices such as Samsung smartphones and Galaxy Tab. From live news, entertainment, movies and sport channels, Samsung's Smart TV will really bring to life Indian TV programmes through great picture quality and an easy to use Smart Hub. And with Smart View on your Galaxy S2 smartphone users will never miss premium entertainment, news and sports".

"Samsung's Smart TV and App store approach is an innovative model that's been well-received by our audience," said Uday Reddy, CEO of Global Takeoff, the producer of YuppTV. "More and more people want to purchase TV content like they purchase mobile content " where they have the flexibility to choose apps and pay accordingly. Combining innovative over-the-top (OTT) streaming video technology platform with web-connected TVs, such as Samsung Smart TV, is creating new markets for live, web-TV entertainment. YuppTV joins a whole host of Apps available to download on Samsung Smart TVs, including BBC iPlayer, LOVEFiLM, YouTube and many more. "Samsung Apps" is the first and biggest App store available for TVs, with over five million Apps already downloaded worldwide, proof that consumers are rapidly embracing the Smart TV format. Samsung also recently announced it has sold over two million units globally.

Samsung Smart TVs have a Smart Hub that opens up content from specially designed Apps, the internet and other access points directly from the TV. The Smart TV also acts as the entertainment hub for the home as it connects wirelessly to other devices such as smartphones, laptops or tablets so users can show photos or stream music on the big screen.

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Global Takeoff unveils YCast.TV OTT service

At the 2011 NAB Show ,Global Takeoff announced YCast.TV, an over-the-top (OTT) service that delivers live TV and VOD to TVs, PCs, smartphones and Internet tablets within minutes of setup.

YCast.TV provides broadcasters and content owners with a seamless solution for monetizing video content, which eliminates long delays traditionally associated with video content distribution.

YCast.TV enables content owners and aggregators to acquire the source signal, encode and stream video to more than a billion Internet-enabled devices, including desktop and laptop PCs, Internet set-top boxes, smartphones, Internet-enabled tablets, gaming consoles through an application, iPod/iPod Touch and connected TVs.

The YCast.TV service produces instant content monetization through advertising and subscriptions. YCast.TV content partners also benefit from geoblocking content and DRM security systems.

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Global Takeoff Powers First Instantaneous Video Distribution and Monetization Service for TVs, PCs, Smartphones & Internet Tablets
YCast.TV Empowers Content Providers to Control Live TV Programming Reach and Pricing

LAS VEGAS April 11, 2011:Global Takeoff Inc., a leading global provider of converged digital entertainment and advertising solutions, today announced YCast.TV, an over-the-top (OTT) service that delivers live TV and video-on-demand to TVs, PCs, smartphones and internet tablets within minutes of setup. For the first time, broadcasters and content owners have a seamless solution for monetizing video content, which eliminates long time delays traditionally associated with video content distribution.

In 2010 over 700,000 subscribers abandoned cable services and six out of eight cable operators suffered their worst quarterly subscriber losses ever, according to a SNL Kagan report. Thus, broadcasters and content owners are scrambling to expand their reach by leveraging OTT internet technologies. At the same time, internet-savvy consumers are starting to expect to have all TV and video content delivered to any internet-enabled screen anywhere in the world.

"Until now, complex technical barriers have prohibited many content providers from distributing live television programs to internet-enabled devices," said Uday Reddy, founder and CEO of Global Takeoff. "But with YCast.TV, local TV stations can immediately expand the reach of their daily news shows, sports events and entertainment content beyond regional boundaries. YCast.TV also gives movie producers the ability to increase sales and reduce piracy by distributing films online the same day the show premiers. Video content owners of all sizes can now tap into the global reach of the internet and monetize their content everywhere."

YCast.TV enables content owners and aggregators to acquire the source signal, encode and stream video to more than a billion internet-enabled devices, including desktop and laptop PCs (Windows, Macintosh), internet set-top boxes (Roku, Boxee), smartphones (iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Symbian, Windows), internet-enabled tablets (iPad, Android), gaming consoles through an application (XBOX, PS3, Wii), iPod/iPod Touch and ConnectedTV (Samsung). "Global Takeoff has been a great partner for Roku," said Jim Funk, VP of Business Development at Roku. Customers are increasingly using Roku to access live regional and ethnic programming that they connect with wherever they live. YuppTV has become one of the most popular international brands on Roku.? The YCast.TV service produces instantaneous content monetization through advertising and subscriptions. YCast.TV content partners also benefit from geo-blocking content and DRM (digital rights management) security systems. Content providers have access to online subscriber management and customer profile reports. YCast.TV runs on a highly scalable and reliable architecture that can support up to 1 million live streams simultaneously.

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YuppTV Hosts Online Premier of Bollywood Movie F.A.L.T.U
Global Takeoff and Zee Communications Partner to Host First Global Online Premier of Hindi Movie F.A.L.T.U.

Hyderabad April 1, 2011:Global Takeoff Inc., a leading global provider of converged digital entertainment and advertising solutions, today announced that in partnership with Zee Communications, it will release the premier of the movie F.A.L.T.U online to a worldwide audience through YuppTV.

F.A.L.T.U starring Jackky Bhagnani and Puja Gupta will hit the theatres on the April fool's day. YuppTV will premiere the movie online on the same day and make it available for viewing on TVs, personal computers, smartphones and other internet enabled devices starting at 4pm GMT for $2.89 with 24-hour subscription validity.

"Indians residing overseas have to pay a high price to watch a film - while here in India entertainment is still affordable," said Producer Mr. Vashu Bhagnani. "This move will not only generate revenues, but also reduce the eventual, but irrepressible piracy issues."

"We choose Global Takeoff as our media partner for this opportunity because of its innovative platform that enables live TV and video on-demand to millions of internet-enabled devices across the globe," said Mr. Vishal Malhotra of Zee Communications.

"With this premier release, producers can utilize the internet's potential to reach the ever increasing online audience worldwide. NRIs will now get a chance to sit back and watch the movie at home at their own convenience and at a very affordable price", said Uday Reddy, founder and CEO of Global Takeoff.

Since its commencement in 2006, Global Takeoff has been committed to offer varied web based technologies that cater to all. It provides consumers with the convenience of a virtual home environment; companies with maximum global reach; and content providers, broadcasters with ideal platforms and services to launch their content easily and economically.

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YuppTV Delivers First Turnkey OTT Live TV and VOD Service for 4 Screens
Internet-based Video Distribution and Monetization Service Delivers Live TV and VOD Anywhere in the World

ORLANDO March 21, 2011:Global Takeoff Inc., a leading global provider of converged digital entertainment and advertising solutions, today announced the YuppTV platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solution for content owners, broadcasters, telecom and mobile operators. YuppTV is a converged over-the-top (OTT) service that delivers live TV and video-on-demand over four screens – TVs, PCs, smartphones and internet tablets. For the first time, video content providers and operators have access to a turnkey, internet-based solution for distributing and monetizing live TV and on-demand video services - anywhere in the world.

“Today there is a lot of TV content that lacks wide cable distribution - such as local news and sports events, which are limited to regional areas and up-and-coming TV channels that either have little or sporadic distribution,” said Uday Reddy, founder and CEO of Global Takeoff. “But content providers would like to expand the reach of these programs by leveraging internet technologies. At the same time, internet-savvy consumers are starting to expect the ability to have any TV and video content delivered to any internet-enabled screen - anywhere in the world. This trend has content providers and operators scrambling to find new internet-based solutions to distribute and monetize video globally. YuppTV offers a converged global video experience for content providers, operators and consumers alike.”

The YuppTV platform enables broadcasters, telecom and mobile operators to deliver the same content over TVs, PCs, smartphones and other internet-enabled devices, without investing in multiple technologies. YuppTV is based on a unique turnkey platform-as-a-service model, which removes the video distribution capital and monetization responsibilities from content owners, content aggregators and operators.

“YuppTV can open up new markets,” explained Reddy. “Many local TV stations want to extend the reach of their news, sports and entertainment content beyond regional boundaries and keep their audience informed and entertained while away from home. Telecom operators can use YuppTV to deliver live TV in regional areas where the copper ‘last mile’ is unable to deliver service. Movie producers who would like to release films online to avoid piracy can also benefit from distributing their content on YuppTV. YuppTV is a low-risk, high-value solution for tapping into these emerging markets.”

The YuppTV PaaS is an end-to-end content delivery platform for managing live and network-based video-on-demand services.