New Delhi, Delhi, India
In an announcement that has been eagerly awaited by content developers across the nation, nexGTv, India’s largest subscription-led video entertainment app, has revealed the names of the May winners of its SPOTLight initiative. The winners were selected by renowned director and master storyteller Imtiaz Ali from amongst the top 5 most viewed videos for the month of May.
Delhi-based production house Creative Rascals’ travelogue ‘Spiti Valley’ was selected as the winner by Imtiaz for its charming portrayal of the picturesque locale of Spiti. The runner-up position went to Ahammed Khabber’s ‘I4U’ and its powerful social message of eye donation. nexGTv will be supporting the creative endeavours of the winner and the runner-up with cash rewards of INR 1 lakh and INR 25000 respectively.
Speaking on the announcement, Spokesperson, nexGTv, said, “As a talent discovery platform, SPOTLight has been garnering rave reviews from both content developers and viewers owing to its differentiated and user-relevant content. With Imtiaz on board judging the top entries, SPOTLight presents an opportunity of a lifetime for most creators looking to gain visibility and prove their credentials. We are very excited to have unearthed and supported so much budding talent through the initiative and are eagerly looking forward at greater participation from the country’s upcoming generation of imaginative story tellers.”
Founded and operated by Aman Jain and Shailesh Gandhi, Creative Rascals is a Delhi-based production house. The group has created content in different genres such as travelogues, food shows, ad films, corporate films and weddings, and has been involved with some top-notch clients such as Cox & Kings, Sapient, Modo and Iffco-Tokio. Ahammed Khabber, on the other hand, is a 27-year-old MBA graduate who is currently serving as an Assistant Director for popular Kerala-based TV channel Mazhavil Manorama. One of his earlier videos, ‘Passive Smoking’, was also selected as the runner-up on SPOTLight for the month of February.
Imtiaz Ali added, “From social messaging to commentaries on daily life, from fusion music to spooky horror stories, some of the SPOTLight entries have simply blown my mind away due to the freshness of their content and their innovative approach. Having seen the precocious creations on display, I am absolutely delighted to be associated with the project. I am expecting more people to participate in SPOTLight in the future and showcase their artistic flair in front of a nationwide audience.”
As a platform to upload and monetise their offering, SPOTLight has been gathering an extremely enthusiastic response from content creators across the country with videos being received right from Baramulla in Jammu & Kashmir to Kottayam in Kerala. With a Modern Master in Imtiaz at the helm, SPOTLight is an opportunity of a lifetime for individuals across the country to test their mettle. So don’t wait! Enter your creations on www.nexgtvspotlight.com today!
About nexGTv and Digivive:
With over 25 million downloads, nexGTV mobile App is the unmistakable TV button on your mobile. It is Digivive’s flagship, multi award-winning application offering consumers unlimited and compelling entertainment across multiple devices (mobile, tablets or laptop/PCs). Choice includes an unrivalled suite of 150+ Live TV channels aside from a huge content library comprising of movies, TV shows and videos for every mood.
Besides ranking amongst the Top Entertainment applications in App stores, nexGTV has also won numerous awards including ‘The Best Digital Experience’ at the prestigious World Communication Awards 2014, in London. It runs seamlessly across 2G/EDGE/3G/4G and Wi-Fi networks across platforms such as Android, iOS, BlackBerry and Tizen, enabling consumers to stay entertained irrespective of bandwidth limitations and the operating platform.
nexGTv has globally launched a kids- special app, ‘nexGTv Kids’. The new addition curates the most entertaining and educative content meant especially for the kids aged between 2 to 10 years. The Kids app is available for download on Google Play Store and can be accessed from all over the world.
The company had introduced SPOTLight – India’s first mobile talent discovery platform, together with ace director and master storyteller Imtiaz Ali as the creative judge, enabling both amateurs and professional video enthusiasts to not only showcase their talent pan-India on nexGTv, but also earn off it, aside from Rs.100,000 cash award to one lucky winner who figures amongst the Top 5 most-viewed videos every month on the platform.
The company has also unveiled an original 14-part mobi-series in association with Priyanka Chopra and Fluence viz. ‘It’s My City’. The series premiered as a 14-episode premium, original series that revolves around the everyday lives and struggles of four young girls, living together in the same flat in Mumbai. In her inimitable style, Priyanka Chopra appears in and as herself assuming the mantle of an official landlady, unofficial guardian and protective friend. The series is available at nexGTv platform.
Conceived by technology professionals together with deep consumer insights, Digivive focuses on creating offerings in line with trends, with best-in-class content, ease-of-use, availability and affordability, giving consumers an unparalleled and immersive viewing experience. Our partners include leading telecom operators and OEMs. Established in 2010, Digivive is a group company of Media Matrix Worldwide Limited which is listed on the BSE. It provides expertise across Direct to Consumer and Managed Value-Added Services.