Talkies for Tulu, Konkani, Kannada etc

30 Nov,2020

By A Correspondent


OTT is the flavour of the M&E world. Talkies bills itself as the world’s first digital entertainment OTT platform for Tulu, Konkani, Kannada and various regional languages. While there are several platforms for movie rentals, shows and other forms of entertainment, the team behind Talkies – Swayam Prabha Entertainment & Productions, helmed by Nikhil Acharya, realised the true need for a local OTT platform for regional content which otherwise would not get the recognition and viewership it truly deserves, in India and globally. Wonder what they think of Hoichoi, Aha etc, but let’s leave it at that.


Notes a communique: “Completely bootstrapped, Talkies was built using the best technologies to make it a product of global standards with a native Android, iOS, and TV application. While the pilot version of the app was released on April 14, 2020, as of November 26, 2020 – a mere seven months later, the app stands at 5-star rating on the Google App Store, with over 100k downloads, nearly 1k daily active users and more than 45k monthly active users since the launch! It even has over 148+ subscribers on its YouTube channel and was recently awarded the Silver Play Button as well,” adding: “The application provides a plethora of content like movies, dramas, shows, and Yakshagana (a traditional Indian theatre form). “Gulab Jamun” was released this Diwali on November 14 as a part of Talkies Originals. It is the first Tulu Webseries ever made with eight episodes. Kanasu Maratakkide, a Kannada film, is scheduled to launch on January 15, 2021 as a part of Talkies Premiere. It is the first Kannada feature film to be released exclusively on an OTT platform by selling offline tickets.”



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