Ormax Characters India Loves goes regional

20 Jan,2021

By Our Staff


Media insights and consulting firm Ormax Media has announced its focus on regional language markets in India. As a first step in this direction, it has announced the launch of its syndicated monthly GEC character popularity tracking tool Ormax Characters India Loves (OCIL) in four regional markets – Tamil, Telugu, Bangla and Marathi. OCIL has been tracking character popularity in the Hindi GEC category since 2010 and is used widely by all channels in the category.


Commenting on Ormax Media’s regional focus, Shailesh Kapoor, Founder & CEO – Ormax Media said: “In recent years, India’s regional story has been a compelling one. Be it television, theatrical or now streaming, regional content has been attracting the audience’s and the advertiser’s attention alike. 2021 will see Ormax Media launch several offerings targeted at key regional markets. The launch of OCIL in four languages is only a first step in this direction.”


The top fiction & non-fiction characters in December 2020 across the five languages are:


Added Keerat Grewal, Partner – Ormax Media: “Characters are the cornerstone of storytelling. Character affinity ensures program loyalty, in turn helping shows to have long runs on television. Since 2010, Ormax Characters India Loves has helped leading Hindi GECs build a deep understanding of what makes Hindi GEC characters work. With the expansion into four regional languages, we hope that many other channels will now be able to benefit from similar understanding”.



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