QYOU India premieres on Tata Sky, announces partnership with Pocket Aces

QYOU India premieres on Tata Sky, announces partnership with Pocket Aces

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  • Pocket Aces channels "Filter Copy", "Dice Media" and "Gobble" added to the premiere line-up
  • "All India" programming block features locally produced content from leading digital first program partners

TORONTO and LOS ANGELES and DUBLIN, Nov. 16, 2017 /CNW/ - QYOU Media Inc (TSXV: QYOU; OTCQB: QYOUF) a fast-growing global media company that curates and packages premium 'best-of-the-web' video for multiscreen distribution, has announced the premiere this week of "QYOU India" to 17 million Tata Sky's customers across television and mobile devices. The localized channel features programs reflecting the best of India's unique internet culture with showcases of premium digital first content from many of the country's most talented and popular content creators.

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QYOU India will meet the growing appetite for this digital first content among Tata Sky's younger subscribers by bringing QYOU's curated and localized channel to Ch 200 (HD) & Ch 201 (SD) and via the Tata Sky app on Live TV and VOD.  QYOU India is working with many of India's leading digital first content creators to curate the channel.

Ahead of the launch, QYOU has also inked a content partnership with Pocket Aces, one of the fastest growing Indian digital content companies. Through this partnership, Pocket Aces channels 'FilterCopy' and 'Gobble' will be made available on QYOU along with Dice Media web-series 'Not Fit'. Pocket Aces is known for its quality programming in the digital space, with a weekly reach of over 40 million through their channels FilterCopy, Gobble and Dice Media. Their latest web-series "What The Folks" has become the most successful web-series in India in 2017.

Aditi Shrivastava, co-founder of Pocket Aces commented, "We are thrilled to be a part of QYOU India on TATA Sky. Our company is committed to creating amazingly relatable and shareable content for millennials and gen-z audiences. We are reaching over 40 million unique audiences every week through our own platforms, and distributing via QYOU India gives us another wonderful opportunity to expand this reach. We look forward to distributing more and more programming via our partnership."

"We know that younger audiences often seek out the latest local content on the internet so this next step in our partnership with Tata Sky brings our curation of the best of India's vibrant online content to audiences through their TV subscription" said Curt Marvis, CEO and Co-founder of QYOU Media. "We have sourced some of the best local talent to make the shows as relevant and engaging as possible. We are delighted to add Pocket Aces to the programming line-up for this launch."

Some of the new shows featured on the channel are: 

  • QYOU India: A one hour clip compilation show of all India "best of web" short form video clips
  • FilterCopy: Freshly brewed short videos from the sharable content channel of Pocket Aces
  • Dice Media: 10-episode web series Not Fit from the premium web series channel of Pocket Aces
  • Gobble: Mouth-watering recipe videos from the food channel of Pocket Aces
  • VIBE: An authentic content destination documenting the change in narrative for urban youth culture
  • Being Indian: The one stop shop for all things Indian. Presenting to you India at its quirkiest best.
  • DESI HIP HOP: The No. 1 platform empowering Desi Hip Hop Culture globally with music, videos & events


About QYOU Media

QYOU Media Inc. (TSXV:QYOU | OTCQB: QYOUF) is a fast-growing global media company that curates and packages premium 'best-of-the-web' video for multiscreen distribution. Founded and created by industry veterans from Lionsgate, MTV, and CinemaNow, QYOU's millennial and gen-Z focused products include linear television networks, genre-based series, mobile apps, and video-on-demand formats reaching millions of customers on six continents. Distribution partners include Sinclair Broadcast Group, Vodafone, 21st Century Fox, Liberty Global, Telenor and TATA Sky. More information on the company can be found at www.theqyou.com.

About Pocket Aces

Pocket Aces is one of the fastest growing digital entertainment companies in India today. The company, funded by Sequoia Capital, conceptualizes, creates, and distributes engaging original content for millennial audiences through its channels Dice Media (web-series), FilterCopy (sharable and snackable short-form content), and Gobble (everything food). Its website www.filtercopy.com clocks more than 7 million page views each month.

Pocket Aces has amassed more than 900 million video views in the last 24 months, and over 100 million organic views in the last month alone. The company has delivered extremely successful content with several large brands such as Kurkure, Flipkart, Lifestyle, Xiaomi, Manforce Condoms, Kingfisher, Saffola, etc. Their most recently released web series "What The Folks" has become India's most successful series of 2017.

The company uses data analytics extensively to create and analyse content, understand audiences, and optimize distribution and marketing spends, and is also syndicating its content to other platforms such as Dainik Bhaskar, Ola Play, Sony Liv, Hungama Play, NextGTV, Dailymotion, etc. Pocket Aces is also the only Indian digital company to be streaming its content in China.


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