Thursday, January 18, 2018

Can Superstars of Tamil Cinema - Rajinikanth And Kamal Haasan bring a political revolution in Tamil Nadu?

Acting Superstars get into Politics all the time. There are many instances in history where we have witnessed such incidents and in many of them, Actors have created history in their term. Telugu Actor NTR, Tamil Actors MGR, Jayalalitha, Hindi Actors Smriti Irani, etc., have been good examples of these.

Recently, one of the greatest actors in India, a revered Superstar from Tamil Industry- Rajinikanth has declared his entry into Politics. Another top actor from the same industry who is as reputable as the former across the entire nation, Kamal Haasan has declared a month before Rajinikanth that he would be joining the Politics as well. The Tamil Nadu State which has always welcomed Actors as their leaders cordially welcomed this declaration of both the Actors.

The actors are highly distinguished and are worshiped by the people of Tamil Nadu. Both are well -known for their modesty and their ideals of service to People. And Both are known philanthropists and have done plenty of service to the community. The actors have clearly earned their place in the hearts of people with the works other than their acting skills. Taking that into consideration, one might predict that the actors can bring a positive change in Tamil Nadu Politics.

On the other hand, the general public has become more educated and is looking for quality in the leadership. While both the actors are sincere philanthropists and have a sufficient following, Politics is a completely different Ball Game and demands more of diplomatic stance. There is an obligation to make tough choices which are not always welcomed by people of various sects. A leader is always bound to disappoint some group of people intentionally or unintentionally.

Both Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth, being great actors have earned a massive fan following from all sects of people irrespective of their personal, religious or political preferences. But, entry into the Politics divides the crowd at the very base. Elements like the party motto, the candidates, the party’s achievements, etc., are bound to create a significant difference of opinions among the same crowd. While the existing popularity can help them to secure some seats, it is highly unlikely that the victory will be consistent among all the areas and vastly different people.

So, will they be able to create a legacy like their predecessors, MGR and Jayalalitha? Will they be able to bring that revolution in the Tamil Nadu Politics? These are questions only time can answer. Get all the up to date information on Tamil Nadu Politics on Thanthi TV Live.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

YuppTV White Labelled OTT Platform equips Aastha Group’s TV Channels foray in digital world

Aastha Channels and Video-On-Demand content shall be available on mobile apps, web, and connected TVs via YuppTV’s white labelled solution
New Delhi, January 17, 2018: Global leader for South-Asian content, YuppTV powers Aastha Group’s TV Channels (Aastha, Aastha Bhajan, Vedic & Arihant) voyage into the world of OTT. Aastha, the pioneer spiritual and cultural brand will be utilizing YuppTV’s white-labelled video platform to be present across the digital world of web, mobile, and connected TVs.

Aastha mobile app was launched today by Param Pujya Swami Ramdev Ji Maharaj and Shraddhey Shree Acharya Bal Krishan Ji. On this occasion, Swami Ji stated that it's the beginning of a new era in the journey of of Aastha the leading Indian Channel on spirituality and natural wellness through Yoga and Ayurveda. “Aastha” App would bring people across the world closer to Indian spirituality and meditation. Now, one can watch their favorite programs of previous nine days on “Aastha” Mobile App. anytime anywhere, as per their convenience.

Extending the words of Swami Ramdev Ji, Shraddhey Balkrishan Ji said that the “Aastha” Mobile app would play a huge role in connecting the younger generation across India and the world with the Indian spiritual value-based system and help them enrich their lives spiritually, mentally and physically.

Commenting on the association, Mr Uday Reddy, Founder & CEO of YuppTV said, “We are glad to associate with Aastha channel and expedite its reach across digital channels via our multi-screen white-labelled video platform. While the channel promotes spirituality and culture amongst the youth and elderly alike, our white labelled OTT Platform will ensure the channel’s direct reach and accessibility to the users.”

Elucidating upon the partnership, Pramod Joshi, CEO of Aastha TV added, “The present-day user is equipped with digital mediums, smartphones and tablets and their viewing habits have changed. Hence, it is important for us to be present where our users are and make it convenient for them to watch our content and have a direct connection with them. We thank YuppTV’s white-labelled OTT Platform for helping us successfully navigate through the world of OTT and make Aastha Channels directly accessible to users via iOS and Android mobile apps, websites and connected TVs.”

About YuppTV White Labelled OTT Platform:

Streaming Live and VOD content for over ten years, to audiences across the globe, YuppTV White-Labelled OTT Platform provides robust and scalable Multiscreen Live and VOD Streaming Solutions to Video Broadcasters, creators, aggregators who are looking for their own branded OTT apps and websites.

With more than 2 billion minutes in a month that are currently streamed through the platform, customers have a proven platform to rely on. Through YuppTV White Labelled OTT Platform, customers can have their apps on any internet enabled devices such as Android, iOS, Web, Roku, Samsung Tizen, AppleTV, LG WebOS, Fire TV, Android TV etc.

Some of the modules and features of YuppTV White Labelled OTT Platform include a Robust Video CMS and SMS, Live and Catch-up TV with EPG, Advanced Video Analytics, Billing and Payment Gateway, Dynamic Ad Insertion for Linear Channels, Multi-Bitrate Encoding and Transcoding for both Live and VOD, Web, Mobile and TV Apps etc.

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About YuppTV:

YuppTV is one of the world’s largest internet-based TV and On-demand service provider for South Asian content, offering more than 200 TV channels and 2000+ movies in India. YuppTV recently received funding from Emerald Media, a Pan-Asian platform established by leading global investment firm KKR for investing in the media and entertainment sector, wherein Emerald Media acquired a significant minority stake in the company for US$50mn. YuppTV had earlier raised its Series A round of funding from Poarch Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Bigg Boss Finale: Why this season of the reality show become the most talked about show?

Bigg Boss: The most controversial and the most watched Indian Reality show, hosted by Salman Khan has reached its finale which is going to be aired on 14th January 2018 on Colors TV and Colors TV Live. The show whose theatrics are well known to the audience of entire India still ranks the top among the reality shows.

Bigg Boss show has always been controversial and has been pushing the limits of Indian audience sensibilities a bit further with its every season. The base personalities of human beings and elements like PDA, harassment etc., which most of the Indian audience do not agree with in Films or other Television shows were eerily accepted by the audience in this show which led it to its present position of fame.

More than any previous seasons this year’s season displayed an outrageous amount of these behaviors. Some elements like Arshi Khan explaining how she enjoyed applying butter on Hiten Tejwani’s body, or how everyone calmed down Akash Dadlani when he complained about Arshi slapping him on the backside, or Akash’s joke suggesting Shilpa Shinde to apply lotion on her private parts, constitute only some among the many happened.  And surprisingly these happenings did not receive much public outcry.

But the show is among the most talked because of some issues like Hina Khan’s comment about South Indian actresses being overweight and about other Bollywood actresses. It became a hot topic on the internet in some instances where a popular celebrity from in the house cried because of the harassment. Another instance of a live voting activity where fans misbehaved with Hina Khan also made it to the news. In all likelihood the show definitely made the Indian audience confused about the topics of Harassment, jokes, and obscenity and made them accept these elements as common human behavior.

But Serious issues apart, the show is one of the top-rated ones on Indian television and garnered many fans in the overseas as well. And the show has reduced to 4 final contestants from a starting number of 13. The 4 contestants who made it to the final this season are Hina Khan, Shilpa Shinde, Puneesh Sharma and Vikas Gupta.