Voot

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Voot
Voot website logo.png
Type of businessSubsidiary
Type of site
OTT platform
Available inHindi, English, Kannada, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, and Telugu
Headquarters
Area servedIndia
United Kingdom (Virgin Media only)
United States (Sling TV only)
OwnerViacom18
Industry
Products
Services
  • Film production
  • Film distribution
  • Television production
URLwww.voot.com
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional
UsersIncrease 1 million (paying subscribers;As of March 12, 2021) [1]
100 million monthly active users[2]
Launched26 March 2016; 5 years ago (2016-03-26)
Current statusActive

Voot is an Indian subscription video on-demand and over-the-top streaming service, owned by Viacom18. Launched in March 2016, it is Viacom18's advertising-led video-on-demand platform[3] that is available as an app for iOS,[4] KaiOS (JioPhone) and Android[5] users, and a website for desktop consumption. It also accessible through Amazon Fire TV, Roku (for Virgin Media and Sling TV subscribers), Apple TV, Android TV and Chromecast devices.

Voot is available only in India, and hosts over 40,000 hours of video content[5] that includes shows from channels like MTV, Nickelodeon and Colors.[3] Content is also available in multiple languages like Kannada, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Odia, Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil.[6]

In February 2020, Voot introduces paid subscription service called Voot Select. Voot Original series are made available only to paid subscribers. Some TV shows are being streamed a day before TV for its paid subscribers.[7]

Programming[edit]

Voot has content from Colors TV, MTV, Nickelodeon and other Viacom 18 owned television channels. It also hosts many Bollywood films for streaming.[8] It has produced several 'Voot Original' shows for streaming as well. In the children's segment, it is working on shows in Malayalam.[9]

Original programs[edit]

Title Genre Premiere Cast(s)
Chinese Bhasad Comedy 1 May 2016[10][11]
Soadies Comedy-drama 2016 Baba Sehgal, Anju Mahendru,[12] Raghu Ram and Rajiv[13]
Sinskaari Sex related

web-chat Show

18 May 2016 Alok Nath[14]
Badman Mockumentary 8 July 2016[12][15] Gulshan Grover, Chunky Pandey
Shaadi Boys Satirical

comedy-drama

22 July 2016[16][17] Aakash Ahuja
It's Not That Simple Drama 6 October 2016[18][19] Swara Bhaskar, Akshay Oberoi, Karan Veer Mehra, Vivan Bhatena
Untag Comedy-drama 1 January 2017[20] Meiyang Chang, VJ Andy, Dipannita Sharma and Shiv Panditt
Yo Ke Hua Bro Comedy 18 August 2017[21] Aparshakti Khurana, Gaurav Pandey, Ridhima Pandit, Sumeet Vyas and Shamita Shetty
Stupid Man Smart Phone Travel show 20 September 2017 Sumeet Vyas
Time Out Drama 27 November 2017[22][23][24] Tahir Raj Bhasin and Sarah-Jane Dias
Its Not That Simple 2 Drama 14 December 2018[25] Swara Bhaskar, Akshay Oberoi, Karan Veer Mehra, Vivan Bhatena
Shortcuts Anthology

Thriller

8 February 2019
Fuh Se Fantasy Anthology

Romance

5 April 2019
Marzi Psychological thriller 2 March 2020 Rajeev Khandelwal and Aahana Kumra[26]
Asur Thriller 2 March 2020 Barun Sobti, Arshad Warsi, Anupriya Goenka, Ridhi Dogra, Sharib Hashmi, Amey Wagh[27]
The Raikar Case Crime Thriller 9 April 2020 Ashwini Bhave, Atul Kulkarni, Kunal Karan Kapoor, Lalit Prabhakar, Neil Bhoopalam, Parul Gulati
Illegal - Justice,Out of Order Political Thriller 12 May 2020 Neha Sharma, Akshay Oberoi, Deepak Tijori, Piyush Mishra
The Gone Game Crime Thriller 20 August 2020 Sanjay Kapoor, Shweta Tripathi, Arjun Mathur, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Dibyendu Bhattacharya
Crackdown Action Thriller 23 September 2020 Saqib Saleem, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Rajesh Tailang
The Gone Game Season 2 Crime Thriller 2021 Sanjay Kapoor, Shweta Tripathi, Arjun Mathur, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Dibyendu Bhattacharya
Candy Thriller September 2021 Richa Chadda, Ronit Roy, Manu Rishi, Gopal Datt[27]
Bigg Boss OTT Reality Show August 2021 Karan Johar, Divya Agarwal, Pratik Sehajpal, Shamita Shetty

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Voot Select hits 1 million paying subscribers; promises to bring Paramount+ Original and ShowTime titles". OnlyTech. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  2. ^ "Disney+ Hotstar Has Around 8 Million Paid Subscribers, Disney Claims". NDTV. 9 April 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Viacom18 launches video-on-demand platform Voot – The Economic Times". The Economic Times. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Voot – TV Shows, Movies & Cartoons on the App Store". App Store. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Voot TV Shows Movies Cartoons – Android Apps on Google Play". play.google.com. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  6. ^ "From VOOT to Viu, Sun NXT to Hoichoi, OTT platforms are offering a bounty of regional content - Entertainment News , Firstpost". Firstpost. 1 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Viacom18 launches Voot Select, a subscription-based video streaming service". @businessline. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Viacom18 launches video-on-demand platform Voot". www.moneycontrol.com. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  9. ^ Bansal, Shuchi (11 October 2017). "Digital platforms mainstream regional content". mint.
  10. ^ "TV writer makes directorial, web debut with 'Chinese Bhasad' – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  11. ^ "Voot.com". www.voot.com. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  12. ^ a b "Ready for Badman and Soadies? – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  13. ^ "Voot.com". www.voot.com. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  14. ^ "Sanskari 'Babuji' goes 'Sins-kaari': Alok Nath to discuss sex online". Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  15. ^ "Voot.com". www.voot.com. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  16. ^ "Web series Shaadi Boys a satirical take on extravagance in Indian weddings, say writers". The Indian Express. 24 July 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  17. ^ "Shaadi Boys – 100% Mentertainment – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  18. ^ "VOOT launches its sixth original web-series". www.afaqs.com. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  19. ^ Gaekwad, Manish. "Swara Bhaskar glams up for web series 'It's Not That Simple'". Scroll.in. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  20. ^ "Life is all about untag-ging yourself!". Times of India. 8 January 2017.
  21. ^ "Aparshakti Khurana relates to his character in the new web series Yo Ke Hua Bro". The Indian Express. 30 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  22. ^ "Voot's new original 'Time Out' out on November 28". Exchang4media. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  23. ^ Khateeb, Almas (3 January 2018). "'Time out' Review: The Unrealistically Realistic Life in a Metro". TheQuint.
  24. ^ "Time Out on Voote". Voot. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  25. ^ Scroll Staff. "'It's Not That Simple' season 2: Swara Bhasker is back to questioning gender bias". Scroll.in.
  26. ^ "Marzi first impression: An engaging thriller owned by Aahana Kumra and Rajeev Khandelwal". The Indian Express. 6 March 2020. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  27. ^ a b "All You Need to Know About Voot Select: Price, Originals, Exclusives". NDTV Gadgets 360. Retrieved 6 March 2020.

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