Dailyhunt launches live TV service in partnership with YuppTV

MUMBAI: News aggregation platform Dailyhunt has launched a live TV service and has partnered with over the top (OTT) platform YuppTV to power the new service.

As part of the association, YuppTV’s South-Asian and regional content will be accessible via Live TV to Dailyhunt customers. The Live TV service is going to provide over 130 channels in 9 languages across various genres.

Talking about the launch, Dailyhunt Founder and CEO Virendra Gupta said, “Live TV is a critical element of our user’s current content consumption. At Dailyhunt, we understand that our audience is looking for news & content that is of a newsy nature. Consumer interests drive the innovation at Dailyhunt and we are delighted to work with YuppTV to launch Live TV.”

Gupta noted that the TV Most of the 180 million strong TV households have only one television set but multiple mobile phones.

By offering live TV service, the company wants to make Dailyhunt the preferred destination for a user’s regional language News, Video (VOD) & TV consumption on mobile by extending the established behaviour of TV watching to individual mobile and marrying it with great content.

“Our resolve to build smart, technology-driven, local language content focused consumer products is strengthened by the addition of Live TV to the Dailyhunt experience,” Gupta averred.

“I congratulate the team at Dailyhunt for the launch of Live TV. Furthermore, we are glad to partner with Dailyhunt and enable users to access our latest and diverse content offerings via Live TV. Over the years, OTT and VOD viewership has gained momentum in India; at YuppTV, we have been propelled by the vision to leverage the latest technology for providing the best entertainment solutions. With this association, we are affirmative that the viewers will prefer the complete bouquet of latest news and other content solutions available at YuppTV,” said YuppTV CEO Uday Reddy.

Dailyhunt works with 650+ licensed content partners, to offer a comprehensive coverage of text and video content in 14 Indian regional languages. For its native app users, it already applies Deep Learning to personalise content to individual user preferences.

Live TV will look to leverage these AI elements to pattern-recognition for Live TV consumption to enable a truly personalised experience.

Dailyhunt is India’s leading news and local language content application with over 155 million app installs offering 100,000 news articles in 14 languages licensed from over 650 publication partners every day. The Dailyhunt group has 50+ Million users spending over 6 billion minutes on the service every month.

Dailyhunt’s investors include Matrix Partners India, Sequoia, Omidyar Network, Falcon Edge and Bytedance.