India Vibes TV (indiavibes.tv), claims to be India’s first Web TV will go live on 1st January, 2011. Indiavibes will be launched by Kochi-based Vibes Visual and Media. The company plans to create contents and programming indigenously, and users will be able to choose and watch contents of their choice on this interactive media platform.
IndiaVibes TV can be seen from 1st January 2011 at http://www.indiavibes.tv/
Indiavibes promises to bring a huge collection of TV shows and movies for its audiences to choose from. You cannot download these shows or films on your PC as Indiavibes uses the adaptive streaming technology which will stream the videos for viewing.
In order to view the shows, your computer has to be compatible with either WINDOWS or MAC with at least a 512 MB RAM and 800 MH processor for viewing of Indiavibes. The only software that you will require to view Indiavibes is an Adobe Flash Player 10.
Andrine Mendez, Founder Visual & Media Priate Ltd said:
“We cover all categories fashion, music, films, business, technology, blogging, lifestyle, current affairs and almost everything that this century and the years ahead would ever need. We are focused on targeting people and not on celebrities. Our vision is to showcase the richness of India’s entertainment culture to the world. We wish to make Indiavibes as its name suggests the one stop shop for all the entertainment for global audiences.” While the company plans to set up production hubs at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore, it will move on to Tier I and Tier II cities later, and also set up hubs at UAE, US and UK in the near future.”
Indiavibes.tv will also be optimized for mobiles and also provide application platforms for many mobiles making Indiavibes.tv available on 3G, CDMA, WiFi or WiMAX network. The video quality experience would be optimized for the mobile networks and mobile screen size to provide the best user experience possible. Applications are being built for all phones running the following mobile Operating Systems – iPhone, Adobe Flash Lite 3.0, Symbian OS, J2ME, Windows Mobile 6.1, Blackberry and Android.
Vibes Visual & Media Pvt Ltd claims to be a full fledged visual production company, with Indiavibes Entertainment portal its flagship project. The portal intend to stream visually rich content to the world in English language.
Indiavibes plans to set itself apart by being the first initiative in the domain of Internet Entertainment with a team backed by passion for innovation. Unlike other online video channels, Indiavibes promises to keep their focus on people rather than on celebrities.
“Normal/traditional media can only sell high profile sops or celebrity content but for us what’s more important are reaching to every individual out there”, says Indiavibes.
“Indiavibes will be perfect window of India’s Cultural Showdown to the world.The portal can travel far than any traditional media. Our vision is to showcase the richness of India’s entertainment culture to the world ! We wish to make Indiavibes portal,as its name suggests the one stop for all the entertainment for global audiences with the tagline ‘Indian Vibes’”.
Indiavibes creates contents/program of its own unlike any existing internet channels and thus claims to be India’s first On Demand Web TV, giving its users ultimate freedom to watch their choice of contents.
According to Wikipedia, Web television (Web TV) is not to be confused with Internet television or Catch up TV. Web TV is an emerging genre of digital entertainment that is distinct from traditional broadcast television.
Delivered originally online via broadband and mobile networks, Web television shows, or Web series, are short-form in nature (2–9 minutes per episode), episodic, and produced in seasons.
In 2008, the International Academy of Web Television was founded with the mission to organize and support the community of web television creators, actors, producers and executives. It administers the selection of winners for the Streamy Awards.
We have seen discussions in Indiavibes Facebook page, on whether Indiavibes is really the First Web TV of India. Indiavibes have given answers too:
- Indiavibes shows more than a “Web Series” like in any existent ones.
- Indiavibes content are custom made for Internet Audience & extends beyond a “web series”.
- Contents in Indiavibes are made by our own production team and not sourced from any content providers outside our network
- The best reference for a Web Tv on a International level would be revision3.com