India has witnessed an unprecedented increase in content consumption on digital platforms. Keeping in stride with the evolving consumer trends and the digital world, ShortsTV, the world’s first and only 24/7 linear TV channel dedicated to short films, ventures into its first partnership with Airtel, India’s premier communications solutions provider. Leveraging Airtel’s core strengths of Network, Data & Distribution, ShortsTV has launched its first video-on-demand service on Airtel Xstream that can be enjoyed on both the mobile app as well as television screens. ShortsTV is now available at a nominal subscription of INR 99/- per month and INR 499/- for a year.
ShortsTV through Airtel Xstream is now ready to entice subscribers with its expansive catalog of quality short films that includes nominated and winning shorts from internationally acclaimed awards such as The Academy Awards, Cannes, BAFTA, and high-quality CGI animation from international independent filmmakers & local Indian filmmakers. Equipped with a specially curated library of over 4000+ titles from across the globe spanning genres such as comedies, musicals, documentaries, thrillers, dramas, and animation, the service is here to allure all the short film fans and offer a seamless binge-watching experience. The catalog includes short films across English, foreign, and local Indian languages, including Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, and Telugu.
ShortsTV’s catalog of short films features critically acclaimed stars such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Emilia Clarke, Jude Law, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Naseeruddin Shah, Radhika Apte, and others. Some of the unique shorts available on the platform include internationally popular Oscar Winner Skin’, BAFTA nominee ‘The Voorman Problem’, Cannes Jury prize winner ‘Swimsuit 46’.
The top short films from Best of India and Latin America like Natkhat starring Vidya Balan, Shameless starring Sayani Gupta, Safar starring Shweta Tripathi, Soundproof starring Soha Ali Khan, Trapped starring Abhishek Banerjee, The Lillies Seller will be showcased as part of Worldwide Film Festival from 24th to 27th Feb. In addition to an enviable selection of short films, the service also features various segments on local film festival coverage, film school vignettes, ‘making-of’ features, interviews with directors, actors, and other leaders in the industry.
The entertainment doesn’t stop there! With the aim of providing a unified platform to filmmakers around the globe, ShortsTV launched the 2021 ShortsTV Worldwide Film Festival in India, U.S., Latin America, and Europe, another milestone step towards promoting regional talent on a global stage. Being the exclusive presenter of Oscar® Nominated Shorts theatrical releases, ShortsTV, will now offer a worldwide short film competition to the most creative storytellers, with shorts from around the globe competing for head-to-head for global recognition. Medianews4u