wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

YuppTV launches movie streaming service YuppFlix with 5,000 movies


Live streaming platform YuppTV has launched YuppFlix, an on demand movie streaming service in all its regions of operation. YuppFlix will offer over 5,000 movies (overall 25,000 hours of content) across different genres in 12 languages, including Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali, Punjabi and Kannada. It will inform its users about the availability and internet premieres of movies through ad campaigns and push notifications.

In April, YuppTV was set to launch in India, first in the metro cities and then expand to other cities, offering the service for free for a few months, with plans to introduce its ad-free subscription model. Yupp TV also offered a set-top box, which allowed users to connect it to a normal TV set. The service charges its users a month in advance and then on a pro-rata basis, depending on the date of subscription and also offers a free 7 day trial. Its Hindi packs are priced at $10 and $15 monthly. The YuppTV India site offers daily, weekly and monthly passes for Rs 5, Rs 30 and Rs 100 respectively.

The platform offers streaming of over 200 TV channels and can be accesses through connected TVs, internet set top boxes, Blu-ray players, desktops, smartphones and tablets. Its current content partners are Times Now, ET NOW, Zee Network, ETV Network, Sahara, Sun Group, News X, Zoom, TV Today, Maa, ABN, India TV and 9XM. For technology, it has tied up with Intersystems, Nokia Ovi, Intel, Roku, AdapTV and LiveU among others.

Funding: In April last year, YuppTV had raised $2.5 million from angel investor Sashi Reddi, who picked up 10% stake in the company. At that time, the company claimed to have over 6 million users, though the number of paid users were low. Besides live streaming of TV channels, YuppTV also offered a Catch-up TV service which allowed users to view TV shows after the original broadcast.

Developments in online video streaming:

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

– After launching its services in India in January, Star India’s video streaming platform Hotstar began expanding internationally last month.

– Last month, Netflix said it would stream a specially edited version of the Bollywood movie Gangs of Wasseypur as a mini series. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings had said that the company was planning to launch original Bollywood and animation programming aimed at non-US markets.

– In October, Viacom18 Digital Ventures announced VOOT, a mobile video platform which would go live in the ‘coming months’ to broadcast Viacom18 content, and create original content programming.

– In August, video streaming service HOOQ signed a multi-year deal with Sun TV and added over 1,000 Shemaroo video titles.

– In the same month, Dish TV launched a new video-on-demand service called DishFlix which would allow users to watch ad-free movies.

– Spuul started offering content from Multi Screen Media which owns and operates the Sony Network of television channels to stream its popular TV shows, and added more content from UTV.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

– In July, Hungama launched HungamaPlay, with a catalog of 6,500 movies.


Written By

I'm a MediaNama alumna from 2015-16 (remember TinyOwl?) now back to cover e-services like food and grocery delivery, app based transport and policies, platforms and media in India.

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.



The Delhi High Court should quash the government's order to block Tanul Thakur's website in light of the Shreya Singhal verdict by the Supreme...


Releasing the policy is akin to putting the proverbial 'cart before the horse'.


The industry's growth is being weighed down by taxation and legal uncertainty.


Due to the scale of regulatory and technical challenges, transparency reporting under the IT Rules has gotten off to a rocky start.


Here are possible reasons why Indians are not generating significant IAP revenues despite our download share crossing 30%.

You May Also Like


Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...


135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...


Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...


By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Your email address:*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ