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Comedy, it turns out, is serious business. Video streaming service nexGTv has launched a separate humour app called Comedy One. The company has partnered with ONE Network Entertainment, an online video creator, talent aggregator, branded content producer, for the same.

Interestingly, content from Comedy One will also be available on nexGTv. Abesh Verma, COO of nexGTv said that this was done to make comedy discovery easy for people, as indicated by this Hindu Business Line report. The app works on a freemium model and charges for premium content which is marked out separately. Charges for premium content are at Rs 5 per day, Rs 35 per week, Rs 125 per month and Rs 600 per year.

Comedy One will have shows such as ‘Kaun Banega Roadpati’, ‘Aadmi Heera Hai’, ‘Pakao Paparazzi’, ‘Waiter Waiter’, ‘Doctor Doctor’ and ‘Interview with a Villain’ available as a part of its humour-based catalogue.

nexGTv said that it will be producing “hard-hitting and impactful content” that makes viewers “laugh and reflect”. In contrast, production house SAB Group said that its new shows created for the digital medium under the Happii-Fi brand will be geared for more mass appeal and will not focus on irreverent or political styles of comedy.

Note that ONE Network Entertainment also tied up with YouTube MCN Ping Digital Broadcast to launch an initiative called ‘The creators collective’ for content producers and creators to become publishers, specially in the comedy genre.

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nexGTv also has a separate app for for kids and offers video content for children between the age group of 2 to 10.

First Impression:

At the first glance, the app has looks good with decent UI/UX and no noticeable lag. The categories of Home, Shows, Movies and Videos can be seen in the navbar at the bottom, with the offerings of the app appearing as cards in the home.

The video player is average at best. There are multiple options available to the user to select the quality of the video being played, to browse through the other offerings whilst playing videos and adding the current video to a playlist.

It does have an interesting feature called Quicky that lets users select the time they are looking to spend on the app and then curates the videos accordingly.

One thing that is definitely missing is the app’s ability to fullscreen the video in landscape mode when the phone is in Portrait mode.

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Past Developments from NexGTv: 

– In February nexGTv tied-up with #fame to integrate its content on its streaming platform. As a part of the deal, #fame will create and premiere content exclusively on nexGTv before publishing it on other channels.

– In January, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra partnered nexGTv to air an original show called “It’s my city.”

-In December 2015, film director Imtiaz Ali tied up with nexGTv to launch a digital platform called SPOTLight where filmmakers and content creators can post their original short videos across genres.

Image credit: Flickr user Phil Shirley under CCBY.20

With inputs from Shashidhar KJ

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