Star Player Showcases TV Series Before Being Aired – What’s With The Jumping Off Strategy?

The first ever to happen in India, Star premieres two television series online before being aired on the television. The two Star Plus shows Aap Ki Kachehri (Season 2) anchored by Dr Kiran Bedi and family drama, Sajan Ghar Jaana Hain, were premiered on Star Network’s video sharing location, Star Player. This is only the first step for the recently launched STAR Player’s objective to stream premium quality shows. India’s first online television product, is the online video destination for premium copyrighted content. Like NDTV’s Tubaah star would allow other broadcasters to upload their content on Star Tv’s platform. Star also plans to monetize this site via ads like pre-roll, post-roll, overlay and in-banner video advertising. WATBlog was right on this when Star launched their Player.


The drama does not end here. There were other players who started their own version of a similar destinations long back. But the question we asked our readers was ‘Will it add a UGC element?’. There was another player who tried to use the You-Tube strategy. Star Player supports and enhances the overall equity of the Star Network because its full-length content is an added layer that drives content consumption post on air playout. This platform lets Star India exploit synergies within its own ecosystem and create a better delivery system for advertisers wherein they engage meaningfully with their audience via the STAR Network. What a preamble!!!

Is this the latest trend to attract more advertisng revenue? Or is it another gimmick to attract users?

One Response to “Star Player Showcases TV Series Before Being Aired – What’s With The Jumping Off Strategy?”

  1. venkat
    August 10, 2009 at 12:19 pm #

    hey abhishek…what is that you are trying to say here :-)not very clear. Looks like you took a one line news and tried to blow it. :-)

    what star tubaah and others that a good thing or bad thing??? been following a lot of video news in the past few months…and i guess that Timesnow and Star have really got things moving. BTW have a look at the innovations thats being done on beats the pre rolls and post rolls anytime

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