Star Utsav Movies will be initially DD Free Dish; launch on 28 May 2016
MUMBAI: Star India will officially launch its free-to-air (FTA) Hindi movie channel Star Utsav Movies on 28 May
Star Utsav Movies channel is launching on 21 May 2016 and this channel will be available on DD Free Dish / DD Direct Plus from Frequency TP:11550 V 29500
पिछले महीने बताये गए चैनल लिस्ट में जो स्टार गोल्ड रोमांस का नाम डी डी फ्री डिश पर आने वाले चैनल में लिखा गया था, अभी ये चैनल का नाम बदलकर स्टार उत्सव मूवीज कर दिया गया है, ये चैनल कुछ ही दिनों में लांच होने वाला है और स्टार उत्सव मूवीज एक फ्री चैनल की तौर पर चलेगा. ये चैनल दूरदर्शन की फ्री डिश पर भी आने वाला है.
Star india, has decided to change its FTA movies channel name from Star gold Romance to Star Utsav Movies, Star Utsav movies will be Free to Air Channel. Star Gold Romance was expected to be available on DD Free Dish, now instead of that we might see Star Utsav Movies once this channel is launched in coming days.
As per news , here it what its being said
“We are launching an FTA movie channel Star Utsav Movies in May or June. It will have a mix of old and new movies. It will be available on Freedish. The channel is still under works,” the source stated. The broadcaster has secured the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) clearance to rename Star Gold Romance as Star Utsav Movies. In February, it received a licence from the MIB under the name Star Gold Romance. Star has already booked a slot on Doordarshan’s FTA direct-to-home (DTH) platform Freedish for the channel
The channel, targeted primarily at rural markets, will be initially available exclusively on Doordarshan’s free direct-to-home (DTH) platform Freedish. Star will take a call later on the channel’s future distribution strategy.
Star Gold, Movies OK, Star Gold HD and Star Utsav Movies general manager Hemal Jhaveri said there was a need gap in the rural market.
“With the advent of BARC, rural markets took the center stage with more than half the TV viewership coming from the heartland. Our analysis indicated that there was a clear need gap in this category since 25% of the total viewership came from movies, but the Hindi movie genre share is a miniscule 5%. This is because of the unavailability of good content on the existing Hindi movie channels in the FTA space.
“An extensive research undertaken to unravel the rural psyche shed light on the key usage and behavior patterns. This has been the cornerstone for all acquisition, programming and marketing inputs on this new channel offering. What made this research unique and accurate was that it was tailor-made for each respondent surveyed based on their viewing behavior, which was captured using close circuit cameras positioned in their homes.”
Jhaveri said that Star Utsav Movies stands apart as a truly rural offering because it has been designed with the rural viewer in mind. “The insights from research gave us a rich perspective on triggers that dictate the viewer’s approach towards life and his entertainment needs. ‘Har Din Utsav’ as a promise is an indication of our endeavor to give our viewers a reason to celebrate every day with the biggest and best stars on the channel,” he stated.
To drive reach and awareness for the new channel, a multi-media launch campaign has already kick-started. The channel will leverage the might of Star India to rapidly build awareness. Along with a comprehensive high-impact TV plan, the promotion includes a high-octane radio plan and unique brand experiences for viewers across villages in key markets.
“The rural markets are the last important frontier, and we believe Star Utsav Movies will empower both the consumer and the advertiser,” Jhaveri asserted.