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Mobile network ties-up to stream Baahubali content

NYOOOZ 2017-04-21 18:30:00
Summary: The occasion was the announcement of the creation of a ‘Baahubali Network’ by Airtel, the mobile telephony major. Streaming contentSpeaking about Airtel’s partnership, the mobile telephone service provider’s chief executive officer for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Venkatesh Vijayraghavan described it as a departure from tradition. But Arka MediaWorks and Rajamouli take the cake when it comes to maintaining ‘strategic silence’ and putting a thick shroud on their work. “We will stream exclusive content on 4G to our customers and that is the unique selling proposition,” he explained. Nothing that they did not wish people to know about, came to light since the multi-lingual ‘Baahubali’ project began, years ago.

Exclusive rights: (from L to R) Producer Shobu Yarlagadda of Arka MediaWorks, director S.S. Rajamouli, actor Prabhas, CEO (AP & TS) of Airtel Venkatesh Vijayraghavan and actors Anushka and Rana Daggubati in Hyderabad on Friday. | Photo Credit: G_RAMAKRISHNA There appeared to be several ‘firsts’ to an event held at a hotel here on Friday morning to promote a film.

The occasion was the announcement of the creation of a ‘Baahubali Network’ by Airtel, the mobile telephony major. It is the first time when the film’s director S.S. Rajamouli, producer and CEO of Arka MediaWorks Shobu Yarlagadda and actors Anushka, Prabhas and Rana Daggubati were on stage before the media in Hyderabad to talk about ‘Baahubali — The Conclusion’, set to be released on April 28. Streaming content Speaking about Airtel’s partnership, the mobile telephone service provider’s chief executive officer for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Venkatesh Vijayraghavan described it as a departure from tradition. “We will stream exclusive content on 4G to our customers and that is the unique selling proposition,” he explained. The offerings from the telecom company include special 4G ‘Baahubali’ SIM (subscriber identity module) cards, recharge packs and 4G data to help customers to listen to Wynk Music and watch Airtel Movies, including some freebies too. No details However, if the eager-beaver lot of media expected finer details about the film, they were disappointed.

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/mobile-network-ties-up-to-stream-baahubali-content/article18186055.ece