Tata Sky launches first ever comedy service on DTH

Tata Sky, pioneer of innovative services in the DTH industry, has added a new service to its diverse bouquet of content named Tata Sky Comedy. This would be the first ever interactive service on DTH in India that provides a single destination for all formats of Hindi comedy content.

The service was launched by
Pallavi Puri, Chief Commercial Officer at Tata Sky, along with Hiren Gada, ‎Director, Shemaroo Entertainment the content partner for the service. The launch event provided a glimpse of the service, unfolded by stand-up comedians Sugandha Mishra and Sahil Khattar, who are also a part of the service.  

Tata Sky Comedy offers original content created especially for this service along with the best of classic comedy TV shows like Nukkad, Ye Jo Hai Zindagi, Office Office and Zabaan Sambhalke. Every format of comedy content is being made available through this service – from filmy spoofs to fun movie reviews, from gags & pranks to faking news shows – Tata Sky subscribers will now have access to comedy content at their fingertips.

The service is packed with rib-tickling content that is refreshed daily and plays 24X7, ad free. Tata Sky has partnered with Comedywalas, a unit of Shemaroo Entertainment for exclusive and new content such as Bollywood Tadka and Comedy Fatafat. The interactive section of the service features Jokes, Fun Quizzes like Dialogue baazi (based on dialogues from Bollywood movies) and a popular comic strip Suppandi, all of which is refreshed daily.

The service provides non-stop clean entertainment for all age groups, across geographical and socioeconomic boundaries. Now one will not have to rely on comedy content being forwarded or stick to appointment viewing for comedy.

Pallavi Puri, Chief Commercial Officer, Tata Sky said, “With Tata Sky Comedy we aim to provide a fun way to relax for our subscribers. Comedy is a genre that the audiences have a huge appetite for and we believe there is currently a gap for a singular destination for all types of Hindi comedy content. We wish to fill that gap with this latest offering from Tata Sky. In partnership with Shemaroo, it is our attempt to provide a one-stop shop for popular comedy formats that will be available to subscribers 24 hours a day. ”

Talking about their expertise, Hiren Gada, Director, Shemaroo Entertainment said, “We're very excited to launch the comedy service with Tata Sky. Being a leading content aggregator and owner, our continuous efforts are to serve our audiences in new and innovative ways. Comedywalas is one such initiative from Shemaroo. Given the fact that comedy is such a universal entertainment genre, our efforts will be to aggregate, produce and curate some highly entertaining and fun programming.”

About Tata Sky
Launched in 2006, Tata Sky is a JV between the TATA Group and 21st Century Fox. The company has invested in state-of-the-art digital infrastructure, partnered with global leaders to provide superior technology and set-up high-end 24x7 call centers across the country manned by multi-lingual customer service associates.

The Tata Sky brand has achieved significant milestones, industry accolades and is rated as the No 1 DTH brand by the ET Brand Equity 2012 most trusted brand survey. Tata Sky+ HD has been rated as the 'Product of the Year', 2013 in the DTH category. The company currently has a presence in over 50,000 towns with over 15 million connections.

About Shemaroo
Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd (BSE Scrip Code: 538685; NSE Scrip Code: SHEMAROO) is among few entertainment companies that has hallmarked several pioneering efforts with its innovative and out- of-the- box thinking. Founded in 1962, Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd is an established Filmed Entertainment “Content House” in the country, active in Content Ownership, Creation, Aggregation and Distribution with a large content library of over 3000 titles.

Shemaroo is engaged in the distribution of content for satellite channels, physical formats and emerging digital technologies like the Mobile, Internet, Broadband, IPTV and DTH among others. With its partnership with the major telecom operators and other digital media platforms, Shemaroo is at the forefront of the digital age. The company has also tied up with many content providers across the country. The “Shemaroo” brand today is synonymous with quality entertainment in the Indian entertainment eco system.

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