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Over four million video views have been delivered by the online service of Indian news channel Republic TV since launch in July, its technology partner Brightcove has declared.

Republic TV logoThe online video technology provider says an the average video watch time of over 20 minutes has also been recorded on the new English-language channel’s website Republicworld.com, which offers streamed content both live and on-demand.

Republic TV, founded by Arnab Goswami, is soon to release an app to further improve its news distribution options.

“Online we’re focused on delivering the kind of innovative content experiences that our audiences can’t get anywhere else. Vertical videos created specifically for a highly mobile audience, audience interaction within the video player and virtual reality are key drivers that we firmly believe will help us in achieving this,” said Jay Chauhan, COO, Republicworld.com.

“Brightcove was a well-matched partner for us since it has an intuitive OVP that suited our workflow, a fast video player that supported 360 videos out of the box and upcoming support for H.265. Plus, Brightcove’s technology stack with open APIs made it real easy for us to integrate across existing platforms, streamline our workflow and go live swiftly,” Chauhan added.

Brightcove opened an office in India earlier this year, and Anil Jain, the company’s executive vice president and general manager, says it is reporting a “strong drive” from Indian customers “to innovate”.
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