VOOT ranked amongst the ‘Best Apps of the year 2016 India’ on Google Play
13 December, 2016

Winner of the Top Trending Apps (across categories) & Most Entertaining apps (across categories)

Mumbai, December 12, 2016: In its year of launch, Viacom18’s new Video-on demand platform, VOOT has made it to the prestigious – Best Apps of the year 2016 India list on Google Play. Some of the other top apps which made it to the list are Google Allo, Google Duo, Prisma, Dubsmash, Ted, etc. Every year Google releases a list of best performing applications, games, movies, TV shows, and books on Google Play across the globe. VOOT has won under Top Trending Apps and Most Entertaining Apps in the country across categories. In fact, VOOT is the only video-on demand app to have made it to this coveted list and one of the only two apps to feature in two categories.

Gaurav Gandhi, COO, Viacom18 Digital Ventures added, “To be selected in the list of top trending and most entertaining apps for 2016 by Google Play is a huge honor. It cements our belief that compelling content packaged into a great user experience makes for a winning product, one that is appreciated by consumers and acknowledged by the industry. Having made it to this prestigious list in our maiden year now sets a high benchmark for us.”

VOOT by Viacom18 was launched earlier this year and currently has over 30,000 hours of content and plans to add between over 12000 hours of content each year. The ad-supported VOD service, besides being the singular destination for the Viacom 18 network content, also has a big focus on digital Originals, exclusive unseen content around the network’s reality shows as well as the largest repository for premium kids’ content in India.

Within just 6 months from launch, VOOT has already garnered more than 16 mn downloads, over 15 million monthly active users with monthly watch time of over 1.3 billion minutes.

VOOT is a free, ad supported, digital video-on-demand platform from the house of Viacom18, the media conglomerate that runs successful channels like COLORS, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, etc. With the largest lineup of original content at launch, VOOT by Viacom18 aims to be the happy entertainment pit-stop for an emerging India racing to go digital.

Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd. is one of India’s fastest growing entertainment networks and a house of iconic brands that offers multi-platform, multi-generational and multicultural brand experiences. A joint venture of Viacom Inc. and the Network18 Group, Viacom18 defines entertainment in India by touching the lives of people through its properties on air, online, on ground, in shop and through cinema.

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