Viacom 18 Digital Ventures, the digital arm of Viacom18, one of India’s fastest growing media networks, today announced its new OTT video platform’s brand name and identity. The soon to be launched service has been branded ‘VOOT’ - an expression used by today’s digital generation to express happiness, enthusiasm and triumph. The brand identity for VOOT, which is expected to go live in coming months, has been created by Brand Gym and Elephant Design
VOOT, as its youthful and exuberant name suggests, intends to lead its entry into the market with entertainment, flair and imagination. Viacom18 Digital Ventures has been working for the last few months with its set of strategic partners on the brand design and logo with the aim of keeping it distinctive, differentiated and in-sync with the brand mission to create a fun filled world of entertainment.
Specifying the need for an exclusive new platform, Sudhanshu Vats, group CEO, said “As one of the fastest growing media companies in the country, for us at Viacom18, digital content creation, delivery and access are essential focus areas for driving growth. With VOOT, we set out to leverage an already digitally engaged audience with our content offerings. VOOT will not only be the singular and exclusive destination for Viacom18’s content portfolio, but will have an equally strong focus on original programming created especially for the platform. The brand mission of VOOT is to create a whole new world of entertainment, filled with happy discoveries and addictive content”
Gaurav Gandhi, COO, Viacom 18 Digital Ventures, said, “The idea of creating this new brand VOOT comes from our desire to create a new, alternate and differentiated world of entertainment for audiences in the digital space. The core essence of the brand is ‘infectious fun’ and ‘happiness’, and this is something that not only flows through in our bright and colorful logo, but will also resonate in our content philosophy. Just like the expression VOOT, the entire philosophy and experience of the service promises to be joyous and celebratory in nature. The digital video market, both in terms of audiences and revenues, is set to explode over the coming years. VOOT will not only target to gain a sizeable share of this market over the years, but also lead the way and set new trends in original content creation in this space.”
VOOT, besides being the singular and exclusive destination for Viacom 18 network’s content portfolio, will have an aggressive original programming strategy for the service. Working with strong technology, content & branding partners in India & across the globe, the new service will deliver high quality content to consumers on a wide variety of connected devices over Wi-Fi, 4G, 3G and 2G networks.