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Viu & Nicotex Partner to Launch Adventure Series ‘I Can You Can’

14-December-2017
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Viu & Nicotex Partner to Launch Adventure Series ‘I Can You Can’

Viu, the premium video on demand service by Vuclip and PCCW, today announced the launch of its first adventure reality show ‘I Can You Can’ in partnership with Nicotex. The show is produced by BBC, India. With the introduction of this new style of journey-based content, Viu continues to offer fresh and compelling content in a variety of genres.

The six-episode series is set to go live Sunday December 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm IST and will be telecast every Sunday. It will be available on Viu and will be televised as a simulcast on National Geographic. Hosted by actor, model, and athlete Milind Soman, the series will showcase a journey of six people, including three who want to quit smoking and three who have already succeeded in quitting. The interesting part of the journey is the interaction between the smokers and the ones who have quit and their efforts to not just conquer the Everest Base Camp, but also their own “personal Everests”.

Commenting on the launch of the show and partnership with Nicotex, Sameer Gogate, Head Monetisation & Distribution - Viu India said, “At Viu, we endeavor to showcase premium content that is fresh, contemporary and relevant to millennials. ‘I Can You Can by Nicotex’ is an example of this. I believe that Viu's young audience will find this offering engaging and inspiring.”

Elaborating on the show, Anantha Nayak, CEO Cipla Health, the company behind Nicotex, said, “The sole purpose of Nicotex has been to make a smoke-free India. In our journey to inspire health, ‘I Can You Can’ is a one-of-a-kind show and integration opportunity for the brand. We believe this format of message delivery will help spread our message to the consumers in a highly engaging manner.”

The ‘I Can You Can’ project was tied in together with Viu & BBC for brand Nicotex by agency m/SIX. Expressing his thoughts on this, Devendra Deshpande, Mindshare Content+ Head said, "With this collaboration between Nicotex and our partners, we are optimistic about making a difference to the lives of those who wish to make a lifestyle change for the better. We have been involved right from the initial stages of understanding the brand, to concept creation and finding the right channel partners. Content plays an important part of the brand’s strategy and by teaming up with Nicotex, I am sure” I Can You Can" will be a successful series."

Viu has developed over 3,000 hours of compelling original content across Asia, giving impetus to the budding local talent, while reaching out to millennials with relatable digital content that they have come to love. In the past year Viu has created a number of engaging shows across genres such as SPOTLIGHT, Gehraiyaan, Social, PillA, Pelli Gola, No.1 Yaari and Social. Viu has more than 23 million users across region delivering over 150 million video views with an average watch time per user per month of 35 hours.

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