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New Bengali Cartoon Channel Launched on YouTube

The Channel on YouTube would provide infotainment and also teach basic education to the kids, it said in a release

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A world of newly-created Bengali animated cartoon characters like Neel, Pari, Rex, Packi, Stegy, Tops and Tero under the title “Dhinchak Dino”, opened up for the kids with the launch of MOOPLE television channel here on Wednesday.

Actors Dev and Koel Mullick inaugurated the channel in the presence of children, marking the Children’s Day celebrations.

The Channel on YouTube would provide infotainment and also teach basic education to the kids, it said in a release.

MOOPLE TV is the umbrella brand of Hi-Tech Animation, a Kolkata-based animation firm. The Channel would flag off with a series of animated cartoons in Bengali to be followed by similar series in Hindi and other Indian regional languages.

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YouTube on a smartphone device. Pixabay

Hi-Tech Animation has plans to invest Rs 8 crore initially in the new venture for content creation in Bengali and other regional languages. The plan is to come up with a Bengali Satellite Cartoon Channel within two years, said its founder and Managing Director Subrata Roy.

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“We thought of starting in YouTube because it is a free channel and would be easily accessible to the children over mobile phones and other hand-held gadgets. Also, we thought of starting with Bengali animated cartoons because besides in Bangladesh and India, there is a huge Bengali diaspora across the world.

“We plan to come up with a Satellite Cartoon Channel within two years. Over the period of time we’ll come up with merchandising and licensing of our different cartoon characters,” said Roy. (IANS)

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Indians Watch 54% Online Videos in Hindi: Youtube

54% of online videos watched in India are in Hindi language as suggested by YouTube

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54 per cent of online videos that Indians watch are in Hindi. Pixabay

According to entertainment news, about 54 per cent of online videos that Indians watch are in Hindi, while English is preferred by only 16 per cent of the viewing population, followed by Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and Bengali, Google-owned YouTube said in a report on Tuesday.

Telugu is preferred by seven per cent of viewing population, Kannada six per cent, Tamil five per cent and Bengali is preferred by three per cent, said the study titled “Understanding India’s online video viewer”.

The research revealed that Indian users watch online videos for an average of 67 minutes everyday.

More than 70 per cent of viewership comes from 15-34 year olds and 37 per cent of users come from rural geographies.

The total online video user population is expected to reach 500 million by the end of the year, said the report.

According to YouTube, entertainment emerged to be the favourite genre along with learning content which is consumed in 43 per cent of the video viewing occasions.

The study also highlighted the ‘Four Ps’ of motivation for watching — Pleasure, emPower, Purpose and People.

Explaining these further, pleasure accounts for 55 per cent and is all about enjoyment and de-stressing; empower is 20 per cent and fulfils the need to be confident and free; purpose accounts for 14 per cent and is about progress and staying updated; people is 11 per cent and reflects the need to connect and bond.

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In India, 79 per cent of video consumption happens at home, as suggested by YouTube. Pixabay

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YouTube also revealed that Indian watch online videos anytime, anywhere and online video is watched consistently throughout the day.

Though 79 per cent of video consumption happens at home, 21 per cent of consumption happens on the move.

The study, based on responses from 6,500 viewers in India, was conducted before the onset of the global pandemic. (IANS)

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YouTube Rolls Out ‘Video Chapters’ Features to Help Desktop, Mobile Users

Users will find it easy to skip content that is irrelevant to them with such videos organised by chapters

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YouTube starts rolling out video chapters feature on desktop, mobile and tablets. Pixabay

YouTube has started rolling out its video chapters features with the aim of helping its users on desktop, mobile or tablets to focus on the portions that matter the most to them.

The feature will also allow creators to better organise their content. It is expected to be particularly of great help for long-form videos.

With such videos organised by chapters, just like a book, users will be able to skip some portions that they may find irrelevant.

“The Video Chapters feature is officially here,” the YouTube Twitter handle for creators said on Thursday.

“When Chapters are enabled, viewers watch more of the video, and come back more often on average,” it added.

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The feature will also allow creators to better organise their content. Pixabay

The video chapters feature was soft launched by YouTube in April, The Verge reported.

YouTube users on desktop would know if the video they are watching has chapters when they hover the mouse over the bar that indicates video progress.

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This bar will have breaks to indicate the end of one chapter and beginning of another. Hovering over these little breaks will also tell you the name of the chapters.

The same applies to users of other mobile devices as well. But YouTube’s phone app will trigger a haptic buzz the moment a user reaches the next chapter.

On other mobile devices, such as tablets, where haptic feedback is not available, when a user lifts his/her finger off the screen, the video progress bar will automatically snap to the beginning of a new chapter, said the report. (IANS)

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Jubin Nautiyal Unveils New Single for Mother’s Day

The song titled "Meri Maa" was released on Saturday

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Singer Jubin Nautiyal releases a new single for the occasion of Mother's Day. Bollywood country

On Saturday, the day before Mother’s Day, singer Jubin Nautiyal unveiled his new song titled “Meri Maa” as a tribute to all mothers.

The track is written by Danish Sabri and is composed by Javed- Mohsin.

“While our Corona warriors keep us safe, our mothers are holding the family together at home and giving us courage and hope. To me they are nothing short of frontline warriors as they keep us going through these difficult times. A song that pays tribute to mothers was always on my bucket list,” Jubin said.

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The song titled “Meri Maa”, is available on YouTube. Bollywood Country

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“Meri Maa”, which is available on YouTube, features footage from the films “Taare Zameen Par” and “Yaariyan”.

It is presented by T-Series. (IANS)