Tata Sky Music+ launched with curators Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
~ First-ever one-stop music video destination with four music genres on a DTH platform in partnership with Hungama
October 12, 2016: Tata Sky, the fastest-growing brand in the DTH industry, has launched the nation’s first service with four music genres on a Pay TV platform, named ‘Music+’ in partnership with digital entertainment company Hungama. Segregated into four segments – Mehfil, Indie Rootz, Jazz & more and International, the service will be co-curated by the legendary singer, songwriter, composer trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.
‘Music+’, will give Tata Sky subscribers exclusive access to a rich trove of music content (ranging from classics to latest launches) including music videos, concerts and artist interviews spanning a breadth of genres from international pop, country, rock and Indie music to jazz and blues, sufi, folk, nazms and ghazals. Subscribers of Tata Sky Music+ will also be able to watch some of the biggest on-ground music events and festivals in the country from the comfort of their homes.
At the launch Pallavi Puri, Chief Commercial Officer, Tata Sky, said, “While there are a lot of popular music channels on television today, we felt there is a need for a destination that showcases unique genres like Sufi, Qawwali, Folk, Jazz, Country & more. Now, with the launch of Music+, Tata Sky subscribers get access to the best of these genres, on their TV screens, any time of the day. And with content specially curated by the musical legends Shankar-Ehsan-Loy, the offering on Music+ is guaranteed to be qualitatively superior.”
Commenting on Hungama’s association with Tata Sky, Siddhartha Roy, CEO, Hungama.com said, “We are delighted to partner with Tata Sky for Music+ and offer curated music content for the discerning audience who have an evolved taste in genres like Ghazal, Sufi, Jaaz & Blues, International, Indies etc. The Music+ experience promises to be unique with a variety of content and a line-up of great artists like Pankaj Udhas, Jagjit Singh, Elvis, Abba, Miles Davis, Eric Clapton, Salim-Suleiman, Armaan Malik and many more.
Tata Sky Music+ will be available on Channel no. 817. It will be available to all Tata Sky subscribers free for the first five days and subsequently priced at just Rs. 3 per day, making it accessible to subscribers across age-groups, geographical and socio-economic boundaries.
Tata Sky Music+ was launched with music maestros Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, at a press conference in Mumbai. The trio ended the proceedings with a captivating musical performance. Tata Sky Chief Commercial Officer, Pallavi Puri was present at the launch along with Siddhartha Roy, CEO – Hungama.com.
Content Features of Music+:
Weekday will have hit songs and new releases, artist interviews and recorded live concerts
- ‘Mehfil’ section will play the best of songs across the genres of Sufi, Ghazal & Qawaali
- ‘International’ section will play Rock, Pop, Retro and Dance hits of international artists
- ‘Jazz & more’ section will play Jazz, Soul, Blues, Country and Soul Music
- ‘Indie Rootz’ section will play contemporary pop, rock and folk music of Indian artists