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EORTV: India’s First LGBTQ OTT Platform Is Finally Here

EORTV: India’s First LGBTQ OTT Platform Is Finally Here

EORTV is India’s first ever LGBTQIA+ community focused video streaming platform. The only aim of this website is to be LGBTQ inclusive and spread awareness about accepting all kinds of communities in the society. EORTV also wants to eliminate gender stereotypes and sexual oriented biases. What’s even better, this website also has an app too.

EORTV:

This one of its kind streaming platform has its headquarters in Mumbai. The team leading this OTT consists of hard working individuals of the industry. Their vision however, is to eliminate discrimination by changing mindsets and to promote peace, equality, fraternity and brotherhood.

The logo of this platform consists of the letter E which stands for ‘equality’. As well as this, the letter E is specifically highlighted in green to denote gender equality.

Furthermore, EORTV has appointed Kaushik Izardar and Deepak Pandey as it’s Executive Directors. Izardar will look after the overall company’s overall  corporate responsibilities while Pandey is responsible for the creative dimensions of the platform.

Deepak Pandey:

Pandey began his career as a cinematographer in the Indian television industry. In his extensive and wide career span of 20 years, he has won several awards for many shows like; Prithviraj Chauhan, Mahadev, Saraswati Chandra, Ashoka, Jhasi ki Rani, Bepanaah, Veer Shivaji, Shobha Somnath Ki, Humsafars, Qubool Hai,Tanhaiyaan and many many more. He has also worked as a cinematographer for various movies like Baat Ban Gayi, Yours Emotionally and Pink Mirror.

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Pandey’s directorial debut is ‘I love US’ that was released on Footlooze Youtube channel. Also, this series gained over 150 million views.

“I’m excited about EORTV as it means more diversity and a uniquely curated selection of global entertainment for our audiences. We strive to bring viewers progressive, inspiring and ground breaking content; in the fields of technology, digital media and queer advocacy to start with,” said Pandey to the bestmediainfo.

Other series for which he worked as a director involve ‘Shaurya’, a movie on the life of a Indian Defence Officers. This movie telecasted on Sony LIV.  Some other famous works include ‘The Bull of Dalal Street’, ‘Halala’, ‘Paanchali’, ‘Singardaan’, ‘#Metoo’, ‘Dance Bar’, ‘Tadap’ and more for the Ullu channel. Pandey was awarded the best director for ‘Halala’. He plays an important role in establishing this series. Also he is known to be experimentive in his craft, all the while exploring new technologies that are coming out.

Kaushik Izardar:

Izardar worked with big media names that include Viacom18 Media, ZEEL, INX Media, Fulford India Limited (Subsidiary of Merck & Co,USA).

“We are excited to announce the launch of EORTV’s website; and EORTV app will soon follow to keep expanding our opportunity to touch a broader audience with new offerings. This summer and especially in this period of quarantine, we are planning a distinctly curated selection of entertainment; which represents all gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, cultures, ages, languages and walks of life,” told Izardar bestmediainfo.

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Streaming on EORTV:

EORTV will give hundreds of hours of exclusive, original, out of the box and premium content premium; from top publishers and producers based out of national and international entertainment media. This means blockbuster and award winning movies, TV shows, web series, music videos. Along with originals in hindi and english.

Viewers of the EORTV can stream their content through devices like Smart Tv, mobile, laptop and many others with streaming integrations. Furthermore, the app also will support over 200 TV channels. It also streams programs that users can easily watch and whenever depending on their convenience.

However, since it is a global streaming platform, EORTV does not create any problems when it comes to user access. As a result you can be in any part of the world and still access your favorite content.

Why the need for separate LGBTQ streaming platforms?

Media is a strong form of communicating, spreading and creating awareness about any topic. Where the world, especially India has failed is when it comes to streaming LGBTQ stories of hardships and love. Their tales never got the importance or depiction as cisgender tales have. Very few movies and shows that represented the LGBTQ exist.

However, the changing times have given us many queer centric content – especially in the past decade. Movies and shows have always been a source of knowledge and understanding to everyone. It’s high time we use them for eliminating discrimination against the queer community.

Also head to their website https://www.eortv.com/ and start binge watching right away!

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