ShortsTV debuting in India in 2018 exclusively on Tata Sky, and has been one of their fastest-growing services in its first year of operations in India. It is now available across most of India’s major DTH platforms, including Dish TV, d2h and Airtel Digital TV, reaching over 60 million households, which represents 85% of the country’s satellite TV market.
ShortsTV Chief Executive Carter Pilcher commented: “We couldn’t have achieved this success without our great partners Tata Sky, who helped us to get launched, and Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films for their support in getting great movies out. I’d also like to thank our new partners where we launched last month – Airtel Digital TV, Dish TV, and d2h. Our mission is to bring to the world the highest quality short entertainment on the face of the earth.
He added: “India is our most important market and we launched with 30% of our catalogue being made in India. By next year 50% of short films aired on ShortsTV will be Indian made. That is 400-500 hours of Indian short films that we will be launching on television.”
ShortsTV has a library of more than 13,000 Indian and international short movies. Furthermore, the ShortsTV India catalogue brings the best of Indian short films from leading producers, including Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films, Terribly Tiny Tales, Whistling Woods and Humara Movies.