- As the 'Trending Partner', UC News makes 'Tubelight' the first ever Bollywood movie to be featured at New York's Times Square
- The special game launched on UC News attracts over 1 Million participation in 5 days
MUMBAI, India, June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- UC News, a content distributor from UCWeb, part of Alibaba Mobile Business Group, with over 100 million monthly active users in India and Indonesia, has partnered with SK Films to promote the most awaited movie of the year - Tubelight. As the official 'Trending Partner' of the movie, UC News continues its strategy to offer diverse, exclusive, and comprehensive content by offering its users exclusive behind the scene footage and a dedicated section on UC News offering special footage, news, comments and videos related to the movie Tubelight.
UC News also employed an innovative strategy of movie promotion by launching an engaging digital game on UC News and later promoting the movie at Times Square in New York. The game invited users to join Salman's squad to find his brother by uploading their images on UC News and sharing with friends. The game registered over 2.3 million page views while over 1 million users participated in the game (in just 5 days) to help Salman find his brother. After receiving 1 million shares, the poster of the movie was featured at New York's Times Square.
Commenting on the success of the game and collaboration Young Li, Head of International Business Department, Alibaba Mobile Business Group said,"The consumption of entertainment related content, especially Cinema is at its highest in India. As one of the leading digital news aggregators, we understand Indians' love and passion for Bollywood. In our continued commitment towards bringing best content for the users, we are delighted to announce our collaboration with SK Films for Tubelight. The collaboration will enable millions of UC News users to have direct access to some of the best and exclusive content of the much awaited movie."
This is the first time when a movie has been innovative with its promotion strategies and is setting a new benchmark for other upcoming big banner releases.
About UC News
UC News is a big-data powered content distributor from UCWeb Inc., a business within Alibaba Mobile Business Group, serving as a one-stop source of trending and curated news content covering all popular categories that Indian users can consume on the go, with 20+ featured channels including news, cricket, technology, entertainment, movies, lifestyle, health, humor, etc. UC News integrates trending content from social media and partners with traditional media, self-publishers and key opinion leaders for original content. UC News is now available in 3 languages including Hindi, Indonesian and English. UC News is major product of UCWeb Inc. - a business within Alibaba Mobile Business Group. UCWeb's flagship product UC Browser now integrated with news feeds from UC News, is the No.1 mobile browser in India according to StatCounter.