Planet Marathi OTT founder launches Konkani content OTT - Planet Goem
Planet Marathi OTT, the world's exclusive Marathi OTT’s founder Akshay Bardapurkar has revealed his new venture, Planet Goem. The entity aims at boosting Goa’s media, entertainment and culture economy launched by the Chief Minister Of Goa, Dr PramodSawant. The app’s brand ambassador is renowned actress SonaleeKulkarni known for her stellar performance was also present at the grand unveiling launch.
Planet Goem is an over-the-top service (OTT) that will offer exclusive Konkani language (original and dubbed) content through films, web series, talk shows, plays, short format videos, music, news and much more. This over-the-top platform will be made available on all Android, iOS and TV devices. Beyond an OTT, Planet Goem aims to make Goa a preferred destination for media and entertainment needs. In line with this, a film institute will be founded and established in the state with an affiliation to a recognised global university. Some of the courses offered will be in animation, Web 3.0 Technologies, Gaming and Blockchain to prepare students for the coming digital age. This skill centre will offer diploma, degree and certificate courses and masterclasses by world-class faculty to increase the employability of the youth and individuals all over India. To take this ahead, it will be partnering with international companies like There Digital, Unreal Engine and Kingdom Technologies, bringing them to Goa to set up studio services that will attract world-class talents and filmmakers to enter and shoot in Goa.
The founder of Planet Marathi OTT and Planet Goem, national award winner, Akshay Bardapurkar has a proven legacy of elevating and changing the face of regional industry. Known as the game-changer of the Marathi industry, AkshayBardapurkar introduced larger-than-life branding and marketing strategies, path-breaking content and created a thriving community for regional technicians and talent.Bardapurkar is a visionary and has been credited with iconic milestones in OTT and cinema. He created ‘the most watched web-series ‘Raanbaazaar’ which trended in 7+ countries globally and explored diverse genres like satire, romance, thriller and crime giving Marathi industry the edge it deserved.
He is now aiming at transforming Goa’s media and entertainment industry and giving it a new lease of life with a focus on talent, education, entertainment and technology. Earlier this year, AkshayBardapurkar met up with the CM of Goa to discuss the prospects and potential of the sector and has finally come through with his vision. Chief Minister Of Goa, Dr Pramod Sawant commented on the launch “Our state welcomes Planet Goem with open arms. The various offerings including OTT, the film institute and the skill centre is a welcome boost to our economy, which will benefit from being diversified from its dependence on tourism. Our rich cultural heritage and language will now get an organised web platform aimed at increasing the recognition and popularity of our humble Konkani industry. We are confident about MrAkshayBardapurkar’s vision for the industry, careers and facilities and will extend our support towards initiatives meant for the betterment of Goa.”
Akshay Bardapurkar, Founder and CEO, Planet Marathi OTT and Planet Goem said “Regional industries are an untapped gold mine of immense potential and power. Planet Marathi OTT has seen a great run in Goa and has earned eager audiences who have given Marathi content so much love. Goa’s entertainment sector remains unexplored and we wish to put the spotlight on the capabilities of this industry and its talent. Our focus will be to advance opportunities for the state of Goa by creating varied opportunities through web content, learning and training avenues and by creating Goa’s very own film city”
Planet Goem aims to take Goa beyond being a tourism destination and entice professionals to the state’s entertainment industry.