TV set for change, courtesy COVID-19 break

The audience's shift to OTT will bring about a big change in TV content, feel some experts | Image - Eunice Dhivya

Prarthana Srikanth, a 31-year-old professional, doesn’t own a TV. She is glued to Netflix, Amazon Prime, Zee5 and other over the top (OTT) media services. But now she has managed to pass on the same affliction to her mother, Radha, a principal in a private school.

From recording TV shows on her Tata Sky+ network once to stopping the subscription and taking to OTT, and even suggesting shows for Prarthana now, Radha has undergone a massive makeover.

Citing the variety of shows available in languages such as Tamil, Hindi, Telugu and Malayalam, Radha says, “The quality is much better than the oft-repeated mega serials that you are forced to watch now on TV as there is nothing else available during the evenings and nights.”

“Initially, I was taken aback by the explicit content and language. However, the quality is much better and I have decided to stick to it. I have a whole bucket list of series now from across platforms like Netflix, Prime, HotStar — with suggestions from relatives and my daughter — and I am determined to finish it in the next couple of months.”

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