TVF is a familiar name for those who thrive on web series. They are the pioneers for leading the change in the mode of entertainment in India. A huge number of the population, especially the youth, desired for better quality shows than what the TV serials were offering. TVF captured this market through shows like ‘Barely speaking with Arnub’and ‘Permanent Roommates’. Over time, the quality of their content grew better just like the aging of fine wine. In the last few years, TVF has been associated with creating shows like ‘TVF Pitchers’, ‘TVF Tripling’, ‘Chai Sutta Chronicles’, ‘Tech conversations with Dad’, ‘Bisht please’, ‘Humorously Yours’, ‘Fathers’, ‘Bachelors’, ‘Inmates’, ‘Awkward conversation with parents’ among many others. The underlying connecting factor for most of the shows is a generous dose of relatable humor.
The brand started exploring different genres like family stories (Yeh Mera Family), new generation romance (Flames), corporate life saga (Cubicles), harsh realities of the education sector (‘Kota Factory’ – one of the best series Indian content creators have ever produced) and the latest buzz creator ‘Panchayat’ (giving a sneak-peek into rural India).
TVF has 7 million subscribers on its YouTube channel. It also has a live app TVF play. A bunch of their shows has been successfully running on Netflix (‘Yeh Meri Family’, ‘Engineering Girls’, ‘Girls Hostel’, ‘Collage Romance’ and ‘Inmates’) and Amazon Prime (‘Kota Factory’, ‘Panchayat’).
A couple of years ago, the company had faced flak for the supposed involvement of their founder Arunabh Kumar in sexual harassment case but the management underwent an internal restructuring to facilitate Dhawal Gusain, Karan Chowdhry and Sameer Saxena steer it back to creating quality content and successful shows. TVF has also given the industry a host of talented actors like Jitendra Kumar (Jeetu), Sumeet Vyas, Shivankit Parihar, Ahsas Channa, among many others.
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