To combat the rapidly incresing Online Movies Piracy Racket, YouTube along with Intel as a leading sponsor has introduced a new Channel called “Box Office” where you’ll be able to watch a latest Bollywood Blockbuster every month for free online.
The exclusive channel will feature a premium block buster movie every month, although the channel will be embedded with ads. The new channel will be available to all users in India and will be IP blocked for users in other countries.
These films can be watched in full HD (1080p) and are made free because each film is inserted with a 15-second ads at every 10 minutes interval. The ads cannot be skipped. Thus, a 2-hour long movie (Indian films are often longer) can easily have 10-12 ad breaks and you cannot skip, pause or hide these ads. Good for advertisers and the viewers won’t necessarily mind these short ads.
The YouTube Box Office channel will also feature other popular movies which users can watch for free from the YouTube catalogue of movies. This includes over 1500 titles including regional language films.
Intel is the lead sponsor for new the channel. Kick-starting the initiative is the latest hit ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’, starring actors Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma. The new Google India initiative will also rein in piracy, as many new movies are already uploaded everyday on the YouTube platform, without check.
Sandeep Aurora, Director-Marketing, Intel South Asia said, “Intel is extending the “Smart visuals, brilliant performance” positioning of its latest 2nd generation Core processors with this association. The YouTube Box Office channel provides the consumers an opportunity to view premium, high quality movies on their PCs. Consumers can also enjoy these movies on their big screen HDTV with Intel® Wireless Display (WiDi) feature on the 2nd Generation Intel Core Processor based PCs and bring YouTube to life in HD format on their TVs.”
So Now If You are based in India, YouTube Box Office provides Indian viewers an opportunity to watch the new and popular Bollywood movies in full HD (1080p) from anywhere without the need for a credit card, these movies never expire and all you need is a decent Internet connection and a browser with a Flash player