IN10 Media showcased the first look of DocuBay – its new, global, subscription-based streaming service and VOD platform featuring premium international documentaries at MIPDOC to a select international community of documentary creators and distributors.
Along with this early preview for MIPDOC (April 6-7) and MIPTV (April 8-11) attendees, DocuBay also partnered with MIPDOC to present The Pitch, a blitz kreig documentary pitching session that acknowledges the most promising documentaries in the making for the year. Amongst, if not the most anticipated documentary event in the documentary fraternity, the judges for the pitches included Chris Hoelzl from Smithsonian Channel, Axel Arno from SVT, Bernadette McDaid from National Geographic and Akul Tripathi, COO, DocuBay.
Congratulating Fairouz El-Baz; winner of the pitch for the Science and Technology category, and Zed Films; winner of the pitch for the Current Affairs & Investigation category, Akul Tripathi (COO, DocuBay) stated, “We are thrilled to introduce DocuBay to the global content community attending MIP, and to share our great passion for documentary films with audiences around the world. Humankind, as a race, has always had the uncontrollable desire to tell their tale. To save it for posterity. Etched in stone, sketched on rock, sung through the ages, engraved, embossed, stitched, typed, recorded, photographed and now filmed – documentaries are just the latest in a long series of the preferred repository of human experience. These cumulative/many experiences unite us as One Tribe, which is at the core of DocuBay philosophy.”
DocuBay will be available in India with a distinctive global catalogue for Indian audiences, and several titles exclusive to the country. The global consumer premiere is scheduled for the summer of 2019 and will include India in it’s first phase.
Making discovery easy through affinity-based categories like Nature, Action, Travel, Culture, and Science, DocuBay intends to further refine its ‘bays’ by analyzing watch habits and consumer surveys of the early adopters to DocuBay.
Reiterating DocuBay’s commitment to the importance of discovery in the future of the digital content marketplace, Aditya Pittie (Managing Director, IN10 Media) stated, “IN10 Media’s goal has always been to deliver excellent content across genres and platforms, and we are proud to add DocuBay to our stellar class of brands. With consumers worldwide having more content choices than ever, DocuBay’s constantly expanding library of international documentary films will create its own niche through its focus on discovery and distribution. We are delighted to share this first look at MIP.”