August 4, 2011

Catch Bheja Fry 2 on YouTube Boxoffice absolutely free

After releasing Bheja Fry 2 to users in the US on YouTube rentals, our partner Shemaroo Entertainment has now taken the lead to bring Bheja Fry 2 to users in India absolutely free of cost on YouTube Boxoffice. Bheja Fry 2 will be the first movie to be released on YouTube Box Office preceding its television premiere and will be available to users in India for the entire month of August.

YouTube BoxOffice is the special channel launched by YouTube in India and features blockbuster movies every month for free. Bheja Fry 2 is a sequel to the 2007 low budget but extremely popular film Bheja Fry and was released in theatres on June 17, 2011. The film stars Vinay Pathak as Bharat Bhushan, the character who was loved and adored by all in its first release. Kay Kay Menon and Minissha Lamba are the other leading stars in the film. Users will be able to enjoy the movie in HD format ensuring better viewing experience with enhanced audio and video quality.

The channel has previously featured movies like Band Baaja Baaraat and 3 Idiots that attracted more than 6 million channel views. Apart from featuring full length movies, the channel also engages the users with movie trivia and contests. Users can also choose from over 1500 titles of popular movies in the YouTube catalogue of movies including regional language films in Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil and Bengali.

August 2, 2011

Prayers from the Holy Mosque in Mecca now available live on YouTube

[Cross posted from The Google Arabia Blog]

Today, muslims around the world will be observing the month of Ramadan -- a month in which Muslims believe the Quran was revealed almost 1432 years ago beginning with one word "Iqra" (read), and reflect on the wisdom, devotion, and sympathy-to-mankind that comes with knowledge.

With our continued efforts to bring you more and more live content from around the world, we are very pleased to announce our association with The Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information to bring you Islamic prayers live this Ramadan from the Holy Mosque in Makkah on Youtube

Best wishes to all Muslims all over the world on the occasion of the holy month.