iDubba new version and Angel funding [Press Coverage]

iDubba was covered on major Indian blogs today notifying its new version release and Angel funding it secured.

Here are the links-

We will keep on updating this list. Thanks to these blogs for posting the news and thank to our viewers for reading and joining iDubba 🙂

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Now watch TV shows’ videos directly from iDubba

Were you missing your favorite programs and always wanted to catch them over iDubba? Your wait is over then- iDubba now features Videos of almost all programs from popular English/Hindi channels.

And just like you, even we don’t like pirated/substandard content. Hence all the videos are 100% genuine and uploaded by original content providers.

It’s 100 times better than searching videos over youtube as you get the convenience and quality of watching TV shows right from our platform.

Here is how you can check Videos of your favorite programs-

  1. Search for any show of your choice for e.g. “CID” or “Dance India Dance (season 3)” or go directly via suggestions/timings etc
  2. Click on “Watch Video” button right in front of show image.
  3. Check Videos out (No need to login to watch Videos).
  4. Some direct links- http://www.idubba.com/video/CID-SONY/188
  5. For now you can only watch 5 recently updated videos, we’ll soon bring unlimited episodes too!

Tell us how you find the experience 🙂

FIFA Alerts Across The World by iDubba

iDubba is India’s TV show/movie recommendation platform. We analyze user profile and alert them of shows of their interest via- facebook, twitter, web and Mobile (via SMS). We also actively follow all the live events and make user aware about the same. One of the problem with every LIVE event is that viewers need to keep a track of all the schedules, which is frustrating. As a result they keep on missing our favorite shows/movies/live events on TV/web/other media.

Mission

Make it really simple for users to keep a track of their favorite programs on TV, Movies on TV and LIVE events on TV. We always go a step ahead and see the real pain points before providing a service. For e.g. the pain point while watching Tennis on TV is not in knowing the full schedule of the tournament, people watch Tennis based on who their favorite player is. If we can get that data from users and provide them all the info on Mobile whenever their favorite player plays, that’s all what they need.

And now Idubba is all set for providing FIFA Alerts through http://fifa.idubba.com/

Now International audience can-

  • Set SMS alerts for their favorite team and can get alerts whenever their favorite teams play live.
  • Set SMS alerts for their favorite Players and can get alerts whenever their favorite players score a goal or get a Yellow/Red card.
  • Get alerts on the go for Match scores, results interesting news etc.
  • You could have never wished for something better than this. This is personalizing a LIVE event based on your interest and preferences :).

Have a look and join us to win some fascinating FIFA and iDubba merchandises and become a part of this next generation Revolution in LIVE sports viewing :)!

Why In-dian startups stop In-novating?

Yes, both these words share common initials, but in reality there is huge gap between India and Innovation. In past decade India has become a hub for outsourcing (specially in IT), and has shown some outstanding growth in fields like Telecom. But this post is specially for Internet Startups where all the action is happening today (both locally and Internationally)! I have recently started my startup journey and have experienced some fake expectations and harsh realities in past one year. My interaction with some young entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts forced me to think about one issue- “Why we don’t hear Google/Twitter like stories from India?”

I have been to several B-Plan contests in India and have attended several other events as TIE-Con, OMCAR etc. These events do help us in creating an initial business network but the problem lies in the seriousness shown from both the startup side and Investors’ side. No, it’s not about the idea, in fact all the ideas are good and promising on paper. continue reading..

How to get max out of iDubba!

Ok.. most of you might be wondering about iDubba now! What it is? How it’s different? How it can save my life and much more.. That’s why we thought of coming up with this Blog update to let our readers connect with iDubba in a better way!

iDubba’s main USP is in understanding your profile and behaviour. There are many websites which will give you schedules of TV shows/Movies  but they will not suggest you that why should you watch them. iDubba understands this pain area and allows user to find shows of their interests with ease. That’s why with every show results you also get handy information saying why should you watch that show. Very soon we’ll enable features where you can rate shows and comment on them too.

Our aim is to make your searches fast and relevant. We don’t want that you spend more time on iDubba itself rather than watching actual programs. We have started with six basic genres right now. But we chose them based on the interests of internet users, and because its very difficult to get relevant information about shows in these categories.

Now why should you register? You can use a very effective feature “iAlerts” after registering with iDubba. Whenever you search for shows based on your choices, you will get an option to set alerts for same. Those alerts will tell you when the show appears over TV, and also give you an option to set alert for same. We know that for you the main challenge today is in knowing about shows which might interest you and then getting alerts about the same so that you can watch them. We will soon be implementing reminder features and alerts through various other networks and Devices.

Now the more you surf over iDubba (after getting registered), the better our algorithm understands you and show results keep on getting better by the day based on your behaviour. We’ll keep on adding more shows and channels and will also better our search criteria so that you can choose shows based on channels and Languages too.

So keep surfing iDubba! We promise to come up with all these and much more very soon!