TVF Play 2021: Features, Subscription, and Shows
In 2020 Covid-19 has led to increased traffic on online platforms due to the standstill of the shooting of a new episode of various TV shows. People have started to divert more towards these platforms. This diversion from television to online medium has led to the rapid growth of these platforms.
The iconic sibling fight over the television remote is now changed and taken over by gadgets. Earlier families used to sit together and have a gala time in front of their TV sets, but now every member is immersed in different devices watching different programs.
The Viral Fever aka TVF
The Viral Fever famously known as TVF is an Indian OTT platform whose founder is Arunabh Kumar, a pass out from IIT Kharagpur. It was founded on August 3rd, 2010, and is headquartered in Mumbai. Apart from Arunabh Kumar (Founder), Vijay Koshi (President) and Ronit Agarwal (Talent Cast) also play a major role in the success of this OTT platform. The main idea behind the launch of ‘The Viral Fever’ was to reach out to the larger audience base.
TVF Play is presently operated and owned under Contagious Online Media Network Private Limited. So far they have worked with over 150 amazing brands and some of them are; Ola, Flipkart, Nokia, TATA Motors, Bharti Airtel, and many more.
Since its inception, TVF Play has gained a viewership of over 9.2 million subscribers via YouTube.
About TVF Play
TVF Play is an Indian platform with a net worth of $20 million and came into the picture when Arunabh pitched one of the series named ‘Engineer’ to MTV and was rejected. At that very moment, Arunabh decided to launch his own platform, i.e., ‘The Viral Fever’.
After proving itself on YouTube and other OTT platforms, TVF play decided to make its debut in Bollywood in the year 2020. It aimed to launch at least 25 to 30 new TVF web series by the end of the year 2020.
In 2020, they decided to divide the streaming of content on other platforms like MX Player and Sony Liv. About 70% to 80% of the content was to be streamed on TVF Play, and the rest, 20% to 30%, was streamed on other OTT platforms.
In the YouTube fan festival 2013, TVF Play was the one and the only representative from India. Also, as per the VidStatsx video data tracker, The Viral Fever ranks at number 20 in the list of 100 most subscribed YouTube channels in India.
Evolution of TVF app
The first show on The Viral Fever was Biswapati Sarkar’s parody Barely Speaking with Arnub in the year 2014. Under this show, the first video was an interview with Shah Rukh Khan with the CM Arvind Kejriwal appearance. From 2012 to 2014, TVF play continued to create ‘viral videos’ dominated by parodies like Gangs of Social Media, Gaana Waala Song, Munna Jazbaati, and more.
In 2014, they launched their very first web series that was named Permanent Roommates. This web series created a huge market for TVF as it was watched more than five crore times. As of 2015, there are five operational ventures under TVF media labs that showcase shows and videos based on humor and drama.
In the coming future, OTT platforms, including The Viral Fever, will see more success, and in order to increase the audience base, TVF play has created some subsidiaries as well:
- The Screen Patti
- The Timeliners
- Funda Curry
- TVF Machi
On YouTube, these subsidiaries are found with different channel names, but all the content of these subsidiaries is found on the TVF app.
In February 2017, Tiger Global, a feted venture capital form, funded TVF with a capital of $10 million.
Types of content on TVF Play
The Viral fever provides you with great shows and movies of all genres on one single platform. It is one of the first platforms to introduce the concept of web series in India. TVF Play is the first OTT platform that made videos on social topics, Indian politics, modern relationships, and lifestyle.
They also gave us an incredible show, TVF Pitchers, which is India’s only show to be rated more than an American sitcom, ‘Friends’ and ‘House of cards.’
Their web shows can be categorized into:
- TVF Originals – These are the web series that are created originally by the TVF team
- Qtiyapa Shows – These series are based on parodies and feature Bollywood celebrities and political figures
- Awesome Shows – These are web series from the past that the TVF team considers worth watching for the Indian subscribers
Mentioned below is the list of different video content available on the TVF app.
|Content Name||Series||Category||Launch year||Language||Length|
|Chai Sutta Chronicles||TV series||News||2013||Hindi||2 seasons|
|Barely speaking with Arnub||Talk Show web series||Comedy||14th October 2014||English||3 seasons|
|The making of||TV series||Comedy||17th April 2014||Hindi||2 seasons|
|Permanent Roommates||TV series||Comedy Romance||29th October 2014||Hindi
|Tech conversations with Dad||TV series||Comedy||2014||Hindi||1 season|
|TVF Pitchers||Mini series||Comedy Drama||3rd June 2015||Hindi
|TVF Bachelors||TV series||Comedy||15th June 2016||Hindi||2 seasons|
|TVF Tripling||Mini series||Drama||28th August 2016||Hindi||2 seasons|
|The Aam Aadmi Family||TV series||Comedy
|5th November 2016||Hindi||4 seasons|
|Humorously Yours||Mini series||Comedy Drama Romance||11th December 2016||Hindi
|F.A.T.H.E.R.S||Mini series||Comedy||28th January 2017||Hindi||2 seasons|
|Bisht, Please!||Mini series||Drama||31st March 2017||Hindi||1 season|
|InMates||TV series||Comedy||13th October 2017||Hindi||1 season|
|Flames||TV series||Comedy Drama Romance||5th January 2018||Hindi||2 seasons|
|Zeros||TV series||Comedy||2nd February 2018||Hindi||1 season|
|Yeh Meri Family||TV series||Comedy Drama Family||12th July 2018||Hindi||1 season|
|Awkward conversation with parents||Mini series||Drama||17th July 2018||Hindi||1 season|
|ImMATURE||TV series||Comedy Drama Romance||18th February 2019||Hindi
|Kota Factory||TV series||Comedy Drama||16th April 2019||Hindi||2 seasons|
|College Romance||TV series||Comedy Drama Romance||1st October 2019||Hindi||2 seasons|
|Cheesecake||TV series||Comedy Drama Romance||29th November 2019||Hindi||1 season|
|Cubicles||TV series||Comedy Drama||10th December 2019||Hindi||1 season|
|Hostel Daze||Mini series||Comedy Drama||13th December 2019||Hindi||1 season|
|Panchayat||TV series||Comedy Drama||3rd April 2020||Hindi||1 season|
|Aspirants||TV series||Drama||7th April 2021||Hindi||1 season|
Top 10 countdown of TVF best series
The Viral Fever provides its audience with amazing content of all genres. It has movies, shows, and series of all genres like comedy, drama, and various trends. Let’s take a look at some of their famous and original web series contents.
- Permanent Roommates
Permanent Roommates is the first web series that was introduced by The Viral Fever. This very popular series is available on YouTube as well as on the TVF app. The story revolves around a young couple who are trying to resolve their issues in this modern lifestyle. They are in a long-distance relationship.
The story starts when Mikesh returns from the USA and proposes to Tanya. This amazing show was written and created by Biswapati Sarkar. It focuses more on the issues raised from a live-in relationship in the urban conservative family. By June 2015, Permanent Roommates had become the second most viewed webseries across the world.
Famous dialog from series, “Tiwari sai kehta hai, yeh anda khane vale vegetarian kisi ke sage nai hote.”
TVF cast for Permanent Roommate is Nidhi Singh as Tanya and Sumeet Vyas as Mikesh.
IMDb rating: 8.6
TVF Pitchers was launched after the big success of its first-ever web series, Permanent Roommates. Just like the previous web series, this was also a big success. The storyline is based on entrepreneurship. This series connected men and women worldwide who dreamt of starting their own business at some point in their life. It also focuses on all the challenges faced by people starting their own businesses, like financial crisis, business loss, and many others.
The famous dialogue of TVF Pitchers is, “Ab strategize karna padega, kya pehenna hai”
IMDb rating: 9.2
- TVF Yeh Meri Family
TVF Yeh Meri Family is an Indian web series created by Sameer Saxena. Yeh Meri Family is an interesting series that focuses on the beautiful childhood that any 90’s kid can ever wish for. This series keeps us connected with our emotions. The plot of the story is set in Jaipur in 1988, with a family of five people.
This story deals with the problems of two brothers where the middle child complains about his summer vacation getting ruined because of his elder brother’s exams. This is one of those series that takes us down our memory lane and forces us to look back on our childhood and wonder about our own life scenes that took place then. This is a must-watch for every Indian household.
TVF cast of this series is Vishesh Bansal, Mona Singh, and Akarsh Khurana.
IMDb rating: 9.2
- Barely Speaking with Arnub
This is a comic series written by actor-writer Biswapati Sarkar. This is an interesting show where he calls various popular faces on the show like Shah Rukh Khan, Arvind Kejriwal, and many more and makes sarcastic jokes on them. If you are looking to watch something with comedy in order to change the mood, this is one of the best shows of Biswapati Sarkar.
IMDb rating: 8.5
- TVF Tripling
Sameer Saxena was the mind behind TVF Tripling and it was written by Sumeet Vyas and Akarsh Khurana. Tripling has two seasons where season 1 starts with great performance, but it declines in season 2. The story focuses on the three siblings who met after a long time and starts their journey together in order to find themselves.
This story is pretty simple. According to the reports from other OTT platforms, the response for TVF Tripling is not that great, but if we consider only TVF, then it is a must-watch. TVF Tripling is aired on TVF Play and MX Player.
TVF cast of this series Sumeet Vyas, Maanvi Gagroo, and Amol Parashar.
IMDb rating: 8.5
- TVF Kota Factory
TVF Kota Factory is one of the most popular Indian web series released on TVF play and is a TVF original series. This series was created by Saurabh Khanna. This series has given some amazing performances in the entertainment industry. TVF Kota Factory revolves around a 16-year-old Vaibhav, who shifts to Kota in order to prepare for his IIT exam.
Cracking the IIT exams has been a dream for millions of students. TVF Kota Factory focuses on this very same issue of the students. There are three main characters in this series who are also known as the IIT Aspirants, Uday, Meena, and Vaibhav.
The very famous dialogue of Kota Factory is, “Maa-Baap ke decision shayad galat ho sakte hai par unki niyat kabhi galat nai hoti.”
IMDb rating: 9.1
One of the TVF best series which is most popular among the younger generation. It is created by Timeliners. The story revolves around ‘Young teenage Love.’ There are four close friends Rajat, Ishita, Gaurav, and Anusha, who study together at a tuition center.
The two Rajat and Ishita fall in love with each other. Other factors are also considered important in this series, like the relationship of children with their parents and how they are forced to perform extraordinarily in academics.
IMDb rating: 9.2
- TVF Bachelors
TVF Bachelors revolves around four bachelor roommates who are seen dealing with their life issues and is a comedy web series. If we talk about the popularity of this show, then the bar may not be that high, but still, it is a go-to choice for most bachelors.
IMDb rating: 8.2
- College Romance
College Romance is one of the most popular Indian web series released by TVF. It is not only popular on TVF but also on other OTT platforms. The story of college romance is one of the simplest so far yet most engaging. It revolves around the three best friends who are looking for love, laughs, and some lifelong memories. It is one of the highly recommended shows for teenagers just entering or living their college life.
IMDb rating: 8.9
TVF Cubicles can be watched on TVF Play. The story of Cubicles revolves around Piyush Prajapati, who works as an IT company. It takes us down our memory lane and leaves us in nostalgia, and forces us to remember our first day at our jobs. People recently joining their jobs for the first time must watch this series; they will be able to relate more to it.
IMDb rating: 8.9
Aspirants is a 2021 Indian Hindi-language coming-of-age online series developed by Arunabh Kumar and Shreyansh Pandey, written by Deepesh Sumitra Jagdish, and directed by Apoorv Singh Karki for The Viral Fever (TVF). Naveen Kasturia, Shivankit Parihar, Abhilash Thapliyal, Namita Dubey, and Sunny Hinduja feature in it. The plot revolves on three friends, Abhilash, Guri, and SK (Shwet Ketu Jha), as they prepare for the UPSC exam in Rajinder Nagar, Delhi.
IMDb rating: 5.8
- The Music Room with Vaibhav Bundhoo
The Music Room, hosted by Vaibhav Bundhoo and produced in conjunction with Anandeshwar Dwivedi, gets us up and personal with the sounds of music. The anthology series' guests include Shalmali Kholgade, Naezy, and Prateek Kuhad, to mention a few. If music thrills you, The Music Room provides an opportunity to embrace it. On this TVF Music show, performers express their personal, musical best to Vaibhav.
IMDb rating: 9
How to watch TVF Play?
TVF Play is one of the easiest to use and download applications. This OTT platform can be downloaded on all the platforms, either on Android, IOS and can be used on a website.
Steps for using this platform on Android devices:
- Open Google play store.
- Log in or sign up with your Google id.
- Search TVF Play
- Click on Download
- After Downloading, open the TVF app and sign up.
Steps for using this platform on IOS devices:
- Open App store
- Sign up or log in with your apple id
- Search TVF Play
- Click on Download
- After Downloading, open the TVF app and sign up.
The Viral Fever contact details
The viral fever has its headquarters based in Mumbai. Mentioned below are the contact details of TVF.
- Office number: 022-61666266
- Official website: tvfplay.com
- If you wish to connect with them for business enquiries please dial +91-9833101059 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For live shows you can contact +91-8868580058 or email on email@example.com.
- In case of media and PR related queries call +91-9833101079 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Does TVF Earn?
From its launch till date in 2010, TVF has managed to come a long way and will continue to do so as they have seen tremendous growth rate. .
The Viral fever mostly earns from monetizing its subscriptions. Once they have set up their customer base, it can make a lot of money from subscribers of YouTube and Netflix.
If we talk about the annual earning of this OTT platform, it will reach around $192 million, which is indeed a lot of money.
TVF has been under controversies since March 2017 when the owner & founder Arunabh Kumar was wedged under few sexual harassment allegations. However, TVF states all these claims as false via a press release. Due to multiple FIR’s against Mr. Kumar stepped down from the position of TVF CEO and made Dhawal Gusain the operating CEO of the OTT platform.
One of the first video streaming platforms in India, TVF has surely come a long way from hosting videos on YouTube. Download the TVF app today to enjoy a bunch of web series and shows for free. Also, for more updates about other OTT platforms in India, keep reading Selectra.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is TVF so popular?
The Viral Fever was an early entrant into the Indian internet entertainment industry, with videos covering a wide range of topics including Indian politics, film, lifestyle, and developing social concepts. With cult classics like Permanent Roommates and TVF Pitchers, The Viral Fever was the pioneer of web series in India. Moreover, the platform is preferred as it offers all content at no cost.
Where can I watch the original web series created by TVF?
You can stream all TVF originals on their official TVFPlay application. Moreover, after entering a content partnership with ZEE5, you can also watch TVF originals on the ZEE5 platform.
Which genres do TVF original web shows cover?
TVF offers a range of different content that largely cater to the youth of India. Hence, they cover various genres, including romance, drama, social messaging, comedy, thriller and horror among others. They also host reality shows, celebrity interviews and spoofs.