TVF Play: Overview, Features, Subscription, and Popular 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

It 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:

  • Girliayapa
  • 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

English

2 seasons
Tech conversations with Dad TV series Comedy 2014 Hindi 1 season
TVF Pitchers Mini series Comedy Drama 3rd June 2015 Hindi

English

1 season
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

Drama

5th November 2016 Hindi 4 seasons
Humorously Yours Mini series Comedy Drama Romance 11th December 2016 Hindi

English

2 seasons
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

English

1 season
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.

  1. Permanent Roommates

    IMDb rating: 8.6

  2. Pitchers

    IMDb rating: 9.2

  3. TVF Yeh Meri Family

    IMDb rating: 9.2

  4. Barely Speaking with Arnub

    IMDb rating: 8.5

  5. TVF Tripling

    IMDb rating: 8.5

  6. TVF Kota Factory

    IMDb rating: 9.1

  7. Flames

    IMDb rating: 9.2

  8. TVF Bachelors

    IMDb rating: 8.2

  9. College Romance

    IMDb rating: 8.9

  10. Cubicles

    IMDb rating: 8.9

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:

  1. Open Google play store.
  2. Log in or sign up with your Google id.
  3. Search TVF Play
  4. Click on Download
  5. After Downloading, open the TVF app and sign up.

Steps for using this platform on IOS devices:

  1. Open App store
  2. Sign up or log in with your apple id
  3. Search TVF Play
  4. Click on Download
  5. 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.

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, he stepped down from the position of TVF CEO and made Dhawal Gusain the operating CEO of the OTT platform.

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