India’s Voot & Germany’s Deutsche Welle join up for ‘Her’

Indian AVOD streamer Voot has linked up with German-based international broadcaster Deutsche Welle on a new six-part series that explores the lives of women living in Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Pakistan and Taiwan.

Her is from the Indian company’s Voot Studio division and comprises 15-minute long episodes that seek to highlight the stories of women from different walks of life residing.

Each show focusses on telling universal stories and delves into the lives of three women who share their experiences about their careers, online dating and marriage.

Chanpreet Arora, head of AVOD at Viacom18 Digital Ventures, said the collaboration was part of the company’s strategy to “bring forth stories that are relevant and have a universal appeal.”

Daniel Schulz, distribution manager for DW in Asia, added: “Our goal is to promote versatility and ensure that real life stories on important topics like women’s empowerment, cultural diversity, environment, technology, and sustainability are accessible to people across the globe.

“We are constantly working not only to meet the audience’s expectations of being a credible news destination, but also to create motivating stories and educational programs for curious minds.”

Voot earlier this week unveiled an Australia-based six-part drama as its latest original. The streamer is owned by Viacom18 network, which is a joint venture between Network18, which owns 51%, and ViacomCBS, which holds a 49% stake.

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