What is Spotlight?
Spotlight is a User Generated Content (UGC) platform, promoted by nexGTv together with Ace director and storyteller Imtiaz Ali. Our aim is to create an army of creativepreneurs…people who are passionately creative combined with an entrepreneurial mindset.
Unlike traditional channels, Spotlight is not a one-time contest or property but a platform that brings together, 3 unique pieces of a jigsaw. A reputed destination ‘nexGTv’ for viewing content, a midas-touch creative genius in the form of ‘Imtiaz Ali’ for guidance and eventual judgement, and the ordinary Indian viewer or consumer for voting and deciding what he/she likes best. The only missing element is ‘that’ mysterious creative talent who can work up creative juices and serve hot, entertaining and unconventional fare to an audience actively seeking fresh, original mobile content.
Such an incredible genius stands to win a prize money of Rs.100,000 every month together with another one, who could get a sponsor worth Rs.25000 for their very next creative/ directorial debut.
Spotlight lends you the following twin advantages:
(a) As a creative entrepreneur, your video enables you to start earning off it as soon as it receives a certain number of hits every month
(b) You automatically become part of a unique contest under which your video could be well among the Top 5 monthly videos (based on monthly maximum hits) on Spotlight that are ultimately reviewed by the ace storyteller Imtiaz Ali for being awarded as the ‘Video of the Month’ – a title worth a cool Rs.100,000.
How is Spotlight different from YouTube and others?
Unlike all other existing avenues and platforms, Spotlight is not a one-time contest or a property but a unique platform that brings together 3 unique pieces of a jigsaw.
A reputed destination ‘nexGTv’ for viewing content,
An eloquent creative genius in the form of ‘Imtiaz Ali’ for guidance and eventual judgement, and
…the Indian consumer who consumes all content and then decides what he/she likes best.
Spotlight attempts to locate the missing element in the form of that creative talent who can create and serve hot, tempting, entertaining and unconventional fare to an audience that actively seeks fresh, original digital content.
What are the categories under which I can upload a video?
Your video can pertain to any of the following categories:
- Original Music - Solo, Band, Instrumental, Groups etc.
- Original Fiction- Drama, Social, Comedy, Satire, Horror, Poetry etc.
- Original Reality- Standup Acts, Vox Pop, Pranks, Social Experiments, Travel Diaries, Opinions, the Unexplained, Hidden Talent, Mimicry etc.
In what format should I create the video for upload?
Your video could be any of the following formats including:
However, do ensure that its duration doesn’t exceed 10 minutes. Also, the resolution of the video should not be less than 360p. You need to upload a thumbnail of 720x480 dimensions with each video.
Is there a maximum file size I must conform to?
Do ensure that your video, irrespective of its format, is not more than 200MB in size.
How can I promote my video?
Well…the sky’s the limit in so far as ideas go!
You may share your video link with your friends and old friends, colleagues – former & current, bosses – now and ex, spouse as well as the world at large through social networking. You may even post the links on websites, blogs, etc. via a system-generated sharable link that draws people to view your video
In how much time will my video go live after upload?
Our editing team ensures that only the best ones make the cut! Every uploaded video goes through an exhaustive check over 2-3 working days in which the editing team reviews all its components including its description, keywords etc. to ensure their best fit. Do ensure once approved, your video goes live on nexGTv and you simultaneously receive a mail in your account from our end, informing you of the change in its status.
Will your editing team change/ edit my suggested description or keywords?
Since the entire Spotlight concept is based on sourcing and promoting User Generated Content, no edits are proposed to be made to your submission. The editing team, however, carries the mandate to ensure that all submitted entries are clear and bereft of any and all words/ images / icons/ symbols/ references that can be interpreted or deemed to be suggestive / hurtful / objectionable from a viewer’s perspective, in which case, the editing team can either change or remove the appropriate mention or inform the user to review the entry prior to it being approved and made live. In all cases, the decision of the editing team shall be final and binding on all applicants or participants.
Where can I watch my video?
You can watch your live video both on the nexGtv App as well our streaming website www.nexgtv.com. Else, as a contributor, you also have the choice of logging into your account on Spotlight to view your video as well check other updates.
What constitutes a hit or view for my video?
All approved videos uploaded on Spotlight will be live for viewing on both the nexGTv App as well as on our streaming website www.nexgtv.com. As India’s biggest subscription-driven video entertainment destination, nexGTv attracts well over a million viewers every month across its app as well as its website.
In order to be considered or counted as a view / hit, every video needs to be clicked by a viewer and played for at least 30 seconds. More the clicks and duration of viewing, more the number of views!
What does the term 'Exclusivity' refer to?
As per Spotlight Terms & Conditions
, every video uploaded on the platform must be digitally exclusive for its duration on Spotlight. I.e. it should only be available on Spotlight and on no other digital platform. Saying this, we believe and strongly recommend that you set Spotlight as THE one destination for your video. That way, your fans, voice and experience won’t get fragmented.
What happens if the video does not gather required views in a month?
If a video gathers less than 3000 views in a month; it will continue to be retained on the nexGTv platform. However, it will not accrue any payments for that month nor will it be eligible to compete with other videos of that month as part of Top 5 most-viewed monthly videos for an eventual review by Imtiaz Ali.
Definition of views on nexGTv app ?
The moment viewer clicks on the video will be considered as a view. So, more the clicks… more the views.
How do I remove any video from Spotlight?
You can easily remove the specific video from the interface by logging into your account. Your request will be reviewed by our editing team and you will be notified once it is removed from our content library.
Once deleted, can I reinstate or reset my account?
You can re-create your account any number of times on Spotlight since your User ID is unique and linked to your mail ID. However, once your account is deleted, all related files and information pertaining to it, including data on viewership and payments until that duration is also automatically deleted and cannot be reinstated.
What do I need to do to earn in the next cycle, in case I do not earn in my first attempt?
While Spotlight enables earning, it does not guarantee it. Videos having unconventional and off-beat themes and narratives, high quality imagery or production, interesting and inspiring titles, characters and/or subjects as well as those with crisp durations typically make for higher views.
In case of your video does not receive the minimum views to make it eligible to earn the first time, you have the liberty of uploading and promoting another fresh, exclusive video on Spotlight during the same month or during the next one to try qualify the requisite views and earning.