Jan 14, 2022
Mangaluru, Jan 14: One more year has passed quietly without much fanfare, where we unitedly faced the challenges wrought by Covid, with uncertainty threatening us every day. Many sectors have faced problems, but with the help of our readers, supporters, and our advertisers, Daijiworld was able to register another year of growth. This is the time to say thank you for your unconditional support. We promise to continue the momentum and put even more efforts to keep you updated on news and current affairs, and also keep you entertained with innovative television programmes.
We are happy to announce that our viewership is rising sharply and consistently with 1.5 million unique users every month. This is phenomenal growth during such difficult days and challenges, and it is to our readers, advertisers, well-wishers and to our dedicated team that we owe our success.
We are also proud to share that our Facebook followers on both daijiworld.com and Daijiworld247 television pages combined have now crossed the 600,000 mark and our YouTube subscriptions have reached a record 400,000 mark, which is much higher than any other TV channel across the coastal region. We are happy that this digital success helped us reach readers and viewers worldwide much faster with accurate information and innovative entertainment.
Localwood: Perfect OTT platform for local entertainment
To mark our 20th anniversary, we had launched our Localwood OTT platform in collaboration with ATC Online. Localwood has now successfully passed the experimental period. With around 20,000 subscribers already, we are now ready to launch quality local entertainment for a nominal price. We hope supporters of Daijiworld across the world will help us grow this OTT platform by subscribing annually. In return, we promise you top-class entertainment in the form of movies, shows and innovative programmes in TULU, Kannada, and Konkani languages.
Direct donor-to-beneficiary charity cause crosses Rs 25 crore
Continuing our motto of enabling direct help from donors to beneficiaries, we are happy to share with you that assistance to the tune of Rs 25 crore has been generated through the appeals published on daijiworld.com during the past 21 years. More than 1,200 individuals and families are beneficiaries of direct help from our readers who contribute to noble causes like medical, educational, housing, and other needs. Our charity mission will continue, and we will do our best to help the deserving.
At the same time, through our TV channel, we have been able to help people during the second Covid wave as well. Many donors and Good Samaritans came forward to help the needy during the Delta wave and the subsequent lockdown.
Portal upgraded by ATC Online
ATC ONLINE, a leading IT solution company headed by Ivan Fernandes Dubai of DUCONT fame, has taken up the task of upgrading Daijiworld portal from Dot Net to PHP Laravel framework. They have been successful in creating a portal that is highly user-friendly and provides real-time daily classifieds, articles, columns, and regional and local news, and more, to audiences across not only coastal Karnataka but also the overseas diaspora. ATC has also developed our Android and Apple compatible apps and other software requirements. A special mention has to be made of Richard Fernandes, general manager, ATC ONLINE who has successfully supervised the transition.
A message on Daijiworld.com's 22nd birthday will be incomplete without thanking each and every staff member, without mentioning any names. The sincere team efforts, dedication, and commitment of our team members has brought us this success today.
As always, our directors are our inspiration and strength. We have been able to achieve this success due to their support and sacrifices.
We look forward to continued support from our readers, well-wishers, agencies, advertisers, sponsors, and team members. With your support, we hope to continue our efforts in bringing you accurate news as and when it happens and keep you entertained through our television channel for many more years, besides expanding our wings with new ventures.
We promise you that we will bring more innovative and exclusive features very soon.
May the year 2022 bring us lots of happiness, peace and prosperity, and importantly, let us pray for a Covid-free world.
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Founder, Group of Daijiworld Media