The corridors of India’s most promising new age internet content & distribution company, The Viral Fever (TVF), wear an eerie empty look.
Once replete with vivacious energies of hope, creativity and unbridled optimism, with possibilities unknown & unparalleled, today, TVF is shrouded with a miasma of uncertainty.
Founded in the year 2015 by Arunabh Kumar and his team of challengers, TVF rode into the new dawn of ‘never seen before’ internet entertainment or web series format in India. Its shows namely Permanent Roommates, Pitchers, Tripling caught the fancy of new-gen audiences like no other.
TVF was the blue-eyed boy of digital entertainment, drawing investors and media glare. Fame means boon and bane both, with impact, comes responsibility.
And today, IWMBuzz has exclusive information that TVF is fishing in troubled waters with almost all its core founding members deciding to walk out collectively, an exodus rocking the very DNA of the company.
Shares a credible source: “The key faces are all gone. Biswapati Sarkar, Nidhi Bisht, Amit Golani, Sameer Saxena, Dhawal Gusain (ex CEO), Karan Chaudhry (ex COO), Saurabh Khanna, the people who drove the business are all out. They have had a complete exit.”
The source continues: “TVF currently is servicing commissioned deals they have and figuring out the way ahead.”
So what happened at TVF? Let’s hear out.
We hear that TVF leadership had differences of opinions in terms of the future of the company.
“TVF had buy-out offers from MX Player and Pocket Aces Network. The core leaders could not reach on an amicable unanimous decision. Thus, owing to major differences, the team chose to move out. Everyone has served their notice periods and is out of the core machinery.”
The future of TVF is now being driven by Vijay Koshy (President, recently joined) under the guidance of Arunabh Kumar, is what we have been told.
Vijay, an able professional is one of the core members of TVF, who after a brief stint at Arre, has returned to TVF to stable the wobbly ship and hopes to turn things around in the near future.
“The team is working hard and we are sure TVF will have a smooth run ahead,” adds the source.
To corroborate our information we reached out to spokespersons at MX and Pocket Aces, but none chose to offer any statement.
Vijay Koshy, on his part, said: “Yes, the news is true. Due to Covid 19, we had to re strategize on the way ahead and some did not agree and thus decided to opt out amicably. Many fine talents in TVF still remain and we have a great line-up of shows this year too.”
On buy-out offers he stated: “I can’t comment on that as I am not aware. Arunabh has always been a mentor to all at TVF and would continue to be that. We are excited for the time to come. Our brand has a strong resonance among our fans and we intend to keep it that way.”
Well, we wish TVF a great future. If we receive any revert or rebuttal from any concerned mentioned parties, we shall share with our audience instantaneously.
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