its launch of broadband portals mumbailive.in and bangalorelive.in, Sify has launched the Hyderabad version of the portal, www.hyderabadlive.in in the city yesterday. The portal is largely video-centric with an extensive coverage of the Telugu film industry.
Sify has developed some exclusive videos for the portal featuring hosts, which it calls 'net jockeys', reporting on the events in the city. Each of the channels on events, shopping, hangouts and travel has its own video report. This is besides the usual listings on what's happening in Hyderabad. The traffic channel streams from live webcams placed at key junctions in the city to help people choose their routes. The news on the portal is both in English and Telugu.
V. Sivaramakrishnan, president, Portals at Sify added that many more city-centric community portals are planned.
The portal has been made interactive through discussion forums and daily polls. Hyderabad's netizens can also post their messages on the portal by sending an SMS to a short code (4545). The messages appear as a ticker on the portal.
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