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Yes YouTube Star contest to tap local content creators

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Personalities participate at the Yes YouTube Star 2018 programe. Photo supplied

Yes YouTube Star contest to tap local content creators

Seatel rolled out the Yes YouTube Star 2018 progam to search for original content creators in Cambodia last Thursday.

Yes Seatel, Cambodia’s first and only digital services provider, partnered with YouTube to encourage local enthusiasts to explore the field of content creation and ways to monetize their talents.

The launch was held at AEON Mall Sen Sok last Thursday.

Yes Seatel’s chief executive officer, Yap Kok Leong, was joined by a host of celebrities and online personalities who started their careers and gained popularity on social media, particularly via YouTube.

“YouTube is where it all started. Justin Bieber, the super star that almost everyone knows, was once a YouTube star, uploading videos of himself singing and playing guitar to YouTube. That’s why Yes launched the Yes YouTube Star program.

“Our main purpose is to enable further growth of local content creator (s) in the ecosystem in Cambodia and all they need is a mobile phone and the best internet connection.

“With rapid mobile internet growth in Cambodia, more and more Cambodians are coming online and have a growing appetite for video streaming content. Through this partnership with YouTube, we want to create awareness that anyone can monetise in Cambodia via YouTube as long as they have talent. And with Yes Seatel, you can say yes to the best YouTube experience,” Yap said at the launching ceremony.

The registration for the Yes YouTube Star program ends on October 3.

Anyone who is seven years of age and above, who can sing, dance or perform comedy acts can participate so long they reside permanently in Cambodia.

One Yes YouTube Star will be selected by SMS voting and will take home $50,000 in prize money if the participant receives five million SMS votes during the entire contest.

To register, simply record your video (song, dance or comedy act) and go to Yes kh Facebook page, choose sign-up, fill in the details upload your videos and you are done.

Then, invite your friends to vote for you. You can also watch your views on Yes kh’s Youtube channel. To vote, simply send SMS with [contestant code] to 018-8000-018.

Yes Seatel customers will be charged 1 cent/SMS from their main balance, and 5 cents/SMS for subscribers of others service providers.

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