Facebook Bandstand has unveiled in Mumbai on Wednesday. It is a space to shoot live videos, situated in the company’s Mumbai office. The room is targeted at celebrities and other Facebook personalities, and any public figure with a Facebook page can use the space to shoot videos.
Facebook already has similar bandstands in Los Angeles and New York in the United States. With Bandstand in Mumbai, Facebook mostly plans to target celebrities but the company said the room is available for personalities “across spectrum”.
Saurabh Doshi said, “Any artistes whether big or small, whichever spectrum they may be (from) can come to this room and shoot here for free. Obviously depending on the availability.” He added that they can use their own phones or use the equipment available in the room.
Facebook doesn’t plan to charge anything for the use of this space and anyone with a Facebook page can book Bandstand and use it when it’s available. This is the first time Facebook has launched such a space in India and as of now the company doesn’t have plans to open another studio in the country.
Facebook Bandstand has a lot of interesting elements such as a Lego wall comprising monuments from Mumbai such as Gateway of India and Hanging Gardens. The room has been designed in-house, with other backdrops such as a painting of a forest and a chair with cushions representing FB reaction emoji.