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Reliance Entertainment (formerly known as Reliance BIG Entertainment) is a division of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group handling its media and entertainment business, across content and distribution platforms.

Reliance Entertainment
Division
Industry Media
Founded 2005; 13 years ago (2005)
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Key people
Anil Ambani (chairman)
Tina Ambani
Anmol Ambani
Products Film
Web Series & TV
Animation
Digital
Gaming
Parent Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group
Website relianceentertainment.com

The key content initiatives are across movies, music, sports, gaming, Internet & mobile portals, leading to direct opportunities in delivery across the emerging digital distribution platforms: digital cinema, IPTV, DTH and mobile TV.

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SubsidiariesEdit

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FormerEdit

HistoryEdit

  • Reliance forayed into the largely untapped video rental market in India by launching BIGFlix.[2]
  • The company plans to launch TV Channels.[3]
  • On 15 July 2009, Reliance and Steven Spielberg announced a joint venture with funding of $825 million.[4]
  • Big 92.7 FM launched a radio station in Singapore considering 8% of the population residing there is Indian.[5]
  • On 5 April 2010, Reliance acquired a 50% stake in Codemasters.[6]
  • On 28 May 2010, the company achieved the first ever Bollywood cross-over into the Hollywood box office market with the release of Kites.
  • Reliance co-produced director Steven Spielberg's film War Horse, which was released worldwide on Christmas Day in 2011. Many other projects from the director also have the company as a producer.[7]
  • In January 2012, it was announced that Reliance DreamWorks movies garnered 11 Oscar nominations.[8]
  • In November 2014, the company announced plans to begin the acquisition process of the North American and European mobile game studios of DreamWorks Studios in early 2015.[9]


FilmsEdit

Web series and TVEdit

One of its subsidiaries, Phantom Films run by the likes of Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap is actively contributing in web series. They were one of the producers of the Netflix show, Sacred Games. Two more web series is being developed currently for Amazon, by them. Stardust and Vish Puri, former being directed by Motwane himself and the later will be helmed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwary.

Big Synergy, its other subsidiary was responsible for shows like Bose: Dead/Alive with ALTBalaji and Yay kay hua Bro with Voot.


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "EX-99.1". www.sec.gov. Retrieved 2016-11-27. 
  2. ^ "Anil Ambani eyes video rental business". Anil-ambani-news.newslib.com. Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Anil Ambani to launch 20 TV channels". Anil-ambani-news.newslib.com. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Anil Ambani meets Spielberg; to provide Rs 4,000 cr for films The Economic Times.
  5. ^ "Anil Ambani Group launches radio station in Singapore DNA". Dnaindia.com. 2008-06-24. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  6. ^ Hinkle, David (2010-04-05). "Reliance Big Entertainment acquires 50% stake in Codemasters". Joystiq. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  7. ^ Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 at 1314 hrs IST (2008-06-24). "Reliance, Spielberg in talks over $2 bn movie venture". Financialexpress.com. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  8. ^ "Reliance Dreamworks movies garner 11 Oscar nominations - The Economic Times". Economictimes.indiatimes.com. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  9. ^ Exclusive: India's Reliance Entertainment plans to acquire Western game studios in 2015. Reuters, 15 November 2014

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