Vi announces association with Hungama to launch PVOD service


Vi has introduced its PVOD (Pay Per View) service model, clubbed with deals from Hungama Digital Media Entertainment. The offering is for both Prepaid & Postpaid Vi customers looking for premium films.

The association with Hungama will enable Vi customers to get access to 380+ movie titles on a PVOD basis, including the one by Christopher Nolan – “Tenet,” in four languages – Hindi, English, Tamil, and Telugu.

The PVOD market in India is very premature but promising, as Indian audience continues to be price conscious and choosy. The PVOD models are changing in the new post pandemic era as consumers are looking at alternative options of entertainment in the comfort of their homes.

Vi Movies & TV Pay per view model is an extension of the entertainment offerings. The current offerings allow users to watch content, as per their recharge or post-paid plans.

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The partnership between Vi and Hungama is designed with the objective of bolstering the growth of digital ecosystem in India and will allow Vi customers to access premium Hollywood movies. Some of the titles which will be showcased and will be available for Vi customers, as a part of this initiative are – Tenet, Joker, Birds of Prey, SCOOB, Aquaman, and more.

Commenting on the partnership, Avneesh Khosla, CMO, Vi said, “Vi continues to drive the agenda to partner with top content providers to delight our customers with new propositions and cost-effective offerings. With the opening of the economy and entertainment business, new content consumption models are emerging that allow users to watch single content for a specific price. Our innovative and partnership-led content strategy has helped us adopt a telco-first approach for content monetization in this hugely untapped market. We look forward to working with like-minded partners like Hungama Digital, to grow this segment.”

Speaking on the partnership, Siddhartha Roy, COO, Hungama Digital Media said, “Through our partnerships with international studios, Hungama Play offers its users the opportunity to watch the latest Hollywood blockbusters within a few weeks of their theatrical release, in a pay per view model. The integration of Hungama Play’s transactional service with Vi Movies and TV will allow their users to explore and consume an extensive library of the latest Hollywood titles, giving them access to global entertainment on their phones. We have had a long and fruitful relationship with Vi and are certain that the latest association will expand the scope of on-demand services that can be offered to Vi users.”



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