For all HBO fans, do not stress. I come bearing some good news. If the buzz going around is true, JioCinema is going to be a paid platform really soon. It will be rebranded as JioVoot and will be available to all users.
Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Viacom 18, has struck a massive deal with Warner Bros Discovery Inc. to feature popular Hollywood content. Fans will get access to all the popular shows and movies such as Succession, Game of Thrones, the Harry Potter series, the Lord of the Rings and several other content that is now missing from HBO.
JioCinema is vying its way to get a huge chunk of the OTT market in India. Besides licensed content, the platform is upping its original content as well. They plan to release as many as 100 movies and shows in the next 18 to 24 months.
Ferzad Palia, head SVOD & International Business Viacom 18 said, “The strategic partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery is a big milestone in our journey to offer the best Hollywood content to our elite consumers. We believe that Warner Bros. Discovery sets the global standards for premium content and this partnership allows us to create the best and the most comprehensive destination for our users.”
With IPL, JioCinema gathered a huge consumer base and with this move, it surely stands a chance to become the largest OTT platform after YouTube.