Movies and shows like Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Succession and Discovery will soon be available on the Jio Cinema app. For this, Mukesh Ambani's company Viacom18 has a deal with Hollywood's well-known production house Warner Bros Discovery Inc. After this deal, Jio Cinema will give direct competition to Amazon Prime Video and Disney Hotstar.
Viacom18 and Warner Bros said, movies and shows on Jio Cinema will premiere in the US only. Previously, Disney had the rights to stream content from Warner Bros. and HBO. This partnership ended on 31 March 23. For this reason Indian viewers were not able to stream shows like HBO's Game of Thrones. Warner Bros. is the parent company of HBO.
News agency Reuters quoted sources as saying that this partnership would be exclusive. That is, Warner Bros. shows and movies will not be able to offer most of their popular movies and series to other Indian OTT platforms including Amazon Prime Video and Disney Hotstar.
Farzad Palia, Head - Subscription Video-on-Demand and International Business, Viacom18, said, "Jio Cinema has become the largest platform for live sports. We are now on a mission to make Jio Cinema the most magnetic destination for entertainment.
This time live streaming of IPL is happening for free in 4K quality. Jio Cinema is the official live-streaming partner of IPL 2023. Earlier, IPL was shown on Disney Hotstar. In such a situation, Hotstar subscription had to be taken to watch it. Right now you do not have to pay any fee to watch anything on Jio Cinema.
In an interview given to Bloomberg in the past, Reliance's Media and Content Business President Jyoti Deshpande had said that there is a plan to release more than 100 movies and web series on Jio Cinema. New content will be released before the end of IPL 2023.