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BIGFlix.com - Movie Rentals business turns one


Posted on: September 6, 2008

  • BIGFlix.com – Movie Rentals has acquired 80,000 registered members as its subscribers in a short span of 5 months since the media launch in May this year.
  • The company currently has access to 20000 titles in 13 languages and targets to have 30,000 titles by March 09
  • BIGFlix.com currently operates 115 stores and plans to have 200 stores in 10 cities by March 09

BIGFlix.com, a part of Reliance Big Entertainment, India’s largest online and offline movie rental service, announced, today the successful completion of one year of its Movie Rental business.

BIGFlix.com – Movie Rentals started operations with its first phase of launch of stores in Pune, Hyderabad and Chandigarh followed by other cities namely, Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Indore. Currently, the company has 50 standalone stores and around 60 shop-in-shop format stores with Reliance Web World. BIGFlix.com is planning to announce its franchise plans soon to expand its presence across the country.

Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Kamal Gianchandani, COO, BIGFlix.com, said, “We are extremely happy to have completed our first year in Movie Rental business, it has been an exciting journey for all of us at BIGFlix.com. It was an excellent year for BIGFlix.com in terms of member acquisition and laying the foundations for robust growth in the future. BIGFlix.com has now entered an active rollout phase which will continue over the next two years. We shall continue to add high-quality content to our library. With this we aim to become a significant player and contribute in a big way to the burgeoning home video industry.

Also, commenting on the successful completion of one year, Mr. Paresh Mishra, Head Operations, Retail, BIGFlix.com, said, “We currently are operational in 10 cities with 115 stores and will have 200 stores by March 09. We plan to expand our presence to 20 more cities in India with our franchise business and flagship stores in the metros, both of which will be launched soon. With regards to content we will focus on housing more regional titles catering to the local population and other varied content which have witnessed an upward trend in demand apart from Bollywood movie content amongst the masses.

BIGFlix.com currently has tie-ups with leading retail chains like Big Bazaar, Spencers, More, ICICI Bank in the financial sector, DVD manufacturing company Samsung Electronics, Futurebazaar.com and many more on the anvil across sectors.

About BIGFlix.com:
BIGFlix.com, a part of Reliance Big Entertainment, is India’s largest online and offline movie rental service. The company currently offers access to than 20000 titles in 13 languages offering the biggest range of premium quality Indian entertainment in India. The portal offers the biggest, widest library of films, music and Indian entertainment content ranging from Hindi, English to Vernacular that will be available through its broadband services at attractive prices by providing premium quality entertainment at par with international standard benchmarks. Currently, BIGFlix.com has 115 stores operating in 10 cities, namely, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh and Hyderabad and plans to have 200 stores across 10 cities by March 09.

www.broadband.BIGFlix.com, the movie downloads division of BIGFlix.com offers access to around 1300 titles on its video-on-demand division, BIGFlix offers the biggest range of premium quality Indian entertainment spanning across 13 languages in India. The portal offers the biggest, widest library of films; music and Indian entertainment content ranging that will be available through its broadband services at attractive prices by providing premium quality entertainment at par with international standard benchmarks. The website has tie-ups with other premium channels viz, Star TV, Zoom, Special TV series, NDTV, NDTV Imagine, Raj TV and Care World TV TO showcase their programs for free viewing.

For further information, please contact –
Pallavi Deshmukh
Asst Manager- Corporate Communications
BIGFlix.com
Mobile: 931255 6801
Mail: Pallavi.deshmukh@bigflix.com


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