Over-the-top platform Eros Now on Tuesday announced its entry into English-language content market with the launch of Eros Now Prime'.
As part of that,Eros International, an NYSE-listed company and owner of Eros Now, has entered into its first partnership withNBC Universal International Distribution, by forging a multi-year deal.
As part of its strategy,the company through its new Eros Now Prime platform aims to tap the metro cities, whileEros Now with itsIndian-language content would penetrate into smaller tier II and III markets, the companysaid in a statement.
Eros Now will soon layer the Eros Now base service with an extensive English-language content offering consisting of over 2,000 hours of programming, it added.
Commenting on the development, Eros Digital Chairman & CEORishikaLullaSingh, "With growing focus on regional language and local content to cater to the next billion-user market, we are addressing users who increasingly view themselves as global citizens' and aspire to connect with places, people, and ideas beyond their locale.
"This will influence the persistence of English-language content, films, music consumption and networking on social media."
NBC UniversalPresident & Chief Revenue Officer, Global Distribution and International BelindaMenendezsaid: "We are delighted to collaborate with Eros Now as anOTTpartner for the South Asia market. This new deal will not only bolster their existing portfolio of premium content, but it also ensures that their viewers will be able to enjoy NBCUniversal's vast catalogue of comedy and drama series for many years to come.
As part of this agreement, Eros Now subscribers in South Asia will have access to some of the most talked about series fromNBCUniversal, in addition to the existing Eros Now library.
Eros Now library comprises of over 12,000 movie titles, original shows and music, as well as short-format content throughQuickie, Eros's short-format video content offering.
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