India: Eros Now content on Airtel Xstream
February 17, 2022
Eros Now, the South Asian OTT platform, has expanded its partnership with Airtel, the Indian communications solutions provider, to bring the Eros Now OTT content library to Airtel Xstream Premium, a new aggregation oriented video streaming service launched by Airtel.
The partnership allows Eros Now to expand its reach further by tapping into Airtel’s 300+ million customer base across India. Airtel users will get access to Eros Now’s library of over 12,000 movies, Originals, music, short-form content and more across languages and genres with a simplified search, customised recommendations and single access login on the Airtel Xstream Premium app on mobile and large screens (TV, tablet and PC).
“Video on demand has emerged as the key driver of data consumption on telecom networks making content and its delivery channel equally important. Airtel has been a market leader in Video & 4G penetration. This partnership allows for a symbiotic play wherein both entities can analyse the customer data and target subscribers with the content of their preference with an absolute precision. The collaboration also entitles Eros Now to be a part of Airtel’s preferred channel network and further strengthen our leading position in the Hindi-speaking markets,” said Ali Hussein, CEO, Eros Now.
Adarsh Nair, CEO, Airtel Digital, commented: “We are witnessing a huge surge in video consumption amongst our customers. And this growth is not limited to big cities but is also coming from smaller cities and towns. This strategic partnership with Eros Now enables us to provide the most sought-after content to consumers in the true heartland of India in their preferred language. It also allows us to enhance our offering and enrich our customer’s digital experience.”