UFO Moviez

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UFO Moviez
Founded 2004
Founder Mr. Sanjay Shankar Gaikwad (Managing Director (Executive Non-Independent Director))
Mr. Narendra Hete
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharshtra
Area served
Key people
Mr. Kapil Kumar Agarwal
(Joint Managing Director (Executive Non-Independent Director))
Website www.ufomoviez.com

UFO Moviez India Limited is India’s largest digital cinema distribution network and in-cinema advertising platform (in terms of numbers of screens). UFO operates India’s largest satellite-based, digital cinema distribution network using its UFO-M4 platform, as well as India’s largest D-Cinema network. UFO-M4 is a satellite-based, E-Cinema movie delivery platform. “E-Cinema” is a commonly used term to describe various technologies used to digitally deliver movie content other than through D-Cinema. [1] Since the beginning of its operations, UFO has digitally delivered more than 8,100 movies in India. As on October 31, 2014, UFO's global network spans 6,611 screens worldwide, including 4,912 screens across India and 1,699 screens across Nepal, the Middle East, Israel, Mexico and the USA. [2] UFO provides D-Cinema solutions through its subsidiary Scrabble Entertainment Limited (Scrabble) in India and overseas. Scrabble’s international deployment includes UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Lebanon, Jordan and Israel. Post successful deployment in India and the above countries, Scrabble has rolled out DCI solutions in the United States of America and Mexico through associates.[3]


UFO Moviez received a certificate of incorporation dated June 14, 2004. 3i Digital Media (Mauritius) Limited and P5 Asia Holding Investments (Mauritius) Limited have made investments in UFO [4] In 2011, UFO made investments in SDS and DCI solution provider Scrabble Entertainment Limited.[5]

Products & Services[edit]

Digital Cinema System[edit]

UFO-M4 is UFO's satellite-based, E-Cinema movie delivery platform. UFO-M4 platform provides an end-to-end platform for the satellite delivery of movies (excluding movies from the major Hollywood studios that created the D-Cinema standard format), to exhibitors across India, which then exhibit the movies using UFO's digital cinema equipment. [6]

UFO Ticketing Platform (IMPACT)[edit]

Under an exclusive arrangement (which was amended on December 18, 2014) with Impact Media Exchange Limited, UFO markets an electronic ticketing platform known as the Integrated Media Pact, or “IMPACT”, to improve transparency, efficiency and accountability in the movie screening industry. The transactions on IMPACT are captured on a real time basis as it is connected via satellite to a centralized Network Operation Centre. IMPACT mediates the transactions between exhibitors on one hand and distributors on the other, ensuring that ticketing transactions and movie screenings are transparent. IMPACT has been designed to ultimately act as a settlement exchange for various stakeholders of the movie screening industry. [7]

Awards and Recognitions[edit]


  • India’s TOP SME 100 Awards


  • Inc. India 500 – Certificate of Excellence in recognition of exemplary growth.
  • Marico Innovation Foundation’s Innovation for India Awards 2012 – Award for Business Innovation.


  • Technology Fast 50 – India 2010 winner, award by Deloitte.


  • The Advertising Club Awards for Excellence in Advertising and Media– For Media Innovation Digital Gold
  • Idea IIFA Innovation Award in Indian Cinema (Awarded to the erstwhile holding company, UFO Moviez Limited)
  • Global Entrepolis @ Singapore Award* – For Technopreneur of the Year in the Asia-Pacific Region (Awarded to the erstwhile holding company, UFO Moviez Limited)



  1. ^ [1]. www.sebi.gov.in Retrieved on 2014-12-22.
  2. ^ [2]. Retrieved on 2014-12-22.
  3. ^ [3]. Retrieved on 2014-12-22.
  4. ^ - http://www.sebi.gov.in. Retrieved on 2014-12-22.
  5. ^ www.sebi.gov.in. Retrieved on 2014-12-22.
  6. ^ [4]. Retrieved on 2014-12-22.
  7. ^ [5]. Retrieved on 2014-12-22.
  8. ^ [6]. Retrieved on 2014-12-22.

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