Reliance Entertainment

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Reliance Entertainment
Industry Media
Founded 2005; 13 years ago (2005)
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Key people
Anil Ambani (chairman)
Products Motion Pictures
Parent Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group

Reliance Entertainment (formerly known as Reliance BIG Entertainment) is a division of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group handling its media and entertainment business, across content and distribution platforms.

The key content initiatives are across movies, music, sports, gaming, Internet & mobile portals, leading to direct opportunities in delivery across the emerging digital distribution platforms: digital cinema, IPTV, DTH and mobile TV.





  • Reliance forayed into the largely untapped video rental market in India by launching BIGFlix.[3]
  • The company plans to launch TV Channels.[4]
  • On 15 July 2009, Reliance and Steven Spielberg announced a joint venture with funding of $825 million.[5]
  • Big 92.7 FM launched a radio station in Singapore considering 8% of the population residing there is Indian.[6]
  • On 5 April 2010, Reliance acquired a 50% stake in Codemasters.[7]
  • On 28 May 2010, the company achieved the first ever Bollywood cross-over into the Hollywood box office market with the release of Kites.
  • Reliance co-produced director Steven Spielberg's film War Horse, which was released worldwide on Christmas Day in 2011. Many other projects from the director also have the company as a producer.[8]
  • In January 2012, it was announced that Reliance DreamWorks movies garnered 11 Oscar nominations.[9]
  • In November 2014, the company announced plans to begin the acquisition process of the North American and European mobile game studios of DreamWorks Studios in early 2015.[10]


  1. ^ "EX-99.1". Retrieved 2016-11-27. 
  2. ^ Brzeski, Patrick (2 June 2016). "IM Global Acquired by Tang Media Partners, Launches TV Joint Venture With Tencent". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Anil Ambani eyes video rental business". Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  4. ^ "Anil Ambani to launch 20 TV channels". Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  5. ^ Anil Ambani meets Spielberg; to provide Rs 4,000 cr for films The Economic Times.
  6. ^ "Anil Ambani Group launches radio station in Singapore DNA". 2008-06-24. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  7. ^ Hinkle, David (2010-04-05). "Reliance Big Entertainment acquires 50% stake in Codemasters". Joystiq. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  8. ^ Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 at 1314 hrs IST (2008-06-24). "Reliance, Spielberg in talks over $2 bn movie venture". Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  9. ^ "Reliance Dreamworks movies garner 11 Oscar nominations - The Economic Times". 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  10. ^ Exclusive: India's Reliance Entertainment plans to acquire Western game studios in 2015. Reuters, 15 November 2014

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