Reliance Entertainment

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Reliance Entertainment
Industry Media
Founded 2005
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharastra, India
Key people
Anil Ambani, Chairman
Products Motion Pictures, Music, Television
Parent Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group
Website Official Website

Reliance Entertainment (formerly known as Reliance BIG Entertainment) is a wholly owned subsidiary 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.


Latest events[edit]

  • Reliance forayed into the largely untapped video rental market in India by launching BIGFlix.[1]
  • The company plans to launch TV Channels.[2]
  • On July 15, 2009, Reliance and Steven Spielberg announced a joint venture with funding of $825 million.[3]
  • Big 92.7 FM launched a radio station in Singapore considering 8% of the population residing there is Indian.[4]
  • On April 5, 2010, Reliance acquired a 50% stake in Codemasters.[5]
  • On May 28, 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.[6]
  • In January 2012, it was announced that Reliance DreamWorks movies garnered 11 Oscar nominations.[7]
  • 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.[8]


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

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