Reliance Entertainment

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Reliance Entertainment Pvt Ltd
Reliance BIG Entertainment
FoundedFebruary 15, 2005; 14 years ago (2005-02-15)
HeadquartersMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Area served
Key people
Anil Ambani (chairman)
Tina Ambani
Web Series & TV
ParentReliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group

Reliance Entertainment Pvt Ltd 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]


Web series and TV[edit]

One of its subsidiaries, Phantom Films run by the likes of Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap is actively contributing in web series. They were one of the producers of the Netflix show, Sacred Games. Two more web series is being developed currently for Amazon, by them. Stardust and Vish Puri, former being directed by Motwane himself and the later will be helmed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwary.

Big Synergy, its other subsidiary was responsible for shows like Bose: Dead/Alive with ALTBalaji and Yay kay hua Bro with Voot.


  1. ^ "EX-99.1". Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Anil Ambani group co raises ₹1,700 cr in London listing". Business Line. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Anil Ambani eyes video rental business". Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Anil Ambani to launch 20 TV channels". Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
  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". 24 June 2008. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
  7. ^ Hinkle, David (5 April 2010). "Reliance Big Entertainment acquires 50% stake in Codemasters". Joystiq. Retrieved 2 August 2010.
  8. ^ Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 at 1314 hrs IST (24 June 2008). "Reliance, Spielberg in talks over $2 bn movie venture". Retrieved 24 January 2012.
  9. ^ "Reliance Dreamworks movies garner 11 Oscar nominations - The Economic Times". 1 January 1970. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
  10. ^ Exclusive: India's Reliance Entertainment plans to acquire Western game studios in 2015. Reuters, 15 November 2014
  11. ^ Prabhakar, Binoy (19 January 2013). "Anil Ambani's Reliance Entertainment hits Oscar jackpot with Lincoln". The Economic Times. Retrieved 3 April 2019.

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