Jio TV – Zee Network Deal: Zee Withdraws all its Channels From Mukesh Ambani’s Jio; Here’s Why

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    Zee Entertainment Enterprises has pulled-out all its content from Jio Digital Service. Subhash Chandra led entertainment and news channel took this step after they and Mukesh Ambani’s Jio couldn’t come to an agreement regarding the price.
    The Lost Content
    The content lost by Jio included 35 TV channels and more than 2 lakh hours of video-on-demand content. Jio subscribers had access to this content through their Jio Cinema app. But it was part of the deal that fell through. Therefore, content like movies and off-air shows have also been removed from the library.
    Even though both sides have chosen to remain quiet regarding the reasoning behind the parting, according to reliable insider sources, the break occurred when both couldn’t agree to a feasible commercial agreement. The breakdown in talks is a commercial issue.
    Jio has grown very quickly since its launch and now boasts a subscriber base of more than 215 million subscribers within 22 months of beginning operations. Zee wanted a better business arrangement that Jio didn’t favour.
    The Repercussions
    On 6th August, management of Zee decided to withdraw all its content from Reliance Jio Digital Services. This move terminated the multi-year contract signed between the two in mid-2016. On 7th August, all 35 Zee channels including Zee TV, Zee Marathi, Zee Cinema, and all the others, went dark on Jio’s live TV app for Jio subscribers, Jio TV. Non-air shows and movies have also been removed by Zee from the library content.
    ET was told by the Jio spokesperson that the company is dedicated to offering its customers the widest possible range of digital entertainment, application, and services options on its Technology platforms. The spokesperson also confirmed that Reliance Jio is tirelessly connecting with all the members of the ecosystem to create a winning relation between broadcasters, consumers, and all key players.
    Through Jio TV, subscribers can watch Live TV as well as 7 days prior to TV content. Many subscribers prefer the Live TV viewing from the app. At the AGM, Reliance Chairman, Mukesh Ambani also revealed that data consumption per month was 240 crore GB while video content consumption per month has grown too to 340 crore hours, on the Jio platform.
    Reliance JioPhone Monsoon Humgama
    In another news, Reliance Jio has just launched its ‘Monsoon Hungama Offer’ for JioPhone users for Rs.1,095.
    In this offer, JioPhone is available for purchase at Rs.501. It can also be exchanged in lieu of an old phone of any brand. The remaining Rs.594 from Rs.1,095 is for the prepaid recharge plans. Other benefits include voice and data calls at Rs.99 for 6 months. This is worth 6 recharge packs, commented Jio’s representative.
    For 28 days at Rs.99, a Jio customer can enjoy unlimited voice calls and 0.5GB of data per day. The prepaid recharge plan also includes 300 SMSs. The prepaid recharge plan is available for 6 months (99 x 6) at Rs.594. Additionally, for JioPhone users, they get an extra data voucher for 6GB. This takes their total data for 6 months to a maximum of 90GB.
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