Eros STX Global Corporation announced today that Eros Now, has reached 36.2 million paid subscribers and 211.5 million registered users worldwide as of 30th September 2020. This represents 6.9 million net new paid subscriber additions over the past six months.
This subscriber growth has been powered by our investment in technology and our larger partnership with Microsoft. In a recently completed project, Eros Now uploaded content to a central content repository, built on Microsoft Azure, that can quickly process large volumes of data to distribute to hubs via satellite. Consumers then connect to these hubs to securely download content to their mobile devices without internet connectivity. By using this system, consumers in low connectivity regions can access Eros Now’s rich media content and pay for services in modes they prefer. Enabling video distribution via satellite could be game changing for the OTT business in developing markets like India, South East Asia and Africa where more than 50% of the population has intermittent access to internet and internet video.
Another major attribute of the growing popularity of Eros Now has been the Eros Now Original Series. The recently released and critically acclaimed original series ‘Flesh’, starring Swara Bhaskar, generated the highest ever time spent viewing by Eros Now consumers – more than any other original series launched on Eros Now so far. Overall engagement on the Eros Now platform has increased dramatically so far this year and is approximately double the “pre-lockdown” engagement.
Commenting on the growth, Ali Hussein, CEO- Eros Now, said, “Eros Now’s strategic market expansion and its massive content library has resulted in phenomenal growth in 2020, a year which is witnessing unequalled digital disruption. We at Eros Now are committed to cater to the increasing global demand for online video streaming and play a pivotal role in the evolving dynamics of the SVOD ecosystem. We are continuously mapping the scope for growth in the OTT market to re-establish our leadership position globally.”