Amalgamation of the Jio Cinema OTT platform with Viacom18 Media

The CCI announced on 20 September 21, 2022 that it has approved amalgamation of the Jio Cinema OTT platform with Viacom18 Media, following an investment by BTS Investment and Reliance Projects & Property Management Services.

In April, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and Viacom18 announced a strategic partnership with Bodhi Tree Systems, where Bodhi Tree will invest Rs 13,500 crore in Viacom18 while Reliance Projects & Property Management Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of RIL, will invest Rs 1,645 crore in the broadcaster as part of the tripartite partnership, to form one of the largest TV and digital streaming firms in India. Bodhi Tree Systems (BTS) is an investment venture firm of James Murdoch’s Lupa Systems and ex-chairman of Star and Disney India Uday Shankar.

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