Corporate Profile

Eros International is a pioneer and innovator in Indian film entertainment. Over the past 39 years, the Eros Group has acquired, co-produced and distributed some of the most recognized and successful Indian films across theatrical, television and other formats. We have an extensive and growing movie library comprising of over 2,000 films, including recent and classic titles that span different genres, budgets and languages, and have built a dynamic business model by combining the release of new films every year with the exploitation of our film library. We have globally released Indian language films which have been amongst the top box office grossing films in India. Our considerable distribution capabilities enable us to target most of the 1.3 billion population in India, a market that is demonstrating significant economic growth, a prosperous film industry, one of the largest television markets in the world, and burgeoning popularity of broadband and mobile platforms among consumers. Our strategy is driven by the scale and variety of our content and the global exploitation of that content through diverse channels.

Theatrical Distribution

India’s theatrical market comprises of both multiplex and single screen theatres, which are 100% digitally equipped. We distribute our content in all the 14 circuits either through our internal distribution offices (Mumbai, Delhi, East Punjab, Mysore, Kerala, West Bengal and Bihar) or through sub-distributors. Our internal distribution network allows us greater control, transparency and flexibility over core regions in which we distribute our films. It also permits us to retain a greater portion of revenues per film, as a result of direct exploitation instead of using sub-distributors, which requires the payment of additional fees, sub distributor margins or revenue shares. Outside India, we distribute our films theatrically through our parent company, Eros International Plc. which has offices in Dubai, Singapore, the U.S., the U.K., Australia and Fiji and through sub-distributors.

India is a very underpenetrated market with a screen penetration of only 6 screens per million population as compared to China, UK and the United States with 23, 61 and 126 screens per million population.

TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION

Eros International serves one of the largest and growing television markets in the world by licensing high quality Indian film content to satellite television broadcasters operating in India. We believe that the increasing television audience in India creates new opportunities for us to license our film content, and expands audience recognition of the Eros name and film products. We license Indian film content (usually a combination of new releases and existing films in our library), to satellite television broadcasters operating in India. We have, directly or indirectly, licensed content for major Indian television channels such as Colors, Sony, the Star Network and Zee TV.
Television pre-sales in India are an important factor in enhancing revenue predictability for our business and are a part of our diversification strategy to secure revenue visibility and mitigate risks of cash flow generation.

OVERSEAS DISTRIBUTION

We distribute our films through the established, worldwide, multi-channel distribution network of our parent company, Eros International Plc. The films are distributed to the South Asian diaspora worldwide and to non-Indian consumers who view Indian films that are subtitled or dubbed in local languages. Internationally, our distribution network extends to over 50 countries, such as the United States, the United Kingdom and throughout the Middle East, where we distribute films to Indian expatriate populations, and to Germany, Poland, Russia, Romania, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, China and Arabic speaking countries, where we release Indian films that are subtitled or dubbed in local languages. China is increasingly becoming an important market and we expect to release selected successful films from our slate for wider release into China. In addition to our theatrical and television distribution networks, our parent has a global network for the digital distribution of our content which consists of full length films, music, music videos, clips and other video content. We distribute content primarily in IPTV, VOD (including SVOD and DTH) and online internet channels.

Eros Now

owned by Parent, Eros international Plc

Eros Now, our digital over-the-top entertainment service is increasingly focused on offering a world-class choice of content including Indian films, music and original shows, opening new markets, delivering consumer-friendly product features such as offline viewing and subtitles and adopting a platform agnostic distribution strategy on Android and iOS platforms across mobile, tablets, cable or internet, including deals with original equipment manufacturers. Launched in 2012, the platform has rights to over 5,000 movies in 10 Indian Languages and over 250,000 audio tracks from 13 Indian music labels providing music content. The platform is accessible via internet-enabled devices and has registered 55 million registered users globally.

55
Registered Users
5
Films
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Paying subscribers

*Note: Paying subscribers means any subscriber who has made a valid payment to subscribe to a service that includes the Eros Now service either as part of a bundle or on a standalone basis, either directly or indirectly through a telecom operator or OEM in any given month be it through a daily, weekly or monthly billing pack, as long as the validity of the pack is for at least one month.

Trinity Pictures

Trinity Pictures, Eros International’s motion pictures production division, launched in February 2015, is India’s first and only character-driven franchise feature studio. Trinity Pictures furthers the company’s endeavor to invest in developing intellectual property in-house. With a focus on creating fresh concepts in new spaces, Trinity is also the first Bollywood studio in India with a dedicated in-house team of writers in the ‘Trinity Writers’ Room’. Trinity will leverage its characters across entertainment, publishing, licensing and digital streams.

Music and Ancillary Revenue Streams

Music rights, in addition to being a revenue stream, plays an important role in India’s film industry. It has a vital role in the film’s marketing process, and helps generate a buzz around the film and often plays an important part in the film’s success. Other revenue streams include sales for in-flight entertainment to leading airlines, hotels, syndication from cable operators, DVD sales etc.

Key Competitive Strengths

Leading co-producer and acquirer of new Indian film content, with an extensive film library

Established, worldwide, multi-channel distribution network

Diversified revenue streams and pre-sale strategies mitigate risk and accelerate cash flow generation

Ability to acquire content in multiple languages and monetise effectively

Uniquely positioned to capitalise on the high-growth Indian Media and Entertainment market

Strong and experienced management team