NBCUniversal (NBCU) and JioCinema, Viacom18’s streaming service, have formed a multi-year partnership to bring a wide range of NBCU films and TV series to India. This collaboration strengthens JioCinema’s content offering by incorporating titles from NBCUniversal’s renowned portfolio, which includes production entities and brands like Universal Television, UCP, Universal International Studios, Universal Television Alternative Studio, Sky Studios, DreamWorks Animation, Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Bravo, and more.
JioCinema Premium gets a major boost as NBCUniversal content, including the new Fast & Furious franchise, Minions movies will also be streamed soon
Starting next month, NBCUniversal’s programming will be available in a Peacock branded hub on JioCinema’s newly introduced “JioCinema Premium” SVOD tier. Viewers will gain access to first-run series such as “Young Rock,” a heartfelt comedy starring Dwayne Johnson, showcasing his life story and the people he has encountered.
Other offerings include the riveting action thriller “The Lazarus Project” and the darkly romantic comedic drama “The Lovers.” Indian audiences can also enjoy Peacock Originals like “Bel-Air,” a dramatic reimagining of the ’90s comedy series, and “Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin,” a spin-off series featuring Adam Devine reprising his character from the hit film. Additionally, acclaimed dramas and comedies from NBCU’s extensive library, including “Downton Abbey,” “Suits,” “The Office,” “Parks and Recreation,” and “The Mindy Project,” will be part of the deal.
Fans of reality television will have the opportunity to indulge in popular unscripted series such as “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” “Vanderpump Rules,” “Family Karma,” which follows the lives of Indian-American friends, and “The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning,” a transformative show narrated by Amy Poehler.
JioCinema‘s SVOD lineup will be further enriched with streaming premieres of movies from the iconic Hollywood studio, including DreamWorks Animation’s Oscar®-nominated “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” and the sci-fi horror film “M3GAN” produced by James Wan and Blumhouse. Blockbuster franchises like Jurassic, Bourne, Shrek, The Mummy, and Pitch Perfect will also be featured.
Movies from the smash-hit Despicable Me/Minions and Fast franchises, including the newly released Fast X, as well as The Super Mario Bros. Movie and the highly anticipated IMAX-shot epic thriller Oppenheimer from Christopher Nolan, will also be heading to the service in the future.
This partnership capitalizes on JioCinema‘s extensive reach and expertise to introduce Indian audiences to the Peacock brand and NBCUniversal’s portfolio, while solidifying JioCinema’s position as the largest OTT service in the market, now bolstered by an unprecedented volume of top-notch films and series from NBCU.