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Hungama Mobile to be a local partner for Dailymotion in India

24-June-2008
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Hungama Mobile to be a local partner for Dailymotion in India

Hungama Mobile has entered into a partnership with Dailymotion, wherein the former would be Dailymotion’s anchor partner and business associate for its India operations. Dailymotion is planning to launch in India soon. Hungama Mobile would also take the Dailymotion community to the mobile consumer, where video consumption is already high and will grow rapidly once 3G is introduced later in the year.

Hungama Mobile deals with over 250 leading media and entertainment companies and is enabling their content across various digital platforms.

Neeraj Roy, MD & CEO, Hungama Mobile, said, “We are delighted to partner with Dailymotion and also believe that platforms such as Dailymotion would be ideal for discovering video content across UGC, creative and premium licensed, and we would like to enable that across Internet and mobile. We are confident that this tie-up will create a huge impact in the Indian online video sharing market, which is already showing signs of growth.”

Didier Rappaport, Co-Founder, DailyMotion.com, said, “India is an important market for us because of its diversity. India’s Internet users will truly enjoy high-quality HD videos on DailyMotion.com. Hungama Mobile with its strong foothold in India will be able to guide us in taking our vision forward.”

According to an official statement, India is the fourth largest Internet market in the world, accounting for approximately 15 per cent of all new traffic online. Total Internet users are 52 million and expected to grow to over 200 million over the next four years. India is also the second largest mobile market with over 290 million consumers and is adding 8.5 million consumers each month.

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