Zee removes all content from Jio after failure to reach pricing agreement

On Tuesday, all of the 35 ZEE channels, which included Zee Cinema, Zee TV, Zee Marathi, among others, were switched off on the live Jio TV app

by exchange4media Staff
Published - Aug 9, 2018 8:57 AM Updated: Aug 9, 2018 8:57 AM

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited on Monday August 6, has removed all content from Reliance owned Jio Digital Services, after failing to reach an agreement on pricing. According to media reports, this includes content from thirty-five live television channels and more than two lakh hours of video-on-demand content. This move has subsequently ended the multi-year contract the two companies had entered into in 2016.

On Tuesday, all of the 35 ZEE channels, which included Zee Cinema, Zee TV, Zee Marathi, among others, were switched off on the live Jio TV app. Zee had also removed its content library of non-air shows and movies via the Jio Cinema app, which was also a part of the their agreement.

According to media reports, a Jio spokesperson commented on the matter without confirming it and said, “Jio is working with all the participants in the eco-system in a way that creates a win-win relationship for consumers, broadcasters and others alike.”

However, ZEE has refused to comment on the matter.

The Jio TV app allows its users to watch live TV channels and also allows them to catch up on content of up to seven days.

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