Eros Now ties up with Tappp for prepaid cards

20 Jun,2013

By A Correspondent

 

Online movie streaming service Eros Now (www.erosnow.com) has tied up with digital payment platform Tappp (www.tappp.com) to launch Eros Now Prepaid Cards that will enable cash purchase of Bollywood movies on Eros Now.

 

With this new partnership, Tappp, the consumer brand of Swissclear Global Pte Ltd, is set to cater to the burgeoning demand for Indian entertainment by making it accessible to a large segment of the world’s population who either do not own credit cards, or are averse to making credit card transactions online. Tappp prepaid cards are available across an extensive global network of over one million retail points across India, UAE, Singapore and Malaysia, which include large chains, as well as small corner and convenience stores.

 

To enjoy Bollywood blockbusters instantly, some well ahead of television and DVD premieres, consumers simply need to purchase prepaid cards or electronic vouchers at retail outlets, and redeem them online or on their mobile devices for immediate viewing. Prepaid cards start at just Rs 25 for access to movies such as recent zombie comedy Go Goa Gone, starring Saif Ali Khan.

 

Sundip Argawal, Founder and CEO of Swissclear Global, said, “Digital delivery of content is shaping a new entertainment ecosystem, where consumers are now in control. The whole concept of choice is taken even further by the worldwide phenomenon of prepaid and gift cards, as it not only releases users from costly contractual obligations, but also gives them the choice to spend only on what they want to consume. We are therefore very excited to be working with Eros Now to offer consumers convenience and choice via on-demand entertainment.”

 

Commenting on the partnership with Tappp, Rishika Lulla Singh, CEO of Eros Now, said, “Eros Now endeavours to provide a premium service that engages a new digital generation of Bollywood fans globally, and this exciting tie-up with Tappp will enable us to continue delivering on our promise to provide customers with the optimum viewing experience.”

 

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