Unisys Infosolutions acquires digital rights for over 200 movies

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Digital | September 16, 2011
Viewers will be able to watch the films on YouTube BoxOffice and Yahoo! Movies.

Strengthening its presence as a distributor of premium video content for regional and Bollywood movies, the digital provider of VAS content and enterprise messaging solutions, Unisys Infosolutions, announces the acquisition of distribution rights for streaming over 200 full-length movies. Viewers will be able to watch the films on popular online movie portals such as YouTube BoxOffice and Yahoo! Movies. In fact, over 100 of these videos will be available on these portals by the end of this month.

With this acquisition, the company has become one of the largest independent premium video content distributors in the country. The content has been made available via UnisysMusic, a division of Unisys Infosolutions, which already has more than 30 lakh video views on its YouTube channel.

Addressing the development, Shelley Chaudhury, founder and managing director, Unisys Infosolutions, says in an official communiqué, "The ever-increasing upload views and subscriber base on UnisysMusic is a testament of our commitment to blend in the very best of entertainment content with state-of-the art video technology. This acquisition is a step ahead in meeting the channel's goal of offering unmatched premium content to our viewers."

Sumeet Singh, co-founder and executive director, Unisys Infosolutions, adds that the focus is on leveraging the digital medium for making entertainment widely available to increasingly internet-savvy audiences. "Initially, we will also be making 100 of these movies available as short films for the benefit of those who do not have the time to watch a full-length movie," Singh informs.

Founded in 2005, Unisys Infosolutions is a privately-held company and is based in Karnal, Haryana. A telecom VAS enterprise, it is a 360 degree digital infotainment company, currently active in all domains of VAS including text, music, WAP, voice, video, technology, physical/digital music distribution and retail licensing. The company offers services and content to and through mobile, IPTV, radio, online and physical distribution, besides lending solutions to telecom operators.

While focussing on content acquisition, content distribution and managed services, the company also offers a vast selection of regional music video content over the internet.

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