Reliance Communications
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RIC/MR/2003/44

December 26, 2003

Multicity 'e get-together' with Sanjay Dutt and Gracy Singh at Reliance WebWorld

  • RIM SHOWTIME brings star CAST OF Munnabhai MBBS TO R World & WEBWORLD contest winners IN UNIQUE multi-city video chat & conference

Reliance IndiaMobile SHOWTIME, the unique film promotion platform brought Sanjay Dutt and Gracy Singh, the star cast of Munnabhai MBBS along with its production team for a multi-point to multi-point video chat and video conference with winners of R World & WebWorld contest simultaneously across 11 cities of India.

Eminent film producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Rajkumar Hirani, Director of Munnabhai MBBS along with the stars regaled the winners across cities via VideoChat and Conference from Reliance WebWorld, Juhu, Mumbai.

"Besides the conventional channels of press, outdoors, collaterals and SMS, we are employing R World, the data application suite of Reliance IndiaMobile and Reliance Web World stores in 11 cities for a Real broadband experience. Reliance IndiaMobile subscribers can experience the variety of movie excitement on their phones through R World, watch Movie trailers of Munnabhai MBBS, download Wallpapers of their favourite stars, read the storyline and participate in interactive programmes. We believe that the entertainment industry is a natural partner in our business progression ahead," said Mr. Amit Khanna, of Reliance Infocomm Ltd.

Weaving in its Brand promise, 'Jiyo toh WebWorld mein', Reliance WebWorld has also run a contest 'Jiyo toh Munnabhai ki tarah…' which symbolizes the new way of life being ushered in by the WebWorlds across the country.

Eleven cities including Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Lucknow And Pune were simultaneously linked @ 768 kbps speed for this video chat and video conference thus demonstrating the broadband capabilities of the company. Emerging as a New-Age Entertainment destination, Reliance WebWorld will also conclude the month long Halo Multiplayer On-line Gaming Championship with the Grand National finals on the 28th of December at Dhirubhai Ambani Knowledge City in Navi Mumbai.

Currently, 250 Reliance WebWorld stores are operational across the country, which will progressively be extended to nearly 2000 stores across 600 cities.

About R World
The Java-based R World suite of Reliance IndiaMobile Internet applications is unique in India and the world. It enables the introduction of complex Internet applications on Reliance IndiaMobile phones.

About Reliance Web World
Reliance WebWorld is setting up a nationwide chain of retail stores for digital entertainment and communication and will serve as a one-stop-shop for Reliance Infocomm products and services. Each store will contain three key modules - a Customer Convenience Center, JAVAGREEN a gourmet coffee bar and a Real BroadBand Center to showcase Broadband connectivity through applications like Video Chat and Conferencing, Multiplayer Online Gaming, Digital personalized music, Digital theatre, Digital photo imaging, Virtual office and Real Broadband high speed internet - about 100 times faster than the dial up access in today's homes. Broadband centres are available in 11 cities and soon will be available in over a 100 towns all over India.

About Reliance Infocomm
Reliance Infocomm Ltd. is a part of the Reliance group founded by Shri Dhirubhai H. Ambani (1932-2002) and is India's largest business house with total revenues of Rs 80,000 crore (US$ 16.8 billion), cash profit of over Rs 9,800 crore (US$ 2.1 billion), net profit of over Rs 4,700 crore (US$ 990 million) and exports of Rs 11,900 crore (US$ 2.5 billion).

 
 
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