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Eros Now’s Original Series Side Hero Trailer Generates Over 10 Million Views in Less Than a Week

September 24, 2018

MUMBAI, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 24, 2018--Eros Now, the cutting-edge digital over-the-top (OTT) South Asian entertainment platform owned by Eros International Plc (NYSE:EROS) (“Eros”), a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment, recently launched the official trailer of its first original series – Side Hero on September 18 th, has garnered more than 10 million views online. The eight-episode series has begun streaming today, September 24 th. The trailer was launched less than a week ago and has since garnered more than 10 million online views, making it the most watched trailer of any Indian OTT original.

The Side Hero trailer, a unique binge-worthy show taking a stab at “cringe” comedy, based on the life of actor Kunaal Roy Kapur, has generated large online appeal and is now the only original series on any Indian OTT platform to receive such viewership in barely a week. Prior to the series’ launch on Eros Now, the poster and trailer announcement had also seen the highest level of engagement and trended number 1 on Twitter.

The show and hashtag #SideHero picked up buzz on Twitter prior to its trailer launch for its innovative high-level consumer engagement activities. The digital campaign included fun spoofs and memes of a morphed Kunaal Roy Kapur on super-hit movie posters like Bajirao Mastani, Bahubali, Ra.one and more, extending the OTT platform’s vibrant personality to the show itself. Kunaal’s first Side Hero meme was announced through his debut on social media sites like Instagram and Twitter.

The digital campaign also ran an exciting contest campaign #HowToBeAHeroIn7Days on @ErosNow twitter page to engage with audiences with the winner bagging an opportunity to be part of an upcoming Eros Now original. The noise and excitement around the trailer and show was further amplified by having an experiential on-the-ground activity with open air screenings for social media influencers with the all-star cast. Apart from the social media buzz, the trailer and show build up was backed by a robust 360° marketing campaign that strategically encompassed elements such as on-air promotions, on-ground associations, radio spots and various PR tools, making it an impactful campaign.

Commenting on the occasion, Ridhima Lulla, Chief Content Officer, Eros Group said, “We are thrilled with the phenomenal response Side Hero’s trailer has received. The entire social media campaign with its innovations has been instrumental in driving maximum viewership towards the trailer and building curiosity around the series. This accomplishment is testament to our belief in constantly testing waters, being relevant yet different and launching our first show in an unusual comic space. We hope to receive the same appreciation for the series as well which launched today on Eros Now.”

Side Hero is directed by Rohan Sippy and stars Kunaal Roy Kapur and Gauahar Khan as lead actors. All the episodes of the show are streaming now and available for binge viewing for INR 49 and INR 99 per month on Eros Now.

Catch the trailer of Side Hero: https://erosnow.com/movie/watch/1063782/an-eros-now-original-series/6893259/sidehero:-official-trailer

About Eros International Plc

Eros International Plc (NYSE: EROS) is a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry that acquires, co-produces and distributes Indian films across all available formats such as cinema, television and digital new media. Eros International Plc became the first Indian media company to list on the New York Stock Exchange. Eros International has experience of over three decades in establishing a global platform for Indian cinema. The Company has an extensive and growing movie library comprising of over 3,000 films, which include Hindi, Tamil, and other regional language films for home entertainment distribution. The Company also owns the rapidly growing OTT platform Eros Now. For further information, please visit: www.erosplc.com.

About Eros Now

Eros Now is Eros International Plc’s On-Demand South Asian Entertainment Video Service accessible worldwide to viewers across internet enabled devices including mobile, web and TV. With 11,000+ Movie titles, Music Videos, Television Programming and others Eros Now caters to 113 million registered users and 10.1 million paying subscribers worldwide with the promise of endless entertainment Product features, such as video in HD, multi-language subtitles, movie downloads, and high-quality original drama series differentiate the Eros Now entertainment offering. To see, watch now: www.erosnow.com

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