Airtel introduces 20-screen multiplex in metaverse
By siliconindia | Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 08:32 Hrs
Bharti Airtel has unveiled India’s first multiplex on the Partynite Metaverse platform. The Xstream multiplex is an extension of Airtel’s Xstream Premium offering.
Airtel’s Xstream multiplex will be a 20-screen platform with access to content portfolios from OTT partners available on the application. The multiplex will enable sampling of top original shows and movies with content pieces such as the first episode of an OTT original or initial minutes of a movie in regional languages, besides English and Hindi.
Viewers can get complete access upon subscription of a plan.
The Xstream multiplex offers multiple engagement layers, which allow users to interact on Partynite Metaverse. The idea was conceived by Essence, Airtel’s integrated media agency of record, and developed by Gamitronics, the creator of Partynite, a blockchain-powered digital parallel universe.
Shashwat Sharma, director – marketing, Airtel, said, “Through the metaverse, we are looking to tap into a larger audience, giving content enthusiasts an opportunity to sample Airtel’s Xstream Premium offering and, thus, aiding in driving higher adoption.”
Rajat Ojha, founder of Partynite (Gamitronics), said, “Airtel Xstream Premium’s multiplex experience is one of the most scalable use case scenarios for the metaverse. Future opportunities here include movies, music, live events and premium sports streaming.”
Apart from the robust scope, it will also “allow social engagement, open up newer methods of content delivery and, of course, provide an immersive experience at the core of it,” he added.