LeEco, the leading global internet and technology conglomerate, today launched its ecosystem membership program in India, coupling with its “Made for India” Superphone Le 1s Eco. The announcement was made in collaboration with Eros Now, YuppTV and Hungama, at a packed event in Mumbai, along with youth heartthrobs Siddharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez. LeEco claims to redefine entertainment from Ordinary to Super with its ecosystem membership program.
At the event, LeEco announced its Supertainment package for Rs 10,899, including Le 1s Eco for Rs 9,999 and a one-year membership fee of Rs 4,900, and a LeEco offer of Rs 4,000. For the first flash sale in Flipkart at 2pm on May 12th, LeEco will offer the Supertainment package at a jaw-dropping price of Rs 9,999. The registrations for this will start from 2 pm on May 3, 2016.
William Lee, Content VP of LeEco, APAC, said, “Today we launched our innovative LeEco membership program with partnerships with Eros Now, Hungama and YuppTV. LeEco is the sole company that delivers a membership program which integrates terminals, clouds and applications in India. Indian Superfans can enjoy more than 2,000 movie titles through Le Vidi, over 100 TV channels via Le Live, and 2.5 million music tracks under LeEco membership.”
Speaking on the same occasion, Mr. Atul Jain, COO, Smart Electronics Business, LeEco India, said “to cope with LeEco membership program, we introduce a special ‘Made for India’ Superphone, Le 1s Eco, the first of its kind of integrating a content ecosystem. Le 1s Eco will redefine entertainment in the country. With this Blockbuster Superphone, we live up to our promise of offering the best value, breakthrough technology and great features at a disruptive price.”
Innovative Membership Program launched in India
LeEco India launched its ecosystem-based membership program, which includes content, experience and service at this event. Besides providing users with rich and high quality content, this innovative membership program also integrated a comprehensive eco-services, like personal clouding services -LeEco Drive, LeMall and aftersales services. In 2015, LeEco global membership revenue reached to $417 million, top of its kind in the industry. The membership program provides users a seamless and extreme experience based on LeEco terminals, clouds, and applications, and will include more quality content and eco-services thanks to the company’s business growth in India.
The exclusive Live and Le Vidi under LeEco’s membership could reshape the entertainment industry and change the way users consume entertainment in India. Earlier this year, LeEco had outlined its strategy to focus on the content ecosystem in India, announcing its partnerships with Eros Now and YuppTV. With the aim to provide its customers a coherent viewing experience on their phones, LeEco has been actively working with stakeholders in the Indian market to curate country-specific content for its users.
Now users can carry their favourite TV channels along, enjoying 100+ rich Live channels on their Superphone with ‘Live’ (powered by YuppTV). With top television channels like Sony Entertainment, NDTV, Gemini Movies, 9X Tashan, Sun TV, Times Now, Nickelodeon, Colors, and many others, Live will offer consumers a plethora of viewing options encompassing Music, Movies, News, Drama, Spiritual and Kids Entertainment across Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Malayalam, Marathi and Oriya languages.
With Le Vidi, users can catch the best of Indian movies now (powered by Eros Now). From enjoying the grand epic love saga – Bajirao Mastani, the latest blockbusters like Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Tanu Weds Manu Returns and other 2000+ titles and latest blockbusters across Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali and English, LeEco’s Superphones will undoubtedly offer consumers entertainment choices that will truly redefine Entertainment to Supertainment.
Live and Le Vidi will be available to all new Superphone users. Existing LeEco Superphone users can expect an OTA (Over the Air) software upgrade within May.
Furthermore, to ensure faster and seamless distribution of content to its users, LeEco India is establishing its in-house Cloud and Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) in 10 cities across India, ensuring the best picture quality and minimum buffering time. With such strong back-end infrastructure, integrated technology and backed by the company’s years of experience in internet video, the company will bring radical changes to the sector in India, enabling loss-less premium broadcasts across devices.
At the mega event, LeEco also announced its partnership with Hungama Music, India’s largest on-demand music destination, as its Music Service.
Hungama Music provides 3.5 million + tracks to choose from and the music are offered in 25 Indian languages. Users can even have a personalized playlist with their favorite songs on top and being recommended.
Besides that, LeEco India will also provide more than 50 live online concerts from around the world, streaming directly to all LeEco members with Superphones.
LeEco music with Hungama services will be online at the 3rd quarter of 2016.
First “Made for India” Superphone with ecosystem content– Le 1s Eco
Le 1s Eco is the first “Made for India” Superphone being integrated with an content ecosystem, which includes Le Vidi of more than 2,000 movie tiles and Live of over 100 TV channels and LeEco Music of 2.5 million tracks. Thanks to LeEco’s successful Ecosystem mode, Le 1s Eco, with 10 local languages, has become the first brand in India that integrates a localized entertainment center in India.
To have a fast and seamless entertainment experiences, Le 1s Eco is equipped with a powerful Helio X10 MediaTek Processor, 1.8 GHz with a 3 GB of RAM, enabling uninterrupted video streaming, and offering powerful multitasking capacity and a rich multi-media experience.
The 5.5” inch (403 ppi) screen of 1920 x 1080 resolution display creates a clearer and larger-screen entertainment experience.
The 13 MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera, with image beautifying function, ensure quality pictures and great video capability. The device also sports a powerful 3000 mAh lithium polymer battery for on the go usage.
LeEco entered the India market with the launch of its Superphones in early 2016 – the Le 1s and the Le Max. The devices which are exclusively available on Flipkart, have truly disrupted the market with their best in class specifications at democratized pricing. The latest IDC report shows Le 1s ranked the top 1 phone for online sales, in the price range of 10,000 to 15,000 Rupees, in February in India. And by May 2nd, in just 89 days, LeEco has sold more than 400,000 Superphones in India, leading the full-metal phone trend in the market. Le 1s Eco will continue the full-metal body legend.
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Le 1s Eco Video–
Supertainment Package at an introductory price of Rs 9,999
LeEco launched its Supertainment package at Rs 10,899 including Le 1s Eco for Rs 9,999 and a one-year content membership fee of Rs 4,900 and a LeEco offer of Rs 4,000. For the first flash sale at 2pm on May 12th, LeEco will offer the Supertainment package at a jaw-dropping price of Rs 9,999.
LeEco announced its content membership fee as of Rs. 490 a month or Rs. 4900 a year, and any person who buys a year content membership is entitled to get a hardware price deduction of Rs 4,000.
LeEco has a global “Hardware Freebie Day” on April 14th, 2016, and a total of over RMB 2.36 billion (24.2 billion Rupees) sales were achieved across the LeEco ecosystem, including RMB 2.02 billion (21 billion Rupees) in membership subscription revenues.
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