Mumbai: India’s digital payments leader Paytm has been awarded the ‘Most Trusted Brand of the Year’ at IMAX Big Cine Awards 2019. The Big Cine Awards are presented annually to honor the design, technical and operation excellence of professionals in the cinema exhibition industry around the globe. Paytm Movies has won the award of its online movie ticketing business, which is India’s fastest growing online movie ticketing platform and is trusted by millions of customers. The Big Cine Award winners are chosen by a jury based on online polling results which had wide participation from an entire cinema exhibition ecosystem including opinions from various platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
Paytm Movies currently has one of the largest networks of cinemas with 5,400 screens in more than 1,000 cities across India. Out of these, the platform’s proprietary ticketing software is used by around 1,000 screens offering end-to-end ticketing, integrated loyalty, payments, and CRM solutions. It has supported the expansion of online ticket booking in tier 2 & 3 cities by helping more than 300 cinema halls have come online for the first time.
Paytm Movies also launched its cancellation feature back in 2017, which has now become an industry standard with several big players such as PVR and INOX launching it in the latter part of 2018. The platform is also among the first to launch Moviepass, India’s first movie subscription program which is now available across 60+ cities.