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Viacom 18 opens Middle East distribution office

Indian broadcaster Viacom 18 is to open a Dubai office to manage sales, marketing and distribution of its channels in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) with the aim of expanding its viewer base in ...


Viacom18 to launch Comedy Central in India

Viacom18 has announced plans to launch the Comedy Central TV channel in India before the end of the year, and simultaneously stated a delay in the introduction of its Hindi movie channel. The anticipated ...


New Indian sci-fi channel from Viacom18

December will see the launch of Sonic, Viacom 18's fifth television channel in India after its Hindi entertainment offering Colors, youth channel MTV, children's channel Nick, and VH1 music channel. The ...


Viacom18 appoints Ajit Andhare as Motion Pictures COO

Indian entertainment company Viacom18 Media has appointed Ajit Andhare as the chief operating officer of its film business, Viacom18 Motion Pictures. Andhare will be responsible for the growth and ...


TV18 and Viacom18 form Indian distribution venture

A 50:50 joint venture to distribute over 55 television channels across India has been created by Network 18's TV18 arm and Viacom18, signalling stiff competition for the Star-Zee carriage coalition MediaPro ...


Viacom18 to conclude ETV channel takeover by year end

The acquisition of Eenadu TV's (ETV) regional general entertainment channels by Viacom18, the joint venture between Viacom of the US and India's Network 18 Group, is set for completion by the end of 2013. ...


TV18, Viacom18 and DisneyUTV form a distribution JV in India

TV18 has announced that IndiaCast – the multi-platform, global distribution company of TV18 and Viacom18 - has formed a strategic joint venture with UGBL - a DisneyUTV group company - to distribute TV ...


Ajay Chacko becomes Network18 chief operating officer

... operates six news channels (CNBC-TV18, CNBC Awaaz, CNBC-TV18 Prime HD, CNN-IBN, IBN7 and Marathi regional channel IBN-Lokmat) as well as a joint venture with Viacom, called Viacom18. The latter broadcasts ...


Watchdog green lights Reliance Industries stake in Network18

... and CNBC Awaaz and general news channels CNN IBN and IBN 7. The division also takes care of the 50% stake in Viacom18, with its entertainment channels Colors, MTV, Nickelodeon and VH1, as well as film ...


Media speculation links India’s Network 18 and Eenadu TV

... channels among its assets. CNBC-TV18, CNBC Awaaz, IBN7 and CNN-IBN are wholly owned, while the company also has a 50% stake in Marathi news channel IBN Lokmat, and 50% of Viacom 18, which operates Colors, ...


Sai Kumar promoted to head up Network 18

... for eleven years, previously held the post of publisher of Forbes India and chief operational officer of Network 18. Joining the boards of Viacom 18 and HomeShop 18, he will also oversee the group's ...


Fourth quarterly net loss for India’s Network 18

... 24% to INR 503.81 crore, however a write off of INR 37 crore by its Viacom 18 division and INR 25.3 crore attributed to the launch of AETN18 were among the costs which lead to the operating loss of INR ...


Comedy Central to launch in India next week

The US channel Comedy Central is to premiere on India's Viacom18 television network on 23 January. The Daily Show with John Stewart, South Park, Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, The Office and Seinfeld ...


Haresh Chawla quits as chief of India’s Network18

... to spawn one of the India's largest broadcast news networks, with CNN IBN, Awaaz, IBN7 and IBN Lokmat on the rosta. In addition, its joint venture with the US giant Viacom Inc, has provided it with popular ...


Network18 to launch new TV channels

... launched in the next 15-20 days, while Rishtey will become the broadcaster's second general entertainment channel after Colors, its Viacom joint venture, according to the Press Trust of India. The Gujarati ...


Leap in Q4 revenues for India’s Network18

India's Network18 Group, which includes the TV18 news and entertainment network and Viacom18 channel Colors, has reported a 63% leap in consolidated revenues of INR 659.5 crore for the fourth quarter, ...


MTV to launch Indian indie channel

Pepsi MTV Indies, a new independent music and sub culture TV channel for India, will be launched by Viacom18 Media later in February. The 24-hour, cross platform channel will also cover independent ...


Spuul signs streamed content deal with IndiaCast

Hindi and Indian regional language blockbusters are to become available for worldwide streaming on Spuul, after the online service concluded a deal with the TV18 and Viacom18 joint venture, IndiaCast Media ...


History TV18 introduces Gujarati version

Factual entertainment channel History TV18 is launching a Gujarati feed in India, expanding its regional language offer to five - in addition to English and Hindi. The programming will remain identical ...


Reliance divests ETV interest to TV18, strikes 4G content deal

Infotel, a broadband subsidiary of India's Reliance Industries (RIL), has signed a memorandum of understanding with TV18 and Network 18 for preferential access to TV and web content for future 4G distribution ...