TV18 takes control of Viacom18 joint venture

India’s TV18 Broadcast has become the controlling shareholder in the channels business it operates with Viacom. Network18 Media-owned TV18 has added 1% of Viacom’s shares in Viacom18 to become the 51% majority owner for US$20 million, meaning it takes operational and strategic control. A further element to the agreement means Viacom will continue to supply […]

Viacom goes Super local in India

Viacom and TV18 are launching a new local entertainment channel in India. The new net Colors Super will build upon the successful Colors entertainment channel brand that Viacom runs through its joint venture with local media firm TV18, Viacom18.  The channel will be programmed with fantasy shows, reality programming and feature films. The channel will […]

Viacom18 creates Netflix rival in India

Viacom18 – the Indian joint venture between Viacom and TV18 – has launched a new ad-supported video-on-demand service called VOOT. The platform will be made free on iOS and Android devices and the web, and will house series such as Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants and Chhota Bheem from Nickelodeon. It will offer the entire content […]