Category: TV channels / Content

Dekkho, the online video streaming platform founded by Pillai and Desai, is teaming up with Times Music, the record label and music publisher. Resulting from this link up is the offering of Bollywood, music videos and regional content to its subscribers. Tanay Desai, one of the two co-founders of Dekkho, commented about the linkup: “Times […]


  The tables have turned now. The Pakistani court has enabled the screening of Indian films on private television channels with valid licenses. This will be according to their terms of agreement with the regulatory authority of the country. The Chief Justice from Lahore Court, Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, has granted the permission to private […]


DHX Media, the children’s content company from Canada, has licensed more than three-dozen kids’ series to Amazon Prime Video, the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service in India. Thom Chapman, the territory manager at DHX Media, revealed: “This volume deal highlights the scale of our library, and our ability to deliver a wide-ranging slate of great kids’ […]


  After acquiring Maa TV, Star India has brought the Telugu general entertainment channel to another level. Maa TV has been rebranded as Star Maa with a new logo, brand tagline and channel pneumonic theme track. Kevin Vaz, the CEO of Star India CEO for South Region, said: “Star India’s acquisition of Maa was a […]


Tata Sky, the direct-to-home (DTH) operator, launched its campaign announcing Tata Sky’s offering #MaxJingalala of 600 channels and services. The DTH operator actually has the maximum number of Telugu channels as well as Marathi, Malayalam, Assamese, Punjabi, Tamil, Odia, Kannada and Bengali channels on offer. It is proffering 75 HD and 483 SD channels, alongside […]


Viacom18 is planning to introduce the high-definition version of Rishtey Cineplex, the Hindi movie channel. It will be entitled ‘Cineplex HD. The channel is charged at 25 INR on reference interconnect offer (RIO) and is to be launched most likely in the beginning of March, since the company has already received approval from the Ministry […]


Discovery Communications has announced the future launch of an all-new sports premium channel entitled, DSPORT, across India. It will be screening more than 4000 hours of ‘live’ content each year. Reflecting upon the launch, Karan Bajaj, the SVP and General Manager, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, said: “We are excited to add yet another flagship brand to […]


Sony Pictures Networks has received approvals from the Ministry of Broadcasting and Information (MIB) for the launching of Sony BBC Earth, the upcoming channel. It will be available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, in both high-definition and standard definition versions. “We have received regulatory approvals for the launch of Sony BBC Earth, in both SD […]


Viu, the video-on-demand service owned by PCCW Media, has revealed its original shows with Vikram Bhatt, the Indian film director, producer and screenwriter. The names and star cast of the shows has also been unveiled. ‘Gehraiyaan’ and ‘Spotlight’ will be premiered this month in India, as well as in the Middle East and South East […]


Star Plus, the general entertainment channel in Hindi, is reorganising its content line-up for the new year. New shows will be released. Having recently launched a new show entitled ‘Meri Durga’ (replacing ‘Suhani Si Ek Ladki’), the channel is all in for the launching of yet another new show named, ‘Koi Laut Ke Aaya Hai’ […]