Netflix ramps up India push with Viacom18 dramas, axes ‘Daybreak’

Netflix has partnered with Tipping Point, the digital content unit of Viacom18 Studios, to produce three new series in India and brought the curtain down on US drama Daybreak. Jamtara – Sabka Number Aayega centres on the conflicts that emerge after a small town is named as India’s phishing capital; She is about an undercover […]

FYI channel to launch in India

A+E has rolled out its FYI channel in the Indian market. The lifestyle net was launched after A+E rebranded its Bio service, and it has been rolling it out internationally since. The new female-skewed channel will be run by the A+E and TV18 joint venture and will be available in Hindi, Telegu and English. There will […]

Reliance to buy Network18 for $680m

Indian corporate giant Reliance Industries is to acquire a majority stake in major local broadcaster Network18. Neywork18 operates news and entertainment channels across India as its core business. Reliance said its board had agreed to fund a 40 billion rupee (US$680 million) takeover. The deal will see Reliance take over 78% of Network18 and 9% […]