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Viacom’s Voot joins the premium ranks

Viacom 18 group CEO Sudhanshu Vats tells Manori Ravindran how Indian streaming service Voot is quickly transforming from a wholly AVOD proposition into a multi-faceted SVOD platform that extends well beyond India and into the global market. In the race to capture India’s 300m streaming video users, Viacom’s AVOD service Voot is scaling the ranks […]

Oggy exits Cartoon Network, returns to Nick

French animated cartoon Oggy and the Cockroaches today returns to Nickelodeon in India after nearly three years on Cartoon Network. Viacom International Media Networks Asia said the show would be broadcasting locally on Nick, which is operated by VIMN and Network 18 Group joint venture Viacom 18. Nick India had begun airing the Xilam-distributed TF1 […]

Ovation embraces Wall of Sound

US arts cable channel Ovation has bought weekly music magazine series Wall of Sound from Netherlands-based international distributor FCCE. The series features news stories, album reviews, exclusive interviews and chart countdowns. Besides heading to Ovation, it has also been picked up by SIC in Portugal, Viacom 18 in India and broadcasters in the Middle East […]

Endemol extends Indian Big Brother brand

Big Brother is getting a pair of new regional language versions in India, where the Endemol reality format is known as Big Boss. In southern India, Viacom 18’s channel ETV Kannada has commissioned Endemol India to create a new version of the format, which will debut in late March. Endemol India is also set to […]