India’s JioCinema unveils kids & family offering with 3,000+ hours of shows

India’s JioCinema is launching a new ‘kids and family’ offering, which will be stocked with more than 3,000 hours of local and internationally acquired programming. The Viacom18-owner platform will target kids of all ages, as well as families, with more than 100 cartoon brands and 300+ series and movies spanning DIY, comedy, adventure and action […]

NBCU & JioCinema deal brings ‘Young Rock’ & ‘Bel-Air’ to India

Reliance-owned Indian broadcaster Viacom18 is continuing to expand its US content offering, after striking a deal with NBCUniversal to add thousands of hours of TV and film content to its JioCinema streaming service. The new programming will live in a Peacock branded hub starting next month on JioCinema’s newly announced JioCinema Premium SVOD tier. NBCUniversal […]

India’s Viacom18 strikes WBD content deal to stock JioCinema

Reliance-owned Indian broadcaster Viacom18 has struck a deal with Warner Bros. Discovery to bring HBO and Warner Bros content to the JioCinema app. Content to be added to the platform includes shows Succession, Game Of Thrones and the Harry Potter series, with HBO Original, Max Original and Warner Bros. Television series set to debut on […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Reappraising Disney+ Hotstar’s potential in India

India’s streaming industry offers huge subscriber potential but lower average revenues per user, and operators are adapting accordingly. Jun Wen Woo, senior analyst for TV & online video at TBI sibling Omdia, provides her take on the latest industry developments. After Disney lost Indian Premier League (IPL) digital media rights earlier this year, Disney+ Hotstar […]

MTV India gears up social media-driven adventure format

MTV India has launched an ad-funded adventure show that follows two influencers driving around major cities, with their route picked via a live poll on social media. Hyundai x MTV What’s Your Venue is from creative agency Havas Media Group, which launched a new content division in April. The four-parter hands audiences “full control to help […]

James Murdoch targets India with $2bn deal for Paramount & Reliance’s Viacom18

James Murdoch-backed Bodhi Tree Systems has linked up with Reliance and Paramount-owned Viacom18 in India to create a $2bn company targeting the company’s fast-growing streaming ecosystem. Bodhi Tree Systems, a newly-formed venture set up and led by Murdoch’s Lupa Systems and former Disney India executive Uday Shankar, is investing of INR13,500 crore ($1.8bn) in Viacom18. Reliance […]

India’s Viacom18 draws up ‘The Big Picture’ from ITV Studios

India’s Viacom18 has ordered a local version of ITV Studios’ interactive gameshow format The Big Picture. The debut season will be produced by Banijay Asia and will broadcast on Viacom18’s network Colors TV, with Bollywood star Ranveer Singh hosting. India becomes the fifth country to pick up the format, following deals in the Netherlands, Turkey, […]

India’s Voot & Germany’s Deutsche Welle join up for ‘Her’

Indian AVOD streamer Voot has linked up with German-based international broadcaster Deutsche Welle on a new six-part series that explores the lives of women living in Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Pakistan and Taiwan. Her is from the Indian company’s Voot Studio division and comprises 15-minute long episodes that seek to highlight the stories of women from […]

TBI In Conversation: How Viacom18 built SVOD success in AVOD-dominated India

A little more than a year after the launch of Indian SVOD service Voot Select, Viacom18 Digital Ventures COO Gourav Rakshit tells TBI’s Mark Layton why the streamer is ready to move into unscripted originals and what it takes to survive in an AVOD-dominated market with little brand loyalty. Launched in March last year at the onset […]

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