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Viacom18’s GEC Colors to hop on DStv’s platform in Africa

IndiaCast is launching general entertainment channel Colors in Africa. Viacom18s Hindi channel will be introduced in Africa via IndiaCasts partnership with African Pay TV company, MultiChoice. Colors will hop on to MultiChoices DStv platform in South Africa from 15 October. The media company also plans on launching the channel in 13 other African countries, including [...]

IndiaCast, Disney India to exit content distribution agreement

IndiaCast Media Distribution is ending its distribution agreement with Disney India. The Indian arm of the Walt Disney company will be distributing content on its own to broadcasters. The split in the joint venture between IndiaCast and Disney UTV is due to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of Indias (TRAI) policy on content. According to the [...]

Rishtey traverses to US & Canada

Viacom18 and IndiaCast have launched Hindi general entertainment channel, Rishtey, in US and Canada as a customised pay-TV service. Dish and Dishworld will transmit the channel in US and Rogers Cable will offer the channel in Canada. US and Canada are the most important international markets for South Asian entertainment and we are delighted to [...]

IndiaCast ropes in Rentrak for TV ratings

IndiaCast has sealed an agreement with Rentrak. As part of the deal, Rentak will provide TV ratings for programming research and its business tool for advertising sales initiatives for Indiacasts channels namely Aapka Colours and MTV India. “Aapka Colors and MTV India are extremely popular services, not only in the US, but around the world,” [...]

India’s news channel launches on SingTel’s IPTV platform

IndiaCast, a media distribution company in India has partnered with Singapores telco, SingTel  to launch its English news channel, News 18 India, on SingTel’s mio TV, IPTV platform. “We are delighted to bring a top-notch news channel from India to our customers,” said Goh Seow Eng, MD of TV, SingTel. “The highly anticipated 2014 Indian elections [...]

TRAI restricts role of content aggregators

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has announced amended regulations which will outlaw aggregation of television content from various broadcasters, and enforce content aggregators like Media Pro, IndiaCast UTV Media Distribution and One Alliance to act only as agents of broadcasters. The TRAI said the amended regulations will clearly define the roles of the [...]

Spuul extends content carriage deals

Spuul, a popular online streaming service that streams content from India, has extended its carriage deal with television production houses, Viacom 18, TV18 and IndiaCast. That means its subscribers will have access to channels Colors, MTV India and ETV. Prakash Ramchandani, CEO India, Spuul said, “Colors and MTV are leading channels across the general [...]