Viacom18 gears up to launch Cineplex HD

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 of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) in November a year ago.

Although being a pay channel, Rishtey Cineplex is also available on free direct-to-home (DTH) platform Freedish. It features multi-genre films, roping in blockbuster hits from the large collection of Viacom18.