About Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd
Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd. is a 50/50 joint venture operation in India between Viacom Inc and the Network18 Group, (with interests in television, internet, filmed entertainment, mobile content & allied businesses, comprising brands like CNBC TV18, CNBC Awaaz, Newswire18, moneycontrol.com, CNN-IBN, IBN 7, Homeshop18 and E18 amongst others). Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd. operates six  general entertainment channels - MTV, Nickelodeon,  Vh1, COLORS, SONIC, Comedy Central and film business through Viacom18 Motion Pictures, that produces, acquires and distributes Hindi films, This apart, Viacom18 also runs Viacom's consumer products division in India. For more information on Viacom18, Viacom or Network18, log on to www.viacom18.com, www.viacom.com and www.network18online.com respectively.
 

 

'MTV is a dynamic, vibrant experiment at the intersection of music, creativity and youth culture.  For over a decade, MTV has evolved, challenged the norm, and detonated boundaries – giving each new generation a creative outlet and voice that entertains, informs and unites on every platform and screen. Globally MTV has been the number one destination across platforms for young people. In India, MTV is distributed to 40 mn homes and reaches out to over a 100 MM unique viewers annually. In the social media space, MTV is the most followed brand across categories. Targeted brand licensing makes MTV products available across 35 unique categories and the MTV Live business gives young people their does of MTV, up close and personal. MTV aims to entertain, reflect, lead and educate young people through its provocative and cutting edge content and communication. Be it through cult shows like MTV Roadies, MTV Splitsvilla, MTV Stunt Mania, MTV Bakra, MTV Unplugged, MTV Sound Trippin; or iconic VJ’s like Rannvijay, Cyrus, Bani, Anusha & Nikhil, or hugely engaging digital properties like Roadies Battleground, MTV Gang Next, MTV Ecolution and big ticket ground events like MTV Rockathon or MTV Ultimate DJ Championships, MTV has consistently been among the top 3 youth brands in the country. MTV’s philosophy - STAY RAW, is an idea that encourages young people to be and do only what they want to. Write your own rules, play your own games, be your own hero. Stay Real... Stay Raw. Wanna know more? Come on in www.mtv.in.com.
 
 
 
 
 

 

Nickelodeon is a kids brand and a part of Viacom18. It is a 24-hour pay channel in Hindi, with the option of English, Tamil and Telugu audio feed on DTH. With an approach that puts ‘kids first’, Nickelodeon takes pride in encouraging kids to be themselves – funny, messy and free-spirited. Being true to its philosophy of connecting with kids wherever they are, Nickelodeon gives kids a multi platform brand experience. The touch points range from on ground interactions, digital innovation and consumer products to name a few. Nickelodeon broadcasts shows like SpongeBob SquarePants, Ninja Hattori, Perman, Zig and Sharko, Oggy and the Cockroaches and Keymon Ache amongst many others. Believing that ‘education’ and ‘entertainment’ go hand-in-hand at a young age, Nickelodeon offers ‘edu-taining’ shows like Dora the Explorer and Go Diego Go amongst others in its pre-school block – Nick Jr.
 
 
 
 
 
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‘COLORS’’ is Viacom18’s (a 50/50 joint venture operation in India between Viacom Inc. and the Network18 Group) flagship brand in the entertainment space in India. A combination of ‘emotions’ and ‘variety’, ‘COLORS’ launched on 21st July 2008 and offers an entire spectrum of emotions to its viewers. Colors is distributed to 41.18mn households in India. From Fiction shows to Format shows to Reality shows to Blockbuster Movies – the basket contains all ‘Jasbaat Ke Rang’. ‘COLORS’ is dedicated to promoting ‘Cohesive viewing’, through programmes like Rahe Tera Aashirwaad, Bandhan Saath Janmon Ka, Jai Shri Krishna, Balika Vadhu- Kacchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishtey, Jeevan Saatthi , Is Des Na Aana Laado, Mere Ghar Aye Ek Nani Pari, Fear Factor Khatron Ke Khiladi Level 2, India’s Got Talent and Bigg Boss Season 3 amongst others.
 
 
 
 
 
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Vh1 is India’s only 24-hour International entertainment channel that provides viewers with their daily dose of international music, reality, fashion, Hollywood, pop culture, sports and celebrity lifestyle. Vh1 India is part of Viacom18, a 50 – 50 joint venture between Viacom & Network 18. Since its inception in January 2005, Vh1 has grown tremendously reaching over 19 million households across the country. The channel has pioneered the heady combination of programming content with live on ground activities. Vh1 has been committed to bringing to Indian audiences the best of international music genres like punk, rock, reggae, hip hop, pop, jazz etc. Through their international properties like ‘Rock Rules’, ‘Jazz Masters’, ‘Hip-Hop Hustle’ & ‘Handpicked’ Vh1 has successfully brought down, hip hop artists like Wyclef Jean, Kardinal Offishall, Mobb Deep, Flipsyde, Goldspot, Jazz legend Herbie Hancock & chart topper Simon Webbe. From 2011, Vh1 India has also secured a multi-year deal for Music’s Biggest Event - The Grammys. This has ensured that Vh1 is the No.1 viewing destination for the youth in the English entertainment and lifestyle space. Along with the best in music, Vh1 also gives their viewers the latest gossip, updates and happenings in the lives of their favorite celebrities and music stars. Globally, Vh1 is available across 148 million households in over 124 countries/territories. www.facebook.com/vh1india.
 
 
 
 
 
Viacom18 Motion Pictures, part of the Viacom18 Group, is India’s premier full-service motion pictures company, with business spanning concept (or creative) development, production, marketing, distribution, merchandising and syndication, worldwide. To successfully explore newer genres, differentiated concepts and fresh talent, Viacom18 Motion Pictures has launched a new banner – ‘Tipping Point Films’,that focuses on execution of ‘clutter-breaking’ projects. For 2011-12, Viacom18 Motion Pictures has an unparalleled release slate with projects across genres, across scale and across talent. This includes collaborations with Anurag Kashyap for ‘Shaitan, ‘Michael’ and ‘Gangs of Waseeypur’(2 parts), ‘Buddah’ (starring Amitabh Bachchan) by Puri Jagannadh and co-produced with AB Corp, Abbas-Mustan’s ‘Players’ and David Dhawan’s ‘Chashme-Baddoor’. Over the last 3 years, Viacom18 has to its credit (through Studio18) some of the biggest hits of the decade including Jab We Met, Singh is Kinng, Welcome and Ghajini.
 
 
 
 
 
SONIC, a brand new action, adventure & animation channel, is a part of Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd. (a 50/50 joint venture in India between Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) and the Network18 Group), in the entertainment space in India. Launched on December 20th 2011, SONIC is targeted at new young adults, from 10-17 years of age. SONIC is a 24-hour paid channel. From animation and live action shows to blockbuster movies, the channel provides a multi-platform brand experience through its various touch points, digital engagements and shows like Shaktimaan, Supastrikas, Kung Fu Panda-The Legend of Awesomeness, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers & the Jackie Chan series amongst others. Log on to www.sonicgang.com. Join us for ‘Thrills, Guts & Glory’.
 
 
 
 
 
Comedy Central, an offering from the Viacom 18 (a 50:50 joint venture between Viacom Inc. and Network18) conglomerate was launched on January 23, 2012 with a powerful programming line-up which includes hits like Saturday Night Live, Coupling, The Office, Seinfeld, The Wonder Years, That 70s Show, South Park & Goodness Gracious Me amongst others.

'COMEDY CENTRAL' is the country's first 24-hour channel dedicated to English language comedy content. The channel is available in over 20 million households across the country and across analog, digital cable & DTH.

Since late 2006, Comedy Central has expanded globally with localized channels in Poland, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Hungary, Sweden, Ireland, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Israel and Spain.
 
 
 

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