10 Years of Touching Lives
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Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd. is one of India's fastest growing entertainment networks and a house of iconic brands that offers multi-platform, multi-generational and multi-cultural brand experiences. A joint venture of Viacom Inc. and the Network18 Group, Viacom18 defines entertainment in India by touching the lives of people through its properties on air, digital, on ground, in store and through cinema. It's the house of iconic brands that have struck a chord with every generation.
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journey
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journey
1997

MTV India launched

2005

Viacom reintroduces Nickelodeon to the Indian Market

MTV launches Vh1 as an English Music Channel

2007

Viacom Inc and Network18 Group ink JV

2008

COLORS launched with 83 GRPs within Week 1. Ranked #3 on first ratings post debut

COLORS ranks #1 within 9 months of launch, beating News Corp’s India channel Star Plus

2009

Ancillary businesses Digital media and Consumer Products gather steam

2010

Films Business Studio18 roped in

2011

24 hour English Entertainment channel, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon’s entertainment channel for teenage kids, SONIC launched

Studio18 renamed Viacom18 Motion Pictures

2012

Viacom18 forms organic distribution company - IndiaCast Media Distribution Private Ltd

Launch of Nickeledeon kids channel for 4-12 year olds, Nick Jr launched

Initiated acquisition of regional channels - ETV Gujarati, ETV Marathi, ETV Kannada, ETV Oriya and ETV Bangla

2013

New line of business, Integrated Network Solutions (INS) launched

Viacom18 turns profitable- records PAT for the first time as a network

Rebranding of regional channels. Revenue starts kicking in from the regional cluster

2014

COLORS’ petal general entertainment Free-To-Air channel, Rishtey launched in India

MTV India’s co-branded Indie channel, MTV Indies launched

2015

Colors Infinity launches

2016

Launch of VOOT

Launch of Rishtey Cineplex

Launch of second Kannada GEC - COLORS Super

Launch of MTV Beats

Vh1 Refresh - new logo and programming refresh

2017

Announcement of Colors Tamil launch

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our vision
We want to be the most admired media & entertainment company by continuously entertaining, engaging and enriching the life of every Indian through sustained innovation & thought leadership.
our values
create tomorrow
The future will be crafted here. Every single day. Every next moment. Our voices usher the revolution as we strive to be the trend creators. We harness the best of today and nurture it into the best of tomorrow. That's who we are. That's what we do.
listen deeply
We are curious to learn and equipped to apply. Our obsession with insights and priorities of consumers drives our business. We dig deeper into the human connection to take them a notch higher.
stay curious. stay fearless
We create ideas and nurture them. We boldly experiment with the unknown. Take the road less travelled and create value from the unexplored. Because audacity, has its rewards.
LEARN WITH HUMILITY
We assimilate from all sources and actively seek feedback. We accept our shortcomings and wilfuly work on them. For every pillar we build, we make sure it stands on the strong foundation of humility.
EXECUTE WITH EXCELLENCE
We know our potential and are aware of the expectations. Hence, each idea is executed with great care and seriousness. We don't merely raise the bar. We become the bar.
team profile
our leadership