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Viacom18 expands its regional footprint, announces foray into the Tamil market
Posted on May 4th, 2017
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~ Regional GEC COLORS Tamil to be launched in Q4, 2017. ~
~ This will be the network’s 7th regional entertainment brand overall, and 3rd in the South market.~

National, 4th May, 2017: Viacom18, one of India’s fastest growing media and entertainment networks, today announced the upcoming launch of its 7th Regional General Entertainment brand – COLORS Tamil. Viacom18 successfully operates GECs in the Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Odia and Bangla markets. The network has been bullish on the future prospect of regional entertainment and had launched a second GEC – COLORS Super – in the Kannada market, in July, 2016.
Commenting on the impending launch of COLORS Tamil, Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO, Viacom18, said, “Driving Regional aggressively is one of our foremost strategic thrusts. Given that almost 60% of our country speaks in regional languages and this market is under-indexed on television, it is imperative that this segment will continue to grow rapidly in the years ahead. While Colors Super was aimed at deepening our presence in the Kannada genre where Colors Kannada is an undisputed leader, the launch of Colors Tamil is a step towards widening our reach in regional markets by entering the largest regional market in the country. The Tamil content market is highly competitive and well-primed for disruption, making this the opportune time for our entry. We look forward to delighting the Tamil content aficionado with the latest offering from the house of Viacom18.
Viacom18 owns some of the country’s biggest reality and fiction shows. Original innovative content has been developed for each region under the brand COLORS. The company is also renowned for creating marquee on-ground properties, that is televised on the respective channels, both at national and regional levels.

ABOUT VIACOM18:
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 multicultural 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, online, on ground, in shop and through cinema.