Viacom18 forays into Hindi movie genre

Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Entertainment conglomerate Viacom18 on Wednesday announced its new Hindi movie channel Rishtey CINEPLEX.

The first Hindi movie channel from the house of Viacom18, Rishtey CINEPLEX will offer a holistic entertainment experience with multi-genre films including “Bajirao Mastani” and “Airlift”.

Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO – Viacom18, said in a statement: “With the launch of Rishtey CINEPLEX, we are entering the large Hindi movie genre, thereby filling a pivotal whitespace and offering a holistic Hindi entertainment ecosystem from our stable.”

Rishtey CINEPLEX marks the extension of Viacom18’s diverse portfolio which already operates Hindi general entertainment channels like Colors, Colors HD and Rishtey, a bouquet of regional entertainment channels and an English entertainment channel – Colors Infinity.

Rishtey CINEPLEX will soon launch on Indian television.

Raj Nayak, CEO – Colors and Rishtey, said: “We have scripted a great success story for brand Colors with it being extended into regional languages and English entertainment. Each of these channels has helped us cater to an intrinsic viewer demand.”

“We are now all set to give impetus to brand Rishtey with the launch of our exclusive Hindi movies channel Rishtey CINEPLEX that will help us fortify our Hindi entertainment portfolio. With the best in films and entertainment lined up, we are confident that we will be able to strengthen audience affinity with Rishtey CINEPLEX,” he said.

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