About the Company

TV18 Broadcast Limited formerly IBN18 Broadcast Ltd owns and operates one of India's leading 24-hour English language news and current affairs channel, CNN IBN. The channel was launched in December 2005 and has since its launch become one of India's leading English language news channels.TV18 Broadcast Ltd is one of India’s popular television broadcasting networks. It includes one of India’s leading news networks comprising channels such as CNBC-TV18, CNBC Awaaz, CNBC-TV18 Prime HD, CNN-News18, News18 India and IBN Lokmat (a Marathi regional news channel in partnership with the Lokmat group).

TV18 also operates a joint venture with Viacom, called Viacom18, which houses a portfolio of popular entertainment channels – Colors, Colors HD, Colors Infinity, Colors Infinity HD, Rishtey, Rishtey Cineplex, Cineplex HD, Colors Gujrati, Colors kannada, Colors kannada HD, Colors Marathi, Colors Marathi HD, Colors Bangla, Colors Bangla HD, Colors Odia, Colors Super,NXT MTV, MTV Beats, MTV Beats HD,MTV Indies, MTV HD+, SONIC, Comedy Central, Comedy Central HD, VH1, VH1 HD, Nick, Nick Junior, Nick HD+ - and Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the group’s film entertainment business.

TV18 has also forayed into the Indian factual entertainment space through A+E Networks TV18 (a joint venture between A+E Networks and TV18 Broadcast) and operates The History Channel and FYI TV18.

TV18 acquired ETV in FY 2014-15 and now houses a bouquet of 10 regional news channels; ETV Urdu , ETV Rajasthan , ETV Bihar/Jharkhand ,ETV MP/Chattisgarh ,ETV UP/Uttarakhand, ETV News Bangla, ETV News Kannada, ETV News Gujarati, ETV Odia, News18 Punjab Haryana Himachal Pradesh. To cover the global audience & sizable NRI population, TV18 launched News18, a 24 hour television news channel designed to give global audiences a window into the world’s largest democracy. TV18 also operates under regional banner three more regional channels namely News18 Kerala, News18 Tamil Nadu and News18 North-east/Assam.

IBN18 has joint ventures with Viacom to form Viacom18 that operates MTV and VH1 and Nickelodeon channels in India. This JV also launched the general entertainment channel “COLORS”. Viacom18 also owns Studio18, engaged in filmed entertainment operations.In 2013, TV18, Viacom18 and DisneyUTV Come Together to Form a Distribution Joint Venture in India

Reliance Industries and Network 18 group joined hands for a multi-layered deal worth about Rs 4,000 crore, under which the Mukesh Ambani-led corporate giant would sell a part of its interest in Eenadu TV channels and would also fund rights issues of Network 18 firms. As part of the deal, Network 18 and TV18 Broadcast would together raise a net amount of Rs 4,000 crore through rights issues (wherein shares are issued to existing shareholders), including about Rs 1,700 crore contribution of promoters.

Business area

TV18 Broadcast Limited. is focused on producing high quality news programming and to capture news and events around the world. CNN IBN ,IBN7 and IBN Lokmat are journalist-led channels, which have achieved recognition in the very first year of their existence.

News Broadcasting- Under this company owns and operates three news channels and current affairs CNN-IBN (English), IBN 7 (Hindi) and IBN Lokmat (Marathi). IBN18 also operates news portals such as ibnlive.com (English), IBNKhabar.com (Hindi) and ibnlokmat.tv (Marathi).

Entertainment- Viacom18 owns and operates MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon and COLORS. These channels has launched some hit shows like Roadies “Hell Down Under”, Saturday Night Live, Big Brother, Balika Vadhu, Bigg Boss, Chibi Maruko Chan and many more.

Studio18 has forayed into films by focusing on various aspects such as distribution, production and acquisition. It has distribution films like Golmaal Returns, Singh is Kinng, Ghajini are among others. It has various films under production such as Fruit & Nut, Loot, Production No.3, Road Movie, Hey Gujju and Kaun Bola. It has home video contract for blockbuster Jab We Met was extended with Moser Baer.


Parent OrganizationTV18 Broadcast Ltd.Managing DirectorRahul Joshi
Founded2005NSE SymbolTV18BRDCST