Amagi, a specialist in cloud-based managed broadcast services, has announced that Viacom18 has launched Rishtey Cineplex in the US, using its CLOUDPORT managed services. Rishtey Cineplex is a Hindi movie channel that airs Bollywood movies, along with Hindi-dubbed South Indian movies. The channel is part of a growing bouquet of offerings from the Indian media and entertainment conglomerate Viacom18, a joint-venture between Viacom Inc. and India-based TV18 network.
“Indian films are a powerful and popular medium of entertainment globally,” said Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO at Viacom18. “Launching Rishtey Cineplex helps us ride the wave of inherent relationship between the expatriate Indian population and the sense of cultural inclusivity that our films evoke. Associating with Amagi, we are enhancing our footprint across the US market, cementing the same home connection our network has built for viewers here.”