RTL quits India joint-venture
July 16, 2014
By Chris Forrester
RTL has called it a day on its production joint-venture with India’s Reliance Broadcast Networks. The end result of the joint-venture was the Big RTL Thrill dubbed channel, and in which Reliance bought out total control in April this year. RTL has now seemingly exited the India market.
Reliance is currently seeking a variation in Big Thrill’s broadcasting licence, as well as more local content which will still skew towards male viewers.
Big Thrill has distribution on most of the major MSO and satellite DTH operators including Dish TV, Reliance, Videocon d2h and many of the country’s cable MSOs.