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BIG CBS Networks Enters Distribution Deal with SCOD-18 & Home Cable

April 13, 2011

BIG CBS Networks Pvt. Ltd., the joint venture between, Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd. and Us’s, CBS Studios International, announced the signing of the deal with SCOD-18& Home Cable – a company operated by a consortium of Mumbai’s cable operators, has launched its own digital and analog cable services, to further strengthen its distribution network in one of the most relevant markets of Mumbai. With effect to this alliance, the channel has further strengthened the distribution network to vast populace of relevant households. �

SCOD-18 & Home Cable customers can now enjoy the latest, freshest and hottest shows on BIG CBS Prime with hit shows like NCIS, Bellator, Survivor and BIG CBS LOVE with shows like Oprah Winfrey, America’s Next Top Model, Rachel Ray straight from the US. Further, the network’s soon to be launched channel BIG CBS SPARK will also be available on this platform.

Speaking on the occasion, Arup Gopikrishna, Vice President Distribution said, “BIG CBS Prime in a short span of time has managed to slide up to number 3 position and BIG CBS Love is also grabbing eyeballs. With a strong distribution network we want to reach the Channel to all relevant audiences who seek near live, international English entertainment. We are excited to reach the customers of SCOD 18 world class entertainment in their homes.”

CBS PRIME is already available across over 30 Million HH’s in all major digital cable and DTH platforms like Hathway, In Cable , Digi Cable, DEN, 7 Star, WWIL, ICC, Sun Direct, Reliance Digital, Videocon D2H , Airtel Digital TV and now on SCOD-18 & Home Cable. It is also available across many MSOs in smaller centers on their Digital networks, covering overall over 400 cable networks.

Big CBS now available on Videocaon d2h

March 27, 2011

Big CBS Networks has signed a distribution deal with Videocon d2h to expand its channel’s reach further.

Big CBS Networks is a joint venture between Reliance Broadcast Network and CBS Studios International. It currently has its presence on Sun Direct and Reliance Digital.

Big Broadcasting COO Ashutosh said that the deal was perfectly timed. He also added that the company wished that it would strengthen its DTH distribution platform through the alliance.

Videocon Group Director Saurabh Dhoot said that with the new channel on board, Videocon d2h customers could now get the best of choice content of some of the biggest US based shows, direct into their living room.

Reliance-CBS announces the launch of 3 channels by year end

August 21, 2010

Big CBS Networks Pvt. Ltd., the newly constituted joint venture in collaboration with Reliance Broadcasting Network and US major CBS Studios International has announced the launch of three general entertainment channels by the end of year 2010.

Big CBS Prime, Big CBS Spark (youth centric) and Big CBS Love (woman centric) channels will cater to the entertainment needs of English speaking viewers of the country. The channels are expected to roll out in the fourth quarter of 2010 fiscal.

The joint venture with Reliance marks CBS Studios International’s second significant launch of international channels in key markets this year.

“The English GEC space is still small and the market is ripe enough for a new player like us. We are looking at an upper SEC audience as a potential to build and grow the market.” said Tarun Katial (CEO, Reliance Broadcast Network).

The channels will be paid and the company is banking on the subscription based growth to be available for DTH players. Besides Reliance owned DTH company, these channels are also likely to be available for subscription for other DTH players.