Chandigarh-based Kohinoor Broadcasting Corporation, incorporated in 1994, is engaged in the business of media and broadcasting. Earlier known as Overseas Finlease, it got its present name on October 16, 2003.
It has received permission from the ministry of broadcasting to up-link its news and current affairs channel and is focusing on setting up an earth station in Punjab and film production studios in India and abroad. Land has been acquired near Chandigarh in Rajapura for setting up the earth station, film studio and news room. Equipment for setting up a teleport has already arrived and orders have been placed for a play-out station to be set up.
A multiplex, Tagore Theaters, is being acquired at an estimated cost of Rs 1,000 million. The board of directors has also approved the formation of a subsidiary in the UK for launching a TV channel there. The company has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Kaybee (UK), a company engaged in the production of TV and film content for Hollywood and Bollywood and for translation of Indian programs into European languages for broadcasting in Europe. Kaybee will obtain the license required for broadcasting a TV channel and teleshopping in the UK.
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The company operates in the media education sector with KBCL education and in the regional language music segment with KBCL music, a Punjabi language music series.