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. IBN18 Broadcast Ltd. also manages the operations of IBN7, a Hindi language news and current affairs channel. And it has recently launched its first Regional channel, IBN Lokmat in Maharashtra.
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.
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.
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.
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.