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AETN and Network18 Group form AETN-18 India

A&E Television Networks has partnered with Indian media conglomerate Network18 Group on a new joint venture to launch History, Bio and other AETN channels in India.
August 4, 2010

A&E Television Networks has partnered with Indian media conglomerate Network18 Group on the new joint venture, AETN-18 India.

Based in Mumbai, the joint venture will launch History, Bio and other AETN channels in the Indian market. Network18 Group owns and operates TV channels that include CNBC-TV18, Colors, MTV, VH1 and Nick, and reaches over 250 million viewers every month. Network18′s extensive infrastructure and local market expertise will be used to launch the AETN brand in India.

‘I am delighted about the launch of our new joint venture with Network18 in India,’ said Abbe Raven, President & CEO, AETN. ‘India presents us with strong growth opportunities for AETN’s global portfolio strategy. We believe that in Network18, we’ve found the best partner for launching AETN’s brands. We look forward to a long and successful partnership in this important market.’

Currently, outside the U.S., AETN’s 44 channels and blocks reach over 250 million TV households in more than 150 countries. Dates for the launches will be announced shortly.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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