July 21, 2017 5:02 AM ET


Company Overview of Viacom 18 Media Private Limited

Company Overview

Viacom 18 Media Private Limited operates as an entertainment network. It operates various channels that feature youth-oriented content, music, and children’s entertainment in Hindi, English, and regional languages; and Voot, a video on-demand platform that offers TV shows, movies, toons, and other content. The company also offers kids and youth consumer products online; and integrated network solutions. In addition, it produces appeals to film buffs across genres, such as whether action, drama, comedy, suspense, romance, social, and others, as well as films. The company was incorporated in 1995 and is based in Mumbai, India. Viacom 18 Media Private Limited operates as a joint venture between...

Zion Bizworld, Subhash Road - 'A'

Vile Parle (East)

Mumbai,  400 057


Founded in 1995


91 22 4258 1818


91 22 4258 1403

Key Executives for Viacom 18 Media Private Limited

Group Chief Executive Officer
Age: 49
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Senior Vice President of New Ventures
Head of National Sales - Vh1 India
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Viacom 18 Media Private Limited Key Developments

Viacom18 Announces Executive Changes

Viacom18 has announced an organisational rejig that aims to dial up synergies across the multiplatform network that houses iconic brands. Led by the elevation of Raj Nayak to Chief Operating Officer, Viacom18, the restructuring exercise is aimed at making the organisation future-ready as it enters its next growth phase. With this move Viacom18 has consolidated its national brands aimed at youth and adult audiences viz. Hindi, Youth, Music and English Entertainment offerings under the leadership of Raj. The role of Ferzad Palia, Head - Youth, Music & English Entertainment has been further expanded, to include two new businesses as the network dials up its content & music offerings. 'Brand Studio' will create branded content and white label solutions for partners, along with original commissioned content. 'MTV Music Project', will nurture an ecosystem of new and established artistes and create original music content. This is in addition to Ferzad's existing portfolio that includes MTV, MTV Beats, COLORS Infinity, Comedy Central & Vh1. With a clear focus on strengthening its rural presence, Viacom18 has also elevated Anuj Poddar from his current role at COLORS Marathi and COLORS Gujarati to lead the rural expansion as Head - Rural Business, including Rishtey Cineplex. Saugato Bhowmik, Head - Viacom18 Consumer Products & Integrated Network Solutions, will continue to drive the efforts towards building homegrown experiential IPs and a robust consumer products business. Ferzad, Anuj and Saugato will report to Raj Nayak. Underlining its belief in the growth potential of regional broadcast entertainment, Viacom18 has entrusted the responsibility of its existing regional channels (COLORS Kannada, COLORS Super, COLORS Marathi, COLORS Bangla, COLORS Odia, COLORS Gujarati) and the soon to be launched COLORS Tamil with Ravish Kumar, Head - Regional Entertainment, Viacom18, thereby combining all its regional offerings under one roof to ensure greater focus. Under the leadership of Nina Elavia Jaipuria, Head - Kids Cluster, Viacom18, the network will be growing its presence in the 'kids ecosystem' as it plans to enhance its repertoire of homegrown content and drive up its consumer connect with live events, experiential touchpoints and learning initiatives. Viacom18 Digital Ventures, with Gaurav Gandhi at its helm as COO, will be leading the network's digital foray with its VoD service, VOOT. In its second year of operations, VOOT will look to grow its portfolio, bolster its content catalogue, collaborate with like-minded partners and launch segmented offerings. The network's film studio, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, led by its COO, Ajit Andhare, will continue to create content-driven cinema, while ramping up its regional play, in line with the network's enhanced focus on regional entertainment. Raj, Ravish, Nina, Gaurav and Ajit will continue to report to Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO, Viacom18.

Viacom18 Appoints Rahul Chakravarti as Business Head, COLORS Bangla and COLORS Odia

Viacom18 has announced the appointment of Rahul Chakravarti as the Business Head of COLORS Bangla and COLORS Odia. A veteran with over two decades of experience across FMCG, management consultancy, and advertising, Chakravarti has worked across multiple consumer-focused categories in his career. Chakravarti has taken over as the Business Head of the two channels with effect from this week. He will be responsible for driving ratings, developing innovative content and increasing the reach and share of voice of the channels in the markets.

Viacom18 Appoints Saugato Bhowmik as the Head of its Integrated Network Solutions Business Unit

Viacom18 announced Saugato Bhowmik's appointment as the head of its Integrated Network Solutions (INS) business unit.

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