RBNL’s BIG Magic launches in Canada

22 Jun,2012

By A Correspondent


Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd has expanded its reach into the international markets with the launch of BIG Magic International in Canada. Building on the brand lineage of its recently launched channel in India- BIG Magic; the new channel has been tailored to suit the entertainment preferences of the sizeable South Asian diaspora in Canada.


The channel will offer audiences a mix of daily sitcoms, shows on varied genres ranging from socio-mytho and dramas to crime and daily business news from Bloomberg UTV. The channel has partnered with Ethnic Channels Group (EGCL), a Canada-based television broadcasting, distribution and communications company, specializing in multicultural television channels for the North American market.


Tarun Katial, CEO, Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd. said: “We are happy to reach out to the Canadian market with BIG Magic International which has been designed to fulfil the need gaps in the infotainment genre for South Asian audiences there. The channel will bring an increasing variety of fresh and relevant programming to the viewers which will include not just entertainment but also daily business updates from India. With this move, we are optimizing the use of our robust and extensive content library to reach out to both viewers and marketers in the market. The launch of BIG Magic International opens new and exciting opportunities for the execution of our expansion and growth strategy.”


One of the USPs of the channel will be three fresh, 30-minute updates each day with the latest news from the Indian capital markets. The channel will also feature a special weekend feature show created around the Indian business world and investments inI ndia.


With Ethnic Channels Group as its exclusive representative inCanada, the channel will be available across all major platforms like Rogers Cable, Bell DTH and Bell Fibe. With a robust reach in place, the channel will reach a relevant audience base of 0.2 million across these platforms. The revenue model is based on subscription and ad-sales.


“With our continued expansion into new genres, these channels are a welcome addition to the ECG family,” said Slava Levin, Co-founder and CEO of Ethnic Channels Group. Said Hari Srinivas, President of Ethnic Channels Group: “We are happy to partner with Reliance Broadcast Network to launch BIG Magic International which is a first of its kind variety entertainment channel, which will cut across clutter and appeal to the larger south Asian Diaspora inCanada.”



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