Big RTL Thrill now in Hindi and English

10 Jun,2013

By A Correspondent


Big RTL Thrill, the joint venture channel between Reliance Broadcast Network and the RTL Group, has announced its English feed, beginning Wednesday, June 12 across key Hindi-speaking markets. Targeted at the 15-44, SEC Males, the channel will now be available in dual feeds of Hindi and English.


Commenting on the addition of the dual feed, Tarun Katial, CEO, Reliance Big Network, told MxMIndia: “We are also very excited about launching the English feed for BIG RTL Thrill which is seeing excellent traction amongst male audiences. We are confident of our channel mix, both on the English as well as the regional side, which are poised to optimize from digitization, as we steadily expand our presence across the 1mn+ markets.”


Added Sunil Kumaran, Business Head, Regional TV, Reliance Broadcast Network, “With this latest development we intend to emulate the same success that we have achieved in Hindi-speaking markets. We have chosen the content as per our viewers’ penchants and preferences and are confident it will work. With the dual feed, variety of new shows in the offing, and Phase II of DAS being implemented, we are confident that Big RTL Thrill will find an enhanced relevant male audience base, proving to be the best possible choice for marketers wanting to reach out to this desirable audience.”


Backed by the success in Uttar Pradesh, the channel has also recently announced its foray into the key markets of Mumbai and Delhi and now reaching over 17 mn households across the country. With the dual feed, the channel hopes to reach 29 million male audiences of Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Maharashtra 1Mn+, Gujarat 1Mn+ , Rajashthan 1 Mn+, Madhya Pradesh 1 Mn+, Bihar 1 Mn+, Jharkhand 1 Mn+, Haryana 1 Mn+, Punjab 1 Mn+, West Bengal 1 Mn+ and Uttar Pradesh 1Mn+.


The English feed of Big RTL Thrill will see a major launch across media. The promotional budget is said to be in the vicinity of Rs 5 crore, this includes advertising on RBNL channels and radio stations. Big RTL Thrill is available across DTH and Digital platforms of Reliance Digital TV, Digicable, Siti Cable, In cable, Hathway Digital, 7 Star Cable, JPR Global Satellite, Star Broadband and others.


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