KBC Bangla, new shows highlights of Viacom18 regional push

29 May,2018

By A Correspondent


Viacom18 has announced a major content expansion across the two key markets of Kannada and Bangla. Viacom18’s second Kannada GEC, Colors Super will be bringing in an early second anniversary with six family drama shows and two reality


Ravish Kumar

Said Ravish Kumar, Head – Regional Entertainment, Viacom18: “We started the year with expanding into a new market with the launch of ColorsTamil. While it is still early days, we are extremely encouraged with the performance of the channel. In the Kannada market, we are the clear frontrunner in terms of both viewership and revenues, with Colors Kannada and Colors Super accounting for more than ~40 per cent of the GEC viewership in Karnataka. With the upcoming launch of an entire new programming slate on Colors Super, I am confident in further expanding our strong position in the


Elaborating on the new show launches, Parameshwar Gundkal, Business Head – Colors Super and Colors Kannada, said: “Colors Super as our second channel in the Kannada GEC became the talk of the town with Bigg Boss Kannada Season 5. With eight shows slated for a launch, we are set to bolster our platter of content with a wide variety of shows, including some much-awaited comebacks and fresh cutting-edge content.  A launch of this magnitude in a month for an existing channel is unheard of.”


Speaking about the launch and impact, Rahul Chakravarti, Business Head –Colors Bangla and Odia said: “We are upping the ante on our content line-up this year and a marquee show like KBC is a step in that direction. The show has been a massive hit worldwide and has been widely appreciated for its edutainment content. Bengalis are known for their wealth of knowledge and now is the time for them to showcase their talent to the world. We welcome Prosenjit onboard as the host and presenter of the very first season of the show. I’m sure his enthusiasm will make all Bengali viewers believe in the opportunity to transform their life through this remarkable show.”



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