Network18 Group and Sun Network have entered into a strategic alliance to form a distribution venture called Sun18. The alliance creates the largest distribution network in the country and marks Network18 Group's entry into the television distribution business in India.
As part of the agreement, Sun18 will distribute a total of 33 channels across all platforms in India via all networks including cable, DTH, IPTV, HITS and MMDS.
Sun18 will also distribute an equal number of channels across all platforms in India via all networks, including cable, DTH, IPTV, HITS and MMDS.
The bouquet of channels include Network18's CNN-IBN, CNBC-TV18, CNBC-Awaaz, IBN-7 and IBN-Lokmat, Viacom18's Colors, MTV, Nick and Vh1.
The Sun Network channels include SUN TV, KTV, Sun News, Sun Music, Chutti TV, Adithya, Gemini TV, Teja TV, Gemini News, Gemini Music, Navvulu TV, Kushi TV, Surya TV, Kiran TV, Udaya TV, Udaya Movies, U2, Udaya Varthegalu, Ushe TV and Chintu TV.
The bouquet will also include Disney India Network's Disney Channel, Disney XD and Hungama TV.