Network18, one of the largest media conglomerates in India, has announced its partnership with DistroTV, a free, ad-supported streaming TV platform in India. The partnership will allow DistroTV users to watch Network18’s live TV channels for free.
Network18 has launched CNN-News18, News18 India, CNBC TV18, and CNBC Awaaz live TV channels on the DistroTV platform. The company is expected to launch more Network18 channels from across its regional and digital portfolio in the future.
“We are excited to join forces with DistroTV. This partnership aligns with our goal of providing a best-in-class user experience for our viewers across the country. The launch of our diverse set of channels on DistroTV is a testament to our commitment to innovation in the dynamic media landscape. We hope to reach maximum audiences on the platform,” said Pranav Bakshi, Head of video Strategy & Partnerships of Network18.
“DistroTV is thrilled to partner with Network18, a media powerhouse that has revolutionized the Indian media landscape,” said Navdeep Saini, co-founder & CEO of DistroScale, the parent company of DistroTV. “This partnership will bring a diverse array of quality content to our audiences in India, further solidifying DistroTV’s position as the best place to watch global entertainment, news, and sports.”
Vikas Khanchandani, CEO of DistroScale India, SEA and MENA, said, “Our collaboration with Network18 aligns perfectly with our mission to cater to the diverse language preferences of our audiences in India. Network18 has been at the cutting edge of News and is amongst the largest news networks offering content across languages and markets. We will be bringing newer audiences to the news network as we expand our distribution across platforms.”
For the unaware, DistroTV is an independent, free, ad-supported streaming platform in India that offers access to over 270 live TV channels and thousands of videos on demand (VOD) shows. To watch DistroTV, Android and iOS users can download the app from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, respectively. PC users can access it via the distro.tv website on the web.