Reliance Industries

Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries, chaired and run by business mogul Mukesh Ambani, will buy out Paramount Global’s 13-per-cent stake in media group Viacom18 for $517m (€472m).

Disney Star and Reliance Industries, majority owner of Viacom18, today announced the merger of their Indian television and streaming assets, creating an $8.5bn media behemoth.

The proposed merger between Disney Star and Reliance is being driven to a great extent by the wish to avoid a repeat of the 2023 IPL, in which the two entities undercut each other, resulting in reduced advertising revenues.

Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries has emerged as the frontrunner to acquire media giant Disney's business in the country

Viacom18 acquired exclusive rights to the ISL at the base price, with Reliance Industries, which majority-owns both entities, key to the long-term sustainability of the league.

Viacom18 is thought to be the front runner to secure rights to the Indian Super League, the country’s top-tier football competition which has launched its first ever tender.

The value of global media rights for the Indian Premier League is set to more than double in the new cycle, 2023 to 2027, according to media reports in India

Global tech firms Google and Amazon, India's biggest media groups, and other international broadcasters have picked up the bidding documents for the upcoming Indian Premier League rights auction, Bloomberg…

Bodhi Tree, the media investment vehicle promoted by media executives James Murdoch and Uday Shankar, will invest INR13,500 crore ($1.76bn/€1.6

Indian broadcaster Viacom18 has launched a new sports pay-television channel, Sports18

Media executives James Murdoch and Uday Shankar are in talks to buy a 39-per-cent stake in Indian broadcaster Viacom18, in a deal that would value the company at $4bn (€3.6bn), according to media reports.

Discovery-owned pay-television broadcaster Eurosport India and Reliance-owned OTT platform Jio TV have acquired media rights for the Asian Football Confederation's Women’s Asian Cup 2022, which India i…

The Glazer family, CVC Capital Partners, Cristiano Ronaldo and superstar Bollywood couple Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are among the parties linked to bids for new Indian Premier League franchise…

Indian broadcaster Viacom18 has appointed experienced Reliance Industries media executive Jyoti Deshpande as chief executive

Viacom18’s deal 2022 Fifa World Cup rights is the strongest signal yet of its intention to launch a sports-centric channel in the Indian subcontinent.

Indian media group Viacom18’s acquisitions of rights to Italy’s Serie A and France’s Ligue 1 signify the growing presence of tech and media giant Reliance in the Indian sports broadcasting landscape.

Rising sports broadcaster Viacom 18 has secured rights in India for French Ligue 1 football

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced a four-year media rights agreement with Football Sports Development Limited, a subsidiary of Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries, across the Indian…