Hindi news: Triveni's first of ninteen channels

By , agencyfaqs!, New Delhi | In Media Publishing | October 08, 2007
Triveni is all set to launch a Hindi news channel by January next year; a first step before the real estate behemoth unveils a bouquet of satellite TV channels in the domain of news, entertainment, and infotainment

It literally & #BANNER1 & # is raining channels, and this time round it's raining in dozens. Triveni Media, a part of the Rs 3,000 crore Triveni Group will soon unveil a bouquet of satellite TV channels in domain of news, entertainment, and infotainment starting with news. The group has braced up for the TV debut with its Hindi news channel, expected to hit the airwaves in the next three or four months. Confirming the development, Triveni Media CEO, Rahul Kulshrestha says, "We will foray into media space with Hindi news channel followed by a regional channel most likely in Bengali."

In the initial phase, the company will start with a bouquet of four national channels - two news channels (English & Hindi), and a socio-religious channel and GEC, each, which will be later extended to a composite offering of 19 channels in the next 30 months.

"Triveni Media's content and technology will steer its vision and justify its leadership position, in times to come. While the content shall deliver a variety of choices for all segments of the audience, including prime time comedy and drama series, television movies, mini-series, theatrical films, specials, children programs, daytime dramas, game shows, and late night shows; the technology used will be the latest available, globally," Kulshrestha adds.

Triveni Group is a multi-faceted conglomerate with interests in automobiles, entertainment, finance, TV channels and real estate development. The company is currently on a hiring spree for the upcoming channels.

Triveni is also looking for a suitable creative and media agency for the soon to be launched Hindi news channel. According to sources, quite a few agencies have participated in the pitch and presentations are being made to the client.