CBS, Reliance Broadcast start Indian TV network

* CBS expands reach into India with joint-venture network

* New venture with Reliance launches with 3 channels

NEW YORK, Aug 18 (BestGrowthStock) – CBS Studios International, a
division of CBS Corp (CBS.N: ), and Reliance Broadcast Network
Ltd said on Wednesday they are forming an entertainment venture
in India that will bring such CBS shows as “Hawaii Five-0” and
“CSI:Crime Scene Investigation” to one of the world’s fastest
growing TV markets.

CBS and Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group’s Broadcast
Network Ltd will each have a 50 percent equity stake in the new
media company called BIG CBS Networks.

BIG CBS Networks will tap shows from CBS’s program library,
which holds series such as “Melrose Place” and “Star Trek: The
Next Generation,” as well as acquire content from other
parties.

The venture will launch with three new English-language
television channels that will broadcast across the Indian
subcontinent later this year.
(Reporting by Jennifer Saba, editing by Gerald E. McCormick)

CBS, Reliance Broadcast start Indian TV network