Viacom’s India Partner sold


Viacom-logoBillionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) agreed to buy the Indian partner of Viacom for $678 million to gain news and entertainment content for its new mobile phone company. Reliance, through Independent Media Trust, will control 73.1% of Network 18 Media & Investments Ltd. and 55% of TV18 Broadcast Ltd., the Mumbai-based company said in an exchange filing.

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Carl has been with RBR-TVBR since 1997 and is currently Managing Director/Senior Editor. Residing in Northern Virginia, he covers the business of broadcasting, advertising, programming, new media and engineering. He’s also done a great deal of interviews for the company and handles our ever-growing stable of bylined columnists.