|This article does not cite any sources. (October 2016) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)|
TV18 is a joint venture operation in India between NBCUniversal and the Network 18 Group based in Mumbai. TV18 owns and operates various channels of the NBCUniversal group for the Indian viewers such as CNBC-TV18, CNBC Awaaz & CNBC-TV18 Prime HD. Network18 is a media and entertainment group with interests in television, internet, films, e-commerce, magazines, mobile content and allied businesses.
TV18 has also forayed into the Indian factual entertainment space through a joint venture with A+E Networks and operates History TV18. In the regional space, the group operates a Gujarati business news channel – CNBC Bajar, a Marathi general news channel – IBN Lokmat and operates ten regional news channels under the ETV umbrella and five regional entertainment channels under the Colors brand. The group also operates a 24-hour Indian news channel in English – News18 India, targeting global audiences.
TV18 and Viacom18 have formed a strategic joint venture called IndiaCast, a multi-platform 'content asset monetization' entity that drives domestic and international channel distribution, placement services and content syndication for the bouquet of channels from the group and third parties.