RTL signs Indian joint venture

RTL Group and Indian media conglomerate Reliance Broadcast Network Limited yesterday announced a joint venture agreement to launch a series of new TV channels in India. The initial investment will include two English-speaking channels; a reality channel with international content and a channel primarily targeting male viewers with action-oriented content. The joint venture will source content from RTL’s UK-based production arm FremantleMedia. An RTL spokesman said India has a “young population which loves TV and has impressive potential for further growth”.