Bengali news channel set for March launch

Rebecca Hawkes | 06-02-2014

ETV Bangla is to launch a spin-off Bengali news and current affairs TV channel in March 2014, according to

Media group Viacom18, which now owns ETV Bangla, has set aside a capital expenditure of INR150 million for this latest 24-hour regional news channel, a source reportedly told the online publication.

The Bengali news channel will have a staff of 200, and initially be uplinked from Hyderabad prior to a move to Kolkata by the year end, said the report.