Leading media company Network18 has announced a partnership with DistroTV, an independent, free, ad-supporting TV (FAST) platform, which will enable DistroTV users in India to stream Network18’s diverse range of channels live and for free.

In its initial phase, their collaboration has seen the launch of several of Network18’s channels such as News18 India, CNN-News18, CNBC TV18 and CNBC Awwaz. In a statement, the two companies said that their partnership will be strengthened with the addition of more Network18 channels from both its regional and digital portfolio in the near future.

Pranav Bakshi, head, video strategy and partnerships, Network18 said: “We are excited to join forces with DistroTV. This partnership aligns with our goal of providing the best-in-class user experience for our viewers across the country. The launch of our diverse set of channels on DistroTV is a testament to our commitment to innovation in the dynamic media landscape. We hope to reach maximum audiences on the platform.”

Navdeep Saini, co-founder & CEO, DistroScale, parent company of DistroTV, also commented on the partnership: “DistroTV is thrilled to partner with Network18, a media powerhouse that has revolutionized the Indian media landscape. This partnership will bring a diverse array of quality content to our audiences in India, further solidifying DistroTV’s position as the best place to watch global entertainment, news, and sports.”

This one-of-a-kind partnership is only set to get stronger from here and will undoubtedly excite viewers from all across the country.