Colors Cineplex is Viacom18’s Hindi movie channel. Launched as Rishtey Cineplex in May 2016, it was renamed to Colors Cineplex in 2019 (but Rishtey Cineplex was relaunched on 5 June 2020). Besides India it is available in Europe and North America, like Colors Rishtey.
Colors Cineplex airs predominantly South Indian dubbed movies, far more than its competitors such as Sony Max, Zee Cinema and Star Gold, with a few Hindi movies. Another channel called Colors Cineplex Bollywood was launched on 1 April 2021.
The channel started testing in February 2016 with a pink logo.
Rishtey Cineplex was launched on 8 May 2016 in India. It followed in September in the UK and Europe, and in October in the United States and Canada. As with Colors and Colors Rishtey, which also rebranded in 2016, the graphics were designed by Made With Love Studio.
An HD version, called Cineplex HD without the Rishtey name, was launched on 19 February 2017. This is because the Rishtey brand was targeted at rural audiences that used the free-of-cost DD Free Dish platform; as HD channels are perceived to be premium in India (and not free-to-air), the Rishtey name was not used for the HD version.
On 1 March 2019, Rishtey Cineplex was renamed to Colors Cineplex after being removed from the state-owned DD Free Dish platform along with Colors Rishtey and several other channels. However, since most of these channels were readded on DD Free Dish in June 2020, Rishtey Cineplex was revived on 5 June 2020 as a separate channel.
Hindi-language television channels
|General entertainment channels (GECs):
Major, pay-TV: Star Plus HD | Zee TV HD | SET/Sony TV HD | Colors HD | Sony Sab HD | Star Bharat HD | &TV HD | Big Magic1
Food, health and lifestyle channels:
Entertainment: Star One and Life OK HD | Zindagi | Imagine TV | 9X | Real TV | Zee Smile | Zee Next (Youth: Channel V)
1These channels are free on DD Free Dish but paid on cable and satellite TV platforms.
Media and broadcast:
Petroleum and fuels: Reliance Petroleum and Reliance Gas | Synthetic fibres: Recron | Readymade garments and suitings: Only Vimal
Defunct retail stores: Furniture and home décor: Reliance Living | Books, movies and games: Reliance Timeout
|Parent companies: TV18 (Reliance Industries Limited) and ViacomCBS
Indian television channels:
Regional languages: Kannada: Colors Kannada HD, Colors Super and Colors Kannada Cinema | Bangla: Colors Bangla HD and Colors Bangla Cinema | Marathi: Colors Marathi HD | Tamil: Colors Tamil HD | Odia: Colors Odia | Gujarati: Colors Gujarati and Colors Gujarati Cinema
Defunct: TeenNick (programming block on Nick Jr.)
Video-on-demand: Voot (Voot Kids | Voot Select)
|Part of Reliance Industries Limited (Network18)
Regional news channels: (most acquired from the ETV Network)
Defunct channels: FYI TV18 HD
Divested channels: Home Shop 18
+Not formerly owned by ETV Network; these channels have always been owned by TV18.