Colors Rishtey, formerly Rishtey (meaning ‘relationships’), is a Hindi general entertainment channel (GEC) owned by Viacom18. Originally launched in the UK in 2012, Rishtey was launched in India in 2013 as a free-to-air channel showing old Colors programming. In January 2019 it became a pay-TV channel, and, on 1 March 2019, Rishtey was renamed to Colors Rishtey.
Colors Rishtey does not usually show its own original content, but rather repeat telecasts of current and recently-discontinued Colors shows, as well as older shows of that channel. Similar channels showing old shows and repeat telecasts of mainstream Hindi GECs are
Star’s Star Utsav, Zee’s Zee Anmol and Big Magic, and SPN’s Sony Pal (however, much of Big Magic’s programming is original). These channels were all available on the state-owned DD Free Dish satellite platform until 1 March 2019.
Viacom18 has only one mainstream Hindi GEC, namely
Colors. The other three large networks in the Hindi GEC segment—Star, Zee and Sony—have two mainstream Hindi GECs each: Star Plus and Star Bharat (whose repeat telecasts, as well as those of Star Bharat’s predecessor Life OK, are shown on Star Utsav); Zee TV and &TV (whose repeat telecasts are shown on Zee Anmol and Big Magic); and Sony TV and Sony Sab (the equivalent channel is Sony Pal).
Rishtey rebranded on 31 December 2016. This logo style was inspired by Colors’ new logo, which was unveiled on 10 April 2016. It is set in Museo Sans like the Colors logo.
Following the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s drastic changes in TV channel packaging and pricing in December 2018 and January 2019, several channels from four of the biggest Indian TV broadcasters (
Star, Zee, Sony and Viacom18) that had been running free-to-air on DD Free Dish, the government-owned free-of-cost satellite TV platform, were converted to pay-TV channels in January 2019. These channels were removed from DD Free Dish on 1 March 2019. Accordingly, Viacom18 renamed Rishtey to Colors Rishtey, and Rishtey Cineplex and Cineplex HD to Colors Cineplex and Colors Cineplex HD (note that HD channels have never been available on DD Free Dish, so Rishtey and Rishtey Cineplex were the Viacom18 channels that were removed). Rishtey was also given a new branding package.
Print logo in Hindi. This is the channel’s first Hindi logo.
The channels from the other three broadcasters that were removed in a similar fashion are Hindi GECs
Star Utsav, Zee Anmol and Sony Pal, and Hindi movie channels Star Utsav Movies, Zee Anmol Cinema and Sony Wah. All of these channels will continue to be available on pay-TV cable and satellite platforms.
Predecessors: Paramount Communications | Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment | Viacom (1970–2006) | Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation | Famous Players Film Company | Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company | CBS Corporation | Viacom (2005–2019) | Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Paramount Pictures ( assets) ( | Others) MTV Films ( | Other) Nickelodeon Movies ( assets) ( | Others) Comedy Central Films | VH1 Films | CMT Films | Paramount Animation | Viacom18 Motion Pictures 5 | United International Pictures 1 | Paramount Pictures France 6 | Paramount Players | BET Films | CBS Films ( | Other) Awesomeness Films
Paramount Home Media Distribution | Comedy Central Home Entertainment | Paramount DVD | Fox-Paramount Home Entertainment 16 | CBS DVD | CBS Home Entertainment
Big Ticket Television | CBS Television Studios | CBS Broadcasting | CBS EYE Productions | CBS Television Distribution | CBSN Originals | CBS Studios International | Paramount Television Studios ( | Other) Nickelodeon Productions ( | Other) Nickelodeon Animation Studio | MTV Production Development | Paramount Network Originals | TV Land Originals | Nicktoons Originals | Comedy Central Productions | Teen Nick Originals | Nick at Nite Originals | VH1 Originals | Viacom International Studios ( United Kingdom | MTV Studios)
Broadcast networks: CBS ( HD) | The CW 17 | Decades 18 | DABL
CBS Television Stations:
CBS affiliates: KCBS-TV | KCNC-TV | KDKA-TV | KOVR | KPIX-TV | KTVT | KYW-TV | WBBM-TV | WBZ-TV | WCBS-TV | WCCO-TV | WFOR-TV | WJZ-TV | WWJ-TV
CW affiliates: KBCW | KMAX-TV | KSTW | WKBD-TV | WPCW | WPSG | WTOG | WUPA
Independent stations: KCAL-TV | KTXA | WLNY-TV
MyNetworkTV affiliates: WBFS-TV | WSBK-TV
Start TV affiliate: WBXI-CA
US domestic channels
BET Networks/ Showtime Networks:
BET ( | HD) BET Gospel | BET Hip-Hop | BET Her | BET Jams | BET Soul | Pop | Showtime (HD) | Showtime 2 | Showtime Beyond | Showtime Extreme | Showtime Family Zone | Showtime Next | Showcase | Showtime Women | The Movie Channel (HD) | The Movie Channel Xtra | Flix
Entertainment & Youth Group:
MTV ( | HD) MTV2 | Tres | MTV Live | MTV Classic | VH1 ( | HD) CMT | CMT Music | Logo | Comedy Central | Paramount Network (HD) | TV Land | Smithsonian Channel (HD)
Nickelodeon ( | HD) Nick at Nite | Nicktoons ( | HD) Nick Jr. ( | HD) TeenNick | NickMusic | NickGames
Other channels: Aapka Colors 5 | CBS Sports Network
Benelux ( MTV Brand New | MTV Music 24) | Africa | Brazil | Europe | France ( MTV Base | MTV Idol | MTV Pulse) | Germany | Italy ( MTV Music) | Japan | Latin America ( MTV Hits) | Middle East ( MTV India) | Russia | Poland ( MTV Music) | Portugal | South Korea ( SBS MTV) 15 | Southeast Asia | Spain
Africa | Australia ( Nick Jr.) | Asia | Benelux ( Nick Music) | Brazil ( Nick Jr.) | Canada 8 | Europe | France ( Nickelodeon Teen | Nickelodeon Junior | N-Toons) | Germany ( Nicktoons | NickNight) | Indonesia | Italy | Japan 14 | Latin America and Caribbean (HD) ( Nick 2 | Nick Jr. | Nicktoons) | Poland ( Nick Jr.) | Portugal | Romania ( Nick Jr.) | Russia ( Nicktoons) | Spain ( Nick Jr.) | South Korea 15
Paramount Network/ Channel:
Asia | Brazil | Denmark | France | Italy | Latin America | Poland | Spain | Sweden
Benelux ( Comedy Central Family) | Brazil | France | Germany | Hungary ( Comedy Central Family) | Latin America | Poland ( Comedy Central Family) | Romania | Spain | Balkans ( Comedy Central Extra) | Czech Republic ( Prima Comedy Central)
Europe ( VH1 Classic) | Latin America ( VH1 Classic | VH1 MegaHits) | Poland
Australia | Hungary ( RTL Spike) 10 | Netherlands | Russia | Ukraine 11
Argentina (HD) ( Córdoba | Rosario | Neuquén | Mar del Plata | Tucumán | Bahía Blanca | Salta | Santa Fe) | International
Canada: CMT 8 | France: Game One, Game One Music HD, J-One, BET | Italy: Super! | Russia: Paramount Comedy | Ukraine: Paramount Comedy 11 | Poland: CBS Europa 21
UK & Ireland channels
Channel 5 (HD, +1,) :
5Select | 5Spike (+1) | 5Star (+1) | 5USA (+1) | Paramount Network (HD)
MTV (HD, +1): Club MTV | Base | Classic | Hits | Live HD | Music (+1) | OMG | Rocks
Nickelodeon (HD, +1) 13: ( Nicktoons | Nick Jr. (HD, +1) | Nick Jr. Too)
CBS-branded channels: CBS Justice 21 | CBS Drama 21 | CBS Reality 21 | Horror Channel 21
Other channels: Comedy Central (HD, +1) 13 ( Extra (+1)) | BET | Smithsonian Channel | VH1
Online websites and direct-to-consumer services:
: CBS Interactive 247Sports | CBSSports.com | Chowhound | Clicker | CNET | Comic Vine | GameFAQs | GameRankings | GameSpot | Giant Bomb | Last.fm | MaxPreps | Metacritic | MySimon | SportsLine | TechRepublic | TV Guide | TV.com | UrbanBaby | ZDNet
Video-on-demand services: CBS All Access | 10 All Access | CBSN | CBS Sports HQ | ET Live | Noggin | AwesomenessTV | BET+ | Paramount+ | NickJr.com | Pluto TV | My5 | Voot | 10 Play | MTV+
Simon & Schuster:
Atria Publishing Group ( Howard Books | 37 INK) | Gallery Publishing Group ( Pocket Books | Threshold Edition) | Scribbler | Free Press
CBS News Radio | CBS Sports Radio | CBS News | CBS Sports | ViacomCBS Consumer Products | CBS Records | Milkshake! | NickSports | NickRewind | Paws, Inc. | Rainbow S.r.l. (30%) | Viacom18 5 | Porta dos Fundos (51%) | Bellator MMA | Viacom Velocity | Viacom Vantage | Nick Radio | South Park Digital Studios | Paramount Digital Entertainment | Nickelodeon Games | CBS Sporting Club | Nick Records | Comedy Central Records | VidCon | Ananey Communications | ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group
ABC Films | BNET | Camelot Entertainment Sales | CBS Broadcast International | CBS Enterprises | CBS/Fox Video 16 ( | Others) CBS/Fox Children's Video 16 | CBS Enterprises | CBS Eye on People | CBS Outdoor | CBS Paramount Television ( | Others) CBS Paramount Network Television | CBS Productions ( | Others) CBS Radio | CBS Records International | CBS Telenoticias | CBS Theatrical Films |
CBS Video | Cinema Center Films | Columbia Records | NickMom | CIC Video 1 | Paramount News | Paramount Records | Paramount Cartoon Studios | Paramount Famous Productions | Famous Studios | MTV Shows | Nickelodeon Studios | Nickelodeon Video 2 | Nick 2 ( | HD) Nick Jr. Productions | Cinema International Corporation | One World Entertainment | Paramount Comics 3 | MTV Brasil 24 | Red de Noticias | MTV Philippines | MTV Pinoy 4 | Peanuts Home Video | Republic Pictures | Republic Pictures Home Video | Liberty Films | Mascot Pictures | U.M. & M. TV Corporation | VistaVision | Spelling Films | Worldvision Home Video ( | Others) Sunn Classic Pictures | Taft Entertainment Pictures | Commonwealth United Entertainment | Nick Games and Sports For Kids | Nick at Nite | The N Originals | Noggin Original | NTA Home Entertainment | The Comedy Channel Originals | Ha! TV Comedy Network Originals | MTV Extra | MTV Flux | MTV Shows | MTV Films Europe | Viacom New Media | Viacom Consumer Products | MTV Games | Comedy Central Games | Kindernet | All News Channel 7 | VH1 Uno | VH1 (Russia) | Nickelodeon Arabia | MTV8 | MTV Next | Nick Jr. Games | Nick Nach Acht | MTV Entertainment | MTV Music | Paramount Vantage | MTV Desi | GameTrailers | Madison Square Garden | MSG | Cheddar U | Defy Media | DreamWorks Television | DreamWorks Pictures | TMF | TMF Dance | TMF NL | TMF Pure | VIVA | Insurge Pictures | MTVph 9 | Viacom Blink! | Desilu Productions | Eyemark Entertainment | Group W Productions | Home Theater Network | The Indie-Verse | InterStar Releasing 20 | Key Video 16 | King World Productions ( | King World Direct) Laurel Entertainment | MGM/CBS Home Video 23 | MountainWest Sports Network | National Telefilm Associates | NBC Films | onGamers | Paramount Domestic Television ( | Others) Paramount Parks | Paramount Network Television ( | Others) Paramount Stations Group | Paramount Television Network | Paramount Television Service | Playhouse Video 16 | QM Productions | Republic Pictures | RTL CBS Entertainment ( RTL CBS Entertainment HD) 22 | RTL CBS Extreme ( RTL CBS Extreme HD) 22 | RTV News Inc. | Satellite News Channel 19 | Spelling Television ( | Others) Taft Entertainment Television | Thomas-Spelling Productions | Torand Productions | TriStar Pictures ( | Others) TriStar Television ( | Others) UPN | Viacom ( | Others | Special Delivery) Viacom Pictures | Westinghouse Broadcasting Company | Westinghouse Broadcasting International | Wilshire Court Productions | Worldvision Enterprises (| Other) VH1
and 1 Co-owned with 2 NBCUniversal.
Joint-venture with 2 Sony Wonder.
Joint-venture with 3 Marvel Comics.
Co-owned with 4 Viva Entertainment.
Co-owned with 5 Network18.
Co-owned with 6 Gaumont.
Joint-venture with 7 Hubbard Broadcasting.
Co-owned with 8 Corus Entertainment.
Co-owned with 9 Solar Entertainment.
Co-owned with 10 RTL Group.
Co-owned with 11 1+1 media.
Co-owned with 13 Sky Limited.
Co-owned with 14 NHK.
Co-owned with 15 Seoul Broadcasting System.
Co-owned with 16 20th Century Fox.
Co-owned with 17 WarnerMedia
Joint venture with 18 Weigel Broadcasting.
Co-owned with 19 ABC
51% owned by 20 Westinghouse Broadcasting
Joint venture with 21 AMC Networks International
Joint venture with 22 RTL Group
Co-owned with 23 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Co-owned with 24 Grupo Abril from 1990 to 2009.