Colors Cineplex
Filmein must hain
HeadquartersMumbai, India
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerViacom 18
Key peopleRockteem Bhattacharjee
Sister channels
Launched8 May 2016; 7 years ago (2016-05-08) (India)
29 September 2016; 7 years ago (2016-09-29) in (UK)
6 October 2016; 7 years ago (2016-10-06) in (USA)
Former namesRishtey Cineplex (2016-2019)
Streaming media
Sling TV (USA)Internet Protocol television

Colors Cineplex (formerly Rishtey) is an Indian pay television channel owned by Viacom18. It was launched on 8 May 2016.


In June 2016 Viacom18 decided to launch the channel in the UK as Rishtey Cineplex.[1] It launched on 29 September 2016 on Sky, replacing UMP Movies.[2] The channel also launched in US in October 5, 2016 on Dish Network.

The channel was launched on Freeview on 17 January 2017.[3] However, it was later removed on 1 July 2017.[4]

In 2017, Viacom18 launched HD movie channel Cineplex HD and it was rebranded as Colors Cineplex HD in 2019.

In October 2017, the channel was launched in Virgin Media.[5]

On 1 March 2019, Rishtey Cineplex was rebranded as Colors Cineplex and Cineplex HD as Colors Cineplex HD.[6]

Viacom18 relaunched Rishtey Cineplex on 5 June 2020 on DD Free Dish. Viacom18 launched another Hindi movie channel Colors Cineplex Bollywood on 1 April 2021.[7] The channel broadcasts Bollywood and the hindi dubbed South Indian movies.

Original shows

The man who has been supporting for the cause of road safety is Ravi Gaikwad, Senior Member of Road Safety Cell, Government of Maharashtra.[12][15][16][17][13]

Ravi Gaikwad, Chairman of Shant Bharat Surakshit Bharat appreciated Yohan Blake's visit to India and his efforts for road safety campaign, which required the need to educate the people and make them aware of their responsibilities so as to save as many lives as possible on Indian roads.[18]


  1. ^ "UK to replace existing film channel". BizAsia. 26 June 2016. Archived from the original on 24 July 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Rishtey Cineplex makes launch on Sky platform". BizAsia. 29 September 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  3. ^ Baddhan, Raj (16 January 2017). "Rishtey Cineplex set for launch on Freeview". BizAsia. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Rishtey Cineplex leaves Freeview line-up". BizAsia. 1 July 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  5. ^ Baddhan, Raj (3 October 2017). "Rishtey Cineplex & MTV Beats officially launch on Virgin Media". BizAsia. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Rishtey Cineplex and Rishtey get rechristened as 'Colors Cineplex' & 'Colors Rishtey'". Adgully Bureau.
  7. ^ "Viacom18 to launch Colors Cineplex Bollywood". The Hindu BusinessLine. 17 March 2021. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  8. ^ Safety World Series cricket 01-30-2020
  9. ^ Tendulkar versus Lara in Road Safety World Series opener 02-13-2020
  10. ^ Road Safety World Series 2020 02-18-2020
  11. ^ Tendulkar, Lara to face each other in Road Safety World Series opening match 02-13-2020
  12. ^ a b "Ravi Gaikwad: Man with a mission" – via The Economic Times.
  13. ^ a b "Colors Cineplex on Facebook Watch" – via
  14. ^ "Road Safety World Series: Here's how cricketers drove home the point on road safety before COVID-19 lockdown". Asianet News Network Pvt Ltd.
  15. ^ "Road Safety Cricket series gets boost". Free Press Journal.
  16. ^ "Special conversation with Ravi Gaikwad, who connects cricket with road safety campaign - रोड सेफ्टी मुहिम के लिए सचिन फिर उठाएंगे बल्ला वीडियो - हिन्दी न्यूज़ वीडियो एनडीटीवी ख़बर".
  17. ^ "Tweet". Retrieved 16 February 2021.
  18. ^ "Yohan Blake to promote road safety in India". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 18 August 2020.[permanent dead link]
  19. ^ "Viacom18 Bags exclusive TV and digital rights for Abu Dhabi T10 series". News18. 17 August 2021. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  20. ^ "We Welcome Viacom18 as our TV Broadcast and Digital Media Partner in India #IndiaBroadcast #ADT10News #InAbuDhabi #AbuDhabiT10". 18 August 2021. Retrieved 5 October 2021.