Mahindra, Ambani-backed Epic Channel eyes digital properties

Launched in November 2014 by Epic Television Network Pvt Ltd, Epic Channel, which will soon be completing a year of operations, is aiming at building its presence in the entertainment space as it plans to launch digital properties in the future.

Speaking to VC Circle, Mahesh Samat, managing director, Epic Channel, said, "We currently run a YouTube channel where we show miniseries apart from trailers and teasers of our shows. While the YouTube channel is largely used for marketing content, we do plan to create digital properties in the future."

Samat holds a 49 per cent stake in the channel, apart from Anand Mahindra, chairman and managing director of automobile giant Mahindra Group, who holds 25 per cent. It is also backed by Mukesh Ambani, chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries.

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