Viacom’s Colors opens up new docs slot

Indian pay TV net Colors Infinity is creating a new Saturday night slot for doc and biopics.

Colours_InfinityThe English-language channel, which is part of the Colors stable jointly operated by Viacom and TV18, is introducing a new strand called Live the Story. It will showcase biography one-offs and doc series.

The new slot opens this weekend, starting at 8pm. There will also be film biopics, with Ali, Mandela, Kidnapping Mr. Heineken, The Aviator among the roster of upcoming titles.

“We are consistently trying to introduce interesting & disruptive content for the loyal viewers of Colors Infinity,” said Hashim D’Souza, programming head of English entertainment, Viacom18.

“While we continue showcasing the best of English Entertainment to our viewers, we are starting 2017 little differently with a weekly biopic – ‘Live The Story’. Committed to showcase engaging content, we are certain that the viewers will welcome the new addition to our line-up.”