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Vizeum appointed media AOR for ‘Sonic’

The agency, which also handles Nick and MTV from the Viacom18 stable, will be responsible for building the new brand

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | December 2, 2011

Vizeum India, part of Aegis Media, has bagged the media mandate for Sonic TV channel from Viacom18. After Colors, MTV, Nick and VH1, Sonic will be Viacom18’s fifth channel in India, set for a mid-December launch.

Sonic is targeted at India's young adults falling in the 10- 17-year-old age bracket. It aims to be the 'sci-fi platform for the wi-fi generation', and therefore, will serve them with programming in the category of action, adventure and animation. This will be through television shows and movies.

Confirming the appointment of Vizeum, Nina Elavia Jaipuria, Senior VP & General Manager, Nickelodeon India, said, “We had handed Vizeum the media mandate for Nickelodeon based on our assessment of their passion and experience in the business of brands.  We hope to leverage the same for Sonic as well. We are very excited about the launch of Sonic and are sure they will mirror our excitement.”

Commenting on the win, S Yesudas, Managing Director, India Sub-continent, Vizeum, said, "We are extremely delighted with this win. As an agency that’s focused on building clients as its ambassadors, we couldn’t have asked for anything more than this. Our association with Nickelodeon first got us an entry into MTV and we now have both Nick and MTV as our ambassadors. And then comes this recognition of the Nickelodeon management placing their faith in us for Sonic. We are thrilled and humbled at the same time. This business will be handled out of our Mumbai office.”

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