Octagon Cable Entertainment (legal name TVOD Ventures LLC) was a film and television production company, as well as a broadcasting company. Their offices were in New York City (their headquarters), Rome, Random City, Ljubljana, Köfa, Moscow, Toronto, Paris, London, Manila City, Dubai, Piramca City, Mumbai and Hong Kong.
Qualis currently owns 85%, while the other shareholders are Viacom (5%), Corus Entertainment (3%), Mediaset (2%), the Randomia government (2%), AMC Networks (1%), NBCUniversal (1%) and Regal Group Network (1%).
- 1 Cinecorn Group
- 2 Random Networks
- 3 Randomia Television Group
- 4 Virgin-Eurovision Cable Channels
- 5 Visa-Pepsi Media LLC.
- 6 TBS-CIC Networks International
- 7 Turner-Visa Satellite Entertainment Company
- 8 Turner-Visa Cable Entertainment
- 9 Turner-Visa Media Entertainment Group
- 10 RMN-IBC-Visa Satellite Entretainment Company
- 11 RMN-IBC Satellite Networks
- 12 RMN-IBC ITV Columbia TriStar Cable Networks
- 13 RMN-IBC ITV Sony Pictures Cable Networks
- 14 Viva Pinoy Pack-ITV-Sony Pictures Television Networks
- 15 VISP Cable Channels
- 16 Allied Media Corporation
- 17 DuMontGoogle Television Corporation
- 18 Gulf+Western Television Group
- 19 Old Dominion Networks
- 20 Google Pictures Television Networks
- 21 MV Entertainment
- 22 Gulf+Western International Studios
- 23 DuMontGoogle Lifestyle Group
- 24 CIC Networks Group
- 25 Google Pictures Networks India
- 26 UBT International
- 27 UBT Television Group
- 28 UBT Broadcasting
- 29 Gulf+Western Studios
- 30 UBT Studios
- 31 Pira Sat
- 32 Pira Company
- 33 Warner Piramca
- 34 Old Dominion Media Piramca
- 35 Looking Glass Media
- 36 North America Network Inc
- 37 Octagon Cable Entertainment
Randomia Television Group
Virgin-Eurovision Cable Channels
Virgin Group and European Broadcasting Union decided to launch international cable and satellite channels under the VECC umbrella in late August 1995, shortly after the 40th Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin, Ireland. The cable channels are formed to broadcast and promote content produced by EBU members and sometimes the Virgin companies. They also had international broadcasting rights to PBS shows, including The Joy of Painting.
In 2015, Turner-Visa Media Entertainment Group acquired VECC. They made a contract with Virgin Group and EBU that allowed the group to use VECC's name and content until 2019. Had the new owner satisfy their needs, the contract would've been extended by one year.
Visa-Pepsi Media LLC.
The company traded as Visa Media in 1980s.
TBS-CIC Networks International
Turner-Visa Satellite Entertainment Company
Visa-Pepsi Media and TBS-CIC Networks was merged to Turner-Visa Satellite Entertainment Company.
Turner-Visa Cable Entertainment
Turner-Visa Media Entertainment Group
It was a joint venture with Turner Broadcasting System, Visa Inc., United International Pictures, PepsiCo and The CW Network LLC that developed and distributed successful entertainment, interactive media, cable networks, radio, publishing, movies, web portals, etc. that remain well-known.
In January 2016, Old Dominion Media acquired its assets and put the under a new subsidiary called TVOD Ventures (Turner, Visa and Old Dominion), which was a joint venture between Old Dominion Media (90%) and a consortium consisting of Turner, Visa, PepsiCo and The CW Network (10%).
RMN-IBC-Visa Satellite Entretainment Company
RMN-IBC Satellite Networks
RMN-IBC ITV Columbia TriStar Cable Networks
Throughout its lifetime, RMN-IBC SN was sold to Granada Communications and Sony Pictures Entertainment.
RMN-IBC ITV Sony Pictures Cable Networks
Viva Pinoy Pack-ITV-Sony Pictures Television Networks
VISP Cable Channels
Allied Media Corporation
DuMontGoogle Television Corporation
Gulf+Western Television Group
Old Dominion Networks
Google Pictures Television Networks
The company was a joint venture between the Virgin Group, Mediaset and Turner-Visa Media Entertainment Group.
Gulf+Western International Studios
DuMontGoogle Lifestyle Group
CIC Networks Group
Google Pictures Networks India
UBT Television Group
Old Dominion Media Piramca
Looking Glass Media
North America Network Inc
Octagon Cable Entertainment
All operations outside of New York City, Moscow, Beijing and Manila City, were merged into the main offices located in these cities.
On January 26, 2017, Old Dominion Media bought stakes in the company from: former RH Channel partners RKO Holdings and Hyper Holdings (while selling RH to them); European Broadcasting Union, Virgin Group, The CW Network (owned by CBS and WarnerMedia), BBC Studios/BBC Worldwide (UK); and "TVOD G.P. I" (USA) and "TVOD G.P. II B.V." (Europe and Asia Pacific), the two general partnerships that owned a part in Octagon; resulting in ODM then owning 99% of the channel's parent company TVOD Ventures. After buying out UBT Studios in New York and Gulf+Western Studios in Manila City, and merging with PowerBox Media Group, the company expanded to studio services.
On March 30, 2017, it was merged with its parent company TVOD Ventures LLC, the new company using its name as legal name. On the same day, it opened offices in Rome, Paris, Random City, Ljubljana, Köfa, Moscow, Piramca City and Toronto, with additional offices in New York (formerly North America Network Inc) and London (formerly Cinecorn Group Ltd and Regional Television Corporation). It was as result of merger with Switchover Media, Cinecorn Group, Random Networks & Randomia Television Group, PG Networks, Fuei Broadcasting Networks, Ya Media, Old Dominion Media Piramca/Looking Glass Media and Canwest Media. The same day, Octagon Kids and Octagon Music (set to be launched in June 2017) were closed.
On July 26, 2017, their division Gaga Broadcasting Ltd merged into Octagon Cable Entertainment, giving Octagon a new office in El Kadsre City. In August 21, 2017, they merged into Laserium Sega Experiences, with their Screen brand going to Laserium Networks, and other assets going to Quest.