a BBC foreign correspondent based in Warsaw, Moscow and Washington,
Sebastian has over 30 years of reporting from more than 25 countries.
He is globally recognised as a sharp, incisive and unbiased cross-examiner
and enjoys a track record for fearless and forensic questioning
of some of the most powerful people on the planet.
BloombergUTV president Sriram Kilambi said, We are very excited
about having Tim Sebastian hosting The Outsider, a unique
and hard-hitting debate series about India - conducted in India.
The Outsider is the first ever television show about
India to be showcased on a global platform and we are proud to be
the channel to carry it. We expect the entire nation and Indians
living across the globe to sit-up, watch and participate in the
series which will send a strong signal to the Bureaucracy andCorporate
India about issues that need to be tackled to ensure that the country
stays on-course with its growth map.
Each debate will have speakers arguing for and against
the motion. Speakers will include politicians, business people and
activists. The debate will be conducted in the presence of a live
audience of around 200 people representing a mix of Indias
best future minds and people from all walks of life. The audience,
at the end of each debate, will vote for or against
The motion will then be thrown open in the viral world for people
from all across the globe to post their vote to determine the majority
sentiment for the motion.
Sobo Films Director Vikas Gulati said, With a combination
of Tim Sebastian, one of the leaders in his field, great topics,
a young audience and international viewers, we are looking forward
to the start of this series. We are proud to be able to give the
youth of this country an opportunity to share their views with a
global audience. This programme will allow an international audience
to hear what the future leaders of this country have to say.
series will be broadcast by BloombergUTV in India and by Bloomberg
TV across Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and Middle East, thereby
reaching out to over 300 million viewers globally making it the
first and only show about India to be produced in India and telecast
across the globe. A strong social media campaign has also been put
into place to gather opinions and votes from across the world to
be incorporated into the show.