Television

'KBC' signs off in style... with Star promising to bring it back

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/04/18/Untitled-1_8.jpg?itok=zbxgBLme

After over 300 episodes on air, nearly 3000 contestants, over 500 people on the hotseat, a more than 60,000 studio audience, over 90 million phone calls, and more than Rs 260 million given away as prize money, Kaun Banega Crorepati, the show that resurrected a channel and a fading Bollywood superstar, signed off today. With a promise that it would be back.

KBC, the show that Star licenced from Celador's Who wants To be a Millionaire and launched in June 2000, not only raised Star to the No. 1 position but also gave actor Amitabh Bachchan a fresh lease on superstardom.

Said Sameer Nair, executive V-P, content & communication, Star Network: "We've enjoyed every moment of the show, shooting with Amitabh Bachchan, guests stars, interacting with audiences, and basking in the unprecedented success of the show. Every, such show needs a small break and now it's time for Kaun Banega Crorepati too. Come, July-August, and watch out we'll be back with Amitabh Bachchan and a big, brighter and bigger show." 

Whether Bachchan will be back in the hot seat if and when the show returns only time will tell; but the Big B did, during the course of the show, leave that particular issue open ended.

And as the guest on the grand finale show, Star Plus brought back Harshvardhan Nawathe, KBC's first 'crorepati' (10 millionaire?).

From next week (16 January), Cinevista's Sanjivani, a hospital drama with actor Mohnish Behl in the lead, goes on air. And Star's rivals can get set for a channel stakes battle with a far more level playing field - without the Big B's shadow hanging over the proceedings.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/15/dsport.jpg?itok=aG_5Yuxw
DSPORT to telecast marquee european tour events in india

DSPORT, a premium sports channel of Discovery Communications, will broadcast live , Marquee events from the European Tour 2019, Europe’s premiere and one of golf’s strongest professional tours featuring some of the world’s top professional golfers.

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/15/tv_0.jpg?itok=VNea0CHD
TV18 boosts Network18 numbers for third quarter

Mukesh Dhirbhai Ambani’s media arm, Network18 reported improved numbers for the quarter ended 31 December 2018 (Q3 2019, quarter under review) as compared to the corresponding year ago quarter Q3 2018).

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/15/nm.jpg?itok=Saurl_Ya
PM Narendra Modi's interview with ANI News garners 5.9 mn impressions

Indian PM Narendra Modi gave an interview to ANI News on 1 January 2019. It raked in 5.9 million impressions in the Hindi news genre, according to BARC India.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/15/cc.jpg?itok=jIb76f5i
Comedy Central and BSF join forces to ‘Spread The Cheer’ among the Jawans in Jammu

Comedy Central – India’s leading 24-hour English Entertainment channel is committed towards making India smile and spreading cheer in citizens’ lives.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/14/discovery.jpg?itok=xC9KADws
Discovery Channel to premiere epic Docu-Drama ‘First Man'

Who are we? Where did we come from? What makes us human? The two hour special First Man, premiering on Discovery Channel on January 15 at 9:00 pm

Television TV Channels Factual @ Discovery
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/14/tv_0.jpg?itok=ilxqj_Zc
&TV presents an unusual love story Main Bhi Ardhangini

It is often said that a man’s life can never be complete without a wife i.e. his ‘Ardhangini’ or his better half. Donning multiple roles

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/14/fanney.jpg?itok=J0nHnxV5
Follow your passion with this slice-of-life story of Fanney Khan with its World Television Premiere Only on Sony MAX

Set to conquer the world battling the daily rat-race, a father-daughter duo is passionate to achieve their goals against all odds.

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/14/shemaroo.jpg?itok=aTKQha0R
Shemaroo Entertainment Limited LaunchesSix New Services onInDigital& NXTDigital

Shemaroo Entertainment Limited, one of India’s leading content power house,has successfully launched six new servicesonthe digital television distribution platforms of IndusInd Media & Communications Ltd.

Television TV Channels Music and Youth
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/14/times.jpg?itok=PvcXfOHB
Times Network and NSE launch Prosperous India 2019

Times Network, India’s leading television broadcasting network, in partnership with NSE launched ‘Prosperous India 2019

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories