Delhi scribe to host BBC special editions

NEW DELHI: BBC World Service is taking its flagship news and current affairs programme, The World Today for South Asia, to Delhi, where it will be co-presented by Political Editor of The Asian Age newspaper, Seema Mustafa.

The special editions of The World Today on 2 and 3 December, will establish tie-ups between Delhi and Islamabad and air discussions between prominent Kashmiris on both sides as well as the customary up-to-the minute coverage of the main news stories around the region and across the world, according to a press release from BBC World.

There will be a special report from the mountain kingdom of Bhutan about the pace of social and political change there. The World Today will also be "testing the temperature" in Gujarat's election campaign, review the day's newspapers, bring the latest sport and business news and include,a full range of items - from lifestyle issues, to music and the arts, as well as politics and diplomacy.

Editor of The World Today, Andrew Whitehead said he is delighted that one of India's top journalists is to host the programme from the Delhi studio: "Seema Mustafa will bring enormous authority and expertise. As a breakfast programme, we aim both to sum-up what's happened overnight, and signal the main news themes of the day ahead. Having Seema on board will enable us to fulfil those goals that much better."

Seema Mustafa, who will be joining regular presenter, George Arney, in London, added that she is excited about her new role: "Although I have contributed to The World Today earlier, I see the chance to co-present the programme from here as an exciting challenge to focus on issues of great interest to the listeners in the region."

Latest Reads
Anil Ambani’s Reliance sues NDTV for Rs 10,000 cr for Rafale coverage

NDTV has been sued for Rs 10,000 crore by Anil Ambani's Reliance Group in an Ahmedabad court for its reportage on the Rafale fighter jet deal. The lawsuit is filed against NDTV's weekly show, Truth vs Hype, which aired on 29 September.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
Republic TV leads English news genre in BARC week 41

Republic TV continued to lead the English news genre as per All India BARC data week 41. No changes were noticed this week in the English business news genre. Aaj Tak maintained its lead across every Hindi news genre for yet another week. Hindi news urban genre remained unchanged. Zee News dropped...

Television TV Channels Viewership
Star Utsav bags leadership in GEC (U+R) in BARC week 41

Star Utsav and Zee Anmol swapped their first and second positions in the Hindi (U+R) genre in Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) data for week 41 of 2018. Star Plus and Big Magic exchanged their eighth and ninth positions in the rural market. Star Bharat and Sony Sab swapped their fifth and...

Television TV Channels Viewership
Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) extends exclusive television and digital rights partnership with ABB FIA Formula E championship

Sony Pictures Network India (SPN) will continue to broadcast each round of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship for a further two seasons across the Indian sub-continent - including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Television TV Channels Sports
James Gough’s innovative idea will be incubated with the intent to prototype it at Formula 1®’s Media & Technology Centre

Formula 1® Managing Director of Motorsports, Ross Brawn, and Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Driver, Lewis Hamilton, today crowned James Gough the winner of this year’s USD $50,000 F1® Innovation Prize at the FORMULA 1 PIRELLI 2018 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX in Austin.

Television TV Channels Sports
FLIX FIRST SCREENING: &flix makes October spookier with the multi-city theatrical premiere of Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

&flix, the all-new destination for the most-awaited Hollywood blockbusters, brings the much-anticipated sequel Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween on Thursday, October 25

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
BIG Ganga Goes All Out to Delight Its Audience This Festive Season, Launches Engrossing Range of Shows

With the festive season right around the corner, BIG Ganga, the number one Bhojpuri channel in the Hindi heartland

Television TV Channels GECs
Time Maharashtra.....Feel The Pulse of Maharashtra

Viasys Digital Network Pvt. Ltd, under the leadership of founder chairman Mr. Sudesh Bhosle brings together a blend of Media and IT skills bagged by a deep understanding of Global Media.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting

As the country gears up to celebrate the symbolic victory of good over evil, EPIC makes the day special for their viewers by airing special programming for the festival of Vijayadashami.

Television TV Channels Factual @ Discovery

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories