UTV expects to launch 8 new shows on 7 channels

MUMBAI: UTV claims to have beefed up its television programming front with a clutch of new shows on channels, both domestic and overseas.


From pubcaster Doordarshan to Sony, regional channel Vijay TV to Malaysian channel Astro to the BBC, the production house says it plans to launch eight new shows across seven channels in the next quarter. While Sony Entertainment Television refuses to confirm the launch of the UTV created Sarfarosh, UTV says the show will go on air shortly, and is the story of an ordinary man who will go against all odds to save his family and his country. He is torn between dedication for his country and love for his family when his daughter gets kidnapped.

While a response could not be garnered from Star Plus, UTV says its two shows Shanno Ki Shaadi and Sim Salabi Choo Choo are to begin airing shortly. Shanno Ki Shaadi, a comic soap about a traditional Punjabi family having trouble finding a suitable match for the middle daughter. Shanno is shy, introvertish and makes the best parathas. This show is about laughter, tears, love and romance. 

Sim Salabi Choo Choo is about two 10-year-old superkids who are devotees of Goddess Durga. They are blessed with powers to vanquish all evil.

UTV also says Devi, a supernatural thriller will launch on Doordarshan in December. Prayalam, a UTV creation has already premiered on Vijay TV is about a hidden treasure, which offers the power to lead the human race. The king of the state is looking for a child to sacrifice in order to acquire this treasure. This child happens to be the daughter whose existence the king is not aware of, says a UTV release.

UTV has also made a show Casa Idaman 3 for Astro RIA in Malaysia, continuing the strong programming base in Bahasa Malay built over the years by UTV's wholly owned subsidiary in Malaysia. Casa Idaman is a tale of two matriarchs and their families. It is a story of their rivalry and how their doings are visiting and wreaking havoc on the next generation.

UTV has also ventured into the non-fiction arena, with two shows on BBC and another, identified only as 'one of the biggest non fiction global channels headquartered in the US'.

Latest Reads
&TV presents Laal Ishq - passionate love stories with a supernatural twist

We promised to be together forever. Nothing could take us apart - not even death. Even though my body has long gone, my spirit still lives on… my soul will always be with you. For true love, never dies. &TV’s latest offering Laal Ishq, a series of passionate love stories with a supernatural...

Television TV Channels GECs
Zee Anmol retains lead in GEC (U+R) in BARC's week 24 data

Zee Anmol retained its top spot in Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) data for week 24 in the Hindi GEC (U+R) market. While Star Utsav and Rishtey swapped their third and fourth positions in the rural market, Star Plus and Zee TV exchanged second and third positions in the urban segment.

Television TV Channels Viewership
BARC, Week 24: Rebublic TV dominates, Mirror Now enters top five

MUMBAI: Times Network’s English news channel, Mirror Now, replaced NDTV in the All India Broadcast Audience Research Council’s (BARC) week 24 rantings, as Arnab Goswami's Republic TV continued to dominate the English news market While Aaj Tak led the charts in two Hindi news markets, ABP News...

Television TV Channels Viewership
What next with Fox-Disney-Comcast ?

MUMBAI: Part poker, part chess. That's exactly how the Disney-Comcast bidding war for Rupert Murdoch's entertainment conglomerate - 21 Century Fox - is being played out. The intense, see-saw battle for the media empire, which includes Hollywood studios, cable networks and streaming businesses, isn...

Television Production House Post Production
Sky News gets 15-year commitment from Disney in takeover battle

MUMBAI: Disney has refrained from selling Sky News without the U.K government’s permission and offered British authorities a commitment to operate Sky News for 15 years. For its part, 21st Century Fox has offered new commitments in an attempt to get its $15 billion bid for Sky over the finish line...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
Discovery picks Park Avenue address for new global HQ

MUMBAI: Discovery Inc. has selected a Park Avenue address for its new global headquarters. The company is also expanding facilities and adding jobs in Virginia. The company has signed a long-term lease with TF Cornerstone to occupy the entire space of 230 Park Ave South. According to,...

Television TV Channels Viewership
NBCUniversal accuses BeoutQ of illegal streaming of FIFA World Cup in MENA

MUMBAI: NBCUniversal, an American multi-national media conglomerate owned by Comcast, has accused a pirated streaming service called BeoutQ in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) for illegally broadcasting the FIFA 2018 World Cup matches. NBC's Telemundo unit, which holds the Spanish-language...

Television TV Channels Sports
How Sony is bringing the FIFA World Cup 2018

MUMBAI: Sports broadcasting is no ordinary business. Just ask Star India and Sony Network Pictures (SPN) India – who often slug it out against each other for the rights of premium sporting properties. The two high rollers of Indian sports broadcasting play by one simple rule: high risks, high...

Television TV Channels Sports
Sports media rights to soar 22% in 2018 in Asia Pacific: MPA

The market value of sports media rights is set to reach US$5.0 billion in Asia Pacific ex-China this year, according to Asia Pacific Sports In The Age Of Streaming, a new report published by Media Partners Asia (MPA).

Television TV Channels Sports

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories