ESPN Cricinfo to bring more original programming

MUMBAI: DD Sahyadri is set to make hay from the first mega scale commissioned programming from Prasar Bharati to hit the terrestrial small screen in a long time.

With a budget of Rs 39 lakh (Rs 3.9 million) from the Prasar Bharati, the channel has roped in eminent theatre and film directors from Maharahstra including Sachin Pilgaonkar, Pratima Kulkarni, Sumitra Bhave and Kranti Kanade to make the half hour stories that will be telecast from 24 May, every Monday at 7.30 pm. The ambitious Prasar,Bharati project envisages bringing classic short stories from 13 Indian languages to the small screen. The Marathi episodes are later to be dubbed in Hindi and shown on the national network, says Mumbai station director Mukesh Sharma.

Sharma also intends to reap additional revenue out of the initiative by dubbing into Marathi, stories created in other regional languages as well as converting the stories into DVDs that can be sold internationally. Converting the Marathi stories into other languages will add more revenue, he says.

Among the titles picked for conversion to the small screen are the popular Dhindh by Shankar Patil (made by Sachin Pilgaonkar), Shantaram's Parangada made by Ajay Phansekar, and Vidyadhar Pundalik's Akherchi Ratra, made by Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukhtankar. Three of the titles have been produced in house, by DD staffers Madhavi Kulkarni, Sharan Birajdar and Meena Gokhale Pansare. Sharma says apart from the additional revenue the shows will bring, having a panel of eminent directors will not only add value to the programming but will also be of lasting archival value to Doordarshan.

Latest Reads
Cosmos-Maya’s next international co-production is a spin-off series of the much talked about 3D Animation feature film Leo da Vinci: Mission Mona Lisa

is another high quality 3D animation international co-production - a spin-off series based on the recently released film Leo da Vinci: Mission Mona Lisa.

Television TV Channels Kids
EPIC TV & Penguin Present The Third Book Of The Devlok With Devdutt Pattanaik Series

Where did the name Radha come from? When did Christianity first come to India? What is the connection between sanskar and dharma? After the enormous success of the first two books in the ‘Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik’ series, India’s favourite mythologist, Devdutt Pattanaik, is back with a third...

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
Banijay Asia and Salman Khan TV collaborates to create content for digital and tv

World’s largest independent content creation group, Banijay Group recently entered Indian & South East Asian market under the guidance of Deepak Dhar with an aim to produce content across genres. Banijay Asia &SK TV, which was launched few years back, come together to create novel and...

Television TV Channels GECs
DSport reaches 110 mn households in a year

DSport, the sports TV channel by Discovery Communications, has achieved the milestone of reaching 110 million households in India. The channel was launched on 6 February 2017 and achieved the milestone within one year of operations in India and has expanded its distribution across all DTH and...

Television TV Channels Sports
Star Suvarna to telecast 'Kannadada Kotyadhipati 2018' the Kannada version of 'Who wants to be a Millionaire' as part of its revamp

May 21, 2018: The third season of Kannadada Kotyadhipati, the Kannada version of ‘Who wants to be a Millionaire’, which sets the stage for a revamps of Star Suvarna, the Kannada GEC channel of Star Network will premiere in June’18. Since January 2018, the channel has gained viewership share in...

Television TV Channels Regional
Republic Network partners with CAF India to nurture the Culture of Giving amongst Indians as part of its first year celebration.

Republic TV, India’s number 1 English news channel for non-stop 53 weeks is celebrating its milestone first year anniversary in a unique and special way. Republic TV has partnered with Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) India, a not for profit organisation to fuel and accelerate the spirit of giving...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
Star spending up to Rs 2 cr on production per IPL match

MUMBAI: After having bought rights for almost all important sporting properties in India, Star India had the massive task to ensure that it sets a new benchmark for cricket. In February, it won the audio-visual production rights for IPL 2018, making it the first time that a broadcaster is...

Television TV Channels Sports
Watch Rani Mukerji’s ‘Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award’ winning performance in ‘Hichki’ only on Sony MAX

After garnering success at the box office and a heart-warming response from the audience, the Rani Mukerji starrer ‘Hichki’ is all set for its Worldwide Television Premiere only on Sony Pictures Networks’ number 1 Hindi movie channel, Sony MAX on Saturday, 26th March at 9pm. Directed by Siddharth...

Television TV Channels Movie Channels
World Television Premiere of Raid on Star Gold

This May, Star Gold to bring the World Television Premiere of Raid. Touted as first Bollywood project to be based on an Income Tax raid, this Ajay Devgn starrer hit will be showcased on 27th May 2018, Sunday at 1 PM on Star Gold.

Television TV Channels Movie Channels

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories