BBC World to unveil slew of shows in August

MUMBAI: BBC World will showcase Holidays In The Danger Zone: Places That Don't Exist, The World Uncovered: World Weddings, Jeremy Bowen On The Front Line for the month of August.

A world of easy adventure tourism, Holidays In The Danger Zone: Places That Don't Exist, will air on 20 August at 8 pm. The host Simon Reeve will undertake a thrilling journey through the most obscure countries in the world - Places That Don't Exist.

In a statement issued, BBC World states that there are almost 200 official countries in the world, but there are dozens more breakaway states, which are determined to be separate and independent. The nations, which don't usually feature on the tourist trail: Somaliland, Transniestria, South Ossetia, Taiwan, Abkhazia, Ajaria and Nagorno-Karabkh will be featured in the show.

In, The World Uncovered: World Weddings, BBC World will present two films focussing on the lives of two couples exchanging vows in very different situations. Through their stories, these films throw light on ancient traditions, religious strife, and some harsh social realities on 6 August at 5:30 pm.

The channel will feature some of the horrors of distant conflicts through Jeremy Bowen On The Front Line into people's front rooms and interpret history as it's being made on 20 August at 5:30 pm. The media release adds that in the last four years 62 journalists have died in combat zones. Jeremy Bowen, the BBC's celebrated former World Affairs Correspondent, explores the lives and motivations of those whose work revolves around death and destruction. Drawing on his experiences in wars around the world, he gives a frank, unsparing insight into the psychology of the war correspondent.

Jeremy Bowen will talk to some of most famous war reporters of our time, while revisiting the conflicts that have defined our age.

Ellen MacArthur: Taking On The World will present the history's greatest sporting achievements on how Ellen MacArthur became the fastest person ever to sail around the world single-handed on 13 August at 7:30 pm.

The show will speak about the hardships and loneliness of life at sea, pushing a racing yacht round the clock. The programme Ellen MacArthur will also bring forth some remarkable on-board footage, an intimate video diary and an in-depth interview.

Latest Reads
DD D-G Sahu elected Asia-Pacific Broadcasting vice-president

Doordarshan Director General Supriya Sahu has been elected as the new vice-president of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union. The election was held during the 53rd annual Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union General Assembly hosted by the Indonesian public broadcaster RRI,

Television TV Channels People
Star Movies presents 'Films To See...' every weekday starting 7 Nov

Star Movies Select HD has been staying true to its promise of impeccable curation by showcasing the best. Star Movies sets standards of storytelling high inspiring a lot of others to try and re-invent the art of movie showcasing business.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
Q2-17: Zee Media operating profit up

BENGALURU: The Essel Group’s news network Zee Media Corporation Limited (ZMCL) reported more than double (2.47 times) year-over-year (y-o-y) operating profit (Simple EBIDTA) for the quarter ended 30 September 2016 (Q2-17, current quarter) . The company reported EBIDTA of Rs 18 crore (14.3 per cent...

Television TV Channels GECs
National Geographic Channel to undergo major rebranding

MUMBAI: Come 14 November and the National Geographic Channel will have a new shortened sobriquet. The word channel will disappear from its name and it will be simply known as National Geographic and a new tagline “Further.” The change is expected to take place simultaneously across all the 445...

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
Maha Cartoon targets 65 per cent rural HSM via DD FreeDish, 2000 LCOs

Who can forget the Charlie Chaplin show which entertained the world audience of all ages. Maha Cartoon, the first free-to-air (FTA) Hindi cartoon channel targeted at the Hindi-speaking markets (HSM), will be launched on India's largest DTH platform DD FreeDish on 1 November. The new Maha Cartoon...

Television TV Channels Kids
Vikram Chandra steps down; KVL Narayan Rao is new NDTV group CEO

The rumours that were making rounds of Vikram Chandra quitting NDTV have now been put to rest.

Television TV Channels People
Naagin helps Colors capture top position this week: BARC

Backed by Naagin Season 2, Colors was almost close to Star Plus to get the number one position, but, this week, Colors went few steps ahead and grabbed the leadership position and replaced Star Plus in week 42. Even in Urban GECs market, Colors toppled Star and took over the number one position.

Television TV Channels Viewership
SPN India to broadcast Barclays ATP World Tour finals

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) will exclusively broadcast the upcoming ATP events in the month of November. The ATP 1000 Paris Masters will be aired live on Sony ESPN channels and will be streamed live on SonyLIV app and website. The ATP 1000 Paris Masters in Paris will begin on 31 October.

Television TV Channels Sports
Hunt for Zee Business head continues

MUMBAI: Zee Business, an arm of Zee Media Corporation, has seen several transitions in its management this year. The channel was initially headed by Amish Devgan, who decided to move away after serving for 14 years. It was then led by Zee Media Corporation’s then CEO for content Samir Ahluwalia,who...

Television TV Channels People

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories