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
Disney-Fox deal expected to happen on Thursday: CNBC

The Walt Disney Co. is expected to close a deal valued at $60 billion to acquire much of 21st Century Fox's assets, according to a CNBC news report. The two companies are likely to announce the deal on Thursday.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
World television premiere of Maragadha Naanayam on Zee Tamil

Zee Tamil announced the world television premiere of critically acclaimed Maragadha Naanayam – the fantasy-comedy-thriller film that features Aadhi Pinisetty and Nikki Galrani on Sunday, 17 December at 4:00 PM only on Zee Tamil. Written and directed by ARK Saravan, the movie is a perfect blend of...

Television TV Channels Regional
Republic TV to track real-time data for Gujarat elections

MUMBAI: Republic TV has partnered data-science company Gramener to track real-time data, along with analysis, during the Gujarat elections. According to a release sent by Republic TV, “Gramener will help enhance the visual look both on-air and on Republic’s digital platforms to present the data in...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
Nakul Chopra is new BARC chairman

MUMBAI: Nakul Chopra, currently president of Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) and senior advisor of Publicis Communications, has been elected as the next chairman of BARC India. Chopra succeeds Viacom18 group CEO Sudhanshu Vats, who has completed his one-year tenure as chairman.

Television TV Channels Viewership
Nitin Kukreja joins iQuest

Former Star India sports head Nitin Kukreja has joined iQuest Enterprises as its chief executive officer. Kukreja had left Star in March this year. IQuest is an enterprise of Nimmagadda Prasad, the former owner of the Maa TV group, who has multiple business interests ranging from infrastructure to...

Television TV Channels Sports
Sun TV's unassailable lead continues, while Zee TV leads Hindi across genre

BENGALURU: The Sun network's flagship Tamil general entertainment channel (GEC) Sun TV continued its lead in ratings across all GECs on Indian television for week 48 of 2017 (25 November to 1 December 2017) according to Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) weekly ratings data

Television TV Channels GECs
Republic TV, BTVI join hands for budget coverage

MUMBAI: Republic TV, spearheaded by Arnab Goswami, and Business Television India (BTVI) have entered into an alliance for content and programming around Union Budget 2018. The Republic TV- BTVI alliance promises to offer viewers a distinctive experience.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
Mairu Gupta and the art of building the NBA in India

MUMBAI: For basketball fans worldwide, the US National Basketball Association (NBA) represents the mecca of the sport. But in India, the NBA has had its task cut out, what with cricket presenting a near impenetrable line of defence.

Television TV Channels Sports
CNN-News18 'Indian of the year' 2017 special Telecast on 9 and 10 December

MUMBAI: The awards night of the annual and flagship initiative of CNN-News18, ‘Indian of the Year – 2017’ will be telecasted on the 9 and 10 of December at 9:30 PM on the channel. The initiative, whichrecognizes and awards the exceptional contribution and achievements of the iconic Indian citizens...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories