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MTV coordinates globally for reality 'D-Tour'

MUMBAI: The flood of reality-based or celebrity-driven offerings continue. Reality-heavy MTV is all set to premier its new series D-Tour, a travel-cum-reality programme.

 

The show is the outcome of five MTV teams from across the world coming together with the purpose of increasing interaction within the global MTV fraternity.

Says MTV Network India executive producer (production) Kartik Chintamani, "Since reality is a rage among the youth, it sits very comfortably on the MTV platform. Moreover, D-Tour is to a great extent shot in India (Mumbai and Rajasthan)."

 

 

The six-episode D-Tour will air only on MTV and not on sibling Vh1. The reality based show is a collaborative effort of various MTV arms in many countries, which has been conceptualized and co-ordinated by the US-based MTV International.

MTV channels in Latin America and also rest of Asia are set to premier D-Tour. The show centres around five women, from Japan, India, Brazil, Argentina, and Hong Kong, who travel across Asia.

According to a media report, the show premiered on 4 may on MTV Japan. The show opens on MTV Brasil and MTV Latin America (South) on 9 May and MTV Latin America North on 15 May 15. The sceduled premiere on MTV India and MTV Southeast Asia is 15 May.

In the series, the women's escapades include a Bollywood fight set, a haunted Indian village, an all-night beach party in Thailand and a sumo camp in Japan.

MTV India has showcased many such shows that are shot abroad and this list includes World Chart Express - South Africa, Style Check and Desi Raj- Europe.

At present, the music channel airs Motoalert, which is an existing Pan-Asian show. "We would definitely looking at more shows which are large in scale and pan-asian/international in context, " Chintamani adds.

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