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'Breakfast with Champions' is YouTube's second Original in India after ARRived

The new season will be of 12 episodes and will be available worldwide for free.

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MUMBAI: Actor and television presenter Gaurav Kapur had last year announced a show last year named Breakfast with Champions on his YouTube channel that showcased real-life stories from the field of sports. Kapur announced that YouTube has now picked up his passion project as its second Origninal from India.

The latest season of BwC will feature 12 episodes, which will be available worldwide for free. AR Rahman’s ARRived was the first show announced under the Originals banner in India. Cricket-based show What The Duck, hosted by comedian-presenter Vikram Sathaye was made for Viu streaming service but was also available on YouTube.

Breakfast with Champions was set against a casual backdrop with no anchor links to the camera and no pre-prepared questionnaires said Kapur in a media report.

He further added, “We decided to make our guests comfortable and let them open up – like two people having a chat. We wanted to make the viewer feel like the third chair at the table. I funded the first 20 episodes myself. No investor, no sponsor. I decided to put it out online because no TV channel wanted it. Luckily, the viewers liked it and now we have syndication deals worldwide with the big networks.”

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