Television

'People's Reporting' rains down on the People's Channel

Mumbai, July 7, 2006: STAR News which first started the trend of Viewers turning Reporters in as early as 2003 with STAR Reporter, has consequently consolidated on 'people's reporting' with a roster of such timely viewer reported stories, taking the mandate of its positioning as the 'people's channel' that much further.

The recent heavy downpour on the 4th and 5th of July in Mumbai also provided a platform for people participation with hundreds of viewers sending in their narratives to be featured on the STAR News special feature "Aap Ka Bulletin", which is only the most recent instant of people participation in an otherwise long roster of other such initiatives.

The roster includes stories and videos brought in on the devastating Tsunami of December 2004, the London Blasts of July 2005, the infamous Delhi blasts of 29th October, the 'raging' Meerut Fire of April 10th, the crushing earthquake in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir at the turn of the New Year 2006 and numerous other instances reported via mobile clips, video footage, sms' and emails reported in and telecast on STAR News. People's Reporting has taken on a life of its own on STAR News, very often moving beyond reporting on facts into positive activism. At all the above instances people have sent in their reports in large numbers.

During the 26/7 Mumbai Deluge last year viewers braved flood waters and watery cesspools to bring in up-to-the-moment footage on life from the farthest corners of Mumbai. STAR News had then provided viewers an interactive platform, together with its own journalists to report on the happenings in Mumbai. STAR News' reporting format had then redefined the parameters of crisis reporting. Viewers played an important part in reporting on missing persons, offering advisories on ground-level realities at different locations and reporting in to the studios with often personal messages, seeking to connect with families. These were featured under two campaign formats at the time on STAR News - 'Aap Bane Reporter' and 'Hum Par Jo Gujre.' One viewer had even shot images and composed a tongue-in-cheek song on the Mumbai rains! Amateur video footage, in-studio interviews, mobile video clips, sms', emails and brave STAR News reporting had completed the first real-time viewer-led reporting on news television - a widely acknowledged feat.

People's Reporting has been institutionalized on STAR News with email ids pictures@starnews.co.in and starnews@vsnl.net accepting stories, pictures and MMS clips while the phone numbers 022-66630137 and 022-66630099 serving as hotlines to receive viewer inputs.

Recently, on the successful completion of the 3rd Anniversary milestone for STAR News, the channel launched a new and unique service for it's viewers - Khabar Hamari, Faisla Aapka; a 24- hours feedback mechanism that allows people to call in and express their views, opinions, suggestions or questions on a news story. A method of eliciting viewer interactivity, this service reinstates STAR News' position as the 'People's Channel', a promise it has made since its launch three years ago.

Rain or shine, STAR News keeps its promise of 'Aapko Rakhe Aagey'!



ABOUT STAR NEWS

STAR News, the first Indian news channel, is a joint venture between ABP TV - a 100 % subsidiary of ABP Pvt. Ltd. - and STAR India Pvt. Ltd., two of the biggest brands in Indian media. The Channel is best defined by a fair and balanced approach that combines prompt reporting with insightful analysis of news and current affairs. Living upto its motto of "Aapko Rakhe Aagey', STAR News is a people's channel that focuses on relevant news in a cutting-edge format. Since its conception, the Channel has grown to command a viewership of over 20 million Indian homes. Today, STAR News is available in the Indian subcontinent, South-East Asia, Central Asia, UK, USA and Australia, making it the first and only Global Indian News Channel.

For further information, please contact:

Navin Tauro / Swati Sundareswaran / Daylon D'cruz

Vaishnavi Corporate Communications;

Tel: 022 5656 8787 / Fax: 022 5656 8788

 

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/05/22/cosmos.jpg?itok=2FqpgpcO
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
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/05/22/devlok.jpg?itok=PQY6P734
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
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/05/22/image.jpg?itok=nszHwY7X
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
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/05/22/dsport.jpg?itok=IysB7fWD
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
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/05/22/kbc.jpg?itok=ETOcxSNn
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
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/05/22/Republic_TV-CAF_India.jpg?itok=4m-WJW5E
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
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/05/22/ipl.jpg?itok=jxhUTa_K
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
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/05/21/hichki.jpg?itok=YnbGpJnc
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
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/05/21/raid.jpg?itok=P0Yt38Li
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