Television

9XM celebrates Bollywood with ‘9XE’

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2014/09/08/amar.jpg?itok=BU76-muI

MUMBAI: From the latest and the hottest buzz of the B-town to celebrity interviews, from trending story of the day to spotting celebs late at night, from the celebs’ twitter updates to their other escapades, music channel 9XM is ready to celebrate Bollywood with its new offering ‘9XE’.

A show for all the accurate news on Bollywood in true 9XM style, the channel aims to be a differentiator from the crowd. The 30-minute show claims to be witty, edgy and fast paced. It will be hosted by the Canadian actor and former Kingfisher Calendar model,  Mia Uyeda and air every Monday and Friday at 9pm.

With the new property, the channel breaks away from its set pattern of just showcasing Bollywood music. According to 9X Media content head Amar Tidke, it wants to build the channel as a destination. “Being a music channel and playing the latest Bollywood songs, launching a property around Bollywood only makes sense. This destination will further be a differentiator for us as well.”

The show will feature original content shot by the channel itself and will also see a host of fresh talent faces (in terms of presenters).  The packaging, styling and tonality of the show is very youth centric.

The strategy adopted by the channel was pretty much clear. Monday’s will be more like a preview by airing box office collections over the weekend and Friday’s will be more from a movie reviews perspective.

“It is not going to be either like a straight reportage or sensationalise things for the heck of it,” adds Tidke on the tone of the show. He further reveals that the programme takes almost two to three days to shoot and a day to edit.

To engage with the large base of Bollywood fans on the internet, 9XE will have a strong presence across various digital platforms where the viewers can further continue to interact and get more of it.

The channel has created a dedicated website -www.9xe.com, a dedicated social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube ( /9XETheShow) and on Instagram (/9XE_THE_SHOW).

9X Media SVP and digital head Vibha Gosher believes that for the first time it has created a destination. “We have never done this before and hence, have treated it like an individual entity, like a separate company.”

Doing justice to it on the digital platform, it has also created a lot of exclusive content available only for the digital buffs.

“You design a television show keeping the television audience in mind. The digital audience is used to have a lot of fun and in a casual manner. The way we are presenting our content on the digital front is different from the show. There is a lot more that one can see on the digital platforms,” adds Gosher.

For instance, on the YouTube channel, it will have news desk every single day which is a news story. “Again news will be news and we know everyone else will also have the same story to tell, but what we are striving towards is a unique take on that event by giving our own perspective,” states Gosher.

Also, the channel has rolled out an Android application. “We have launched it and it is currently available for download. We are empowering it as and when we get more and better content,” says Gosher while adding that in a month’s time, it will also launch an iOs app.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/03/20/walt.jpg?itok=d834AJ3p
Disney formally closes deal with Fox, massive layoffs expected

Walt Disney Co (Disney) has finally closed the deal with on its $71 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox (Fox). In recent months, the acquisition received final approval from antitrust regulators across the globe.

Television Production House Fiction
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/03/20/chrome.jpg?itok=Vy9rPxRb
Music genre most benefitted in Chrome DM week 11

Music genre has grown 3.93 per cent with the highest opportunity to see (OTS) in week 11 of Chrome Data Analytics and Media.

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/03/20/kevin.jpg?itok=i0pF-Eox
Warner Bros chief Kevin Tsujhara to step down

The WarnerMedia group has announced that Warner Bros studios chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujhara is stepping down after allegations of having an affair with a young British actress and helping her secure roles surfaced, according to reports.

Television TV Channels People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/03/20/flix.jpg?itok=Ur43FBM_
Witness the heart-warming bond unfold in the epic-adventure movie Alpha premiering on &flix, &Privé HD and Zee Café

Amidst the vast wilderness, the survival of the fittest truly determines life and death. But what happens when your fight for survival brings with it the dangers of the wild? Witness a young boy unleash his inner warrior and struggle as he travels through treacherous landscapes in the epic-...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/03/20/smriti.jpg?itok=PZiuoicm
Smriti Mehra elevated to Executive Vice President, Focus at Network18

After stints with Discovery Channel, Arré and Turner Broadcasting, Smriti Mehra returned home to Network18 Group last year. The company today announced her elevation as EVP – Focus, to head revenue. She will report to Priyanka Kaul – President, Marketing & Special Projects, Network18.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/03/20/ganga.jpg?itok=H7BNoB2s
Big Ganga launches 4 new Bhojpuri shows

Big Ganga, ZEE Entertainment Enterprise Ltd’s Bhojpuri general entertainment channel in Bihar, Jharkhand, and Purvanchal is all set to cater to the demands of its audience for original content with two hours of weekday and one hour of weekend with four new shows.

Television TV Channels Regional
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/03/20/t_tv_punjabi.jpg?itok=S7j173Rc
New FTA channel T TV to focus on Punjabi audience

T TV, Taur Punjab Di, is the latest 24 hour free to air channel being launched by Teleone Consumers Product Pvt Ltd which is a part of DV Group of companies and is aimed at providing quality entertainment to the north Indian audience.

Television TV Channels Regional
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/03/20/re.jpg?itok=ab6NQhhE
ARG Outlier Media writes to TRAI, accuses News18 India of flouting landing page directive

ARG Outlier Media Asianet News, which owns channels like Republic TV, Republic Bharat among others, has accused TV18 Broadcast Ltd of flouting Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) 3 December 2018 directive to broadcasters and distribution platform operators (DPO).

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/03/19/abby.jpg?itok=9MZhUc6j
“ABBY AWARDS 2019” announces the illustrious Master Jury for the Creative ABBY’s

The gold standard in advertising awards, ABBY Awards 2019 that celebrates creative excellence in the category has announced an illustrious master jury for the upcoming edition.

Television TV Shows Awards

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories