Television

Suvarna sets high hopes with Bigg Boss Kannada 2

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2014/06/24/DSCF1245.JPG?itok=r-K-qfFJ

BENGALURU: A few weeks ago, Indiantelevision.com had reported that Star Network’s Kannada general entertainment channel (GEC) Suvarna has bagged the rights of the second season of Bigg Boss Kannada (BBK) from ETV Kannada.

And the channel is all set to start airing the 100 episode daily show starting 29 June hosted by Kannada actor Sudeep again.

To keep the mystery alive, Suvarna claims that the names of the 14 contestants have been kept under wraps with the winner taking home a cash prize of Rs 50 lakh. Suvarna business head Anup Chandrasekharan says, "We have always brought in different and exciting content for our audience and we are delighted to bring to your screens yet another thrilling series. Bigg Boss Kannada promises to be an electrifying season in its second innings.”

A key differentiator between the Kannada and Hindi editions is the set at Lonavala which is simpler and has fewer cameras (35 maximum).  

Produced by Endemol India, BBK 2 is an hour long episode to be aired between 8 to 9 pm will see a three hour long premiere, inform sources at the channel.

Endemol India COO Abhishek Rege adds, “Bigg Boss has captured the attention of Indian audiences all over! With a legacy of record breaking TRPs it has truly gained momentum on both national and regional television with the continuing success Bigg Boss Hindi and fantastic response received by Bigg Boss Kannada season 1.”

The channel has roped in OLX.in as the title sponsor, CERA as the powered by sponsor, Dollar Bigg Boss as associate sponsor and many more are lined up. The channel says that it is selling ad spots at a 200 per cent premium. Chandrasekharan says that he is looking at a 70-30 (spot-buying) split, with 70 per cent advertisers and sponsors already booked.

A 360 degree marketing plan has been designed for BBK 2, for which it has earmarked around Rs 8 crore. This includes 150 hoardings across Karnataka and on 50 bus shelters in Bengaluru, 100 branded buses and ad spots on three radio stations. It has also planned for print ads in all publications on the launch day as well as magazine. Other outdoor and BTL activities include multiplex activity at PVR and Inox, mall branding in Bengaluru, door to door activity and mobile van activity.

The channel is promoting the programme heavily on the digital platform through its website and social networking sites. It also intends to have a sub domain for BBK. The channel will dedicate 70 per cent of its promo time on this show during the launch phase, as well as run spots on its sister channel, Suvarna Plus.

Industry sources peg the production cost of the show at about Rs 16 crore to Rs 17 crore across the 100 episodes, with the total cost pegged at around Rs 30 crore to Rs 35 crore. “There is no such thing as inflation. This season will cost about the same as last season to produce the show,” reveals the source. About 800 technicians would be working in shifts behind the scenes.

While Chandrasekharan claims non disclosure agreement (NDA) reasons for not disclosing the amount that the channel is paying for retaining host Sudeep, industry sources put the amount at between Rs 1.5 crore to Rs 2.5 crore.

 “Sudeep was the obvious choice for season 2 as well. If we had brought in someone else, it would be like re-inventing the wheel. So what if the show has switched channels?” says a source at Endemol India.

Though the show did bring in ratings numbers for ETV Kannada during in season one, it did not rake in the money that was expected reveals an industry source. “This was probably the reason that the Star Network could take the show away from Viacom18,” explains the source.

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/11/28/bb.jpg?itok=UE_yzs1I
Bigg Boss 14 finale to happen next week?

MUMBAI: Twists and turns abound in Bigg Boss and the show is set to introduce yet another shocker in the upcoming episode. According to a promo released by the makers of the show, host Salman Khan will be seen informing the housemates that the finale of Bigg Boss 14 will be held in the coming week...

Television TV Channels GECs
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/11/28/nbf.jpg?itok=4ZlM9HeJ
NBF hails Supreme Court of India upholding human liberty

The News Broadcasters Federation hails supreme court of India, upholding sacrosanct principle of human liberty in its judgement providing interim relief to Arnab Goswami, MD and editor in chief of Republic Media Network.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/11/27/play.jpg?itok=5ZXN9Xmv
ITW Playworx wins sponsorship rights of ADT10 season 4

NEW DELHI: Ten Sports has awarded ITW Playworx the sponsorship rights of the Abu Dhabi T10 (ADT10) season 4. The fast-paced and pulsating ADT10 tournament is back with its fourth edition for all cricket enthusiasts around the world, and will commence from 28 January – 6 February 2021 at Zayed...

Television TV Channels Sports
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/11/27/banijay.jpg?itok=_ko_-tZU
Banijay confirms internal data theft in cyber attack

MUMBAI: Independent production company Banijay has admitted that internal data was stolen in a cyber attack last week, potential impacting hundreds of current and former employees. The company said that certain personnel data as well as commercially sensitive information may have been compromised....

Television Production House Post Production
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/11/27/south.jpg?itok=ESeigc8W
Madras HC issues interim injunction against sexually explicit ads

KOLKATA: The Madurai bench of the Madras high court has issued an interim injunction against programmes or advertisements on TV channels displaying obscenity. In addition to that, the judges sought response from MIB on censorship of programmes telecast on channels. “Some advertisements though look...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/11/27/and.jpg?itok=H9_k5j56
Watch Hindi television premiere of the ‘The Grudge’, only on &pictures

MUMBAI: Ever imagined what it would be like to step into a house that is cursed by a vengeful ghost. Would you dare to go inside it? Well, this Friday the 27 November at 9pm, gather all the courage you got as ab darr hoga full on as &pictures will take you on a bone chilling ride with the Hindi...

Television TV Channels Movie Channels
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/11/27/zee_0.jpg?itok=met_v20G
Zee TV introduces a gamified filter for Brahmarakshas 2 on Instagram and Facebook

MUMBAI: After regaling audiences with three engaging stories in the festive month of October that capture the pulse of the emerging middle class India and the evolving relationship dynamics of society, Zee TV  now offers its viewers an escape into the world of fantasy with another intriguing season...

Television TV Channels Movie Channels
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/11/27/zee.jpg?itok=qZhvhIaQ
Zee Keralam celebrates second anniversary, thanks viewers for the exciting two years

MUMBAI: Zee Keralam, the hit entrant in the Malayalam entertainment TV arena, has completed two years of thriving existence. On the day of their second anniversary, Zee Keralam has brought out a brand film with the tag ‘Avesham Randiriatti’ featuring everyone from the Zee Keralam family including...

Television TV Channels Regional
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/11/27/arnab.jpg?itok=1eR5w5HM
No prima facie evidence against Arnab Goswami in abetment to suicide case: SC

Detailing the reasons for granting interim bail to Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami in its 11 November judgement, the Supreme Court highlighted that the bail will remain in force for four weeks, even after the Bombay high court decides on the journalist-cum-businessman’s plea to quash the...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required