The captivating sporting spirit of the cricket season is garnering eyeballs amongst viewers in India. ‘MNX Super League’ weeknights at 11 PM on MNX brings the best of sports and films with an aim to up the entertainment quotient. Offering its viewers their favourite movies, MNX, the new age Hollywood channel for Young India from Times Network, is also gratifying viewers with an opportunity to watch their favourite sports stars LIVE.
When it comes to superheroes, we all have our favourites, but when it comes to villians, Heath Ledger as the main antagonist of The Dark Knight truly stands apart. Celebrating the life of this legendary star on his birthday 4th April, MN+ is airing the second movie in the critically acclaimed ‘Dark Knight Trilogy’ and sequel to 2005’s ‘Batman Begins’, The Dark Knight at 7pm. His twisted, manic take on the quintessential Batman villain redefined the character for Christopher Nolan's superhero film and won him a posthumous Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Exam times are fever times for the children and their stress is too high. To help them remain cool, Kids entertainment channel Nickelodeon will launch a campaign, ‘Masti Ka Time Table’ and Sonic will launch ‘Shiva Banaye Exams Cool’.
Shemaroo Entertainment and the Direct to home (DTH) operator Tata Sky have reached a deal and together launched a Marathi movie-on-demand service Tata Sky Marathi Cinema on 14 December. The service will available for free for the first 5 days followed by a charge of Rs 30 per month.
In a first-of-its-kind on Indian television, Zoom has launched Tambola. The channel will organize a month-long activity till January 09, 2018, where viewers have to watch Bollywood’s favorite & latest songs played during the morning break-less band from 8.30 am to 10.30 am.
Zee TV is launching a new crime drama, ‘Detective Didi’ on 9 December. This is a story about Bunty Sharma who is a fearless woman, and whose curiosity and keen attention to detail have helped decode many complex cases.
Women are the main viewers of TV. GEC Channels try to woo them with women specific shows. Now English GEC AXN is also planning to woo women. It has a special programming line-up in November. Films having women lead like Jennifer Lawrence in ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2’, Scarlett Johansson in ‘Lucy’, Emily Blunt in ‘The Girl on the Train’ and Charlize Theron in ‘The Huntsman: Winter War’ will be shown in the month.
The kids had liked the first season of the Voice India Kida. Now, &TV is planning to start its Season 2 from 11 November, every Saturday and Sunday at 9 pm. Unlike its first season, the new season will feature four judges/coaches on the panel who will train the contestants and strive to win the title.
Discovery Kids’ newly launched Angry Bird Series are attracting kids. The new series Angry Birds Blues features new birds and their hilarious escapades. Meet the Blues Jake, Jay and Jim – rambunctious bluebird triplets with big ideas that wildly succeed or hilariously fail. But no matter what happens, this fun feathered trio always bounces back… except when the Hatchlings show up. Cute, clueless and gullible, the lovable flock of baby birds unwittingly makes things worse for the Blues in the most adorable way. Unfazed, the brothers simply shake their smouldering tail feathers and try, try again. Whether it’s building a clubhouse ordered from the Mighty Eagle Express, or getting a kite to fly, the Blues’ crazy antics become unbelievable comic disasters you can’t resist. Every day on Bird Island is an adventure for these unstoppable brothers.
In line with successful Global kids franchises like Pokemon, which uses toys as integral part of the story telling ; India now has its very own franchise Fatak Patak!
With the summer holidays coming up, Discovery Kids has kick-started the excitement with the launch of brand new series – Sheikh Chilli & Friendz and Angry Birds amongst other brand new shows.
MN+, the premium HD English movie channel of TIMES NETWORK, will premiere the biographical drama film -- `Pawn Sacrifice’, on December 31, 2016 at 1pm & 9pm. The inspiring movie tells the story of the first American world chess champion Bobby Fisher and his biggest championship battle at the heights of the Cold War.
In its endeavor to offer finest entertainment to children, Discovery Kids has announced to premiere movies every weekend all through 2017.
TLC, India’s popular lifestyle channel has announced a scintillating line-up of unique series, formats and path-breaking content on Indian television. Variety is the spice of life, especially when it comes to television. TLC brings the best television content from across the world, localized to appeal to Indian viewers.
Discovery Kids announced the launch of its second series being produced in India – “SHEIKH CHILLI & FRIENDZ”, slated to premiere early 2017.
TLC has commissioned the second edition of this franchise - LIVING WITH A SUPERSTAR - SAIF ALI KHAN. The series will present an uninhibited access into the personal and professional life of the Bollywood megastar Saif Ali Khan. The TLC cameras will follow the enigmatic Saif in India and abroad to present the all-inclusive glimpse of his world including his relationships with his family, superstar wife Kareena Kapoor Khan, friends, staff and other filmmakers.
The hosting of the said programme will be air in the first month 2017. Hindi comedy entertainment channel SAB TV is looking forward to bringing the fifth edition of ‘Sab Ke Anokhe Awards’ in January 2017, unlike every year when the annual property was hosted in August. The awards did not take place this year, 2016 as the channel was waiting for the launch of new shows to take place. So make the most of the opportunity by switch the channel to get full entertainment.
The last month of 2016 is full of entertainment in the context of movies as Movies Now 2, Times Network’s English movie channel for the youth, has lined up a series of Hollywood movies filled with action, sci-fi and fantasy. The line-up of movies in this property includes ‘Species III’, ‘The Darkest Hour’ and ‘Outlander’. These will air from 10 December onwards, every Saturday, at 7 pm. Finally, ‘Time Rider’ will showcase time-travel movies. The film that will air in this property are ‘Predestination’, ‘Austin Powers In Goldmember’ and ‘In Time’. These movies will air on the channel from 10 December onwards, every Saturday, at 9 pm. Along with these properties, Movies Now 2 will air ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ and the ‘Big Bang Movie’ on 11 December, Sunday, at 9 pm.
STYLE INC. WITH AALIM HAKIM premiere on TLC 20th Oct. 2016 at 10 pm, but it has already created a sensation in Bollywood and social media platforms generating an astounding 200 million impressions.
~ An Anees Bazmee film, will star real life ‘chacha – bhatija jodi’ Anil Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor ~
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