Aaj Tak launches new channel in India

Leading Indian news channel Aaj Tak has launched a third news channel in India. Tez, as the channel will be known, launched today and will live up to its name as being the first in bringing breaking news stories. Speed will matter on its news stories. Aroon Purie of the India Today Group said that “Tez is a fast and compact news channel meant for Indian Viewers.” He also said that that “Aaj Tak has 30 million viewers across the country and Headlines Today has 10 million viewers in India.” Noted that Aaj Tak was launched in December 2000 and April 2003 saw the launch of Headlines Today. Flagship channel Aaj Tak also known for breaking news first before its rivals, will continue with its winning formula. Presenters of Aaj Tak will front news programmes on Tez. Headlines Today is third channel in the TV Today Network. Headlines Today is an English news channel.

Tumhari Disha’s Porineeta out

Kavita Kaushik who plays Porineeta in Tumhari Disha on ZEE will have a change of track. According to her the role she started off doing was just a cameo one but it got extended as time went on and it was anyway time for a change. Kaushik pooh-poohed all rumours of a fall out with Producer Roopali Guha. She was particular to point out that she and Guha had discussed at length Porineeta?s role and had mutually decided that for the moment the character was going no where. There had been rumours that Kaushik had dug her heels in about doing certain scenes and Guha and threatened to have her thrown out. Evidently things were sorted out to the satisfaction of both the parties and they have parted ways amicably. Kaushik is now concentrating on her role in Kesar (STAR Plus) where she plays a princess (Source: TelevisionPoint).

STAR Plus’ Dekho Magar Pyar Se off air soon

STAR Plus’ Dekho Magar Pyar Se, which started off very well enough about an overweight girl but soon lost its way and got caught up in the usual saas-bahu rut, will be taken off air soon. According to rumours doing the rounds, the troubled drama is lagging behind in the ratings and will be replaced soon with a new drama Le Jayenge Le Jayenge.

Superskills on ZEE TV delayed

If you’re expecting to see the Superskills cricket series this weekend, re-organise your diary as the show has now been delayed until October. This automatically means the programme will air on ZEE TV at the beginning of October. More on Biz Asia about this soon.