Smeeta Chakrabarti, CEO, NDTV Lifestyle |Bappi Lahiri at launch of NDTV Good Times UK

Smeeta Chakrabarti, CEO, NDTV Lifestyle
Smeeta Chakrabarti, CEO, NDTV Lifestyle

NDTV held a special event last week to celebrate the launch of its premiere lifestyle channel hosted , Good Times in the UK.

The evening was hosted by Uber stylish Ambika Anand and UK۪s most prominent corporate, advertisers and celebrities were in attendance to celebrate the Good Times۪. SBI Regional Head-UK Mr Mahapatra, Virgin Media Director of Content and Acquisition Emma Jones, Vice President of Somaliland H.E. Abdirahman Abdillahi Ismail and CEO Hero Honda Mr Munjal, were some of the distinguished guests at the launch.

The event saw a surprise appearance by Bollywood’s biggest music icon Bappi Lahiri. It also featured a live cooking demonstration by Chef Manish Mehrotra – the winner of the ground-breaking reality series, Foodistan and concluded with a scintillating flash mob dance performance.

NDTV Good Times was originally launched in the UK on Virgin in December 2012 to a great reception. However, the event was a chance for the NDTV Good Times team to thank and celebrate with all its supporters in the UK

Continuing to spread the Good Times, the channel has been engaging viewers in UK with its award winning popular series such as ‘Highway On My Plate’, ‘Chakh Le’, ‘Band Baajaa Bride’, ‘I۪m Too Sexy’ among many others, since its launch in December 2012 on Virgin Media.

Speaking on the occasion, Smeeta Chakrabarti, CEO, NDTV Lifestyle said, We are delighted to see the affinity enjoyed by the channel in a short span of five months. Our endeavour is to offer the best in lifestyle programming and transcend borders with innovative formats and offerings.۝

Bappi Lahiri at launch of NDTV Good Times UK
Bappi Lahiri at launch of NDTV Good Times UK

Shibani Sharma Khanna, Channel Director, NDTV Good Times and Creative Head, NDTV Lifestyle added, “NDTV Good Times presents a multitude of shows that touch upon different genres such as food, travel, fashion, music, technology and more. The channel aims to offer world-class and aspirational programming that advocates living the Good Times.”

Key event sponsor of the gala DVK is making its foray into the entertainment industry. Deepak Kuntawala, CEO of DVK, participated in a Q&A at the event to discuss his forthcoming projects in partnership with the entertainment industry, which include the financing of two Hollywood movies with the producer of Rocky and Bill Charter and an upcoming collaboration with the Hollywood legend, Al Pacino.

Speaking at the occasion, Deepak said, DVK has recently ventured into new territory with numerous projects and strategic alliances with the entertainment industry. We are extremely excited to be part of NDTV Good Times۪ launch in the UK. This has been a very successful night and it was an honour to spend it with all the people that attended.۝

NDTV Good Times is available to Virgin Channel 829. It is also available across international markets such as US, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Maldives and Africa.