NDTV Prime presents STAND UP PLANET
a two part documentary in partnership with KCETLINK
KCETLink's comedy special series to air on NDTV Prime on May 17th and 24th
Watch the STAND UP PLANET Trailer: http://youtu.be/z7xF71cy3qo
New Delhi - April 28, 2014
NDTV PRIME is proud to present STAND UP PLANET, a travelogue hosted by L.A.-based Indian American comic, Hasan Minhaj (Arrested Development, MTV's Failosophy), that takes viewers on a quest to find some of the best humour coming from across the world.
Along the way, Minhaj follows the jokes and personal experiences of these international comics deep into the hard truths of some of the toughest global poverty issues of our time.
With a posse of comedian friends, including Nate Bargatze, James Adomian and Michelle Buteau, Minhaj invites one comic from India and one from South Africa to take part in the biggest night of their lives - performing in an international comedy showcase and television show in Hollywood - after a stop to meet comedy legend Bill Cosby.
NDTV Prime has partnered with KCETLink, the national independent public media organization (USA) to premiere STAND UP PLANET. The two part comedy documentary will be aired on NDTV Prime as part of the channel's Comedy time band at 10:00pm on May 17 & May 24.
Speaking on the association Vikram Chandra, Group CEO, NDTV said, "We at NDTV have always strived towards providing global quality content to our viewers and the association with KCETLink's original comedy special STAND UP PLANET is yet another step towards achieving this. Comedy is gaining great popularity in India and through the platform of NDTV Prime; we will showcase the best in the genre to our viewers."
STAND UP PLANET is funded by a grant from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and produced by independent broadcaster KCETLink in association with [http://www.kontentfilms.com/] Kontent Films. The television elements were directed by David Munro, and the project's executive producers are Wendy Hanamura, Caty Borum Chattoo, Paul S. Mason, Craig Minassian, David Munro, Xandra Castleton, Mark Decena and Teri Heyman. Munro and Castleton are the TV program's creators. The project's transmedia executive producers and directors are Caty Borum Chattoo and Wendy Hanamura. The special is being distributed nationally in the U.S. by KCET, Link TV and Pivot TV.
STAND UP PLANET's robust website will provide viewers with behind-the-scenes content and ways to learn, share information and take action on global poverty in India and South Africa.
Follow STAND UP PLANET on Twitter at @standupplanettv and on Facebook at facebook.com/StandUpPlanet. Follow the conversations at #StandUpPlanet. To learn more, please visit www.standupplanet.org.
NDTV Ltd, founded in 1988, is India's largest news and infotainment network. It is home to the country's best and brightest reporters, anchors, camerapersons and producers. Offices and studios across the country host India's most modern and sophisticated production, newsgathering and archiving facilities. NDTV has an unmatched track record of being the first to successfully launch innovative news and lifestyle channels: NDTV 24x7 is a clear leader in the English news segment; NDTV India is amongst the country's leading Hindi news channels while NDTV Good Times straddles issues from health and holistic healing to fashion and food. In a first of its kind in the country the 2-in-1 channel of NDTV Profit and NDTV Prime is a business plus infotainment channel with NDTV Profit being India's number one markets' news channel. NDTV is credited with pioneering several broadcasting and programming initiatives in Indian television and has expanded into one of the nation's biggest broadcasting houses by growing beyond news broadcasting and venturing into non news verticals with NDTV Worldwide and NDTV Convergence. NDTV has received many accolades for pioneering causes and for taking a leading role in Corporate Social Responsibility. For more information visit www.ndtv.com
One of the most exciting NDTV ventures, the recently launched 2-IN-1 channel, NDTV Profit, in a fresh association with The National Stock Exchange of India will operate from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on weekdays and will offer viewers in-depth and credible business news and analysis during market hours. From 5 pm and on week-ends, the channel will sport a brand new avatar. NDTV Prime is targeted at the 25+ urban male and will offer an interesting blend of 'specialty bands', which will showcase through the week across genres such as Technology, Auto, Property, Education & Careers, Entertainment and Comedy. For more information visit www.ndtvprime.com
KCETLink is the national independent public transmedia organization formed by the merger between KCET and Link Media. A viewer-supported 501c(3) organization, its content is distributed nationally via satellite on DirecTV (375) and DISH (9410), in Southern and Central California via broadcast, as well as through various digital delivery systems. The combined organization reaches a wide broadcast audience that includes Link TV's 33 million satellite subscribers and KCET's 5.6 million households in Southern and Central California. KCETLink is committed to driving public media innovation with smarter ways to access content that engages all audiences with global storytelling. For additional information about KCETLink productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org or linktv.org.
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