Title

NDTV Prime presents STAND UP PLANET a two part documentary in partnership with KCETLINK

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

About NDTV

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

 

About KCETLink

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.
 

CONTACTS:    

KCETLink                                             NDTV

Prime

Ariel Carpenter or

Ayn Allen
                   Renee Chandola

747-201-5243 / 747-201-5886                Renee@ndtv.com

acarpenter@kcet.org

/
                         

aallen@kcet.org