NDTV Prime presents STAND UP PLANET a two part documentary in partnership with KCETLINK | KCET
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
special series to air on NDTV Prime on May 17th
the STAND UP PLANET Trailer: http://youtu.be/z7xF71cy3qo
New Delhi - April 28,
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
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.
a posse of comedian friends, including Nate Bargatze,
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.
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.
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."
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
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.
Ariel Carpenter or
Ayn Allen Renee Chandola
747-201-5243 / 747-201-5886 Renee@ndtv.com