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BBC launches Hindi news programme ‘BBC Dunia’ on ETV channels
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Breaking News :  BBC launches Hindi news programme ‘BBC Dunia’ on ETV channels
MUMBAI: British news broadcaster BBC is set to
launch a new Hindi TV news programme on ETV
network’s news channels in India and on the
BBC’s Hindi website,
Titled ‘BBC Dunia’, the news show will bring
original global BBC stories in Hindi from Monday
to Friday, with a focus on international content
that resonates with the Indian audience.
‘BBC Dunia’ is part of ETV’s 9 pm news slot, ‘ETV
News with BBC’. It will be a special 10-minute
show and will go on air at 9.20 pm across the
ETV network—ETV Rajasthan, ETV Uttar Pradesh
and Uttrakhand, ETV Bihar and Jharkhand, ETV
Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, ETV Haryana
and Himachal and ETV Urdu.
The show will also be available on demand on and the BBC Hindi channel on
ETV News Network head Jagdish Chandra
commented, “ETV is a leader in regional news
space in the country, and this tie-up with BBC
has added one more feather in its cap. Now ETV
viewers across the country will get an
international window in the form of ‘BBC Dunia’.
This ETV–BBC fusion will prove a boon for the
viewers who like to watch news which really
matters to them.”
BBC World Service Asia editor Juliana Lootty said,
“The launch of ‘BBC Dunia’ is a major
development for BBC World Service in the region
and an excellent example of our commitment to
Hindi-speaking audiences. Now with ‘BBC Dunia’,
available from Monday to Friday, BBC Hindi will
serve its TV audiences even better, hopefully
becoming essential viewing for anyone who wants
to keep abreast of the world developments with
the BBC, in Hindi.”
Produced and presented from London, ‘BBC
Dunia’ will be a fast-paced programme with a
special appeal to young viewers, delivering the
BBC’s take on global events of the day—be it
politics, science and technology, or culture and
entertainment—and looking at how global events
impact India and the wider region.
With exclusive BBC news features and original
BBC pictures, the programme will draw on the
BBC’s newsgathering presence across the world,
bringing the viewers the BBC’s insights and
BBC Hindi editor Nidheesh Tyagi added, “The BBC
teams in London and Delhi have worked hard to
deliver ‘BBC Dunia’ to our audiences in India, via
ETV, and anywhere else in the world, via and our YouTube channel. Based on
our understanding of our audiences—especially
younger ones—we have created a format with
pace, which will help us give them everything
they need to know about the world around them.
We all hope they will join us for this dynamic and
comprehensive roundup of key news stories of the
day on ETV and other platforms of their choice.”
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