Star India CEO Uday Shankar News
Is Sachin Tendulkar the only true sports star in India?
The just-retired cricketer has just been given Star India’s first Believe award and the Bharat Ratna – doesn’t anyone else – Dhyan Chand, for instance – deserve such honour?
Sachin Tendulkar was recently given a special honour….yes, another one. At the post match awards ceremony post India’s thumping victory over the West Indies Uday Shankar, CEO of STAR India presented the retiring Master Blaster with the first Believe trophy. Click here to read more
Madhuri Dixit, the voice of Star’s channel Life OK
Star India’s new channel Life OK has Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit as the sutradhar. The stories will have compelling content that flows from the philosophy that Life is Ok, and ad breaks are kept shorter. “Life OK is a unique name which is in itself a statement of its philosophy, compelling content that flows from that philosophy and an unprecedented focus to cater to the viewer’s needs,” Star India CEO Uday Shankar said in a statement. “We found that viewers wanted better value for their time. Hence the stories on Life OK will be told seven days a week and will feature three stories every hour. People often said that they did not understand why we were doing a certain story and hence Madhuri Dixit will be the sutradhar – a completely novel introduction on Life OK,” Shankar added. The channel also promises to have shorter ad breaks. “Everybody that we spoke to said that they wanted shorter ad breaks, so Life OK will have the shortest ad breaks for any channel anywhere in this country,” Shankar said. Being a sutradhar (narrator), Madhuri will guide viewers about the stories on the channel and its link to the channels philosophy. The shows cover a wide spectrum of emotions – Meri Maa pays tribute to special bond between a mother and a child; Mahadev is about Lord Shiva’s journey; Saubhagyavati Bhava shows the sorrow of a young woman whose parents focused on external appearances while choosing her life partner; Smile Please shares that the glue that binds a family is the values and not the money; and Tum Dena Saath Mera will show how simple joys of life have become casualties of materialistic world. And there will be Sach Ka Saamna, hosted by Rajeev Khandelwal, which will put the spotlight on pervasive moral and economic corruption.
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