Kolkata, By Payel Das: In a category with fierce competition, Star Plus, as the leader has always anchored change by redefining the rules of the game. The commitment of the brand to continuously reinvent by bringing cutting edge, differentiated content keeping the viewer as the core focus, has ensured it is always at its numero uno position. The channel is set to disrupt the grammar of the category yet again with the launch of a fresh viewership slot pioneering fresh, gripping original content in afternoons with four shows in ‘Star Plus Dopahar’.
Mr. Narayan Sundararaman- General Manager, Star Plus on what makes afternoons the next strategic inroad, ”We at Star Plus are constantly striving to reframe and reinvent Hindi entertainment television. Our goal is to make compelling content available to consumers across all parts of the day. There is a sizeable television viewing audience in the afternoon. Currently the only options available to these viewers are repeat telecasts. Our aim is to present viewers with a spectrum of original content thereby growing the entire category. The insight that has fuelled the proposition is a simple one : afternoons are the only time of the day when the woman of the house has a few moments to herself. Today’s woman values her ‘Me-time’ and Star Plus is committed to engage her with original stories specially created for her.”
The myriad bouquet of content for this afternoon slot has the best storytellers in the country coming together-Shashi & Sumeet Mittal, Sandip Sickand & Balaji Telefilms, Ved Raj, Dheeraj Sarna, Purnendu Shekhar, Nandita Mehra and Bhairavi Raichura
Mr. Gaurav Banerjee, President and Head of Content Studio, Star India, introduces the unique programming lineup “We believe that it is compelling stories which will draw viewers to the channel in the afternoon. We have seen this with several breakaway hits in the past where we have changed viewership habits by offering cutting edge and differentiated content. Our endeavor is that the four shows with varied storylines and different backgrounds strike a chord with viewers, moving them emotionally so that they connect with the characters thus truly being companions in their special ‘Me Time’.”
A show that revolutionized Indian television, the channel’s flagship brand ‘Diya Aur Baati Hum’ by Shashi-Sumeet Productions will return with a sequel that India has been awaiting- ‘Tu Sooraj Mein Saanjh, Piyaji’ in Star Plus Dopahar. The sequel marks the homecoming of the audience favorite character Bhabho with the next generation of the Rathi family – Sooraj & Sandhya’s children. Fresh characters, returning favorites, the biggest fandom in the country, an iconic love story – it doesn’t get bigger than this for viewers in Star Plus Dopahar.
A Turkish show that has been winning hearts of viewers worldwide with its emotions transcending geographies, ‘Fatmagul’ will be adapted in India titled ‘Kya Kasoor Hai Amla Ka?’ The story tackles complex emotions and a sensitive subject of violation of the innocence of a woman. The show is set in scenic Dharamshala and is being remade with Indian sensibilities by Purnendu Shekhar, Nandita Mehra and Bhairavi Raichura (24 Frames).
‘Ek Aastha Aisi Bhee’ by Ved Raj and Dheeraj Sarna is a story of God’s special child, a girl who brings a fresh and unique perspective on faith. She believes that in serving humanity she is serving God.
A girl in her quest for love, Deepika chooses to weigh herself with the scale of confidence while her partner Piyush chooses to weigh himself down with the insecurities of his imperfection in ‘Dhhai Kilo Prem’. From the creative mind of Sandiip Sikcand & produced by him in collaboration with Balaji TeleFilms, this big love story will measure love with a different scale.
The four shows bring the viewer powerful characters and entertaining stories which are sure to make afternoons a special time of the day for Indian women and the channel a preferred destination. As the endeavor is to create a fresh viewing habit, the channel is making huge marketing investments to giving the slot ‘Star plus Dopahar’ a high decibel launch-pad. Star India will be putting the might of the entire Star Network to announce the launch the slot and these 4 shows. Apart from the traditional mediums, the channel will look at meaningful partnerships with high engagement mediums for women across print, radio, and out of home.
‘Star Plus Dopahar’ to make your afternoons special from 3rd April 2017 between 12.30 pm to 2.30pm
About STAR India
STAR India has defined the Indian media landscape since 1991 and today is one of the country’s leading media conglomerates, reaching approximately 650 million viewers a month across India and more than 100 other countries. STAR generates 20,000 hours of content every year and broadcasts 50+ channels in 8 different languages, reaching 9 out of 10 C&S TV homes in India.
The network’s entertainment channel portfolio includes STAR Gold, Channel V, STAR World, STAR World Premiere HD, STAR Movies, STAR Movies Select HD, STAR Utsav, Star Utsav Movies, Life OK, Movies OK and STAR Plus, India’s No. 1 Hindi General Entertainment Channel. It has a leading presence in regional broadcasting as well, through a bouquet of channels which include STAR Jalsha, Jalsha Movies, STAR Pravah, Maa channels and affiliate channels Asianet, Asianet Plus, Asianet Movies, Suvarna, Suvarna Plus and Vijay. It is also present in the Indian movie production and distribution space through Fox STAR Studios, an affiliate joint venture company.
STAR India is making quantum leaps in transforming sports in the country by leveraging the group’s strengths in superior content and audience engagement. STAR’s sports business has grown rapidly to 10 channel properties (STAR Sports 1, 2, 3, 4; STAR Sports HD1, HD2, HD3, HD4 and Star Sports Select HD1, Select HD2), making it the leading sports network in the country.
STAR is set to drive the agenda on digital content consumption in the country with Hotstar, STAR’s revolutionary digital platform that brings your favourite TV shows, movies and sports in one destination.
STAR India is a fully owned subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.