Drive away the fear of missing out with “Star World Now Trending” – It’s time to say No More to FOMO!

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For the first time ever, Star World & Star World HD to premiere the latest seasons of the hottest shows along with the world ~

 

Bangalore, 31 August 2016: In today’s fast-paced world, consumers have the innate desire to receive instant services and real-time information. The fear of missing out on the latest trends, including the latest and most talked about TV shows has become very real for consumers. As leaders in English entertainment, Star World and Star World HD will endeavour to fulfill this need of viewers to ensure they aren’t missing out on any of the action by launching a brand new day and date primetime slot beginning 21stSeptember 2016. The ‘Star World Now Trending’ slot will air the biggest international television shows soon after the U.S. on weekdays at 9pm and weekends 8pm onwards.

 

Through the ‘Star World Now Trending’ slot, the channel will be setting a new benchmark by premiering over 8 new primetime shows across the week. It will be a path breaking makeover of the weekday and weekend primetime slot with the highest number of day and date shows compared to any other channel in the English entertainment genre.

 

Audiences are in for a treat with an exciting and diverse line-up of shows including genre bender shows likeSCREAM QUEENS season 2. In thrillers and dramas, the channel will be bringing back EMPIRE season 3,THE BLACKLIST season 4 and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDERseason 3. The channel will also premiere season 6 of the feel good comedy show 2 BROKE GIRLS and season 2 of the musical comedy show CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND. That’s not all! Catch several new show launches starting September onwards beginning with PITCH, a sports-drama series based on the inspiring journey of a woman trying to create history in a man’s world through Major League Baseball andSON OF ZORN, a live-action animated TV series starring popular Hollywood actor Jason Sudeikis as Zorn.

 

Commenting on the line-up, a Star spokesperson said, “Star World has always been a pioneer in the English television space by setting benchmarks with innovations, fresh content and engaging experiences for the viewers. With the ‘Star World Now Trending’ primetime slot, we are yet again pushing the envelope to deliver over 8 new shows.  For the first time ever, audiences will be able to catch the latest episodes of all the biggest TV shows along with the world.”

 

‘STAR WORLD NOW TRENDING’ LINE-UP

 

SCREAM QUEENS S2

Premieres 21stSeptember | Wednesdays at 9pm

In addition to the returning ensemble cast, the new season of Scream Queens will also star Taylor Lautner and John Stamos andis set in a hospital, where some of the most fascinating and bizarre medical cases are under observation.

 

EMPIRE S3

Premieres 22ndSeptember 2016 | Thursdays at 9pm

Empire season 2 left on a cliffhanger with a death and a wedding. Season 3 will keep the audience intrigued with the Lyon family reeling from a tragedy that could rock the foundation of their relationships and their musical empire.

THE BLACKLIST S4

Premieres 23rdSeptember 2016 | Fridays at 9pm

Season 3 wrapped up with a huge twist that not only is Liz very much alive but also that Alexander Kirk, the man Red blamed for her death, was actually her father.

 

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER S3

Premieres 24thSeptember 2016 | Saturdays at 9pm

Season 2 of Emmy award winner Viola Davis starrer How to Get Away with Murder unveiled the identity of Wes’ father and the secret behind Frank’s intentions. The new season will continue to dig deeper into the mystery and suspense of Annalise and her interns. Who can be trusted and who cannot, will be the question.

 

2 BROKE GIRLS S6

Premieres 22ndOctober 2016 | Saturdays at 8pm

From working as waitresses to becoming co-owners, Max and Caroline still hold onto their dream of expanding their cupcake business. The sixth season is a new adventure for the two girls who are no longer broke.

CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND S2

23rd October 2016 | Sundays at 8pm

Rebecca and her crush Josh get back together in the season finale of Crazy-Ex Girlfriend. Season 2 is a hilarious parody of the effect their relationship has on the rest of the cast. The show stars Golden Globe winner Rachel Bloom in the lead.

 

PITCH S1

Premieres 27thSeptember 2016 | Tuesdays at 9pm

Pitch is a first of its kind series officially associated with the Major League Baseball and focuses on a young female pitcher who becomes the first woman to play in the league when she is chosen to play for the San Diego Padres.

 

SON OF ZORN S1

Premieres 22ndOctober 2016 | Saturdays at 8:30pm

Son of Zorn is a unique show centered on a cartoon Barbarian dad who leaves his village in the animated world in order to reconnect with his non-animated teenage son in suburbia.

 

 

It doesn’t get bigger or better than this!

Say No More to FOMO with ‘Star World Now Trending’ weekdays at 9pm and weekends 8pm onwards

 

 

About Star India

Star India has defined the Indian media landscape for over two decades 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 40+ 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, FX, Star Utsav, 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 affiliate channels which includes Star Jalsha, Jalsha Movies, Star Pravah, Asianet, Asianet Plus, Suvarna, Suvarna Plus, Vijay and now Maa. 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 8 channel properties (STAR Sports 1, 2, 3, 4 and STAR Sports HD1, HD2, HD3 and HD4), making it the leading sports network in the country.

 

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Namma Bengaluru Foundation reaches out to BBMP demolition victims  

Bengaluru, August 31, 2016: Namma Bengaluru Foundation volunteers along with their canters visited BBMP demolition affected areas across Doddabommasandra, Yelahanka, Atturu, Anantapura, Thirumenahalli, Ramachandrapura village and met hundreds of victims, who shared their grievances regarding the demolitions. Citizens also signed a petition to Chief Minister of Karnataka demanding: No double standards in demolishing illegal constructions, where rich and well connected are excluded, Compensation on Humanitarian grounds to the victims and the displaced who have homes with BBMP plan approvals and Prosecution without exception of All Guilty Government Officials and Erring Builders under all relevant sections of all Laws Violated.

 

The citizens positively connected with NBF and shared irregularities and illegalities in the demolitions. NBF will share these details with the Namma Bengaluru Citizens Committee (NBCC) formed to review land grabs, encroachments, illegalities reported and forward as necessary to appropriate authorities – Government agencies, media and legal action.  Citizens can also reach out to the committee directly by writing to:  nbcc@namma-bengaluru.org

 

NBF Canters will be present tomorrow at:

Canter 1 (10 am – 2pm)

Bangalore South :Uttarahalli / Konadkunte / Anjanapura / Gottigere / Vasanthpura / Gavipuram / Kempaboodhi Kere

Bangalore West  (3pm – 6pm)

Hivanahalli (Kempegowda)/Subhash Nagara Ward /Kempapura Agaraha (Between Ram Mandir & Binnypet) /Laggere

Canter 2 (10 am – 2pm)

Bommanahalli (Singasandra /Bilekhalli / Arakere /Hongasandra)

Chickpete Constituency (3pm – 6pm) : Mavalahalli / Kalasipalya / Wilson Garden

 

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DISCOVERY REVEALS HOW ‘SMART CHINA’ IS CHANGING THE WORLD WITH ITS BEST AND BRIGHTEST

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Hosted by hacker Josh Klein, the series spotlights China’s most ingenious innovations and some of its greatest minds –

29 August 2016: This September, join hacker Josh Klein as he explores some of China’s most innovative experiments, technologies, and teams that are pushing the boundaries of human ingenuity, in a new series from Discovery. Find out how China is leading a wave of global innovation on SMART CHINA, premiering on Discovery on September 3, airing every Saturday at 11 PM.

Josh Klein is a hacker. He loves examining things – from systems to processes to animal behavior – then, taking them apart and putting the pieces together again to produce something better and more efficient. On each episode of SMART CHINA, Josh delves into how China – once known as the world’s biggest factory – transforms into the world’s biggest laboratory of entrepreneurship and invention, to help us live cleaner, greener, and smarter as we move into the next century.

The series will introduce unique new products and technologies such as the supercapacitor tram, food safety tracking systems, visible light communication, a price comparison app, and autonomous drive technology. It will also examine how these innovations could help address a number of environmental and lifestyle challenges faced in China, such as air pollution, water scarcity, traffic congestion, and food safety.

Smart Move
Josh travels thousands of kilometers to meet with some of China’s smartest minds, learn about their unique innovations, and joins forces with a panel of experts to search for innovations that could radically solve the world’s transport problems. A super powered tram packed with supercharged capacitors is capable of travelling almost ten kilometers on only ten seconds of charge. An incredible innovation has the potential to transform commercial air travel. An innovative travel tool could make daily commutes more convenient. The future of transportation is here!

Smart Life
In this episode, Josh unearths innovations that could radically transform our lives. An incredible tech uses naked light to transmit digital data 10,000 times faster than today’s Wi-Fi and it’s near impossible to hack; an advanced food safety tracking system ensures safety of produce from farm to table; and when self-propelled liquid metal robots find their feet and walk into our daily lives, this could well usher in a new century where science fiction becomes science fact.

Smart Planet
Creating a smarter planet for the future does not mean negating the past. In fact – quite the opposite, combining traditional wisdom plus future tech equals a smart future. Josh investigates technology that could transform our lives and create a clean, green Smart Planet. This episode unveils groundbreaking futuristic projects: an elegant innovation harnesses the power of the sun like never before, maximizing plant growth and generating solar energy; a vehicle connected to the smart world around could make our futuristic life safer and more efficient; coal – an ancient energy – is being revolutionized and transformed into a clean green power source; and a living, breathing, cleaning machine has the ability to filter up to 2,400 cubic meters of polluted water a day.

SMART CHINA is produced by Discovery in cooperation with the China Intercontinental Communication Center (CICC).

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About Discovery
Discovery, the flagship network of Discovery Communications, is devoted to creating the highest quality entertainment in the world and remains one of the most dynamic networks on television. First launched in 1985, Discovery reaches 210 million subscribers in Asia Pacific. It offers viewers an engaging line-up of high-quality non-fiction entertainment from blue-chip nature, science and technology, ancient and contemporary history, adventure, cultural and topical documentaries.

BIOGRAPHY
JOSH KLEIN

Josh started as a hacker in his parent’s basement and ended up working with leaders at the upper echelon of business, government, and internet security.

Along the way it became clear that a tipping point in new technology was changing commerce as we knew it in a myriad of ways. From black market economies to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, from the radical departures in exchange and marketing enabled by Big Data to the as-yet-unrealized analytic capabilities of Cloud Computing, Josh has specialized in translating these insights into actionable strategies for business leaders.

Josh is a passionate hacker of all things. He examines systems, he takes them apart, and he puts different pieces together to produce something new and more effective. He hacks. Everything. His list includes social systems, computer networks, institutions, consumer hardware, animal behaviour, and many more. Josh knows that the greatest innovations come from rethinking ordinary situations, or hacking; a do-it-yourself movement with roots inside the engineering community. A hacker is someone who is willing to take a system apart to create new opportunities. A “hack” in the traditional engineering sense is a clever re-use of technology or systems to achieve a superior result. It’s also increasingly the most common means of innovation available to any organization or individual.

Josh has been heard on radio stations around the world – from NPR in the USA to India Today in India. He has written for numerous publications such as the Guardian, Harvard Business Review, Fortune, and has been interviewed by The New York Times, Wired Magazine and countless others, on topics ranging from cybersecurity to alternative publishing models to crows. He is also a published author and television host.

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