NDTV Good Times hosts a gala evening in UK to promote channel

Ambika-Anand-hosting-the-evNDTV Good Times, India’s premiere lifestyle channel hosted a gala evening to announce NDTV Good Times’ presence in the UK at the glamorous The Courtyard, 51 Buckingham Gate, London – St James. The evening was hosted by Uber stylish Ambika Anand and UK’s most prominent corporate, advertisers and celebrities were in attendance to celebrate the ‘Good Times’. SBI Regional Head-UK Mr Mahapatra, Virgin Media Director of Content and Acquisition Emma Jones, Vice President of Somaliland H.E. Abdirahman Abdillahi Ismail and CEO Hero Honda Mr Munjal, were some of the distinguished guests at the launch.

The evening saw a surprise appearance by Bollywood’s biggest music icon Bappi Lahiri. It also featured a LIVE cooking demonstration by Chef Manish Mehrotra – the winner of the ground-breaking reality series Foodistan and concluded with a scintillating flash mob dance performance.

NDTV Good Times was originally launched in the UK on Virgin in December 2012 to a great reception. However, the evening was a chance for the NDTV Good Times team to thank and celebrate with all its supporters in the UK. Continuing to spread the Good Times, the channel has been engaging viewers in UK with its award winning popular series such as Highway On My Plate, Chakh Le, Band Baajaa Bride, I’m Too Sexy among many others, since its launch in December.

Speaking on the occasion, Smeeta Chakrabarti, CEO, NDTV Lifestyle said, “We are delighted to see the affinity enjoyed by the channel in a short span of five months. Our endeavour is to offer the best in lifestyle programming and transcend borders with innovative formats and offerings.”

Shibani Sharma Khanna, Channel Director, NDTV Good Times and Creative Head, NDTV Lifestyle added, “NDTV Good Times presents a multitude of shows that touch upon different genres such as food, travel, fashion, music, technology and more. The channel aims to offer world-class and aspirational programming that advocates living the Good Times.”

Speaking at the occasion, Deepak Kuntawala, CEO of DVK, the key sponsor of the gala, said, “DVK has recently ventured into new territory with numerous projects and strategic alliances with the entertainment industry. We are extremely excited to be part of NDTV Good Times’ launch in the UK. This has been a very successful night and it was an honour to spend it with all the people that attended.”

NDTV Good Times is available to Virgin Channel 829. It is also available across international markets such as US, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Maldives and Africa.

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