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Prasar Bharati stops DD from telecasting Cinevista’s game show

12-January-2001
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Prasar Bharati stops DD from telecasting Cinevista’s game show

Doordarshan has shelved plans to telecast a game show 'Knock Out' following objections raised by the terrestrial broadcast regulator Prasar Bharati. The show carrying a maximum prize of Rs 1.02 crore was being produced by Cinevista Communication (CCL).

Confirming the move, a senior official of Prasar Bharati said, "The proposed game show had some elements of gambling and we could not allow that to be shown on the National Network. Being a public broadcaster, we have certain responsibilities towards our viewers."

Cinevista Communication had made a formal announcement about the "Knock Out" game show to be hosted by actor Kabir Bedi sometime during the first week of December 2000. The weekly game show was slotted for one hour every Sunday at 9 p.m.

The highest amount that could have been won on this show per episode was Rs 1.02 crore. The game show was completely produced by Cinevista. The show was not a commissioned programme, but a sponsored one and the risks and failures were to vest only with Cinevista. Cinevista was in the process of identifying sponsors for the show. It was pursuing the idea of a game show with Doordarshan since May 2000.

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