HT Smartcast launches India’s first AI powered show 'HT Daily News Wrap'

The show brings news from the world of politics, sports, business and entertainment, every morning at 8 am and evening at 6 pm

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Aug 7, 2020 2:27 PM
HT Daily NEws Wrap

HT Smartcast is India’s youngest and fastest-growing podcast platform with the largest catalogue of podcasts. It encompasses specially curated podcasts across HT Media’s businesses such as livemint, Hindustan Times, livehindustan, Fever FM, Radio Nasha, Radio One and Health Shots. HT Smartcast produces podcasts covering a variety of genres like politics, news, entertainment, mythology, lifestyle etc.

By combining the energy of Fever FM and the credibility of Hindustan Times, HT Smartcast allows listeners to delve deep into topics and understand them without having to set aside time to read or watch a video. The audio content offered by HT Smartcast is comprehensive and short, a perfect companion for your daily commutes and busy routines. It is India’s largest podcast publisher with over 120 shows across 40+ genres with over 6 million listens.

Overtime, HT Smartcast has adopted newer forms of technology and has constantly aimed at improving its content quality to help stay relevant. Being a part of Hindustan Times, it’s no surprise that HT Smartcast has its own news brief’ show. The HT Daily News Wrap is a news show where an AI-based simulation briefs you on the latest news. She brings to you news from the world of politics, sports, business and entertainment, every morning at 8 am and evening at 6 pm. Listen to the HT Daily News Wrap here.

HT Smartcast has simultaneously invested in producing an array of fresh content called HT Smartcast Originals. A Spy in China is a fictional audiobook, an episodic political thriller, written by Yamini Pustake Bhalerao and published by Juggernaut Books. It is based on the recent tensions between India and China. Tech Time Traveller is another original series which dives deep into the future of technology including interesting topics like keeping your smart devices powered.

The Great Indian Pod-map is another unique take on podcasts by HT Smartcast. While other podcasts focus on various other subjects including fiction, politics etc., the Great Indian Pod-map highlights every essential bit behind podcasts and podcasting. The host of the show is Deepti Ahuja, who is also the podcast producer at HT Smartcast.

Ramesh Menon, Chief Business Officer at HT Media, said, “Innovation is in our DNA. We believe that we must keep on trying new things because the only way to grow is to try. We started AI-powered news as an experiment but we continued because we got good feedback from our listeners on our news wraps– both English and Hindi.”

All HT Smartcast productions can be found on major streaming platforms like Spotify, JioSaavn, Gaana, Audioboom, Hubhopper and more. You will also find all content on the HT Smartcast Official Website. Click here to access the website.

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