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Mumbai youngsters set up web TV channel

mumbai Updated: Oct 03, 2010 01:19 IST
Sadaf Modak

Raj Kanor, 23, does not want to toil as an assistant director before becoming a director. Prasad Ambre, 20, does not want his parents to dictate his career choice.

These youngsters with attitude hope their portal will resonate with others like them.

“TV does have youth-based shows, but none that get youngsters hooked or provide information they want,” said Kanor, who worked at an advertising agency before quitting to create this portal. Youngsters are also creating the content for the portal, which will upload its first episode not later than October 15, its founders hope.

The first show, called BTW, short for ‘By the way’, is about motorbikes. It will provide information about new and vintage bikes as well as interesting ways to modify them.

“Youngsters spend a lot of time on the Internet, yet it is under-utilised,” said Ambre, a third-year commerce student, who, for the past six months, has been juggling college and this project.

A show on ethical hacking, a college drama and celebrity talk shows are in the pipeline. “Apart from social networking sites, youngsters do not have much entertainment on the Internet,” said Sonal Vora, 21. “Short, interesting episodes catering to us is a good concept.”