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‘Hotstar Originals’ proudly brings On Air with AIB Season 2

6 March 2017

‘Hotstar Originals’ proudly brings On Air with AIB Season 2

Mumbai, India, March 6, 2017: After an absolutely unexpected inaugural season, India’s most loved comedians, AIB, bring back their eponymous news comedy show, On Air with AIB, in its second innings, on Hotstar, India’s leading video-on-demand platform. The new season went on air on March 6th, 2017, and will be aired thrice a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, exclusively on Hotstar.

Last year, Hotstar announced the show, with some trepidation, and a disclaimer saying ‘junta hume maaf kare’, apologizing in advance for the madness that was about to be inflicted on them. But the junta is unpredictable, and went right where no sane man or woman should have gone. They watched the show in droves, making it a massive hit, despite fair warning.

A visibly surprised Hotstar said, “We don’t get it either, but these guys have managed to keep us and the audiences in splits, so we’re bringing back the four funny guys at AIB to give our viewers the news, in their signature twisted, sardonic style. And this time, don’t just take our word for it – watch the show and find out for yourselves!”

And now that the bar has been accidentally set rather high, AIB is all set to up the game, with a meatier, wittier, no-holds barred comedy experience. After all, AIB hai to lega hi! And needless to say, Hotstar is backing their tongue-in-cheek humor all the way!

Rohan Joshi of AIB, smug as ever, said, “Of course, this had to happen! It is hardly a surprise that AIB Season 1 has been met with such resounding success, and because we’re cool like that, we just had to come back with Season 2. No better place to do this, than with Hotstar!”

Fighting to be heard, Tanmay Bhat, also of AIB fame, said, “When we first woke up to this idea, we had no plans to make it so good. But hey, shit happens!”

On Air with AIB Season 2 will see Tanmay Bhat, Gursimran Khamba, Rohan Joshi and Ashish Shakya, presenting current affairs and relevant news with the signature wit and humor that AIB has come to represent. Season 2 will be distinct from its predecessor in tone, appearance and format, less news broadcast-y, and more stand-up. There will be three episodes released exclusively on Hotstar – every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Monday episode, will feature AIB’s take on the important (and not-so-important) stories of the week, along with a deep-dive into a particular social theme, heavy on research and suitably nuanced. Wednesdays will feature an opinionated rant, aptly titled ‘Can you not’, which will be hosted by two AIB members. Lastly, the Friday episodes titled, ‘On-Air, Off Script’, will feature AIB hosts and special guests, in an informal setting, dissecting and deliberating on important events of the week.

You can watch the trailer here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljZwWyWLpz4

About Hotstar

Hotstar is India’s largest premium streaming platform with more than 1,00,000 hours of drama and movies in 8 languages, and coverage of every major global sporting event. Launched in early 2015, it has been downloaded by more than 200 million users and has attracted followers on the back of a highly evolved video streaming technology and high attention to quality of experience across devices and platforms. The Hotstar Premium service showcases the best line up of TV shows, movies and sports from around the world, including Emmy Award winning shows like Game of Thrones, Veep and Silicon Valley, and live sporting tournaments including Premier League and F1 all at a monthly subscription fee of Rs. 199.  Hotstar appropriated the top spot on iTunes as Apple TV’s App of the Year for India 2016. For more log on to www.hotstar.com

Press Contacts:

Anshul Raj, Text100: +91 9029429065, anshul.raj@text100.co.in

Aakash Chaturvedi, Text100: +91 9004683797, aakash.chaturvedi@text100.co.in

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