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India Today TV to air ‘News Wiz season 2’ from 26 Aug - nairrk - 08-25-2017

MUMBAI: English news channel India Today Television is bringing back its news quiz show ‘News Wiz’ for a second season.

Veteran journalist Rajdeep Sardesai will host the 13-episode show which kicks off on 26 August. The telecast times are Saturdays at 8 pm and the repeat on Sundays at 10 am and 10 pm.

This season is conceptualised by Siddharth Basu’s Tree of Knowledge and Big Synergy.

The second season has doubled the outreach, with more than 500 schools participating along with interactions on digital popular platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

News Wiz reached out to tens of thousands of students across mediums from all over the country, right from Srinagar in J&K to Kavaratti in Lakshwadeep. Young, bright and effervescent girls and boys of classes IX –XII formed teams, registered and after going through levels of tests. The top teams from across the country will now be vying for the top honours.

High energy ground activations across schools will be under the main theme “If your knowledge is Sound, Make the Noise”. News Wiz is going to the schools with buzzers in place, giving it a real feel of News Wiz 2017.

India Today Group editorial director (Broadcast & New Media) Kalli Purie said, “Post the huge success of Season 1 of News Wiz, we are excited and thrilled to announce the launch of another season with greater action and zeal. Young minds of the nation will be encouraged to learn more about news and connect with it on a much larger scale with return of News Wiz 2017.”

Tree of director Siddhartha Basu said, “News wiz is not just the first and only news quiz in the country, it’s also at this time the only nationwide inter-school quiz on TV. Over the next quarter, viewers can look forward to keen competition among the best and brightest young minds from schools across the country.”

This season of News Wiz will have prizes for runner ups including laptops and printers and a special bumper prize for the ones who will become this year’s News Wiz 2017.