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Allows you to work out while you lie on the sofa

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Allows you to work out while you lie on the sofa



1984–1998: Doordarshan era
In 1984, the journalist Radhika Roy and her economist husband Prannoy Roy founded New Delhi Television. The company began operation as a production house of news segments for the public broadcaster Doordarshan and international satellite news channels. It was converted into a commercial news network in 1988, and became the first independent television news network in India. Doordarshan allotted a slot to the network to air a weekly broadcast called The World This Week, a news magazine programme that was commissioned by the director general of the public broadcaster, Bhaskar Ghose and covered international news. The weekly news bulletin was described as an instant hit among its Indian viewers.

The network was then contracted by Doordarshan to produce its coverage of the Indian general elections and budget session specials which too became widely popular. The first election result telecast produced by NDTV was that of the 1989 Indian general election, which was also the first televised live coverage of an election result in India, it employed hot-lines across the country and featured visual graphics, discussions and debates. The format developed by NDTV was contrasted with the simple official announcements publicised by Doordarshan in previous elections and was adopted as a template by news broadcasters over the following decades. The terms of agreement between Doordarshan and NDTV were modified in the same year and the company began paying a fee for its weekly slot instead of being a contractor under the public broadcaster. During the initial years, there was a delay of 10 minutes between telecast and production of live news due to government regulations, which later shift
 ed to five minutes.

The World This Week continued to be aired till 1995. It was aired on Fridays at 10:00 pm, and was described as "the only India-based programme which looked out at the rest of the world". In 1993, CNN began collaborating with NDTV to produce select coverage for the weekly news bulletin. The weekly was the first privately produced news bulletin in India, and became one of the top rated programmes on Doordarshan. According to Prannoy Roy, it was not difficult to appear good in comparison to Doordarshan which he described as more radio than television and that they were aided by the time period being most "newsiest" in television history. The news bulletin covered a number of major events such as the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, the Fall of the Berlin Wall, the Dissolution of the Soviet Union and the Breakup of Yugoslavia, some of which were covered live from the respective countries by NDTV.

In 1995, NDTV presented a proposal to Doordarshan to move its production to a daily half hourly news bulletin on the second Doordarshan channel DD Metro. The proposal was accepted and the news bulletin called News Tonight was launched. The Roys approached five major Indian business houses for investments and secured agreements with all five of them, including the multinational Tata Group. The bulletin was the first daily domestic news broadcast in the country. The company also began producing shows such as The News Hour and Good Morning India for Doordarshan. Prannoy Roy was the anc

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