JioSaavn unveils new podcast line-up; expands its original content portfolio

Prashasti Awasthi Mumbai | Updated on April 15, 2020 Published on April 15, 2020

JioSaavn, an Indian online music streaming service and digital distributor of Bollywood, is all set to release its new podcast line-up that marks six additions to a growing portfolio of programs and podcasts.

The audio streaming platform mentioned that the suite of new programming covers a wide range of relatable topics, including parenting, storytelling & culture, lifestyle & health, and film & TV.

The original audio shows that will get launched on JioSaavn in the first half of the year include Raising Parents, She Warriors – New York City, and Talking Brits in Bom Part 2.

Recently released podcasts, Millennial Kavi and Film City launched earlier in the year and were well-received. While another music chat show -- Talking Music -- continues for the third consecutive year, the company said.

Kirthi Shetty, AVP - Creative Production at JioSaavn said, “Podcasting might have been novel for India in 2016 -- when JioSaavn first forayed into the category -- but today it is a household staple for entertainment and information. As we continue to expand our catalog beyond music, we aim to bring quality original programs to our users that are smart, culturally relevant and compelling.”

She further informed the length of these shows is less than 20 minutes, and most of them are available in both Hindi and English. “We are confident that these shows will resonate with our growing audience of urban Indian millennials,” she added.

The new lineup includes -

Raising parents

In Raising Parents, Mansi Zaveri, the founder of leading parenting website and app Kids Stop Press, discusses the trials and tribulations of parenthood with experts, doctors, and celebrity parents. This podcast is dedicated to new parents who are navigating the pangs and delights of early childcare.

She Warriors

Attorney and entrepreneurial coach Megha Bhouraskar will host the podcast --“She Warriors.

She will interview and highlights some of the brightest female minds in New York City’s fierce business and innovation spaces.

Talking Brits in Bom Part 2

Danny Sura and Krishna Khunti hosted show will have its second season. In this show, NRIs give tips, tricks, and a fresh perspective on living in India.

Published on April 15, 2020

A letter from the Editor

Dear Readers,

The coronavirus crisis has changed the world completely in the last few months. All of us have been locked into our homes, economic activity has come to a near standstill. Everyone has been impacted.

Including your favourite business and financial newspaper. Our printing and distribution chains have been severely disrupted across the country, leaving readers without access to newspapers. Newspaper delivery agents have also been unable to service their customers because of multiple restrictions.

In these difficult times, we, at BusinessLine have been working continuously every day so that you are informed about all the developments – whether on the pandemic, on policy responses, or the impact on the world of business and finance. Our team has been working round the clock to keep track of developments so that you – the reader – gets accurate information and actionable insights so that you can protect your jobs, businesses, finances and investments.

We are trying our best to ensure the newspaper reaches your hands every day. We have also ensured that even if your paper is not delivered, you can access BusinessLine in the e-paper format – just as it appears in print. Our website and apps too, are updated every minute, so that you can access the information you want anywhere, anytime.

But all this comes at a heavy cost. As you are aware, the lockdowns have wiped out almost all our entire revenue stream. Sustaining our quality journalism has become extremely challenging. That we have managed so far is thanks to your support. I thank all our subscribers – print and digital – for your support.

I appeal to all or readers to help us navigate these challenging times and help sustain one of the truly independent and credible voices in the world of Indian journalism. Doing so is easy. You can help us enormously simply by subscribing to our digital or e-paper editions. We offer several affordable subscription plans for our website, which includes Portfolio, our investment advisory section that offers rich investment advice from our highly qualified, in-house Research Bureau, the only such team in the Indian newspaper industry.

A little help from you can make a huge difference to the cause of quality journalism!

Support Quality Journalism
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor
You have read 1 out of 3 free articles for this week. For full access, please subscribe and get unlimited access to all sections.