Entertainment channels are the thing of the past; people now prefer to watch infotainment channels. The word infotainment itself is a fusion of information and entertainment. It means that you will get to watch informative as well as entertaining & engaging content on these channels.
What are infotainment & lifestyle channels? These channels showcase lifestyles of people in different countries, their cultures, fashion, cuisines from all over the world, traditions and picturesque places.
Top 5 Best Lifestyle, Travel and Infotainment TV Channels –
NDTV Good Times
NDTV Good Times, which was launched in September 2007, is the flagship channel of Lifestyle & Media Broadcasting Ltd. It is one of the most popular lifestyle channels in India which has won many awards for its engaging and distinguished content. This channel has several awards such as The Indian Television Academy Awards, Indian Telly Awards and World Media Festival for shows and interstitials like Highway On My Plate, Band Baajaa Bride with Sabyasachi, No Big Deal & Making of the Kingfisher Calendar.
Some other popular shows are – Dubai Diaries, The First Ladies, Guilt-Free, In The Spotlight, Luxe Interiors, Zaika India Ka and many more. Foodies and Travelers will always discover something new on this channel.
Originally an initialism for ‘The Learning Channel’. This channel was launched in October 2004 and it focuses on lifestyle programs, with topics such as health, cooking, and travel. It features original as well as imported programs. Their first production was ‘The Great Indian Wedding’. They also telecast a travel and cuisine show called Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, it focuses on local cuisine which is typically perceived non-edible.
Some popular shows telecasted on TLC are – Say Yes To The Dress, Project Runway, Ultimate Cake Off – Where professional cake artists compete to make the best looking and tasting cakes for grand events, Gordon’s Great Escape, Off-Road with Gul Panag and many more newly launched shows such as Restaurant Impossible. Apart from this they also have a YouTube channel that contains equally entertaining content.
Fox life which was launched in November 2008, is owned by Star India and it aims to present a perspective of the world through the eyes of Indians. This channel is aimed at viewers in India and South Asian Countries. It is available in four languages from English, Hindi, Tamil, and Bengali. What makes this channel different than others is that it looks at accentuating the travel rather than focusing on the destination. Regular travel shows that you might have come across jump straight to the destinations, the shows on Fox Traveller focuses on the fun element attached to travel, the experiences and the people.
Some popular shows on this channel are – What’s With Indian Men?, Twist of Taste with Vikas Khanna, Latin Angels, Styled by June, From Spain with Love with Annie Sibonney, My Sri Lanka with Peter Kuruvita and many more.
Nat Geo People
Launched in November 1999, this channel is owned by National Geographic Partners. It is available in over 50 countries and targeted towards women. Nat Geo People also covers environmental and social issues through shows and documentaries such as Inside: The Tiger Trade, Documentary Films: Sea of Shadows, Taboo, etc.
This channel features shows from over eleven subjects such as – Wildlife, Natural, History, Engineering, Disaster, Science, Travel, History, Society, Green and Music. Some popular shows on this channel are – Predator CSI, Monster Fish, Wild Nile, Around the World for Free, Chasing Time, Food Lovers’ Guide to the Planet, Bondi Rescue, Extreme Tourist, etc.
Travelxp HD was launched on 2nd February 2011 as India’s first High Definition Channel. What more? All the content on this channel is original! Travelxp HD is available in three languages from – English, Hindi & Bengali and distributed on all major DTH and cable operators across India and is also available in Dubai, Qatar, Oman, Mauritius, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and Bangladesh. You can explore content from a topic of your interest such as – Destination, Food, Heritage, Culture, Nature and Lifestyle.
You can either watch any television program mentioned in the list. But if you are looking for something specific, then you should check the infotainment channels on YouTube.