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News brief: MTV India orders two shows from BBC Worldwide

MTV-Kaisi-Yeh-YaariyanMTV India has commissioned two scripted series from BBC Worldwide Productions.

MTV Fanaah – An Impossible Love Story will be a paranormal drama following five Indian teenagers. MTV Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan will focuses on the relationship between young adults who have come together as go to college.

“More than half of India’s population is now below the age of 25 and more than 65% below the age of 35. To meet the demand for programmes targeted at this growing population, many of our clients have come to us requesting for more localised youth-oriented productions,” said Akhauri Sinha, COO of Content and Production for BBC Worldwide in India.