India Today TV brings back News Wiz for fourth season
MUMBAI: News Wiz, India’s first and biggest news quiz is back with its fourth season, and is open for registrations till August 14th. School students can put their quizzing prowess to the test in this quiz-based game show. Interested teams can register at www.newswiz.in.
News Wiz, the only news quiz show on Indian TV, held its first edition three years ago, in 2016. In just three seasons, the show has become one of the most popular quiz shows in the country and has provided a national platform to the brilliant minds of tomorrow. Thousands of schools from across the country have applied in the past, hoping to be represented at a national level and to let their students test their mettle.
News Wiz engaged with over 3500 schools in its third season, reaching out to more than 7 lakh students in the process – with each team consisting of a pair of students. With an impressive track record like this, the competition is bound to get tougher this season.
Rajdeep Sardesai, who stands among the most distinguished reporters in the country is a quiz buff himself and will be the host of the show, guiding students throughout the duration of the quiz. Siddhartha Basu—India’s quiz icon—is producing the show. Having been the brains behind quiz shows like the iconic Kaun Banega Crorepati and India’s Child Genius, Siddhartha Basu is sure to take News Wiz to dizzying heights in season 4.
After a gruelling online test and subsequent video interview round, 27 pairs from the country’s top schools will be selected for the televised round, recording for which takes place during September and October. The final round consists of nine prelims (with 3 teams in each round), 3 semis and one grand-finale, amounting to a 13-part series in a one hour format.
An added twist in the show is Wild Card Entries. A student team can get a second chance to make it to the televised round through the News Wiz Fest – a school contact programme which will conduct on-ground live quizzes across multiple schools, culminating in a city level round which will take a few wildcard teams to the televised show.
Students in Grades 9-12 in the current academic year are eligible to participate. A considerable knowledge and insight into current affairs topics can take a team to the final round, where they’ll face challenging news-based questions and equally challenging competitors.