Fifty: On Entertainment

Introduction

On the surface, education and entertainment can seem an unlikely — and perhaps even odd — couple. However, over the years the interactions between the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) and The Talent Brokers have resulted in a thriving symbiotic relationship, which only seems to get better with time. The first time The Talent Brokers walked into the bustling environment of the HCT, was back in 1994. At that time, Padma Coram was in the process of developing a first-ever top 10 Arabic countdown for the music channel, Channel V. Those were the days when satellite TV was in its infancy in the Middle East and South Asia. The Talent Brokers not only facilitated music television’s entry into the market, but also, pioneered the concept of outsourcing by single-handedly creating, managing and producing the content for Channel V.

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