Harish Bhimani pioneered the age
of teleprompters in India.
In his own words...
The Teleprompter has been on my
wish list since way back in 1978 when I went to the US on a holiday. During this
visit, a trip to the news-room of a TV channel was my top priority - certainly
more than a visit to the Statue of Liberty! Being an established newscaster on
TV back in India, I was very keen to see how the broadcasting fraternity
functioned in the most advanced country in the world.
The first thing that struck me was
the level of professionalism in their approach. In a nut-shell, if you were
expected to give a top-notch performance, you also received the best facilities
to make such a performance possible. That is when I first saw a TELEPROMPTER!
It was a dream! No shuffling of
haphazardly scribbled news items on sheets of paper! A visibly relaxed
expression, with an added ease in impromptu asides! I came back to Mumbai and
the daily grind, resigned to the fact that our TV was not yet ready to pamper us
'over-paid' newscasters with a teleprompter.
the teleprompter stayed with me and I managed to get the first privately owned
teleprompter to India in 1992. As a performing broadcaster, I understood the
requirements from the performers' perspective. With my pulse on the
market, I selected components & made appropriate innovations, in order
to assemble the most suitable model for the prevailing Indian conditions -
including our multi-lingual milieu, thus pioneering teleprompting in India.
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