Broadcaster Tina Daheley is to front a new television series celebrating young film-makers in India.

The BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show news and sports presenter will host India Unplugged, a three-part series showcasing nine films made by 18 to 25-year-olds.

The films were created as part of the Global360 Challenge run by Community Channel, a TV station owned and operated by communications charity Media Trust.

It invited young people to create films about how India is changing and how society, technology and aid are transforming lives.

Tina said: "I'm extremely proud to be part of Community Channel's Global360 Challenge and have the chance to support young Indian film-makers.

"The films they created have made an inspiring yet informative series which tackles some of the important issues surrounding India and I'm delighted that Community Channel invited me to be a part of it."

Global360 is running in partnership with Cannes Chimera and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Film-makers were supported by directors at studios in Delhi and Mumbai via the Media Trust youth mentoring scheme.

Nine finalists have been chosen by a judging panel including director and producer Pushpinder Chowdhry, screenwriter Farrukh Dhondy and former BBC Worldwide director Seema Mohapatra.

India Unplugged will show all nine films before judges select one overall winner to receive a cash prize and a trip to the Cannes Lions Festival.

Alexander Kann, director of Community Channel and audiences at Media Trust, said: "I was amazed by the standard of content submitted from the young Indian film-makers as part of our Global360 Challenge.

"They've helped create a fantastic series that has opened my eyes to the changing landscape in India and I hope it has a similar impact on our audience."

India Unplugged will broadcast on Community Channel on Mondays at 10pm. The first episode will be shown on September 29.