ZEEL announces the launch of its Premium Mass Hindi GEC in India – ‘Zindagi’

 

ZEEL announces the launch of its

Premium Mass Hindi GEC in India – ‘Zindagi’

 

~With handpicked stories by acclaimed writers, the channel will launch on 23 June 2014 ~

 

Visa Insano Ko Lagta Hai, Kahaniyon Ko Nahin….

Khushi Gham Aansoo Aur Muskaan, Aaj Bhi Passport Ki Muhar Se Azad Hai…

Chaliye Jee Ke Dekhein Wo Zindagi,

Jo Sarhad Ke Dono Taraf Aabaad Hai…

 

May 20, 2014: Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), the world’s leading Television Network with 700+ million viewers in 170 countries today announced the launch of its new channel in India – Zindagi. The launch of Zindagi reinforces the vision of ZEEL’s corporate philosophy ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – The world is my family’ and aims to unite people in India and across the world with sh0ws produced overseas. Launching on June 23, 2014, it is a first ever National launch for a Hindi language channel as the company believes that the stories showcased on this channel will have an appeal even in Southern India. Zindagi kicks off with the collection of the best shows picked from across the border that embrace universal emotions.

Targeted at the family viewing with today’s Indian sensibilities of wanting to balance household responsibilities and at the same time, creating one’s own identity, the channel is set to infuse fresh storytelling to the Indian Television industry. The channel proposition ‘Jodey Dilon Ko’ is based on the fact that even if people across the globe are culturally different, the stories of their lives are universal. Zindagi aims to showcase Real, Friendly, Vibrant and Premium stories of those from across the world that share similar cultural backgrounds, morals and values that are also intrinsic to India. It is set to bring in a brand new entertainment experience for audiences in India as well as across the world with its selective programming content such as fiction shows with mass relevance in India and stories that mainly dwell in Romance, Love and Family drama. With the launch of another Hindi GEC – Zindagi, ZEEL is further strengthening its position in the Indian Entertainment domain.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Punit Goenka, MD and CEO of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited says, “The launch of Zindagi is significant in many ways. It is a step forward to further expand the ZEEL Network in India and overseas. This channel is a first in its category of GECs and another first that Zee is trying to bring to its viewers. It will offer alternative fiction content suitable for Indian sensibilities and produced by content creators from around the world. We believe that culture and talent should not be bound by any barriers.

“The market share of GECs has increased from 34 percent in 2008 to 40 percent in 2013. Last year, when we launched Zee Anmol in the FTA space, it expanded the FTA share within Hindi GECs from 6 percent to 8 percent, with other networks following its success. Extensive research conducted across cities in India for Zindagi has revealed that audiences

are ready for alternative content, as has already been demonstrated in film viewing, and we aim to bring this fresh alternative to our viewers on television.”

 

The new channel will engage and interact with its audience through diverse shows written by award-winning novelists, literary stalwarts and many of these shows are adapted from famous novels and books. Zindagi will be available 24 hours on both Analog and Digital (DTH and digital cable) platforms in India.

 

About Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited

 

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited is one of India’s leading television media and entertainment companies. It is amongst the largest producers and aggregators of Hindi programming in the world, with an extensive library housing over 120,000 hours of television content. With rights to more than 3,500 movie titles from foremost studios and of iconic film stars, ZEE houses the world’s largest Hindi film library. Through its strong presence worldwide, ZEE entertains over 700 million viewers across 169 countries.  ZEE has been selected Business Superbrands 2010-11, Industry Validated.

Pioneer of television entertainment industry in India, ZEE’s well known brands include Zee TV, Zee Cinema, Zee Premier, Zee Action, Zee Classic, &Pictures, Zee Anmol, Zee Smile, 9X, Ten Sports, Ten Cricket, Ten Action, Ten Golf, Zee Cafe, Zee Studio, Zee Jagran, Zee Salaam, Zing, ETC Music, Zee Khana Khazana and Zee Q. The company also has a strong offering in the regional language domain with channels such as Zee Marathi, Zee Talkies, Zee Bangla, Zee Bangla Cinema, Zee Telugu, Zee Kannada and Zee Tamizh. The company’s recently launched HD offerings include Zee TV HD, Zee Cinema HD, Zee Studio HD and Ten HD.

ZEE and its affiliate companies have leading presence across the media value chain including television broadcasting, cable distribution, direct-to-home satellite services, digital media and print media amongst others. More information about ZEE and its businesses is available on www.zeetelevision.com

 

About Zindagi

 

Zindagi is the latest channel to be launched by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), one of India’s leading television, media and entertainment companies. ZEEL is amongst the largest producers and aggregators of Hindi programming in the world, with an extensive library housing over 1.2 lakh + hours of television content and with rights to more than 3,500 movie titles from foremost studios and of iconic film star. Through its strong presence worldwide, ZEEL entertains over 700+ million viewers across 170 countries. Zindagi is a reflection of ZEEL’s corporate philosophy of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ meaning “The World Is My Family’. The channel will bring international content to India with an underlying theme  that people may be culturally different, celebrating different festivals, living across borders, however, the stories of our lives which are universal bind us together and bring us closer:  ‘Zindagi….Jodey Dilon Ko’. Zindagi aims to showcase Real, Friendly, Vibrant and Premium stories and will engage and interact with its audience through diverse shows written by award-winning novelists, literary stalwarts and many of these shows are adapted from famous novels and books. Zindagi will be available 24 hours on both Analog and Digital (DTH and digital cable) platforms in India.

 

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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