Featuring Zee’s first Indian-African drama series “Khwaabon Ke Darmiyaan”
Two New Dramas & Lifestyle Program Available for first time at DISCOP
Mumbai, India/Los Angeles, CA October 16th 2017: Global Content Hub by Zee – the syndication division of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) - announced its new, original programs for licensing at the upcoming DISCOP market, taking place in Johannesburg, SA October 25-27. Highlights of this year’s portfolio include the hot new Indian/African co-production series Khwaabon Ke Darmiyaan, filmed in Dubai and the Ivory Coast. Other featured shows on offer are two new dramas and a lifestyle program, as well as Zee’s complete rich catalog of over 240,000 hours’ programs in all genres.
Khwaabon Ke Darmiyaan, is an original and ground-breaking African-Indian co-production between Zee TV and RTI from Ivory Coast. Filmed in both Africa and the Middle East, the 13-episodic one-hour drama features well-known African actor Ahmed Souane from the Ivory Coast, who co-stars as the protagonist tycoon’s best friend. Renowned actor Javed Sheikh portrays UAE real estate tycoon, Ikram Malik and the story follows his endeavor to launch a massive real estate project in the UAE. The series is fast-paced, sophisticated and engrossing and began its broadcast in December 2016, garnering the highest rating recorded for any show in the UAE for 2016 (Average 12.1 TVR); and went on to become the top-rated show among South Asians for its entire 2-month run through February 2017. Khwaabon Ke Darmiyaan is the second Indian drama series ever filmed in Dubai, the first was Parwaaz also produced by Zee.
Also on offer for the first time are two popular dramas and one factual program: Woh Apna Sa -- an Indian drama series about a troubled marriage and potential love triangle; Waaris (Heir) an Indian drama-thriller series; and English-language, transformational reality program Big Fat Truth about healthy living.
Sunita Uchil, ZEEL’s Chief Business Officer, International Ad Sales, Global Syndication and Production said, “Zee’s Global Content Hub is thrilled attend DISCOP SA to share which features the talented African actor, Ahmed Souane, in a lead role along with famed actor Javed Sheikh. We are also highlighting two fantastic dramas for the first time as well as an English-language healthy lifestyle program. These shows, along with our high-quality catalog of over 240,000 hours of programming, are already gaining major interest from buyers.’”
About Global Content Hub by Zee
Welcome to Global Content Hub by Zee – the single point of access to a wide choice of content from across the world. Headquartered in India with close to 40 international channels and over 1 billion viewers worldwide, Zee TV’s Global Content Hub is a major creative and broadcasting entertainment programming force. The Global Content Hub portfolio is a one-stop-shop offering award-winning programs in every genre -- historical, romantic, family and thriller dramas; reality and formats; adventure and travel; scripted comedy; kids; lifestyle and fitness programs, and much more, all in variety of languages including Hindi and English. Global Content Hub by Zee holds one of the most significant international content libraries in the world with 240,000+ hours of premium content including 4,200+ movie titles.
The Z Living portfolio of Global Content Hub by Zee is comprised of U.S.-produced, original HD content, offering over 1,700 hours of the best in health entertainment programming. Show on nutritious cooking, fitness, beauty, travel & lifestyle, along with motivational real-life stories and competitions, help audiences find the right balance of health and happiness, achieving wellness goals and inspired living.
About Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL):
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL) is a worldwide media brand offering entertainment content to diverse audiences. With a presence in over 172 countries and a reach of more than a billion people around the globe, ZEEL is among the largest global content companies across genres, languages, and platforms. ZEEL is present across broadcasting, movies, music, live entertainment, digital and talent businesses, both within India and overseas and has more than 240,000 hours of television content and houses the world’s largest Hindi film library with rights to more than 4,200 movie titles across various languages. ZEEL has also produced several movies for theatrical release and is the fastest growing music label in India. It has presence in the digital space with 'dittoTV' and 'OZEE' and has also ventured into live events.
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