Zee Global Content Sales, a licensing and syndication arm of ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), today announced the content showcase for Discop Johannesburg 2019. ZEE Global Content Sales currently houses one of the largest libraries of creative and broadcasting entertainment content in the world.
Commenting on the upcoming participation at Discop Johannesburg 2019, VIBHA CHOPRA, BUSINESS HEAD - GLOBAL SYNDICATION & INTERNATIONAL FILM DISTRIBUTION, said “Over the past years, we have enjoyed immense popularity and advance demand for our content in Africa. Last year we partnered with Nigerian agency MACE, Royal Media from Kenya and Ghana based, Broadcaster-Multimedia Group for the co-production of our popular Drama Series - Deceptive Measures for African audience and look forward to its launch later this year. We are hopeful that the series will continue to draw much fanfare in this region”, she further added, “It is our pleasure to keep bringing new and fresh content to this region and enjoy all the appreciation we receive for our content as well as talent, we are hoping to win more such deals for our content during Discop Johannesburg 2019”.
The full slate from the stables of Zee Global Content Sales, presents four family dramas that have garnered dream runs with highest television ratings - daily drama series, KUNDALI BHAGYA (DESTINED LOVE), which recorded a winning debut with largest weekday television audience rating in the first week and continues to be one of the top rated shows in India. Another family drama, YEH TERI GALIYAAN (THE BYLANES OF LOVE) was ranked amongst top 4 shows in its timeslot catering to family audience at large. The third drama series, KHWABON KE DARMIYAAN (IN THE MIDST OF A DREAM) emerged as the top-ranking TV show among South Asians in the UAE for two consecutive months in its launch phase and topped its own highest rating in the second year run. The costume Drama, SWARAJYARAKJSHAK SAMBHAJI (THE PROTECTOR), is the new first run English dubbed show and is based on the life of one of most fiercest kings & greatest warriors of all times who proved his mettle during the complete course of his short span of life. Lastly, the slate offers DECEPTIVE MEASURES, a remake of popular Indian series PAVITRA RISHTA, one of the most successful ever Indian drama series that has travelled across more than 20 countries and enjoys fandom amongst both Indian and international audience.
Zee Global Content Sales will also showcase two renowned Health & Wellness shows – ALTAR’D, that presents the transformation of the bride and groom with a rigorous training and determination to lose weight prior to their big day, the wedding! And in FINDING FIDO, canine expert Seth Casteel helps an enthusiastic ‘dog owner-to-be’ find the perfect companion for his or her lifestyle. For the discerning audience, there is a spectacular feature Documentary and Travelogue series, THE LIFE OF EARTH FROM SPACE that delivers a cinematic, blue-chip view of the entire life history of our planet.
Moreover, for all the movie buffs, Zee Global Content Sales will bring number of celebrated films to DISCOP this year. The movie collection includes one title that made to INDIA’S OSCAR SELECTION LIST: ARTICLE 15 and other critically acclaimed titles, DREAM GIRL, URI and PARMANU – THE STORY OF POKHRAN.
FAMILY DRAMA: KUNDALI BHAGYA (DESTINED LOVE)
Kundali Bhagya is an intriguing story about two young girls Preeta and Shrishti. They discover the existence of their mother - Sarla and their sister Pragya, after the death of their father. Amidst this journey of mixed emotions the girl's cross paths with two rich brothers, Rishabh and Karan. The story will then introduce romance, drama and dispute in the lives of Preeta, Shrishti, Rishabh and Karan.
FAMILY DRAMA: DECEPTIVE MEASURES (PAVITRA RISHTA)
The story revolves around a middle-class girl, who is not highly educated and yet handles her house impeccably. Everyone is dependent on her however it is only her brother and her mother who really value her. Her mother has a sole aim of finding a good alliance for her daughter. The series has been filmed across Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria and the first season runs 52 one-hour episodes.
FAMILY DRAMA: KHWAABON KE DARMIYAAN (IN THE MIDST OF A DREAM)
This is a story revolves around Ikram Malik, a Dubai based successful business entrepreneur & his rise, fall & again rise. Khwaabon Ke Darmiyaan was filmed in Dubai over a packed 45 day schedule.
FAMILY DRAMA: YEH TERI GALIYAN (THE BYLANES OF LOVE)
Yeh Teri Galiyan, is a romantic drama that begins in the city of joy – Kolkata. The story revolves around two young childhood sweethearts, Shantanu and Puchki, who can't live without each other but are separated at a young age. The drama unfolds as they are forbidden to reunite by the constraints of the society.
COSTUME DRAMA – (SWARAJYARAKSHAK SAMBHAJI THE PROTECTOR)
NEW FIRST RUN ENGLISH DUBBED SHOW, ESPECIALLY FOR THE AFRICAN MARKET
Born to King Shivaji, Sambhaji was Maharshtra’s fiercest king. In his short life of 31yrs, he proved himself to be one of the greatest warriors in India’s rich history, fighting and winning wars all his life and staying undefeated till death! Swarajya Rakshak Sambhaji tells the grand story of this great king in all its glory.
HEALTH & WELLNESS (FACTUAL): ALTARD
Their wedding day may be approaching fast, but these overweight couples are determined to make one big change – lose weight – before walking down the aisle. Twelve weeks before their nuptials, the future bride and groom are paired with trainers and begin their transformation. But of course, there’s a twist that no one will see coming!
HEALTH & WELLNESS (LIFESTYLE): FINDING FIDO
In each episode of Finding Fido, canine expert Seth Casteel helps an enthusiastic dog owner-to-be find the perfect companion for his or her lifestyle. Whether a sociable dog that can help owners overcome shyness, an active dog that encourages exercise, or even a dog that can help detect the onset of an owner’s epileptic seizure, Seth matches each participant’s specialized needs and criteria to his or her new best friend.
DOCUMENTARY/TRAVELOGUE: THE LIFE OF EARTH FROM SPACE
This spectacular feature documentary special delivers a cinematic, blue-chip view of the entire life history of our planet, as you have never seen it before. Our planet’s greatest moments and our most dramatic catastrophes are all visualized in this special feature, as if seen from satellites, airplanes and drones.
ARTICLE 15: (2019) INDIAN HINDI LANGUAGE CRIME DRAMA, DIRECTED BY ANUBHAV SINHA
The film deals with ARTICLE 15 of the Constitution of India, which prohibits discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth.
DREAM GIRL: (2019) INDIAN HINDI LANGUAGE COMEDY DRAMA, DIRECTED BY RAAJ SHAANDILYAA
This film is a complete family entertainer coupled with a love story that deals with one trying to win the heart of another and is one of the quirkiest comedies of the year.
URI: (2019) INDIAN HINDI LANGUAGE MILITARY ACTION FILM, DIRECTED BY ADITYA DHAR
The film is a dramatized account of the retaliation to the 2016 Uri attack. It follows Major Vihaan Singh Shergill of the Indian Army, who plays a leading role in the events.
PARMANU – THE STORY OF POKHRAN: (2018) INDIAN HINDI LANGUAGE HISTORICAL ACTION DRAMA FILM, DIRECTED BY ABHISHEK SHARMA
The film is based on the nuclear bomb test explosions conducted by the Indian Army at Pokhran in 1998.