India’s leading media conglomerate, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) today announced the launch of Zee.One, its dedicated Bollywood movie channel for the German market. The channel was launched in Germany by Mr. Punit Goenka, MD & CEO, ZEEL, Mr. Amit Goenka, CEO – International Broadcast Business, ZEEL, Ms. Friederike Behrends, CEO – AsiaTV GmbH (Zee TV) and international Bollywood Superstar, Shah Rukh Khan.
Punit Goenka, MD & CEO, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL): “As a global media conglomerate, ZEEL is present in 171 countries entertaining over one billion viewers across the world. With our entry into Germany, we are now present in one of the most important and competitive TV markets worldwide. This is what makes the launch of Zee.One special for us.”
Amit Goenka, CEO – International Broadcast Business, ZEEL: “The launch of Zee.One in Germany is a step further as part of our international expansion strategy. We want to establish a lasting presence and of course, grow in the German television market. With our highest levels of entertainment, we are confident of being able to offer viewers an attractive enrichment to the existing range of television offerings. We are proud and happy to welcome the German community into our ZEEL family.”
Friederike Behrends, CEO – Asia TV GmbH German speaking countries (Zee TV): “From today, the German TV landscape will be enriched by a unique, new channel, Zee.One. We want to entertain our viewers with the best of films, series, and music daily, making Zee.One a channel for all the senses!”
Zee.One – I Feel Bolly.Good promises to deliver high-quality entertainment from the cinematic Mecca of Asia: Bollywood. The free-to-air channel will broadcast a great variety of movies and series, starring popular international megastars like Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone. The movies will span across all genres including romance, comedy, action among others. Furthermore, music clips with outstanding dance performances as well as in-house productions will add to the entertainment.
Targeting women between the ages of 19 and 59, Zee.One‘s premium content will be specifically adapted for the German market. Most of the content will be premiering on German television and will be broadcast in HD. From autumn on, the channel plans to develop and produce its own show formats like magazine shows. Zee.One will be receivable via satellite (Astra) and cable (Vodafone, Unitymedia, Telecolumbus) and will soon be available on more platforms in the German market.
6th August – 12:00pm – CYCLE KICK
6th August – 4:00pm – APAHARAN
6thAugust – 9:30pm – OMKARA
7th August – 12:00pm- CHALBAAZ
7th August – 3:30pm – DIL DHADAKNE DO
7th August – 9:30pm – PIZZA
Asha Negi and Jay Bhanushali to
HostZEE TV’s I- DAY Special ‘Aisa Desh Hai Mera’
To celebrate the patriotic fervor on the occasion of Independence day this year,India’s leading Hindi entertainment channel, ZEE TV will pay a tribute to the nation and its rich and diverse culture, salute its martyrs and celebrate its achievements with a special program called ‘Aisa Desh Hai Mera’. To air on Sunday 7th August , the special program will have an eclectic line-up of entertaining acts by unique talents from across the country and performances by the most popular faces of television. The charming Jay Bhanushali and attractive Asha Negi will anchor the show adding their own dose of fun with their witty one-liners to this vibrant celebration of India’s 69th Independence Day.
On hosting this special show, Jay shared, ‘ZEE is my family and I don’t let go of any opportunity to be associated with it. And, it’s an honour to be part of the Independence Day celebration. Our country is entering its 69th year of Independence and ZEE’s initiative ‘Aisa Desh Hai Mera’ will actually bring under one roof unique talents from the remotest parts of the country, and pay a tribute to the Indians who have made us proud internationally. It’ll be a fun-filled, and entertaining show.’’ Asha added, ‘It’s a celebration of everything uniquely Indian, be it our rich culture, dance, music or people who have given us recognition globally and I delighted at the opportunity of hosting this show.’
This extravaganza will have high energy acts by televisions heartthrob Rithvik Dhanjani, who will perform a desi hip-hop act, actor Karan Tacker and DID Líl Masters fame Rohan who will pay a tribute to the Indian army in their own unique and funny style, dressed as Munnabhai and Circuit and many other performances.
To watch ‘Aisa Desh Hai Mera’, tune-in to ZEE TV on Sunday, 7th August !
Yeh Vaada Raha
completes 200 episodes!
ZEE TV’s primetime drama Yeh Vaada Raha has successfully struck a chord with the audiences bringing the story of Kartik and Survi who are bound by a promise. The show recently completed a run of 200 episodes and the entire cast and crew planned a grand celebration on the sets and danced the night away to foot-tapping numbers.
The entire set was lit-up and everybody was decked up for the evening. The double century had everybody letting their hair down and burning the dance floor. Joining the celebrations along with Rinku Karmarkar (Taai),Ankush Arora (Kartik), Sonal Vengurlekar (Survi) were the latest additions to the cast – the two little kids,Harbandana and Tamanna Dipak who play Kartik and Survi’s daughter Khushi and niece Riya respectively. The tiny tots were also seen all dressed up, hopping around and enjoying the revelry.
However, it was Rinku Karmarkar who stole the show. Despite a foot injury, the actor was in high spirits and brought the house down with her latkas and thumkas on some popular dance numbers. Speaking about the milestone, Rinku shared, ‘It feels amazing to have received so much love and adulation from the fans. The credit of the success goes to the writers, our producers and the entire cast and crew who from the past eight months have been working with utmost dedication to make the show work. It is so much fun now to shoot on the sets as we have three kids working us. While partying, I felt like one of them and had a blast. The character of Taai is quite eccentric and very challenging to portray on-screen. This character will always remain very special to me and hope we soon complete 500 episodes so that we can have another mad, crazy dance party’.
Ankush Arora further adds, ‘’It’s always good to see your hard work and perseverance paying off and this milestone stands testimony to our collective effort. Honestly, I was quite excited about the celebration and even went shopping for it a day prior. The production has organized a fun-filled party where we just ate and danced till the wee hours. I have grown as an actor in the past eight months and it’s been a very enriching and fulfilling journey as Kartik. I just hope the audience continues to shower us with love’’.
Recently, the show took a 7-year leap and the estranged couple Kartik and Survi have finally come face to face due to a turn of events. Currently, on the show the track revolves around Kartik laying out various traps and pushing Survi to confess that Khushi is their daughter.
Stay tuned to Yeh Vaada Raha every Monday-Friday at 9.30PM, only on Zee TV!
Zee Cinema Movies:
4TH August – 5:30pm – OH MY GOD
5th August – 7:30pm – It’s ENTERTAINMENT
6th August – 9:00pm – THE SHAUKEENS
7th August – 11:30pm – RAGINI MMS
8th August – 8:00pm – DESI BOYS
9th August – 5:00pm – KYON KI ITS FATE
10th August – 8:30pm – TERI MERI KAHANI