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ZEE5 Global, The Viral Fever announce Saas Bahu Aachar Pvt. Ltd

As part of its strategy to bolster its library, ZEE5 Global  – the streaming platform for South Asian Content – partnered with The Viral Fever to stream new shows and upcoming seasons of popular shows from TVF’s library. As part of this partnership, the two content giants have announced their first Original together on Women’s […]

March 8, 2022

ZEE5 Global the platform of choice for South Asians in US

It’s been nearly eight months since ZEE5 launched in the US, and it has already surged ahead in the market driving strong revenue and engagement growth across the board. As the second-largest market for ZEE5 after India, the US is already the largest contributor to the platform’s international subscription revenue and viewership. The platform has […]

February 28, 2022

Love Hostel on ZEE5 Global on Feb 25

ZEE5 Global, streaming platform for South Asian content and multilingual storyteller for multiple entertainment seekers, ended 2021 on a high with the success of Bob Biswas, which was in partnership with Red Chillies Entertainment. The movie not only became an instant hit but also crossed 11.2 million + views in a month’s time. Now, ZEE5 […]

February 4, 2022

ZEE5 Global launches 2nd edition of Global OTT Content Festival

Leading on the success of its first Global Content Festival in 2020, ZEE5 Global, the largest streaming platform for South Asian content, is back with yet another year of the celebrated content festival. Aiming at eliminating linguistic, cultural, and geographical boundaries, ZEE5 Global’s ‘Global Content Festival’ is a first-of-its-kind initiative that will give budding and […]

January 11, 2022

Zee, Sony merger in “final stages”

Punit Goenka, MD of Zee Entertainment, giving a keynote speech at Media Partners Asia’s APOS India event, told delegates that the merger with Sony Pictures Networks India was in its final stages of agreement. “I certainly believe that consolidation is going to benefit the industry overall. Zee and Sony will form the largest media entertainment […]

November 24, 2021By Chris Forrester

Sony, Zee merger “progressing well”

The major investment in Zee Entertainment by Sony has entered the due-diligence phase and the process is progressing well, according to Zee’s MD/CEO Punit Goenka. “We are confident that the process will complete within the stipulated timeline or even before that post which we will move with our next step as mandated by the law. […]

November 15, 2021By Chris Forrester

Virgin Media TV offers free Asian channels for Diwali

Virgin Media is making premium Asian TV channels available for all TV customers at no extra cost to celebrate Diwali. From November 1st until November 14th, Virgin Media customers can access 15 Indian pay-TV channels including Colors Gujarati, SONY MAX2 and Zee Cinema HD. David Bouchier, Chief TV & Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media O2, […]

November 1, 2021

Invesco alleges favouritism for Zee in Sony merger

The proposed merger between Sony India and Zee Entertainment has now seen a strongly-worded letter to shareholders from Invesco, a Zee major investor. The letter alleges that the terms of the draft agreement appeared to favour Zee’s founding family. This directly targeted at founder Subhash Chandra and his son, Zee’s CEO Punit Goenka. Invesco is […]

October 13, 2021By Chris Forrester

ZEE fights to hold onto CEO

India media giant ZEE, en route to a merger with Sony India, is fighting to hold onto its CEO Punit Goenka. Invesco, a major investor in ZEE, while supporting the merger is demanding that Goenka be removed along with some of the Zee board members. ZEE on October 2nd confirmed that it had filed a […]

October 4, 2021By Chris Forrester

CEO complications at Zee/Sony India combo

Punit Goenka, the eldest son of Zee’s founder Subhash Chandra, was expected to be the new CEO at the merging Zee Entertainment/Sony Pictures entertainment giant. However, an existing major shareholder in Zee, Invesco Fund with an 18 per cent stake, is objecting and has called an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) to pursue not only a […]

September 27, 2021