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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

ZEE merging with Sony

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) is set to acquire a majority share in Zee Entertainment, India’s giant – but financially strapped – broadcasting business. According to India’s Economic Times, the combined entity will own 75 TV channels, two video streaming operations (ZEE5 with a global audience and Sony’s LIV), a pair of film studios (Zee […]

September 22, 2021By Chris Forrester

India upholds TRAI tariffs

India’s High Court says the government’s changes to TV ‘a la carte’ channel tariffs are fair, although it has ruled against some of the Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI) proposals. The TRAI proposals were mooted in January last year but faced numerous objections. The Bombay High Court ruled that the TRAI, in its new levy, could […]

July 6, 2021By Chris Forrester

ZEE5 launches in the US

ZEE5, the streaming service for South Asian content, has launched today in the US. “The launch of ZEE5 in the US is a very significant moment for us,” said Amit Goenka, President, Digital Businesses & Platforms, ZEE Entertainment. “We’ve had a long association of over two decades with this market, bringing our viewers here the […]

June 23, 2021

ZEE5 launches in US on June 22

ZEE5, the SVoD platform for South Asian content, has announced it will launch in the US on June 22nd. ZEE5 has enjoyed success in the key South Asian markets within weeks of its local launches, and is fast expanding its presence in Europe and the UK. The platform is currently under beta testing in the […]

June 11, 2021By Chris Forrester

ZEE5 Global announces Zindagi Original Dhoop Ki Deewar

ZEE5 Global, the video streaming platform for South Asian content, has announced its third Pakistani production and Zindagi Original titled Dhoop Ki Deewar. Love transcends all barriers and Zindagi is proud to have always showcased this through its shows. Reminding us of this unmatched power of love, Dhoop Ki Deewar will stress on the belief […]

June 9, 2021

Zee content free in UK and Europe

Anyone looking to catch up on their favourite TV shows on any of the Zee channels, be it Zee TV or Zee Cinema, Zee Telugu, Zee Tamil, Zee Punjabi, Zee Marathi or Zee Bangla, ZEE5 is where you can find all episodes. Watch both the previous and the latest episodes and much more absolutely free […]

June 4, 2021

ZEE5 Global unveils Jan 2021 line-up

ZEE5 Global, the largest OTT platform for South Asian content, has announced its line-up of content to kickstart the new year. Raising the curtains on 2021 on January 1, the much-anticipated ZEE5 Original Nail Polish takes us on a hypnotic journey of the uncertainties of the human mind. Nail Polish features an ensemble cast including […]

January 5, 2021

Mitron signs licensing deal with Zee Music

Mitron, the homegrown short format video app, has signed a licensing deal with one of the largest music companies in India, Zee Music Company. With this deal, Mitron users will have access to thousands of songs from the Zee Music Co’s catalogue. This is the first-ever deal for Mitron with a music company and it’s […]

December 21, 2020