Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL)

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) is India’s leading television media and entertainment company. It is the largest producer and aggregator of Hindi programming in the world, with an extensive library housing over 222,000 hours of television content. With rights to more than 3,818 movie titles from top Indian studios, featuring iconic film stars, ZEEL houses the world’s largest Hindi film library. Through its strong presence worldwide, ZEEL entertains over one billion viewers across 171 countries.

Production 

ZEEL is in discussions with potential TV stations for very popular dance format show – Dance India Dance. The company recently launched Z Format Factory, specialising in reality as well as scripted dramatic adaptation formats. ZEEL sitcom formats – Kareena Kareena & Hum Paanch – have also found a lot of traction in Asia.

ZEE BOLLYWORLD is the World’s biggest compilation of premium Indian entertainment content. A one point source that gives you access to over 222,000 hours of premium programming that ranges from family sitcoms, dramas, romantic stories, comedy & thrillers to reality & talk shows as well as formats, youth & kids based shows, food, travel & lifestyle programmes and much more. With rights to more than 3,818 movie titles from top Indian studios, featuring iconic film stars, ZEEL houses the world’s largest Hindi film library. The company offers original HD content. Services include movies and television serials with dubbed or subtitled versions in many foreign languages, which are readily available in English, French, Arabic, Russian, Mandarin and Melayu-Bahasa.
Z Living (from the U.S.) is a lifestyle network focusing on living well, naturally. With over 1,700 hours of first-run, original HD/SD content in English, it is the most comprehensive catalogue of fitness, healthy cooking, wellness, lifestyle, reality and travel shows of any other network, continually connecting more viewers to the benefits and joys of living a modern, healthy life.

Genres

ZEEL’s finished productions as well as reality formats are well appreciated by channels and audiences in Asia. This forms the bulk of sales in Asia. The company has an enviable bouquet of content ranging across varied genres, and is especially known for producing world-class family & costume dramas, travel & food series & Bollywood movies. ZEEL’s library has over 222,000 hours of content! Besides this, the company has premium English content in the lifestyle and wellness pace from the Z living catalogue produced in the U.S.

Rights

ZEEL owns the IP and all rights for all its TV shows, and most distribution rights for its movies.

HD/4K

Since 2013 all content is produced in HD. 4K production is just taking off in India. ZEEL has produced a few series; a few more in the pipeline.

Asia focus in 2017

“Our focus will be on emerging markets for finished productions & savvy markets for format & co-production opportunities.”

Top shows are... 
Kum Kum Bhagya (Wedding Bells)

Modern drama series featuring a mother who runs a marriage hall who tries to get her two daughters married, each who have distinctly opposite personalities. Episodes/ length: 600x30 mins – seasons available

Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani

A story of the Royal Family of Ameerkot. To cope with the loss of the family fortune, the royal family arranges the marriage of their son, the prince, with the daughter of the state’s biggest moneylender. The marriage causes a scandal, and sets off a chain of dramatic events within the family and the royal servants, causing them to change forever. Episodes/length: 300x30 mins – seasons available

Jamai Raja (Son-in-law)

A jet-setting hotelier with a growing empire, tries to bring together his feuding wife and mother-in-law. Episodes/length: 450x30 mins – seasons available

Outlook 

"2016 has seen the advent of the big OTT players in Asia. This in turn has given a boost to audience sampling foreign content. Indian content is being more widely accepted than ever before, mainly due to high production values as well as widespread interest in India and everything Indian. Thus we foresee more traction for Indian content in 2017.”
Sunita Uchil, Chief Business officer, Syndication & International Ad Sales

Address 

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited
18th Floor, Marathon Futurex,
N M Joshi Marg, Lower Parel East,
Mumbai – 400013, India
T: +91 22 7106 1465
W: www.zeebollyworld.com
E: zeecontent@zee.esselgroup.com