Vibha Chopra, business head at Global Syndication and International Film Distribution, says, "Over the past years, we have enjoyed immense popularity and advance demand for our content in Africa."
"In 2018, 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 audiences and look forward to its launch later this year," adds Chopra.
"We are hopeful that the series will continue to draw much fanfare in this region. It is our pleasure to keep bringing new and fresh content to this region. [We] 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," Chopra concludes.
The full slate from the stables of Zee Global Content Sales presents five-family dramas that have garnered runs with the highest television ratings. These include:
- Daily drama series Kundali Bhagya (Destined Love), which recorded a winning debut with the largest weekday television audience rating in its first week, continues to be one of the top-rated shows in India.
- Family drama Yeh Teri Galiyaan (The Bylanes of Love) was ranked among the top four shows in its timeslot that is catering to family audiences 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. It 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 a king and warrior.
- The slate also offers Deceptive Measures, a remake of popular Indian series Pavitra Rishta, which is a successful Indian drama series.
Zee Global Content Sales will also showcase two health and wellness shows:
- Altar’d presents the transformation of a bride and groom, who aim to lose weight prior to their wedding day.
- In Finding Fido, canine expert Seth Casteel helps a 'dog owner-to-be' find the perfect companion for his or her lifestyle.
Additionally, there is a feature documentary and travelogue series The Life of Earth from Space
. The documentary delivers a cinematic, blue-chip view of the entire life history of the planet Earth.
Moreover, Zee Global Content Sales will bring a number of celebrated films to DISCOP this year. The movie collection includes a title that made India's Oscar
selection List — Article 15
— and other critically acclaimed titles Dream Girl, URI
and Parmanu – The story of Pokhran.
The content showcase includes: Television showsFamily drama: Kundali Bhagya (DESTINED LOVE)
Kundali Bhagya is a 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 their journey, the girls cross paths with the two rich brothers, 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 value her.
Her mother has the 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 about Ikram Malik, a Dubai based successful business entrepreneur and his rise, fall and rise again. Khwaabon Ke Darmiyaan
was filmed in Dubai over a 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 Kolkata. The story revolves around 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 society.Costume drama: SWARAJYARAKSHAK SAMBHAJI (THE PROTECTOR)
This is a new first-run English dubbed show for the African Market. Born to King Shivaji, Sambhaji was Maharshtra's fiercest king. In his short life of 31 years, 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 story of Sambhaji.Health and wellness (Factual): Altard
The series depicts overweight couples that are determined to 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 there's an unexpected twist to the challenge.Health and 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. Documentary/travelogue: The Life of Earth from Space
This feature documentary special delivers a cinematic, blue-chip view of the life history of our planet, its greatest moments and the most dramatic catastrophes as if seen from satellites, airplanes and drones.FILMS (HINDI)
(2019) Article 15
is an Indian Hindi language crime drama that is directed by Anubhav Sinha. The film orients Article 15
of the Constitution of India, which prohibits discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth.Dream Girl:
The film is an Indian Hindi language comedy-drama that is directed by Raaj Shaandilyaa. The comedy depicts a love story that deals with one trying to win the heart of another.URI:
is an Indian Hindi language military action film directed by Aditya Dhar. The film is a dramatised 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:
The film is an Indian Hindi language historical action drama film that is directed by Abhishek Sharma. The film is based on the nuclear bomb test explosions conducted by the Indian Army at Pokhran in 1998.
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