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ZEE ENTERTAINMENT SHOWCASE 2018 PROGRAMS

- Lagos, Nigeria 4th April, 2018

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Zee World, the world’s 1st Bollywood English dubbed channel in Africa, has unveiled its line-up of programs for the year to keep viewers even more glued to their television screens.
Speaking at a content upfront in Lagos, Harish Goyal, CEO, Zee TV Africa and Indian Ocean Islands, said: “We are really excited about the wide acceptance and appreciation of our programmes here in Nigeria and we keep improving our content to keep our viewers happy.”
“This year, we would like to assure our viewers of world class entertainment in line with Zee entertainment’s global offering. We have a line-up of exciting new programmes across all channels to bring you the best of Bollywood,” he added.
The ZEE general entertainment channels which have a huge following in Nigeria, showcased exciting series, shows and movies planned for Bollywood lovers across its major channels – the popular Zee World, Zee Bollymovies, Zee Bollynova and Zee Cinema.
This year’s programming on Zee World features the much-anticipated return of Twist of Fate - everybody’s favourite TV drama, back with its second season, continuing the cliffhanger that left viewers guessing as to what happened to the fun-loving rockstar Abhi and the ever determined, strong-willed Pragya. Will they finally get the love they deserve or will Abhi’s evil sister Aliya get what she wants and remove Pragya for good? 2018 also sees the return of another popular series King of Hearts season 2 as well as new series Bride with Benefits, Begusarai, Amma and Iron Lady.
A number of blockbuster movies also premiere on Zee BollyMovies later this year, including the 2017 crime thriller, MOM, starring the Bollywood legend Sridevi, who sets out to avenge her step-daughter after the justice system failed to convict her attackers. With the help of a shady detective, she takes the law into her own hands. Other movies on the channel will feature A-list actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Amitabh Bachchan and many more.
To cater to a variety of interests, Zee BollyNova offers a wide range of entertainment with food shows by celebrity chefs Sanjeev Kapoor and Ripu Raman Handa. Reality shows that will melt your heart with Look love what you made me do, and Fear Files, for the ones that enjoy having a good scare or two, not to forget the beloved series like Saloni, Destiny and The Vow coming in May 2018.
Zee Cinema provides great content for the Bollywood movie buffs, acquiring not only recent hits, but also in-production titles with a strong ensemble cast. The channel's archives feature the best content in the industry, from varied genres including action, comedy, romance, family entertainers, etc., matching the entertainment needs of audiences across geographies, tastes, preferences, cultural and age demographics. The film collection boasts over 4200 movie titles with leading Bollywood superstars including Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone and many other A-listers leading the way. Zee Cinema has something to please everyone!
For those who love the Indian Bollywood culture, BollyTunes on Zee World will showcase the latest and the hottest Indian pop music to make viewers jump out of their seats and dance. “Experience the fun of Bollywood through the biggest music videos from various genres. We pick the best Bollywood songs seen on screen to satisfy your soul. It’s spectacular, it’s dazzling, it’s BollyTunes.” CEO, Harish Goyal enthused.
Zee World airs on DStv Channel 166, GOtv Channel 25; Zee BollyNova on Kwese TV Channel 150 and Zee BollyMovies on DStv channel 114, GOtv Channel 12 and Kwese TV channel 155.

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Zee Entertainment offers 12 Channels across Africa and brings the best of Bollywood Entertainment to African shores. Zee Africa has grown by leaps and bounds in the past years and continues to strive to bring to the continent the best Indian Entertainment that the industry has to offer.
With a reach spanning over 173 countries and access to more than 1.3 Billion viewers globally, Zee has created strong brand equity and is the largest media franchise serving the South Asian Diaspora worldwide. Zee prides itself in having 242 000+ hours of content, 3500 movie titles, 40 channels in India and 40 international channels. “Extraordinary Together” reflects the ethos of the company.

Zee TV volunteers at Diepdale Secondary School

- 6th December, 2017

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Zee TV Africa has volunteered its time to a day dedicated to its corporate social investment programme in Soweto, South Africa. Employees of Zee came together to continue their efforts at the Diepdale Secondary School.
As part of a long-term initiative, together with the help of the SAME Foundation, the school was previously identified as the school that Zee would assist and contribute to. Earlier this year the Zee TV Africa team, led by CEO Harish Goyal, sponsored a science lab at the school, which will be fully completed by 2018.
The Zee team, in the second phase of their sponsorship, and painted two classrooms. The Zee staff also gave the school t-shirts, caps, water bottles, backpacks, and folders for their learners.
Goyal adds, "We are excited once again to work with the SAME Foundation and to give back to the community. We believe education is the fundamental core of our communities and, by giving back to our schools, we hope we have contributed to the socio-economic climate with this small gesture."Read the full article here.


Dance to BollyTunes on Zee World

- 29th November, 2017

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Experience the fun of Bollywood through the biggest music videos on Zee World, DStv Channel 166 and stream live on DStv Now.
Watch BollyTunes online on Zee World, DStv Channel 166, Monday to Friday at 17:00, and streaming live on DStv Now, to experience the fun of Bollywood through the biggest music videos from various genres.
Bollytunes on Zee World will showcase the latest and hottest Indian pop music, dishing out song and dance from your favourite artists while the best ever Bollywood songs seen on screen, and trending internationally, are picked out to satisfy your musical soul.
It’s spectacular, it’s dazzling, it’s BollyTunes – and it’s on Zee World - where you can be extraordinary every day! Read the full article here.


Zee TV Africa rebrands to be 'Extraordinary Together'

- 7th November, 2017

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Zee TV Africa has unveiled its new brand ideology and purpose, 'Extraordinary Together', with the aim of providing a unified brand experience to consumers across the world by creating entertainment and experiences that inspire to transcend the ordinary and become 'extraordinary'.
Under the leadership of Harish Goyal, CEO of Zee TV Africa, the channel has become the number one destination for Bollywood on the continent and now offers 12 channels across Africa and the Indian Ocean islands.
ZEE has a presence in over 173 countries and a reach of more than 1.3 billion viewers globally. The company aims to widen its content profile to cater to a variety of tastes, preferences, cultural, and age demographics. Read the full article here.


Zee’s Global Content Hub launches new original slate for DISCOP Johannesburg'

- 23rd October, 2017

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Global Content Hub by Zee – the syndication division of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) – announced its new, original programmes for licensing at the upcoming DISCOP market, taking place in Johannesburg from 25 to 27 October 2017. Highlights of this year’s portfolio include the hot new Indian/African co- production series Khwaabon Ke Darmiyaan, filmed in Dubai and the Ivory Coast. Other featured shows on offer are two new dramas and a lifestyle programme, as well as Zee’s complete rich catalogue of over 240,000 hours’ programmes in all genres.
Khwaabon Ke Darmiyaan, is an original and ground-breaking African-Indian co-production between Zee TV and RTI from Ivory Coast. Filmed in both Africa and the Middle East, the 13-episodic one-hour drama features well-known African actor Ahmed Souane from the Ivory Coast, who co-stars as the protagonist tycoon’s best friend. Renowned actor Javed Sheikh portrays UAE real estate tycoon, Ikram Malik and the story follows his endeavour to launch a massive real estate project in the UAE. The series is fast-paced, sophisticated and engrossing and began its broadcast in December 2016, garnering the highest rating recorded for any show in the UAE for 2016 (Average 12.1 TVR); and went on to become the top-rated show among South Asians for its entire 2-month run through February 2017.Khwaabon Ke Darmiyaan is the second Indian drama series ever filmed in Dubai, the first was Parwaaz also produced by Zee.Read the full article here.


Zee showcases new shows

- 14th September, 2017

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Zee TV Africa showcases its captivating world of Indian Hindi entertainment.
Zee TV Africa recently presented their Content Upfront to the media, showcasing its captivating world of Indian Hindi entertainment, including Bollywood series, movies, reality, variety and more action packed content. English subtitles and dubbed programming allows for dazzling viewing to be enjoyed by all.
Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, “The world is my family” reflects the ethos of the company, which endeavours to unify the world by influencing positive change within cultural backgrounds. Under the successful leadership of CEO Harish Goyal, Zee has established itself as the gateway to Bollywood.Read the full article here.


Meet and greet Zee’s Gurmeet Choudhary

- 10th July, 2017

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He has visited Durban before and is looking forward to spending time with his fans, who have always supported him.
Fans of Zee TV heart-throb, Gurmeet Choudhary are in for a treat as the multi-talented actor, model and dancer will be at the Rising Sun offices (13/15 Peak Street, Croftdene, Chatsworth) this Thursday, July 13, 2017 for a special meet and greet between 5pm and 6pm.
Residents will be excited to know that the meet and greet is opened to the community. Choudhary is best known for his role of Yash Sindhia in the series, Punar Vivah (Married Again).Read the full article here.


NEW SERIES ANTARA TO PULL AT HEART STRINGS WHEN IT PREMIERES ON 11 NOVEMBER

- 18th October, 2016

Zee World brings fresh programming with the addition of new series Antara starting on 11 November on DStv channel 166 at 18:00.
Antara tells the story of a five-year-old Antara who is born out of wedlock to a married man Aditya and single mother Anuradha. Anuradha dies in car crash leaving behind Antara, who happens to be Autistic and needing special care and attention.
Despite not being part of Antara’s life, Aditya decides it’s his responsibility to care for his daughter. He brings her home under the guise of an orphaned child that belonged to an old friend. It’s only a matter of time before the truth is revealed and Aditya’s wife Vidya is furious that he had an affair which bore a child. Vidya refuses to accept Antara and leaves Aditya.
Aditya has to also come to terms that his child doesn’t behave like a normal young child. To the outside word she is seen as abnormal and it’s his duty and challenge to have her accepted by a society that doesn’t understand Autism.
The story takes us through the family’s trials and sheds light on the difficult subject of Autism bringing much required insights to the sensitivities of dealing with children with special needs.


ZEE WORLD INTRODUCES BRAND NEW SERIES YOUNG DREAMS

- 13th October, 2016

Zee World continues to bring you the very best in Indian entertainment with a new heart-warming series Young Dreams which follows the story of two cousins from opposite ends of the world.
Starting on Zee World on DStv Channel 166 on 19 October at 19:00, the light-hearted family drama revolving around the lives of two teenagers Gunjan, a smart 17-year-old who has always been free-spirited girl living in Mumbai and Rachna, her conservative cousin.
Tragedy strikes the family when Gunjan’s mother Sneha dies of cancer and Gunjan has to live with Rachna and her conservative family. Both Gunjan and Rachna will have to adapt to each other’s lifestyles and Gunjan, who has always enjoyed her freedom, finds it difficult to adjust to this new constrained environment.
It’s a story of love, everlasting friendship and new beginnings and what starts out as tragedy ends in strong bonds of friendship and family.
Young Dreams is about celebrating adolescence as the two girls navigate their teenage years together, helping each other face growing pains. And we soon discover that each of them has something great to teach the other.
Gunjan helps Rachna realise her worth and heighten her confidence. While she learns lessons about patience and solidarity from Rachna.
Rachna’s father, Dayal, is the strict head of the family who makes it difficult for these two young ladies to openly deal with the usual adolescent challenges. This makes it difficult when love comes knocking for these two young ladies. Shail, Rachna’s mother, helps to pacify Dayal and keep the family atmosphere peaceful.


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ZEE WORLD ROCKS AFRICA WITH A SHATTERING 143 GRPS! ZEE WORLD AFRICA BREAKS ITS OWN RECORD MONTH ON MONTH.

- 12th September, 2016

In a ground-breaking move Zee World has reached an all-time high rating of 143 GRP for the month of August 2016. The channel in the last 4 months has delivered phenomenal ratings with each month hitting a new high in the channels 19 months since launch.

Silver Lining which airs at 18h00 has drawn more children viewers to the channel than before. The biggest contributing factor to the ratings are viewers at 18h00 reaching 85 280.

Zee Worlds innovative 5th fresh hour with the show Krishi (Afsar Bitiya) at 22h00 has also brought new audiences to the channel peaking unforeseen viewership for that specific time band.

With channel launching new programmes every month until February 2017 its performance can only soar to greater heights. This is indicative of what great content, programming and marketing can do for a channel’s performance. All 5 Zee World series ranked amongst top 30 performing programs.

Silver Lining at 18h00 ranks 8th
The Vow at 19h00 ranks 19th
Forbidden Love which replaced The Vow at 19h00 subsequently ranks 20th
Sacred Ties at 20h00 ranks 25th
Krishi at 22h00 ranks 28th

“We were expecting a great performance from the channel but an astounding 143 GRP surpassed all our expectations. The team has really worked hard and we hope to continue growing the channel and take it to new heights”, Harish Goyal, CEO Zee TV South Africa.


SPRING HAS NEVER BEEN THIS FRUITFUL AS ZEE WORLD BRINGS YOU A BRAND NEW SHOW THIS SEPTEMBER

- 11th August, 2016

On 5 September 2016 Zee World brings you the exciting new series, Twist of Fate at 20h00 CAT on DSTV channel 166 and GOtv channel 25, from Monday to Friday. Twist of Fate is a show following the life of a Punjabi matriarch Sarla Arora who runs a marriage hall and lives with the hope of seeing her two daughters, Pragya and Bulbul, happily married someday. The show takes us through the lives of the 2 sisters, their hopes dreams and aspirations.
Simultaneously runs the story of Abhi who is Rockstar with a cult following of his own. Abhi’s grandmother, someone who he idolises and will never go against her, brings traditional Pragya into their house as Abhi’s wife. At first the two put on an act to love each other in order to keep Abhi’s grandmother happy and cover up the real truth that Abhi already has a girlfriend from before their marriage.
Don’t miss Twist of Fate, starting on 5 September only on Zee World DSTV channel 166 and Gotv, channel 25 at 20h00 CAT.


ZEE WORLD MISS GRAND SOUTH AFRICA 2016 GETS CROWNED

- 8th August, 2016

Crowning of the Zee World Miss Grand South Africa 2016 winner took place on Saturday 6 August at the Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria. Caitlin Harty won the coveted Zee World Miss Grand South Africa 2016 title. The evening was hosted by the Zee World Miss Teen Commonwealth South Africa 2016 1st Princess, Mpoentle Plaatjie.
Zee World Miss Grand SA strives to stop violence and focuses on bringing relief for women and children in war stricken areas. In South Africa they focus on charities working with abused women and children.
The finalists had to showcase their verve to the judges through various rounds of traditional wear, swim wear and evening wear. Each of the ladies had to make a speech and express their views on the Miss Grand international cause which is aimed to stop wars around the World. As their final challenge, they had to face the judges and answer a set of questions which allowed the judges to make their final decision.

The winner of the Zee World Miss Grand 2016 Caitlin Harty showed great finesse and poise as she took the crown. Precious Khoza won 1st Princess and Thando Tsiane won 2nd Princess.
Miss Grand International will take place on the 25 October in Las Vegas where Zee World Miss Grand winner, Caitlin Harty will represent South Africa among 80 countries globally.
“The Zee World Miss Grand crowning evening was a great success and all the contestant should be proud of their achievements.”, says Harish Goyal, CEO of Zee TV Africa.


ZEE WORLD BRINGS YOU LOVE LIKE YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE!

- 22nd July, 2016

Zee World brings you a new series, Forbidden Love. This dramatic new show will bring out your emotions, from love, anger, surprise and dramatic twists! Forbidden Love is a story based on the life of Veera, an air-hostess. She lives independently in a company owned flat, despite her parents living in the same city. Her passionate desire to be independent, and her no-nonsense practicality sets her apart from other women her age. Vivan is a playboy who flirts with Veera and then breaks her heart. He realises too little, too late that he has fallen in love with her and tries to win her back. She however, wants nothing to do with him. She meets Kushan, a mature and sensitive man whom she eventually marries. Their lives experience an unexpected dramatic turn of events when Veera learns that Vivan is her husband’s younger brother.
Don’t miss this breath taking new show Forbidden Love from the 30th of August, Monday to Friday at 19H00 CAT on DSTV channel 166 and GOtv Channel 25.


ZEE WORLD TAKES OVER NIGERIA AT THE FESTIVAL OF INDIA!!

- 21st July, 2016

Zee World is proud to announce its partnership with the Festival of India taking place in Nigeria 13 August 2016.
The Indian Diaspora in Lagos will be organizing the first ever Festival of India event in Lagos, Nigeria to celebrate Cultural Unity & Diversity.
Festival of India has been celebrated for the past 40 years in various countries across the globe i.e Australia, Poland, New York, Los Angeles, Durban and London. It has grown to become a major tourist attraction.
" It gives us great pleasure as Zee World to be part of an event so cultural yet so diverse and colourful. This is a perfect opportunity to introduce the beauty of the Indian culture in Lagos” says Harish Goyal CEO of ZEE TV South Africa
Highlights of the festival will include procession display of various Indian costumes, cuisines and dance groups.
In addition, the Festival of India will host internationally renowned traditional and contemporary musicians, dancers and dramatic artists from India and Nigeria.


ZEE WORLD MISS TEEN COMMONWEALTH SOUTH AFRICA 2016

- 2nd July, 2016

The crowning of Zee World Miss Teen Commonwealth South Africa finalists took place on 2nd July at Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria.
29 finalists made it to the Atterbury Threatre on Saturday, of which 10 were selected for the final round of questions by the judges. The winner Asanda Mchunu was crowned Zee World Miss Teen Commonwealth South Africa 2016, with Mpoentle Plaatjie crowned 1st Princess and Mishka Kramer crowned 2nd Princess.
Anel De Swardt the pageant owner and ex Mrs Commonwealth title holder had a special crown for the teen who had done exemplary charity work which was awarded to Alissa Coetzee and she was titled Zee World Miss Charity. Zenande Funani was the public choice winner. There were 5 Zee World Miss Teen Ambassadors, Luyanda Ngwenya, Zenande Funani, Tamlyn Silent, Noli Mhlonyane and Siyamthanda Madlala.
Zee World Miss Teen Commonwealth South Africa is a leadership programme where teens are mentored for public speaking, leadership and modelling. The purpose is to instil confidence and encourage leadership skills, so they can make a difference in their communities. Each of the 29 Miss Teen contestants are doing great work at their non-profit organisations.
The 29 contestants went through extensive interviews as part of scoring process by the judges before the final event on Saturday. On the final event night all 29 contestants received scores for best National Costume, Sportswear and Eveningwear, of which 10 were selected for the final round of questions by the judges to decide the winner. The evening was hosted by John Owens who was Mr South Africa 2013.
ZEE TV AFRICAS CEO, Harish Goyal took the stage as the official media partner to commend the pageant owners and especially congratulate the contestants on their participation and help make a difference in their their communities.
“The evening was a success and we are proud of each contestant for their participation and their leadership skills. Zee World is a proud sponsor of the pageant and I am sure that the girls will continue to make their communities proud with their work”, says Harish Goyal, CEO of Zee TV Africa.


ZEE DOES YOGA

- 21st June, 2016

The International Yoga Day, on the 21st of June, started all over the world this weekend and Zee World took part in events all over South Africa, supporting the benefits of yoga. The events kicked off in Cape Town 18th of June in Cape Town at the Samaj Centre in Gatesville where many yoga enthusiasts gathered for a two-hour session. The morning consisted of a presentation on the origin and benefits of yoga, followed by an hour long relaxing yoga session, The morning ended with relaxation and refreshments, allowing all attendees to meet and share their experience.

Yoga day’s awareness continued on the 19th of June in Durban at the Amphitheatre, where many joined the open air session, gathering those who wanted to benefit from the yoga discipline that teaches one to experience inner peace by controlling the body and mind. Sunday’s processions continued in Midrand at Sagewood School and Laudium at the Seva Samaj hall, as well as Zoo Lake in Johannesburg where crowds gathered for a soul cleansing morning.

Zee World also took part on the actual International Yoga Day on Tuesday the 21st of June in Soweto in sync with the rest of the world.

Yoga is a practice of physical, mental and spiritual discipline. It helps one with, flexibility, muscle strength and tone, improves respiration, energy and vitality, helps in maintaining a balanced metabolism, weight reduction, cardio and circulatory health, improves athletic performance, protection from injury and not to mention, emotional and mental wellbeing. Zee World encourages everyone to try the discipline and experience the amazing benefits that yoga has on the body and the mind.


ZEE WORLD IS BRINGING YOU FIVE NEW EXHILARATING SHOWS IN JULY

- 7th June, 2016

July is a busy month for Zee World as it is launching five amazing new shows. On the 1stof July, get ready for Krishi on DSTV channel 166 and on GOtv channel 25. The story of Krishi is of a woman who rises from modest beginnings to a successful career. Krishi Raj dreams of becoming a block development officer, her financial status however makes it difficult for her to afford a decent education. Her father and family have sacrificed to make sure that Krishna receives the education necessary to achieve her goal. Watch the captivating and uplifting story of Krishi and how she goes beyond all expectations to follow her dreams.

On the 11th of July Zee World will be launching the culinary show The Urban Cook, life in a big city unravels at a frenetic pace. You can order out, but doing so regularly takes a toll on both your health and pocket. The Urban Cook is the solution to your everyday cooking dilemmas. Chef Saby, who understands the snags of fast-paced life, brings you a range of recipes designed to suit your lifestyle. He presents you with easy and delicious one-pot meals that are ideal for your busy lifestyle, you can also learn delightful treats that can whip-up in a jiffy for friends and family. He will show you how to handle new age kitchen equipment and stock up your house and fridge for some sumptuous one pot meals.

The 19th of July Zee World will bring you the amazing chef Ranveer Brar with The Great Indian Kitchen! The Great Indian Kitchen is an epic culinary journey across the seven Indian states. On this journey we will meet a variety of traditional chefs and enjoy recipes that have been carried across generations. The show highlights many hidden facets of Indian cuisine we are yet to discover. It's time to hit the road and unravel the secrets hidden in traditional Indian kitchens.

On the 26th of July the drama in Silver Lining will have you on the edge of your seat! Zee World brings you a story of two orphan sisters Isha and Ira. The siblings are separated by circumstances and reunites by destiny later in life. Isha joins a radio station with the intention of finding her sister. Ira on the other hand grows up to be a rich spoilt brat. Angry with her past she erases all memories of her childhood. Unaware of their shared past, the duo meet and become best friends.
Isha is placed in another dilemma when she discovers they both are in love with the same childhood friend, Sam. Will Isha sacrifice her love for her sister?

Last but certainly not least, King of Hearts will be on your screens from the 29th of July! King of Hearts is the story of Siddharth, who despite being a jet-setting hotelier with a growing empire to attend to, takes it upon himself to repair the estranged relationship between his wife Roshni and mother-in law Durga Devi. While Durga Devi has seen the trials and tribulations of poverty and struggled her way up to riches, she has hardened over the years and developed a somewhat condescending view of the middle class. Daughter Roshni, on the other hand, has a rebellious streak. With an independent mind of her own, she isn't about to treat Durga Devi ‘s ideologies as the Gospel truth. Born in the lap of luxury, she hasn't let her riches spoil her silly. Siddarth and Roshni are constantly put under tests to prove their love or sacrifice their love in-order to bring happiness within the house.

Catch these amazing five shows on DStv channel 166 and GOtv channel 25 throughout the month of July on your favourite channel, Zee World!

For more information, join in the conversation by following @ZeeWorldAfrica on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or visit our website www.zeeworld.tv

5 interesting shows to watch on Zee World in July

- 6th June, 2016

Zee World is set to launch five new shows. Check out 5 interesting TV shows you can watch on the popular Zee World channel in the month of July.
There's something here for all Bollywood fans, who are addicted to the DSTV channel Zee World.
Check out five TV shows you can watch on channel this July.
1. "Krishi" - July 1
The story of Krishi is of a woman who rises from modest beginnings to a successful career. Krishi Raj dreams of .... Read the full article here.


“MRS. COMMONWEALTH” PAGEANT FINALISTS VISIT THE ZEE TV OFFICES

- 30th May, 2016

 

Zee World had the pleasure of hosting the top ten finalists of the Mrs. Commonwealth pageant on Friday the 27th of May at the Zee Tv South Africa head office in Johannesburg as their official media sponsor.
Zee World has also secured the naming rights to the popular Miss Teen Commonwealth South Africa pageant which will now be formally known as Zee World Miss Teen Commonwealth South Africa.
The Mrs Commonwealth Pageant South Africa has created a platform for women of all ages to become Charity and Culture Ambassadors within South Africa and the broader International community. To empower women with the knowledge to bring change to communities in need. The finalists of the Mrs Commonwealth South Africa attend events where they are motivational speakers on women issues as well.
The goal is to bring sustainable change through projects which focus primarily on social upliftment, food relief and orphaned children. The pageant aims to assist our title holders to attend and compete on an International stage at Miss Commonwealth International - Triple Crown in London annually.
The purpose of the meet and greet at the Zee TV South Africa offices was to entrench the Zee World brand and strengthen the relationship between the two brands. This opportunity gave the pageant finalists a strong platform to deliver their message and enable them in making the world a better place. Many of the ladies voiced that Zee World’s association with the pageant has helped them in obtaining sponsorships for their individual charities.
The day was fun filled with a range of activities from debates to trivia games with all ten ladies who participated with great enthusiasm. The finalists are now busy preparing for the final crowing day to be held on the 26th of August at The Lyric Theatre in Pretoria.
Zee World staff and pageant finalists had the privilege of meeting the Consulate General of India Mr. Randhir Jaiswal, who encouraged the ladies and congratulated them on their achievements thus far.
“The meet and greet of the Mrs. Commonwealth ladies has put an official stamp on their trust and support of Zee World as their official media partner. The ladies are doing phenomenal work with their charities across South Africa and we proudly stand in support of these incredible women” Says Harish Goyal, CEO of Zee Tv Africa.
For more information, join in the conversation by following @ZeeWorldAfrica on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or visit our website www.zeeworld.tv


ZEETV HAS TAKEN THE COUNTRY BY STORM

- 25th May, 2016

Zee Entertainment has taken Indian content globally and is available in 169 countries reaching 959 million viewers across the globe. Zee World the first English dubbed General Entertainment Channel has taken over the African shores. After celebrating a successful one year On Air, Zee World continues to grow the brand, making it a household favourite across Africa. The channel which is currently available on DStv 166 and GOtv 25. South Africans and Africans as a whole resonate well with Indian content. The channel offers a window into.... Read the full article here.


One on one with Zee TV CEO Harish Goyal

- 10th May, 2016

FEVER: Please can you tell our readers a little bit about yourself?
Harish: I was brought on board the ZEE group in August 2014 to spearhead ZEE’s strategic vision of strengthening its position in emerging markets with an aspiration to achieve better and continued higher growth for the Africa and Indian Ocean Island territory. I am responsible for growing the company’s profitability through new product launches and driving revenues in SA and exploring and seeding other markets in Africa and Indian Ocean Islands.
I come with more than 20 years of rich experience and cross culture exposure from managing businesses across over 60 countries, driving new business initiatives, strategic partnerships and distribution network management from varied sectors. With a degree in Electronics Engineering combined with a Masters in International Trade from (IIFT) India, I worked across Telecom Infrastructure, Consumer Durable, Energy, Electronics industries with companies like Indus Towers Ltd., Times Innovative Media Ltd., Bharti Airtel Group.... Read the full article here.


Harish Goyal – CEO of Zee TV Africa

- 9th May, 2016

While South Africans are being torn apart by racism, one man, Harish Goyal is bringing all races together in their own living rooms to enjoy world class television entertainment by customizing Hindi programmes to English.
Africans, Whites and Coloureds are joining Indian viewers to enjoy Bollywood fare which is being dished up like never before.
Goyal, who is an electronics engineer and Post Graduate in International Business was invited for breakfast by the Chairman of Zee Esselgroup in Mumbai, India, Dr Subhash Chandra who offered him a plum job in the United States of America before he moved out of the world... Read the full article here.


ZEE WORLD HAS TAKEN ON A NEW VENTURE!

- 3rd May, 2016


We have the pleasure to announce that Zee World has joined Anel de Swardt-Strydom and her company, Commonwealth Pageants South Africa (Pty) Ltd. Zee World will be the official media sponsor of Miss Teen Commonwealth, Mrs. Commonwealth and Miss Grand South Africa pageants. Zee World has the naming rights for two of these amazing pageants Miss Grand will be known as Zee World Miss Grand South Africa and Miss Teen Commonwealth South Africa will be known as Zee World Miss Teen Commonwealth SA.

Zee World Miss Teen Commonwealth South Africa is a leadership programme where the teens are taught everything on public speaking, leadership and modelling. The purpose is to make a difference in their communities. The teens are doing great work to bring relief at their none profit organisations.

Zee World Mrs Commonwealth South Africa is an empowerment programme for the finalists. They become inspiring women to empower, inspire and motivate other women. Our Zee World Mrs Commonwealth South Africa ladies are involved with charities in their communities but also raise funds for Pink Drive. As finalists they attend workshops to gain knowledge from experts to go out and be role models in their communities. During their journey as finalists they inspire other women to become the best versions of themselves. As finalists and winners they also host their own events in raising funds for charities and making a difference. The Zee World Mrs Commonwealth South Africa attend events where they are motivational speakers on women issues as well.

Miss Grand SA thrives to stop violence and focuses on bringing relief for women and children in war stricken areas. In South Africa they focus on charities working with abused women and children.

As a television channel, we want to do more than just entertain our viewers, we want to bring sensitive topics to the surface and bring awareness to our viewers.

‘I am delighted to have Zee World as our official Media Sponsor for the Zee World Miss Teen, Zee World Mrs. Commonwealth SA and Miss Grand South Africa pageants. We look forward to the partnership and want to say thank you for being our proud media sponsor’, says Anel de Swardt-Strydom.

Zee World looks forward to joining Anel and her team and making the pageants even bigger than they already are! “As a TV channel we want to do more than give our viewers the best of entertainment, we also aspire to bring awareness on certain relevant, every day issues to our viewers who are mostly women and believe that this new venture will help us achieve just that”. Says Harish Goyal, CEO of Zee TV Africa.

For more information, join in the conversation by following @ZeeWorldAfrica on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Harish Goyal talks Zee

- 29th April, 2016

Zee TV (452) and Zee World (166) have had incredible success on DStv tapping in to the extravagant and wonderful culture and intrigue of Indian entertainment and culture. We chatted to channel CEO, Harish Goyal about the channels success and what’s to come in the future.
Speaking about Zee TV, their flagship channel, being in the country for 19 years, Goyal proudly discussed the success seen over the many years. He made mention of the importance of the channel being an avenue for Indian viewership to be able... Read the full article here.




LOVE… LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO! ON ZEE WORLD WILL HAVE THE WHOLE HOUSEHOLD TALKING!

- 28th April, 2016

It’s fresh and different and will have the streets buzzing! Zee World, DStv channel 166 and channel 25 on GOtv is bringing you a fascinating new show Love… look what you made me do!
Love is an intriguing and strange feeling. When cupid strikes, it brings with it the feeling of happiness, pain, envy, greed, lust and sin. We have all loved and lost, we have all been hurt, and we have all moved on... There are some however, who do not believe in moving on, then there are some who do not give up, while others will do anything for love...
Zee World’s new reality show, Love…look what you made me do!, deals with love and just how crazy things can get when a relationship doesn’t work out. (A bit more info about the show here) Watch this intriguing new show every Sunday at 19h00 CAT before the Sunday night movie and discover true love stories, happy endings and just how quickly we can switch from loving to hating the same person! Don’t miss out as this reality show starts on the 15th of May on Zee World, channel 166 on DStv.
For more information join in the conversation by following @ZeeWorldAfrica on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.




An Extravaganza of Bollywood Set to Mesmerize Audiences in Africa!

- 28th March, 2016

Zee TV Africa in association with Blublood Events brings Bollywood to Africa with the Mystic India Show!
If the reviews from international critics are anything to go by, the South African audience is in for a treat as the festive Bollywood music and dance spectacular, Mystic India, hits the stage at the Durban ICC on the 23rd April 2016 and at The Teatro Montecasino, Johannesburg from the 29th April to 1st May 2016.
Seen by over half a million people during countless worldwide performances and tours, Mystic India is an internationally acclaimed Bollywood music and dance spectacular based on the concept of ancient India’s transition into modern India... Read the full article here.


East Meets West on Zee World

- 24th March, 2016

Zee World (166) has constantly served us intriguing Indian dramas like The Vow, Promise and Married Again and now they are adding a new drama to the line-up. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to saddle up for a roller-coaster ride full of every kind of emotion with the brand new East Meets West from 28 April. Read the full article here.


Zee World Weekly Highlights 21-25 March

- 22nd March, 2016

Neel asks Saloni for forgiveness for what he did in his past, right before his wedding. Urvashi finally reveals to Saloni that she knows the truth about her pretence. As for Urvashi, she becomes desperate to obtain the child which leads to something unexpected. Finally Kunjan’s father tells Saloni the truth about why Padma and Kunjan want nothing to do with him. Read the full article here.


Zee World – Eternal Love is Back

- 19th March, 2016

Zee World is bringing back Eternal Love on DStv 166 and GOtv 25 from the 1st of March for those who missed the heartfelt storyline last year.
Eternal Love is a beautiful and captivating story of a young girl who is willing to sacrifice all to fulfill her lover’s dreams and aspirations. Sahiba stands to keep her love and commitment to Ranveer through all of life’s challenges. Read the full article here.


Series returns to Zee World this March

- 15th March, 2016

“Eternal Love” is a captivating story of a young girl who is willing to sacrifice all to fulfill her lover’s dreams and aspirations. Read the full article here.


"Eternal Love": Series returns to Zee World this March

- 15th March, 2016

“Eternal Love” is a captivating story of a young girl who is willing to sacrifice all to fulfill her lover’s dreams and aspirations. Zee World has brought back one of its hit series “Eternal Love” on DStv 166 and GOtv 25. Read the full article here.


Eternal Love Teasers: Sahiba decides to end her life

- 12th March, 2016

Eternal Love teasers, previews, updates, episodes and spoilers for the week of 14 to 18 March 2016.
Sahiba decides to end her life. Read the full article here.


The Promise Teasers: What will Ganga do?

- 12th March, 2016

The Promise teasers, previews, updates, episodes and spoilers for the week of 14 to 18 March 2016.
After much struggle Pronita finally manages to rescue Ganga. Read the full article here.


The Vow Teasers: Vidya is accused of attempting to kill Sagar

- 12th March, 2016

The Vow teasers, previews, updates, episodes and spoilers for the week of 14 to 18 March 2016.
Vidya is accused of attempting to kill Sagar. Read the full article here.


Sacred Ties Teasers: Savita and causes chaos at the engagement ceremony

- 12th March, 2016

Sacred Ties teasers, previews, updates, episodes and spoilers for the week of 14 to 18 March 2016.
It’s Savita and Dayaram’s 30th wedding anniversary, all is going according to plan until Dayaram takes the train to the theatre and the news reports there were terrorist attacks in the area. Read the full article here.


The Vow Teasers: Vidya is accused of attempting to kill Sagar

- 12th March, 2016

The Vow teasers, previews, updates, episodes and spoilers for the week of 14 to 18 March 2016.
Vidya is accused of attempting to kill Sagar. Read the full article here.


Saloni Teasers: Saloni vows she will make Urvashi pay

- 12th March, 2016

Saloni teasers, previews, updates, episodes and spoilers for the week of 14 to 18 March 2016.
Urvashi convinces Veer to transfer the property in Saloni’s child’s name but will he go through with it? Read the full article here.


Zee World Weekly Highlights 14 – 18 Mar

- 10th March, 2016

Below are the highlights for this week.
SALONI
Urvashi convinces Veer to transfer the property in Saloni’s child’s name but will he go through with it? Saloni vows she will make Urvashi pay and that this is just the Read the full article here.


Happy International Women’s Day!

- 8th March, 2016

At Zee it gives us an immense pleasure to recognise the great women of this beautiful continent of ours, called Africa. We celebrate the many milestones on the road to gender equality, and the fight for rights and opportunities for women and girls in Africa and around the World.
Women are the backbone of our societies and the glue which holds our families. When women succeed, nations are safer, and more prosperous. Over the last year, we’ve seen women and girls inspiring communities and entire countries to stand up for freedom and justice. We are proud that on Zee World DStv 166 and Gotv 25 we have brought such women to your screens. Throughout the year on our series, we portray strong women like Saloni, courageous women like Laali, forgiving women like Archana and many more to look up to.
During this Women’s Month we are also here to honor the quiet heroes who have shaped this continent from the very beginning. We honor the women who have traveled those lonely roads to be the first ones in those courtrooms, to be the first ones in those boardrooms, to be the first ones on those playing fields, and to be the first ones on those battlefields.
We honor women who refused to listen to those who say that they couldn’t or shouldn’t pursue their dreams. We honor women who may not have had many opportunities in their own lives, women who poured everything they had into making sure that their daughters and their granddaughters could pursue their dreams; women who, as the poet Alice Walker once wrote, “Knew what we must know without knowing it themselves.”
We wish all Women a Happy International Women’s Day and thank you for everything that you have done and continue to do for us”, says Harish Goyal, CEO of Zee TV Africa.


Zee World celebrates women

- 8th March, 2016

At Zee, it gives us an immense pleasure to recognise the great women of this beautiful continent of ours called Africa.
We celebrate the many milestones on the road to gender equality, and the fight for rights and opportunities for women and girls in Africa and around the world. Read the full article here.


Eternal Love returns on Zee World this March!

- 1st March, 2016

Zee World is bringing back Eternal Love on DStv 166 and GOtv 25 from the 1st of March for those who missed the heartfelt storyline last year. Read the full article here.


Eternal Love returns on Zee World

- 1st March, 2016

The Indian soap opera Eternal Love returned to Zee World (DStv Channel 166) and GOtv 25 from today, Tuesday March 01, 2016 for those who missed the heartfelt storyline last year. Read the full article here.


Zee World reaches a million views across Africa on YouTube!

- 1st March, 2016

Zee TV South Africa is proud to announce that Zee World its first English dubbed channel has reached over 1 million hits on YouTube.
The channel launched a year ago, 3 February on DStv channel 166 and GOtv channel 25. The channel hosts a collection of promo video clips which have proven to be very popular with our viewers. Promos vary between 15’ – 45”. All videos on our YouTube page have tens of thousands of views. Video content is incredibly important. Our promos highlight our content that gives our viewers great value.
Like any other channel our biggest challenge was firstly, that we wanted to get likes, favorites, shares and views. This is a priority in the first 48 hours of uploading a video. Our following on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram has helped a great deal in us achieving this milestone.
We are proud of the numbers we have achieved over the past year on the Zee World YouTube page and aspire to give our viewers so much more in the months to come”, says Harish Goyal CEO for Zee TV Africas.


Zee World Does It Again!!

- 23rd February, 2016

One of Zee’s series “The promise” is proving to be beating all records lately!
The story of unwavering commitment which stands the test of time. The three sisters have to deal with harsh realities of life and are catching our viewers’eyes! The Promise remains the most viewed series on Zee World. It has been doing phenomenally well for the last 5 weeks of 2016. The ratings has been increasing week on week. The promise highest rating was achieved in week 5 with 137.657 viewers. The show has exelled all our expectations and will continue to do so.
Zee World is the leader in the Pay Television market and has consitently ranked 2nd among its competitors in the General Entertainement category and 12th within the overall channel list in South Africa. On prime time (17.00 -22.00 Hrs), Zee World is performing consistently better than its competition. The slot 21.00 Hrs (Mon-Fri) is currently the leading time band and has delivered an AMR (Average Minute Rating) of 0.87%. Our female viewers contribute for 65% of viewership in week 06, which even if high, has dropped slightly due to the weekend movies which attract our Male viewers, peaking at 34% in Week 06.
 The viewership contribution from our South African Black viewers is at 49% and our Colored viewers at 24%. The LSM of our viewers is still rather high with almost 80% coming from a LSM between 6 and 9. 63% of Zee world viewers belong to the High-income group (R8000+) 
and 34% belongs to medium Income (R2500-R7999). 
As for the languages, Afrcaans/Both consists in 30%, English/Other also in 30% and the Nguni kanguages at 25% in Week 06. Our viewers enjoy our channel from across South Africa with almost 28% from Gautain, 25% from the Wester Cape and 25% from KZN.
Zee World looks forward to providing even more entertainement to its viewers in the near future.


5+ Questions with Linda Oliphant – Zee World

- 5th February, 2016

Linda Oliphant is the Marketing Manager of Zee World.
1. When is Married Again returning to South Africa with season 2?
There is no season 2 of Married Again. We played all the episodes of the show. Because it was such a popular show and it resonated well in the South African market, on 9 December we brought it back again. The show now plays at 13h00 and the last episode will be played 26 February. Read the full article here.


CEO of Zee World Harish Goyal talks future plans for the channel, Nigeria

- 4th February, 2016

Zee World Africa has taken strides in expanding into the continent with Indian entertainment. Pulse Movies recently spoke to CEO of Zee World Harish Goyal via email about the channel's business venture and what lured them to the continent. Read the full article here


GOtv Weekly Highlights for 01 – 07 February

- 1st February, 2016

E! Entertainment, channel 26, GOtv Value and GOtv Plus
Fashion Police: The 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards – Join Melissa Rivers, Guiliana Rancic and Brad Goreski as they review outfits from this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards. Who will the team pick for their Must-See Looks? Read the full article here


Zee World WEEKLY highlights 01-05 Feb 2016

- 27th January, 2016

Saloni breaks another oath and dishonours the family. She attempts to tell the family the reason behind her actions. Bhabo begs Saloni to behave and not cause any trouble on Diwali. Saloni tells the blackmailer, she will fullfill Bhabo’s wish regardless the consequences. Kaveri continues to play mind games with Kuki Kaki and threatens to expose her if she does not do as she is told. Read the full article here.


The Promise Teasers Feb 2016: The family is shocked to witness Jai’s actions

- 22nd January, 2016

A sneak peek at some of the action that will take place on The Promise Zee World during the month of February 2016. Be sure to tune in to The Promise on Zee World every weekday to see how everything plays out. Read the full article here.


Saloni Teasers Feb 2016

- 22nd January, 2016

A sneak peek at some of the action that will take place on Ssaloni Zee World during the month of February 2016. Read the full article here.


Sacred Ties of Feb 2016: Shankar traps Ajit by recording him in secret

- 22nd January, 2016

A sneak peek at some of the action that will take place on Sacred Ties Zee World during the month of February 2016. Be sure to tune in to Sacred Ties on Zee World every weekday to see how everything plays out. Read the full article here.


Bollywood to make waves

- 18th January, 2016

Local Bollywood channels could soon be as popular on television as bunny chow is in Durban. Read the full article here.


Zee Africa making Bold and Innovative Strategies on African Soil

- 13th January 2016

Since its successful launch on DStv channel 166 and Go TV channel 25, Zee World has been available in 44 countries across Sub Saharan Africa. As Zee World approaches its first year anniversary on 3rd February 2016, it reaches yet another milestone as it gears up to offer two separate feeds.

Zee World South Africa will be available to Southern African countries and Zee World Rest of Africa across East, West and Central Africa.

The split in the feed is scheduled to take place on 11th January 2016. This change will enable each of the feeds to have unique programming, advertising and sponsorship opportunities.

While this strategy would refine the offering and make it relevant for the diverse markets, it would also permit advertisers in the different regions to market their products and reach their audience in a relatable manner.

Having already launched the first dubbed English Channel for Anglophone Africa and French dubbed Zee Magic for Francophone Africa, Zee Entertainment, an Indian MNC with 960 million viewers globally, across 169 countries, has taken the African market by storm.

The decision was taken to suit the different time zones across Africa keeping in mind prime time viewing. “It is imperative for Zee TV SA to make this change to better meet the needs of our viewers. We are aware that all of Africa cannot be painted with the same brush. We promise to continue to deliver exceptional content, great quality and unforgettable entertainment”, says Mr Harish Goyal, CEO of Zee TV South Africa.


Ahead of its first year anniversary, Zee TV splits its Indian channel, Zee World, into two separate channel feeds for South Africa and for the rest of Africa.

- 12th January, 2016

The Indian channel operator Zee World (DStv 166) yesterday on 11 January marked its first anniversary on MultiChoice's DStv satellite pay-TV platform and the GO digital terrestrial television platform by splitting Zee World into different feeds - one for South Africa and one for the rest of Africa. Read the full article here.


Zee World marks first year anniversary with new look

- 12th January, 2016

Zee World is celebrating one year on the air! Zee World was lauched on Saturday (January 03, 2015) on DStv channel 166 and Go TV channel 25. Read the full article here.


Zee World set to offer two separate feeds across Africa

- 11th January, 2016

Since its successful launch on DStv, channel 166 and Go TV channel 25, Zee World has been available in 44 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. As Zee World approaches its first year anniversary on 3 February, it reaches yet another milestone as it gears up to offer two separate feeds. Read the full article here.


Indian channel to split into 2 this January

- 8th January, 2016

Zee World South Africa will be available to Southern African countries, while Zee World Rest of Africa will be available across East, West and Central Africa. Read the full article here.


Popular TV Channel Zee World Set To Split

- 8th January, 2016

Zee World launched on DSTV channel 166 and Go TV channel 25 on February 2015 and since has been the hot spot for most viewers across the globe.The TV Channel available in 44 countries across Sub Saharan Africa has reached a decision to split into two Zee World South Africa and Zee World Rest of Africa. The former will be available to Southern African countries, while the latter will be available across East, West and Central Africa. Read the full article here.


Sacred Ties on Zee World: Dstv Channel 166

- 10th December, 2015

Sacred Ties is the story of Archana, who is not highly-educated but handles the entire house work impeccably and Manav, a garage owner, who gets besotted by Archana at first sight. Read the full article here.


Destiny Teasers for December 2015: Suryakant confronts Kajri

- 20th November, 2015

Destiny Teasers for December 2015: The upcoming Destiny (Soapie Teasers for Destiny: December 2015) episodes will features Kajri, Niyati, Yuvraj, Suryakant, Gauri, Menka, Jhumki, Jhanvi, and other popular characters. Listed below is Destiny Teasers for December 2015… Read the full article here.


Saloni Teasers for December 2015: Mano discovers Abhi real identity

- 20th November, 2015

Saloni Teasers for December 2015: The upcoming Saloni (Soapie Teasers for Saloni: December 2015) episodes will features Chandni, Dev, Padam Singh, Kaveri, Saloni, Pia, Mano, Abhi, Brijesh, Nahar, Shridhar and other popular characters. Listed below is Saloni Teasers for December 2015… Read the full article here.


Laali Teasers for December 2015: How will they recover from this loss?

- 20th November, 2015

Laali Teasers for December 2015: The upcoming Laali (Soapie Teasers for Laali: December 2015) episodes will features Loha, Laali, Shekhar, Ganga, Siddeshwari, Suman, Rekha, Madur, Reddy and other popular characters. Listed below is Laali Teasers for December 2015… Read the full article here.


The Promise Teasers for December 2015: Ranveer is sent to jail

- 20th November, 2015

The Promise Teasers for December 2015: The upcoming The Promise (Soapie Teasers for The Promise: December 2015) episodes will features Loha, Laali, Shekhar, Ganga, Siddeshwari, Suman, Rekha, Madur, Reddy and other popular characters. Listed below is The Promise Teasers for December 2015… Read the full article here.


November Highlights On Zee World – Saloni, Destiny, Laali, Snack Attack

- 19th October, 2015

Saloni this November, Neil finds out the truth and he decides to confront Saloni. Nahar puts his life at risk for Devika and truth behind her intensions are made clear. Neil’s worst nightmare comes to pass. Saloni receives divorce papers. Read the full article here.


Zee Africa Celebrates International Yoga Day

- 17th June 2015

Zee TV Africa has partnered with the Consulate General of India in Durban and High Commissioner of India in Johannesburg on a range of activities in support and celebration of International Yoga Day on Sunday, 21 June. The special day was established following India’s Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi’s, proposal for an International Day of Yoga at the United Nations General Assembly on 27th of November 2014, on the 11th of December 2014 United Nations passed a resolution making the 21st of June International Yoga Day.
“In today’s fast paced, high stress life there has never before been a stronger need for the practise of Yoga. It embodies a holistic approach to health and well-being and to live a life in harmony with nature and the world around us. As Zee we are proud to be in association with this endeavour to empower South Africans to live a healthier lifestyle through the practice of Yoga,” said Zee Africas CEO Harish Goyal.
Part of Zee’s involvement includes a Yoga awareness campaign which will run on air and across the channel’s social media and website.
In order to create awareness of their channels Zee’s channels; Zee World and Zee TV have both got actively involved with initiatives in order to generate brand awareness and essentially link the Zee brand as a whole to healthy living, wellness and yoga.
Zee Africa has associated itself with 18 events across various regions of South Africa. All events being organised in South Africa are free and open to all. Leading South African personalities and institutions including Premier of KZN, Ahmed Kathrada (struggle hero), Mac Maharaj (Struggle hero) Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, Ela Gandhi (grand-daughter of Mahatma Gandhi), Jonty Rhodes(Cricketer) among others have endorsed this event with a call to all to come forward in support of healthy living and wellness.
“Our partnership with the Indian High Commissioner in South Africa and the Consulate General of India in Durban for the International Yoga Day includes a yoga festival at SummerPlace in Johannesburg and celebration workshop at the Amphitheatre at the Durban Beach Front. This event will host yoga enthusiasts and children from underprivileged areas,” concluded Goyal. Yoga is universally applicable in today’s fast paced life it’s essential to spread the word on its health benefits. Its relevance is very important to a sport loving nation like South Africa. With this said it is wonderful to be partnering with Zee as they are a very important partner to us,” said the Consulate General of India in Durban, Mr R Raghunathan.

International Yoga Day SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES:
PRETORIA 264, 13th Avenue, Laudium Contact: 3746354, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
JOHANNESBURG
• Summer Place, 69 Melville Road, Hyde Park, Johannesburg, Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 071 473 3208
• WITS University, Liberty Lawns, Opposite Great Hall
• Lenasia: Alpha Primary School, Lenasia, (Contact: Mr. Mohan Hira: 083 501 1275)
• [ 19 June: At Milpark School, Parktown- Closed Event]
• [ 23 June: At SBSM School, Lenasia- Closed Event]
POLOKWANE 26 Agra Street, Nirvana, Contact: Mrs. Anupama Shrivastav- 082 599 8224.
MAFIKENG Mandir in Quickly Street, Mafikeng, Contact: Mr Rajubhai: 082 902 7074.
NELSPRUIT Venue TBC, Contact: Sharita Patel, 082 330 5756.
DURBAN Durban Amphitheatre, North Beach, Opposite Elangeni Hotel, Contact: 031 335 0333, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
CHATSWORTH: Aryan Benevolent Home, T N Bhoola Hall, Contact: 031 335 0333, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
PHOENIX: Stanmore Regional Hall, Unit 17, 213 Grove End Drive, Contact: 031 335 0333, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
PIETERMARITZBURG: Raisethrope Secondary School, Chota Motala Road, Contact: 031 335 0333, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
STANGER Sabha Hall, Blane Street, Stanger, Contact: 031 335 0333, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
TONGAT: Shree Veeraboga Emperumal Temple Cultural Centre, 7 Maharaj Street, Gandhi Hill, Contact: 031 335 0333, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
EAST LONDON: Venue to be finalised, Contact: 031 335 0333, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
BLOEMFONTEIN: Venue to be finalised, Contact: 031 335 0333, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CAPE TOWN: Samaji Centre, Gatesville, Ananda Kutir Ashrama, 24, Sprigg Road, Rondebosch East

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Eternal Love on Zee World previews For the Week of 29 June 2015

- 24th June, 2015

A sneak peek at some of the action that will take place on Eternal Love on ZEE World during the week of 29 June 2015. Be sure to tune in to ZEE World every weekday to see how everything plays out. Read the full article here.


Breaking Free on Zee World previews For the Week of 29 June 2015

- 24th June, 2015

A sneak peek at some of the action that will take place on Breaking Free on ZEE World during the week of 29 June 2015. Be sure to tune in to ZEE World every weekday to see how everything plays out. Read the full article here.


Married Again on Zee World previews For the Week of 29 June 2015

- 24th June, 2015

A sneak peek at some of the action that will take place on Married Again on ZEE World during the week of 29 June 2015. Be sure to tune in to ZEE World every weekday to see how everything plays out. Read the full article here.


Destiny on Zee World previews For the Week of 29 June 2015

- 24th June, 2015

Sneak peek at some of the action that will take place on Destiny on ZEE World during the week of 29 June 2015. Be sure to tune in to ZEE World every weekday to see how everything plays out. Read the full article here.


New on the screen: Bolly good television

- 19th June, 2015

There is an inexplicable allure to Bollywood. Like a discarded coin glinting in a field, it draws the eye.
Whether that initial attraction is enough to hold your attention is a matter of personal preference but what is undeniable is that the shimmering coin that is Bollywood, with all its singing, dancing and questionable acting, is attracting more eyes than ever. Read the full article here.


ZEE Group gears up to celebrate the International Yoga Day

- 18th June, 2015

With the International Yoga Day around the corner, the ZEE Group’s Media & Entertainment Companies are gearing up to actively participate, making it a huge success. The companies which are lending support to this initiative are Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited, Zee Media Corporation Limited, Z Living, Zee Learn Limited and Zee Digital Convergence. Read the full article here.

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international yoga day

Zee Africa celebrates International Yoga Day

- 18th June, 2015

The special day was established following India’s Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi’s, proposal for an International Day of Yoga at the United Nations General Assembly on 27th of November 2014, on the 11th of December 2014 United Nations passed a resolution making the 21st of June International Yoga Day. Read the full article here.


Zee Africa celebrates International Yoga Day

- 18th June, 2015

The special day was established following India’s Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi’s, proposal for an International Day of Yoga at the United Nations General Assembly on 27th of November 2014, on the 11th of December 2014 United Nations passed a resolution making the 21st of June International Yoga Day. Read the full article here.

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Zee World adds thriller series Fear Files to weekend viewing

- 17th June, 2015

The Zee World channel strives to provide its audiences with diverse television shows that will keep them entertained. This winter is no exception as the new gripping horror-thriller series Fear Files, is set to air every Saturday and Sunday at 20h30 on DStv Channel 166 from the 4th of July. Read the full article here.


Eternal Love on Zee World previews For the Week of June 22, 2015

- 17th June, 2015

A sneak peek at some of the action that will take place on Eternal Love on ZEE World during the week of June 22, 2015. Be sure to tune in to ZEE World every weekday to see how everything plays out. Read the full article here.

 

Destiny on Zee World previews For the Week of June 22, 2015

- 17th June, 2015

A sneak peek at some of the action that will take place on Destiny on ZEE World during the week of June 22, 2015. Be sure to tune in to ZEE World every weekday to see how everything plays out. Read the full article here.


Married Again on Zee World previews For the Week of June 22, 2015

- 17th June, 2015

A sneak peek at some of the action that will take place on Married Again on ZEE World during the week of June 22, 2015. Be sure to tune in to ZEE World every weekday to see how everything plays out. Read the full article here.

 

Eternal Love, Destiny, Married Again on ZEE World previews For the Week of June 15, 2015

- 11th June, 2015

A sneak peek at some of the action that will take place on ZEE World (Eternal Love, Destiny and Married Again) during the week of June 15, 2015. Be sure to tune in to Zee World every weekday to see how everything plays out. Read the full article here.


Get ready for an extra ordinary weekend with Bollywood’s HOT Boys

- 11th June, 2015

Zee World’s sizzling programming is set to raise temperatures this weekend with the IT boys of Bollywood.
The lineup starts with the star studded Bollywood hit Desi Boys directed by Rohit Dhawan, airing on the 13th of June at 21:00. Desi Boys, is a comedy-drama film of two friends, Nick an ambitious, successful romantic and Jerry a laid back ladies’ man... Read the full article here.

 

Zee World premiers movies Holiday and Apaharan

- 8th June, 2015

Zee World viewers are in for an action packed line up this weekend as the general entertainment channel premiers two movies that are bound to entertain and excite viewers with a passion for action. Airing on Saturday, 6th June at 21h00 is the 2014 Bollywood action thriller film, Holiday : A Soldier Is Never Off Duty, which was written and directed by A.R. Murugadoss, and produced by Vipul Shah. The film is a remake of the 2012 Tamil film Thuppakki which shared the same director. Read the full article here.


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Catch Zee World on the week of 8 June 2015

- 4th June, 2015

Eternal Love Ep 24-28
Sahiba’s family look forward to her marriage to Ranveer while Manmeet has to make huge sacrifices for the ceremony. Ranveer loses his temper that lead to a tragic outcome. Daljeet is arrested. Sahiba goes to Ranveer for help, he offers it at the cost of her happiness. Jazz hands over her father’s business to Ranveer. Sahiba denies the truth about her true love and Daljeet wants to travel back to India. Read the full article here.


Zee World Media Agency Breakfast

As part of our ongoing trade marketing efforts on Zee World, we hosted a Media Breakfast for the Media Buyers in Johannesburg. The breakfast was hosted on the 09th of June 2015 at the prestigious Southern Sun conference centre Monte Casino.

One of the objectives of this event was to introduce our CEO Mr Harish Goyal to the industry for a one on one networking opportunity and also to introduce Product Placement opportunities as an innovative opportunity on the channel. This was also a wonderful opportunity for the Marketing/Sales Team to create an awareness on our Brand exclusivity and the presence of our channel. A buzz was created prior to the event around our unique and innovative media opportunities which resulted in a successful turn out.

It was an honour to have our CEO address the media agencies on the Zee Group, it gave great insight and brought perspective on our vision and objectives for the African market. Presentations were carried out by Zee World Business Head - Ratna Siriah and Sales Head - Martin Evans, in an informative session on the channel’s research, customization and audience performance. The event was received with keen interest among the media buyers.


Zee World dazzles with new show line up

- 27th May, 2015

Zee World, the first English general entertainment channel targeted specifically for African viewers from Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited; have refreshed their programming with three new series offerings. This Monday 18 May, the series Breaking Free, will premier on DStv channel 166 and complete the trio of new shows that are set to win a place in the hearts of viewers. Read the full article here.

 

Tonight - DStv highlights

- 5th May, 2015

SNACK ATTACK, Zee World, 5.30pm
A snack is a treat between two meals. This is the idea behind this cooking show. Chef Ranveer Brar brings you interesting snack recipes that can easily be made at home. The recipes are quick and easy, yet delicious. Expect creative takes on traditional snacks like sandwiches and chili bites. Recipes such as the chicken and sweet coconut samoosa promise to tantalise your sweet and sour cravings. Since Indian ingredients can be complex and difficult to find, the ingredients have been renamed in such a way that viewers can easily source these at a local Indian store. Read the full article here.

 

Zee World Statement

Zee World prides itself in delivering the best in entertainment for you and your family. To deliver on our promise, the channel brings you your favourite series in Seasons ensuring that you experience the best of our award winning shows. As our first phase of series take a break to allow for the next seasons localization processes; we encourage you to keep watching as after a short break, your favourite characters will return to screens in Season 2. In the interim we are introducing a new extra ordinary line up - with three new shows scheduled to premiere on Zee World in May along with a tantalizing range of food shows. They are guaranteed to bring you all the action and drama that you have come to love.
The new series Destiny will take the place of The Promise as of the 30th of April from Monday to Friday at 19h00. Eternal Love will stand in for Saloni as of the 6th of May on weekdays at 18h00 and Breaking Free will stand in for Laali’s 20h00 slot from the 18th of May. Stay tuned to DSTV 166 for more Extra Ordinary viewing.

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ZEE WORLD Announces Ratings

- 17th March, 2015

ZEE WORLD went live on DStv channel 166 on 3rd February, offering its viewers an extra ordinary world of entertainment. The channel is the first of its kind fully dubbed in English, showcasing Bollywood movies, series, reality and variety shows and much more.
Ratings revealed that Zee World ranked in the top 10 channels on the DStv platform within the English General Entertainment space. Read the full article here.


Zee World delivers on first month ratings

- 17th March, 2015

Zee World, the first English general entertainment channel from Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited targeted specifically for African viewers, has announced their first week of official ratings after 30 days on air. Zee World went live on DStv channel 166 on 3 February. Read the full article here.


Zee World weekly plot preview

- 13th March, 2015

Saloni weekly summary episodes 30 -34. Shubra's secret brings embarrassment to the family. Ambika is ashamed and throws her daughter out the house. Shubra attempts to commit suicide. Kaveri is up to her devious ways and tries to expose the family secret to Nahar. Rewa is back and wants to start a music school with Neil. Nahar confronts Rewa about her love for Neil. Read the full article here.

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Zee World announces ratings post

- 10th March, 2015

ZEE World went live on DStv channel 166 on 3rd February, offering its viewers an extraordinary world of entertainment. The channel is the first of its kind fully dubbed in English, showcasing Bollywood movies, series, reality and variety shows and much more.
Ratings revealed that Zee World ranked in the top 10 channels on the DStv platform within the English General Entertainment space. Read the full article here.


BREAKING. MultiChoice adds a 2nd telenovela TV channel.

- 6th March, 2015

Since Univeral Networks International's Telemundo started on DStv, MultiChoice also added Zee World (DStv 166), an Indian and Bollywood type telenovela channel, at the beginning of this year. Read the full article here.

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Catch the weekly highlights for Zee World on DSTV Channel 166

- 27th February, 2015

Kaveri is up to her old tricks again, this time she instigates friction between Nahar and Saloni. Rewa feels the pressure to tell Nahar about about Saloni and Neil's relationship. An appalling surprise from... Read the full article here.

Married Again

Bob on the Box: TV highlights

- 23rd February, 2015

Turning to a few actual highlights, this week Zee World will be bringing Aitraaz, the 2004 Bollywood romantic thriller produced by Subhash Ghai and directed by Abbas-Mustan, to its viewers.
This will premiere on Channel 166, one of the most recent additions to DStv's premium bouquet, tomorrow at 10pm.. Read the full article here.

Aitraaz

After a decade Syfy is finally returning to MultiChoice's DStv - but so far there's a catch to the genre channel's comeback.

- 18th February, 2015

Zee World was recently added, so with one TV channel less in 2015, the addition of Syfy in the place of Style to even out the score might lessen the pain for DStv subscribers when MultiChoice's upcoming annual price increase comes into effect on 1 April. Read the full article here.

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Bob on the Box: TV highlights

- 9th February, 2015

Now some news for non-sports fans, especially those with leanings towards Bollywood movies and similarly styled TV series. Because new on the DStv spectrum is Zee World (Channel 166) which went on air last Tuesday, February 3. Read the full article here.

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@ZEEWORLD Launches @DSTV Channel #166 - Indian TV meets SA

- 9th February, 2015

This philosophy is the driving force behind Indian-based content giant Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL). Their new channel, known as ZEE WORLD, has launched on DStv (channel 166) on 3 February and will offer a range of scintillating shows, which will grow in variety by the end of 2015. I have been a fan of ZEE TV since it's launch in 1992 in India. I have loved every new program they have launched since that time. Read the full article here.


February's hottest TV

- 2nd February, 2015

Not only is DStv bringing viewers new series, but also a new channel. Zee World launches on 3 February and there are exciting programmes to look forward to,  Read the full article here.

Pyaar ka Punchnama

Zee World is here

- 2nd February, 2015

SA TV is about to get a lot more colourful, have food that look deliciously amazing with the scent almost coming off the screen, drama done the Eastern way and most things done the Indian on a dedicated channel.  Read the full article here.

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What's on Zee World

- 2nd February, 2015

Zee World kicks off this week on Tuesday 3 February at 18:00 on DStv, channel 166. It is available on DStv Premium, DStv Extra, DStv Compact and the DStv Family bouquets. With a scintillating line-up of blockbuster Bollywood movies as well as thrilling drama series, Zee World and DStv bring all the drama into your living room.  Read the full article here.

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Zee World launches on DStv

- 30 January, 2015

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), India's leading television, media and entertainment company has launched an exciting new television channel, Zee World at an event hosted at Level 3 in Sandton. It is the first of its kind fully dubbed English channel showcasing Bollywood movies, series, reality and variety shows and many more action packed content. Read the full article here.


DStv adds another exciting channel to their long list

- 30 January, 2015

Johannesburg - ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), India's leading television, media and entertainment company on Friday launched an exciting new television channel, Zee World. Read the full article here.


The Extraordinary Zee World Launches On DSTV

- 30 January, 2015

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), India's leading television, media and entertainment company launched an exciting new television channel, Zee World at an extra ordinary event hosted at Level 3 in Sandton.Besides the surprise gift of a gold iPad Air that came before the event…. we were also driven to the venue in style… Read the full article here.


Zee World brings ‘extra-ordinary’ viewing to African audiences

- 29 January, 2015

SCREEN AFRICA EXCLUSIVE: Indian television and media company Zee Entertainment has had a presence in Africa for over 16 years with their flagship channel Zee TV, which still has 60% market share of South Asian audiences in Africa. On 3 February Zee launched a new channel, Zee World, on DStv channel 166, with a further diverse line-up of shows for viewers in Sub Saharan Africa. Read the full article here.


Zee World is here

- 29 January, 2015

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited, ZEEL (India's leading television, media and entertainment company today), launched an exciting new television channel at an extraordinary event hosted at Level 3 in Sandton: Zee World. Read the full article here.


Zee World brings extra ordinary entertainment to South Africa

- 29 January, 2015

“ZEE WORLD is the first English channel from ZEE for African viewers and will launch with award winning Bollywood movies and series. The channel will also introduce other genres such as kids entertainment, cookery, talent hunt and wellness shows,” says Zee TV South Africa’s CEO, Mr. Harish Goyal. Read the full article here.


Zee World brings 'extra-ordinary' viewing to African audiences

- 29 January, 2015

SCREEN AFRICA EXCLUSIVE: Indian television and media company Zee Entertainment has had a presence in Africa for over 16 years with their flagship channel Zee TV, which still has 60% market share of South Asian audiences in Africa. On 3 February Zee launched a new channel, Zee World, on DStv channel 166, with a further diverse line-up of shows for viewers in Sub Saharan Africa. Read the full article here.


High Commissioner of India launches Zee World channel

- 29 January, 2015

Zee World brings extra ordinary entertainment to South Africa

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), India's leading television, media and entertainment company launched an exciting new television channel, Zee World at an extra ordinary event hosted at Level 3 in Sandton last night. The brand offers its viewers an extra ordinary world of entertainment, and is the first of its kind fully dubbed English channel showcasing Bollywood movies, series, reality and variety shows and many more action packed content. Read the full article here.


ZEE WORLD

- 28 January, 2015

“Vasudhaiva kutumbakam” – the world is my family. This philosophy is the driving force behind Indian-based content giant Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL). Their new channel, known as ZEE WORLD, is launching on DStv (channel 166) on February 3 and promises to offer a range of scintillating shows, which will grow in variety by the end of 2015. Read the full article here.


Briefly… DStv gives viewers Zee World

- 19th January, 2015

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) one of India’s leading television, media and entertainment companies, has announced the launch of an exciting new television channel, Zee World. The brand is the first of its kind showcasing world series, Bollywood movies, reality and food shows and more action packed content. Read the full article here.

 


Zee World launching on DStv

- 15 January, 2015

Vasudhaiva kutumbakam – the world is my family. This philosophy is the driving force behind Indian-based content giant Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL). Their new channel, known as ZEE WORLD, is launching on DStv (channel 166) on 3 February and will offer a range of scintillating shows, which will grow in variety by the end of 2015. Read the full article here.


BREAKING. MultiChoice adds new channel, Zee World, to DStv on channel 166 from 3 February.

- 15th January

MultiChoice is adding the new customised Asian TV channel Zee World to DStv from 3 February on channel 166. Read the full article here.