Zee Entertainment & Sony India’s $10bn merger back on after regulatory greenlight

The merger of Zee Entertainment Enterprises and Sony’s Indian unit is back on after regulators approved the long-awaited deal. Valued at $10bn, the deal has been in the works since December 2021 but has faced a series of challenges including India’s regulators banning Zee chiefs Subash Chandra and Punit Goenka from taking a place on […]

India’s Zee & TelevisaUnivision cook up Lat Am spice travelogue

Indian giant Zee Entertainment Enterprises has partnered with newly minted TelevisaUnivision to co-produce an international travelogue. The Spice Trails: Latin America will explore the influence of spices in local cultures, economies, cuisines and traditions, attempting to unravel the origin of these spices and provide insights into the land and its people. The 12 x 30-minute […]

MIPTV round-up: ZEE & TBS to co-pro culinary travelogue; Pakistan’s TVOne acquires Turkey’s ‘Hercai’; FilmRise & FirstLookTV partner for true crime docuseries

ZEE & TBS to co-pro culinary travelogue India-based Zee and Japan’s Tokyo Broadcasting System have struck a co-production partnership and announced culinary travelogue The Spiceman Trails: Asia as their first venture together. The series will delve into the spice roots and routes of some of the most exotic countries of Asia, taking the audience across […]

Zee’s Sunita Uchil gets international co-production role

Zee distribution head Sunita Uchil has been promoted to EVP at Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL) — a role that will see the exec launching an international co-production and co-development division. Uchil is to work with global prodcos to co-create and produce both scripted and unscripted programming. She was formerly chief business officer at Zee […]

India’s Zee links with Nigerian, Ghanaian channels for drama co-pro

India’s Zee has struck a co-production with Nigerian agency MACE and two Ghanaian channels for a local adaptation of a major drama. Deceptive Measures (Pavitra Rishta) – one of the most successful Indian dramas to date – will be remade by Nigeria’s MACE and Multimedia Group-owned Ghanaian channels Joy Prime and Adom TV. The drama […]

India’s Zee boards licensing portal TRX

Indian media giant Zee is boarding online licensing platform TRX.  The business is the latest distributor to join the platform, with more than 1,000 hours from Zee’s Global Content Hub syndication division being added to the platform. Zee titles heading to TRX include popular drama series Kumkum Bhayga (pictured), Razia, lifestyle program Altar’d & The Big Fat […]

MIPCOM slates – Keshet International & Zee

Keshet International Keshet International is heading to MIPCOM with a slate of eleven original formats, returning dramas, factual and kids programming. The distributor will headline with Masters of Dance (pictured) a competitive dance show now heading towards its second season. Domination, a primetime game show in which a contestant tests their general knowledge against the […]

India’s ZEE sets up prodco in Canada

Indian content company Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEE) has set up a production company in Canada. The creation of ZEE Studios International marks ZEE as the first Indian broadcaster to set up a production company in North America, the company claims. ZEE Studios will create global content and formats for international markets in their local languages, many […]

Fox brings The Good Fight to Germany

Fox Networks Group has secured rights to The Good Fight in Germany from CBS Studios International. Starting November 7, Fox will show the first season of The Good Fight on Tuesdays at 9pm in Germany. The series plot picks up one year after the events of the finale of The Good Wife. The Good Fight […]

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