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


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

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
is the second Indian drama series ever filmed in Dubai, the first was
Parwaaz also produced by Zee.

Also on offer for the first time are two popular dramas and one factual programme:
Woh Apna Sa – an Indian drama series about a troubled marriage and
potential love triangle; Waaris (Heir) an Indian drama-thriller series; and
English-language, transformational reality programme Big Fat Truth about
healthy living.

Sunita Uchil, ZEEL’s chief business officer, International Ad Sales, Global Syndication
and Production said, “Zee’s Global Content Hub is thrilled to attend the DISCOP SA
and to share programmes which feature the talented African actor, Ahmed Souane, in
a lead role along with famed actor Javed Sheikh. We are also highlighting two
fantastic dramas for the first time as well as an English-language healthy lifestyle
programme. These shows, along with our high-quality catalogue of over 240,000
hours of programming, are already gaining major interest from buyers.”