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Punjab ka apna GEC – Zee Punjabi launches on 13th January, 2020 with original Punjabi shows

by Amandeep Singh

Chandigarh, 16 th December, 2019: Zee Punjabi, the newly announced Punjabi General Entertainment Channel
by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) is scheduled to go on air on the auspicious day of Lohri, 13th
January, 2020. With its unique brand promise, ‘Jazba Kar Vakhon Da’ – the spirit to make the Vadde Sapne
come true, Zee Punjabi’s full range of robust content endeavours to be the jazbaa that pole vaults people to
their extraordinary dreams.

The legendary singer Gurdas Mann who has been associated with the channel says, “Zee Punjabi laa raha hai
Punjabiyon ki kahaani, Punjabiyo ke liye, Pehli baar Punjabi mein. I am always happy to give back to my land and
I am even happier that a network like Zee is taking this initiative. I am looking forward to the launch of the
channel and being associated with it!”

Commenting on the much-awaited launch of its first GEC in the region, Amit Shah, Cluster Head – North, West
and Premium Channels, ZEEL said, Zee invests in understanding the pulse of Middle Class India and what drives
people across different regions. We have had very successful regional channel launches across the country. With
our consumer understanding and the innate ability of creating magic with our stories, we are now looking at the
launch of Zee Punjabi. Despite the highest TV penetration (88%) in the country, Punjab has a significantly low
Time Spent and that is a factor of not having dedicated Punjabi content that does justice to the region and the
culture. Zee Punjabi is being launched by understanding the viewer’s need gap; for a culture that is so powerful,
Punjab definitely needs its own authentic Punjabi channel. Intensive consumer work in the market has helped us
understand the potential and craft the strategy for our content and brand. We are certain the audiences will
resonate with the stories and fall in love with the characters”
Speaking of the launch, Rahul Rao, Business Head Zee Punjabi says, “We look forward to bring shows that are
inspired from the region and its culture. Punjabis have a jazba and junoon which is very unique to them and our
content is a reflection of that spirit. We have a strong line up of stories with themes familiar to Punjab,
characters that people will fall in love with and faces like Gurdas Mann, Jazzy B, Jaidev Kumar, Sonu Kakkar and
Sara Gurpal who are respected here! With over 20hours of original content every week and a strong line up of
World TV Premieres every month, we are certain of being wholeheartedly accepted by the Punjabi audiences.”
Zee Punjabi has a strong content line up of fiction, non-fiction and movies with storylines familiar to the land.
Heer Ranjha The epic love saga featuring the Punjabi

superstar Sara Gurpal as Heer

Mon – Fri 8:30 PM

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa The super hit music reality show mentored by
Gurdas Mann and judges Jaidev ji, Jazzy B,

Sat – Sun 8:00 PM

Vilayti Bhabhi A laugh riot comedy about Punjabis and their

eternal Canadian dream

Mon – Fri 9:00 PM
Tu Patang Main Dor A cross border love story based in 1980s Mon – Fri 8:00 PM
Kamli Ishq Di A show about Veer’s passion for the army and

Maahi’s unabashed love for him

Mon – Fri 7:30 PM
Khasma nu Khani A Punjabi sherni who wins her husband back Mon – Fri 7:00 PM

Hasdeya De Ghar

A skit based comedy show with occasional
celebrity appearances

Sat-Sun 7:00 PM

Jee Aaya Nu A light-hearted morning chat show with a

‘saas-nu’ duo

Mon – Fri 9:00 AM

Aajo Jine Khedna Hai A ground connect show that travels through

the land of Punjab

Mon – Fri 6:30 PM

Along with the stories and characters inspired from the land, the philosophy of ‘Jazbaa Kar Vakhon Da’ is also
brought alive with the visual identity. The logo is a reflection of inner radiance and colours from the sunrise
palette signifying the hope, the diler Jigraa and optimism of Punjab. The colour of fuschia magenta is an ode to
their welcoming and warm nature and the gold captures their chaka chaund zindagi and the junoon to take on
the world. The patterns of the timeless Phulkari rendered with a modern twist signify their strength that comes
from their roots and the Bhaichaara within the community. This is juxtaposed with cascading spirals to connote
their journey to their Vadde Sapne.

Zee Punjabi will be available across all major cable, DTH, Freedish and digital platforms starting 13th January
2020. The channel will also be available on ZEEL’s digital and mobile entertainment platform, Zee5.

About Zee Punjabi

Zee Punjabi is the Punjabi General Entertainment Channel of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL).
Launching on 13 th January, 2020, Zee Punjabi is set to offer a variety of shows around themes that are familiar to
the audience and cater to the unique entertainment preferences. With a strong line-up of original content
including fiction shows like Heer Ranjha, Khasma nu Khani, Kamli Ishq Di, Tu Patang Main Dor, Vilayti Bhabhi,
and nonfiction shows like Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, Hasdeya De Ghar Vasdeya, Jee Aaya Nu, Aajo Jine Khedna Hai to
name a few, Zee Punjabi is set to present a strong line-up of novel and innovative content that is family inclusive
and culturally rooted within the diversity of Punjab
With the brand promise, ‘Jazbaa Kar Vakhon Da’ translating to “Making their Vadde Sapne come true”, the
channel endeavours to be a reflection of the jazbaa that pole vaults people to their extraordinary dreams.
Zee Punjabi will be well-connected across all cable, DTH and digital platforms. The channel will also available on
ZEEL’s digital and mobile entertainment platform, Zee5.

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