OTT platforms gear up for 2020 with fresh content line-up for Jan

MUMBAI: Over the top (OTT) platforms Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, and ZEE5 have unveiled their content line-up for January 2020.

At an event held at the ZEE5 headquarters in Mumbai, ZEE5 India programming head Aparna Acharekar along with talent from some of the shows unveiled a power-packed calendar for January 2020 with new launches across genres and languages.

The calendar launch event marked the presence of Vivek Dahiya, Nakuul Mehta, Rituraj Singh, Sid Makkar, Vivek Mushran, Vipul Deshpande, Vikram Gaikwad, Chitrangada Satarupa, Rajesh Sharma, Aadesh Bandekar, Jiten Lalwani and Sneha Wagh amongst others.

Books come to screen in January with two shows adapted from books of popular Indian authors. ’Never Kiss Your Best Friend’ a millennial rom-com based on the young author Sumrit Shahi’s best-selling novel of the same name. State of Siege: 26/11 is a gripping tale of the terror attacks that rocked Mumbai on 26/11. The show is based on the book ‘Black Tornado: The Three Sieges of Mumbai 26/11 written by top journalist and author Sandeep Unnithan.

Also, launching in January are shows featuring strong women protagonists such as Code M starring Jennifer Winget, Tanuj Virwani and Rajat Kapoor and Kark Rouge, a bilingual series in Hindi and Bengali starring Chitrangada Satrupa, Indraneil Sengupta and Rajesh Sharma. ZEE5 also adds to its bouquet of Telugu originals with a romantic drama series titled Anaganaga.

Home Minister Bharat Daura is the New Season of the most loved and longest-running show on Zee Marathi. After winning hearts and traveling to 10lakh kms in Maharashtra for last 15 years, the renowned host Aadesh Bandekar is on a journey to meet Maharashtrian housewives outside Maharashtra across India. So, stay tuned to see who wins this game of Paithani Saaris in the new season, anytime anywhere on ZEE5.

Kahat Hanuman Jai Shri Ram is a mythological series based on the tales of Bal Hanuman. The story begins from the time Bal Hanuman was conceived to Maharani Anjali and Maharaj Kesari played by Sneha Wagh and Jiten Lalwani.

Aparna Acharekar shared, “2019 was a fantastic year where we launched over 100+ Originals across top Indian languages and created a milestone in the Indian OTT space. We are the only OTT platform in the country to have consistently delivered originals across genres and languages for all audience groups. We are all set to break our own records in 2020 and are constantly working towards ensuring an engaging experience for our viewers.”

Hotstar Premium’s premium from critically acclaimed shows to cult classics, catch some of the best and latest content at the tip of your fingers. The platform will launch TV shows including Last Man Standing – Season 08 (3 January), The Outsider – Season 01 (13 January), DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Season 05 (15 January), Real Time with Bill Maher – Season 18 (18 January), Curb Your Enthusiasm – Season 10 (20 January), Avenue 5 – Season 01 (20 January), 9-1-1: Lone Star – Season 01 (21 January), Outmatched – Season 01 (24 January), Our Cartoon President – Season 03 (27 January), and The Forgotten Army S1 – 24th January, 2020.

Amazon Prime Video’s content line-up is headline by India Original series The Forgotten Army S1 which will launch on 24th January, 2020.

The other content line-up includes:

US/MX/DE/JP Originals
Bosch S5 – 1st January, 2020
James May: Our Man In Japan S1 – 3rd January, 2020
Jayde Adams: Serious Black Jumper S1 – 3rd January, 2020
Illana Glazer: The Planet is Burning S1 – 3rd January, 2020
Big Diaries S1B (Kids) – 3rd January, 2020
Tread stone S1 – 10th January, 2020
Russell Peters: Deported S1 – 17th January, 2020
Rob Delaney: Jackie S1- 17th January 2020
Just Add Magic: Mystery City S1 (Kids) – 17th January 2020
Troop Zero (Movie) – 17th January 2020
Star Trek: Picard S1 – 24 January 2020
All Or Nothing S5 – 24th January 2020
All Or Nothing: CBF S1 – 31st January 2020
Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer S1 – 31st January 2020

Tamil
ENPT – 3rd January 2020

Kannada
Katha Sangama – 6th January 2020

Marathi
Girls (Marathi PSVOD) – 1st January 2020
Vicky Vellingkar (Marathi PSVOD) – 5th January 2020

IN TV
Wake N Bake (Stand Up Special By Rohan Joshi) – 10th January 2020
fsos – 17th January 2020

English Movies
The Angry Birds Movie 2 – 14th January 2020
Wonder Park – 17th January 2020
Overcomer – 23rd January 2020

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