Tarun Katial takes over as CEO of ZEE5 India
MUMBAI: ZEEL has appointed Tarun Katial as the chief executive officer (CEO) of its digital entertainment platform ZEE5 India. This is in addition to the role that he dons as Big FM CEO and the head of Zee Magic and Zee Ganga.
Katial was also the CEO Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd (RBNL), which was acquired by ZEEL in 2016. Zee Media Corporation, a sister concern of ZEEL, had acquired the FM radio business of RBNL.
Katial was an integral part of the team that launched ZEE5. He was working on the original content part of the platform.
Archana Anand, who was earlier the Head of Digital, ZEE5 India Business, has been promoted as chief business officer- ZEE5 Global (India & International).
Zee5, which launched in February with over 1 lakh hours of content, has launched its new original series Table No. 5. The platform has plans to roll-out 90+ original shows by the end of March 2019.
Commenting on the new web series, Zee5 India CEO Tarun Katial said, “Table No 5 is our foray into the thriller genre. We believe this show has immense mass appeal owing to the bizarre circumstances with a twist at the end, all happening around a table. We are committed to bringing only the most captivating curated content for our subscribers at all instances providing them with a superlative storytelling experience.”
With content across 12 languages like English, Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Bhojpuri, Gujarati & Punjabi, ZEE5 is home to 1 lakh hours of On Demand Content and 90+ live TV channels.
The platform brings together the best of Originals, Indian and International Movies and TV Shows, Music, Kids content, Cineplays, Live TV and Health and Lifestyle content all in one single destination.
ZEE5 also offers features like 11 navigational languages, content download option, seamless video playback and Voice Search.