Showing posts with label Zee World. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Zee World. Show all posts

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Two New Series Join Zee World In June 2019 Along With A Rerun

My Golden Home (Ends 21st June)
Everyday @ 18h00 | Zee World Channel 166
This month on My Golden Home, Grandmother devises a master plan to get Lata kicked out of the house. Abha and Karan attend the honorary celebration for Jagmohan. Abha and Viren resolve matters and Karan seems pleased. Mishti receives good news from her doctor. Lata asks Raj for something that is difficult to give. Aruna is now staying with the Singhanias but grandmother is not letting her have it easy. Karan is due for his operation in Bombay. Karan's operation is successful, but the family is awaiting the results. Karan is set to come home, however Abha is nervous because not everyone agrees with her plan to hide the accident. A proposal comes for Priyanka's remarriage. A heated argument ensues. Aruna is arrested for trying to kill Lata. Sushant sends henchmen to kill Karan and they get the job wrong.  Abha's frustrations grow as she fails to find out about D M Shekhawat. Ranchod's resemblance to Karan startles Sushant who is not ready for the implications of his actions. Ranchod goes to find Karan and bring him home, but does not return when expected. Sushant is found dead, and Karan's whole family is suspected of his murder. Each tries to take the blame to save the rest. It is Abha's 'testimony' that lands her in jail, taking the fall for the family. Sushant's murderer is found. The golden mansion becomes a golden home again, as new members of the family arrive, and all misunderstandings are cleared.

Fire & Ice (Starts 22nd June)
Everyday @ 18:00 | Zee World Channel 166
This month Zee World brings back to your screens the captivating series, Fire & Ice, Fire & Ice is a romantic tale about a love triangle between a fierce young woman Twinkle, a possessive guy named Yuvraj and of course a wealthy man named Kunj. Twinkle is madly in love with Yuvraj, unfortunately their mothers share a bitter history that gets in the way of their love. The love birds device a plan to stay together. Conflicts between the two families wears heavy on them, until Kunj shows up of course. Twinkle finally gives in and marries Kunj but the shrewd Yuvraj cannot bear to see Twinkle in the arms of another man. Yuvraj decides to constantly disturb the peace between Twinkle and Kunj so that they separate. After a lot of attempts, Yuvraj finally gets Twinkle to have second thoughts about her marriage to Kunj.

This is Fate (Ends 3rd June)
Everyday @ 19h00 | Zee World Channel 166
This month on This is Fate, Prithvi offers to take Shriti and the thug he hired to kill Rithvik to the police station. All this is to come up with a plan to help the thug to escape. Janki is out of hospital and she hears Pritvhi’s plan how to keep Rishab in jail. Monisha is blaming the Luthra family for Rithvik’s death, while Preeta and Karan are defending Rishab. The police arrest a suspect in Rithviks case.

Kindred Hearts (Starts 4th June)
Everyday @ 19h00 | Zee World Channel 166
This month Zee World a compelling series, Kindred Hearts. Kindred Hearts is a series that follows an unplanned relationship between Aditya and Jhanvi. Aditya is married to Nisha. Nisha is an exemplary daughter-in-law who everyone trusts and looks up to. Aditya is hiding a secret, Nisha is not the woman everyone thinks she is and cannot bring himself to telling his na├»ve family and breaking their hearts. Jhanvi is a single girl who joins Aditya’s family business. She attempts to bring light into his life, but is met with rude, unjust behavior from Aditya. Just as she grows tired of this, she learns the reasons for his gloomy outlook. She decides to keep bringing joy to his life, this inadvertently brings them closer together. Nisha puts her plan forward to take over the Jindal Empire and Aditya has to find a way to stop her. Jhanvi celebrates a new accomplishment in her life. Jhanvi has to deal with Aditya’s frustrations in the office and she makes a decision to try and put a smile on his face. Aditya is adamant to show everyone Nisha’s true colors. Suru faces some trouble leaving Jhanvi and her mom worried. Sameer assists Aditya with his plan to divorce Nisha. Aunt Sharda continues to sympathize with Nisha at the cost of her relationship with Aditya. The connection between Aditya and Jhanvi strengthens. It appears as though Chandresh’s health is deteriorating as Nisha uses him as a pawn in her scheme to stop Aditya in his tracks. In a panic, Chandresh puts his own life at risk. Jhanvi and Aditya form a friendship. Nisha sets Aditya up for failure as she places his character in a different light for the rest of the family to see. Jhanvi has big news for Aditya. A different perspective may have been all that Aditya needed as he finds new ways to stop Nisha dead in her tracks. Nisha throws around accusations about Jhanvi and Aditya’s relationship. Jhanvi makes a life-changing promise to her mother. Aunt Sharda begins to grow suspicious of Nisha and her ways. Nisha's devious ways have turned the tables on both Jhanvi and Aditya and Jhanvi has to prove her innocence. Uncle Dharmesh realises his mistake and makes a gesture to Jhanvi to help the family again. Nisha is at her wits end as she can’t handle the love that everyone has for Jhanvi. Nisha’s desperate attempts to get Jhanvi out of the Jindal household have gone too far.

Twist of Fate 2 (Ends 5th June)
Everyday @ 20h00 | Zee World Channel 166
This month on Twist of Fate is unfortunately not available

The Heir (Starts 6th June)
Everyday @ 20h00 | Zee World Channel 166
Zee World introduces a new series, The Heir, which follows the story of Amba and to the lengths she will go to in order to protect her daughter. Amba is a pregnant widow to the former chieftain, Charan – a benevolent leader. He loses his life in a battle with an opposing clan and Jagan his brother takes over from him as the chief but their styles of leadership are very different. Amba vows that she is pregnant with a son who will take over the chieftainship. The family matriarch promises to kill the child if it turns out to be a girl. Faced with two insurmountable threats, Amba, after giving birth to a girl, lies. She announces that she has given birth to a boy. Lying about a child’s gender is one thing, the challenge of keeping this lie up on a daily basis is quite another. She is faced with her mother-in-law’s impatience, her brother-in-law’s threats and her daughter’s frustration at having to grow up as a boy.  Amba, the wife of a village head, is pregnant. Her family hope that this time, she will give birth to the heir; a boy who will carry on ruling after his father. A battle against the two villages results in Amba becoming a widow. Amba mourns the death of his beloved husband. While fighting to keep his husband's legacy, Amba goes into labor. It is announced to the village that she has given birth to a boy. Jagan questions the gender of the baby and sets out to expose Amba in her actions. Amba is extremely nervous about the reveal of the leader, her secret will be out. Jagan is convinced that Amba’s brother is helping her to deceive the family. Mannu is presented to the village as the new head. Jagan and Raavi take extreme measures to get rid of Mannu. Jagan disagrees with the way Amba leads the village, her thoughtful ways do not match up to his sinister expectations. Jagan humiliates and rejects Swaroop in front of his family, he fails to fulfil the promises he made to her in private. Seven years have gone by and Mannu has grown up to live as a 7-year-old boy and it seems that Raavi and Jagan haven’t given up on their plans to get rid of her. Manu tries to compel Amba into sending her to school, but this could lead to their secret being exposed. . Amba stands before the village council to plead for her daughter to have access to further education. Jagan tries to get Manu kidnapped. After a close call, Amba has to remind Mannu that she cannot go to the school bathroom, for fear that she will be discovered. Deena challenges Amba and whoever wins the challenge gets full control of Manu’s upbringing. Deena makes a decision that even stuns Amba.

Everyday @ 21h00 | Zee World Channel 166
This month on Mehek, Mehek's morals become a topic of discussion as people begin to question them publicly. Norah and Karan's relationship is officially on the rocks after the incident with Sanjana. Karan's efforts to clear his name backfire as Sanjana plays her tricks once more at the Gabela home. Shaurya regrets taking Mehek for granted. He makes it his mission to tell her how he truly feels about her. Karan's explanation to Norah is falling on deaf ears as Norah is trying deal with the ordeal. Norah is hurt and upset when Karan suggests that they may be better off as just friends. Kanta is bent on keeping Shaurya away from Mehek, she will stop at nothing. Eddie and Khanna's business relationship is officially over after Khanna tried to blackmail Eddie. An unexpected gesture from Svetlana might help Eddie out of Khanna's blackmail. The Sharmas and the Khannas are on opposite ends as the love between Mehek and Shaurya strengthens. Svetlana makes an offer to Eddie that he can't refuse. The Sharmas are distraught by Kanta's recent activities to keep Mehek away from Shaurya. Norah is in trouble and Karan is feeling helpless because he cannot help. Norah's family is helpless at the news of Norah's kidnapping in India. Kanta gives Mehek and Shaurya her blessing and Eddie reaches out to Shaurya to help finding Norah's kidnappers. Dennis has the ransom money ready but things get worse when it is revealed that Eddie has reported Norah missing. Svetlana is allowed back into the Khanna mansion and Karuna's secret is realised by Shaurya's granny. The greed of an unsuspecting guest may destroy the Khanna household for good. Whilst Karan makes the connection between Ajay and Sanjana, Norah keeps on believing in Sanjana's innocence. Mehek and Shaurya get married. Leleti confronts Sanjana about her tricking the hospital staff to let her stay with Karan. An unbearable truth is revealed to Mehek. Ajay threatens to confess to everything if Svetlana doesn’t get him out of jail.

King of Hearts
Everyday @ 22h00 | Zee World Channel 166
This month on King of Hearts, Sid finds out that Roshni lied to him and borrowed money from Rajveer. He later realises that the more he tries to bring Roshni and DD together the more they drift apart. Simran stands up for Kritika despite her offensive behavior. The relationship between Kritika and Simran is revealed. DD stands by Roshni’s side through her tough times. It looks like Sid’s accident has brought the mother and daughter together. Rajveer joins forces with DD’s worst enermy to bring her down. DD's attitude towards Sid seems to be changing for the best. However, their joy is soon interrupted by a deal that goes wrong. DD is under the impression that Kesar and Resham are the ones responsible for the missing jewelry, and throws them out of the house as punishment. Sid finally finds out who has been behind the problems the family has been facing, will he reveal the truth to the family? Sid finds out that his parents bailed out Kritika after the accident she caused. Simran and Raj receive the news that Kritika is pregnant. Sid arrives at his sister’s wedding only to find out that his sister is getting married to Rajveer.  Simran buys the property DD mortgaged and throws everyone out. Sid is shattered when he realises that he might not live with Roshni anymore.

Friday, 12 October 2018

Zindagi Ki Mehak To Travel To South Africa; Karan Vohra To Be Part Of The Shoot

The fans of Mehak will get a reason to rejoice as the show has been chosen to air original episodes for a new channel of Zee TV to launch in South Africa.

Producer Saurabh Tewari helmed banner, Parin Multimedia has given the TV viewing audience in India the entertaining concept of Zindagi Ki Mehak. The show which starred Karan Vohra and Samiksha Jaiswal garnered huge popularity and reached its closure recently after a good run.

Now, the fans of Mehak based outside India, especially in South Africa will get a reason to rejoice as Mehak has been chosen as one of the latest shows of Zee TV to air original episodes for a new channel of Zee TV to launch in South Africa.

Yes, you heard it right!!

This only means that in addition to the 500 plus episodes of Mehak, the viewers in South Africa will see nearly 150 plus original episodes.

News coming to us is that Karan Vohra has agreed to be the face of the channel, and will shoot for the original content that will be shot in South Africa.

A source states, “Karan has been offered huge money for this shoot in South Africa while Samiksha Jaiswal has not taken the offer. She will not be seen in the original content.”

With this, Parin Multimedia will be producing the South African series and become the first production house to shoot original content for South African network.

We hear that Karan Vohra along with Sharma family and new South African actors will shoot for the original content.
We buzzed Karan, Producer Saurabh Tewari and channel spokesperson but did not hear from them.

Are South African viewers ready to watch Mehak?

Friday, 21 September 2018

Begusarai Comes To A Climax On Zee World Africa And Gangaa Premieres In October 2018

Iron Lady
Everyday @ 18h00 | Zee World Channel 166
This month on Iron Lady, Zaara finds out what was on the chip - a plan that will affect thousands living in Delhi. A plan that also affects the play and all who will act in it. Intent on stopping the terrorists, she follows a lead, which may lead to her death. Savita turns up on the day of the play and Inder mistakes her for someone else and causes a huge upset with Munna on the stage. Unable to keep the real issue to herself, Zaara shouts to everyone that there is a bomb in the garland. Zaara can’t help but confesses her feelings to Rishi, but she doubts it will work out with Indu accepting her. Shweta hears of this and is heavily distraught. She resorts to a doing something that sends a shock through the house. Things are getting tense in the Sharma house. With Malik now exposed, Zaara has a lot of work to do. Meanwhile, Savita’s husband is out for revenge, and comes with the police to the house. It’s time for Savita and Munna to get married and while the house if busy with the preparations, Indu is determined to prove that Zaara isn’t her real mother. Indu get an opportunity to go to Pakistan to support a children’s program. However, there is something there waiting for her. Shweta has decided to leave the Sharma house and her family behind, leaving only a note behind for Indu. Zaara finds out the truth about what happened to Indira after Rishi fainted at her funeral. Even though all the facts point to Indira’s identity, Zaara can’t handle her presence and gives Rishi an ultimatum. Indira starts to cause a lot of problems at the house and this makes it difficult for Rishi to justify her staying in the house. With only one option left he must take her back to the asylum. Indu’s condition is getting worse and Zaara is running out of time. She may have to do the unthinkable for Indu’s sake. Indira is set to remarry Rishi to make their marriage legal once again. However, the family is against this and makes a plan to swop Indira with Zaara. The plan may just send an unforgettable shock through Indira. After the incident Zaara makes a promise to help Indira recover. But this promise may be a little too much for her emotions to handle. It looks as if Zaara couldn’t take any more pressure from Indira. Taking a law into her own hands, she has taken the life of Savita and it seems as if she has the same fate planned for Indira. Will Rishi end up losing Indira again?

My Golden Home
Everyday @ 19h00 | Zee World Channel 166
This month on My Golden Home, Ranjeet tells a tale of Pratibha that shocks everyone, Jagmohan has a lot of questions but no answers. Prakash finally makes decisions regarding his marriage-as he now has a lucrative job, his secret is hanging on a thin line. Saraswati makes her way to the Ragav's house and finds Pratibha there, Pratibha instantly recognises her mother-in-law. Prakash saves Kanika from being humiliated and lies on her behalf, Yashodhara's in laws come marching down demanding she leaves with them, Jagmohan sees the mistreatment and steps in. Thakur uncovers the truth and mystery behind Yashodhara's intentions but the wedding is on-going, will he manage to stop it? Sanskar finds himself in a sticky situation that puts his life in risk, Abha goes to search for Pratibha. Pratibha's condition is worsening and the weaker she gets, the stronger Yashodhara is in pursuing her plans of destruction. Kanika is head over heels with Nikil and has made up her mind that she wants to get married to him, Abha is against her decision but more people are opposing Abha. Kanika and Nikil continues with their plans, with support from Shelly and Yashodhara they manage to get to the courts to get married. Pratibha's life may be hanging on a thin line but she continues with her escapades without knowing her life threatening situation. Plans are being made to take Pratibha to a rehabilitation centre in order for her to heal, Yashodhara is not happy with the plans and is restricted to visit her. Thakur heads to the Swarn Bhawan with an old guest who cause Pratibha to panic, nothing could have prepared her for what is to follow. Dushyant finds himself in a tight corner and he involves himself in fraudulent activities due to desperation.  Abha and Karan arrive in Mumbai on a quest to find Ranchod Tiwari, but they later learn that there is a dead body in Ranchod's place. Karan falls right into the trap of the enemy, but then he also stumbles upon the truth that’s been hidden from everyone. Sania goes into labour immediately after Sanskar leaves, she is rushed to the hospital. Abha is relieved to see Sanskar in her dilemma. Siddhart is tricked by Dushyant and he tells Dushyant the entire truth of his arrangement with Abha. Abha is in shock at Pratibha's decision to support Yashodhara.

Twist of Fate 2
Everyday @ 20h00 | Zee World Channel 166
This month on Twist of Fate, Abhi tries to convince Pragya to return to Mumbai with him but she remains stubborn against his request. Aliya and Tanu come up with a plan to make Pragya's situation worse, little do they know that Sarla is already a step ahead of them. Abhi goes out of his way to find out who framed Pragya. Aliya tries to stop the doctor from revealing the truth about her, but things do not go as she planned. Abhi, Pragya and Tanu go jewellery shipping and are kidnapped. Abhi has to decide who to save first between the two ladies. Pragya realises that she is the main reason for Abhi's troubles and she decides to leave his life. Purab and Pragya realise that Tanu has ill intentions towards Abhi. They travel to Lonavla to save Abhi but they keep encountering problems. Fortunately, they come up with a plan that will surely put Tanu in her place. Aliya invites the priest to the house, he then proposes that they quickly complete Abhi and Tanu’s wedding ceremonies. The family are celebrating Abhi and Tanu’s upcoming wedding. Aliya creates a slide show as a gift to the couple. The surprise slide show has compromising pictures of Pragya and Purab. Pragya is upset with Purab for making a decision that could set her and Abhi apart. Abhi on the other hand, is bothered by the fact Pragya had hidden such a big truth from him. Purab puts to action his plan to bring the love birds together. Aliya is starting to get suspicious of Purab's behaviour, could she be on to him? Abhi gets flashback of the past two years and begs Pragya to help him recall the events of the past two years. Pragya and Abhi exchange vows. This triggers Abhi's memory about his past. Tanu realises that she is fighting a losing battle. She tries to humiliate Sarla but she is left embarrassed.  Abhi arranges for Pragya and Purab to get engaged and Sarla loses her cool when she hears of this. It is the day of Purab and Pragya's engagement. Pragya and Purab have tried their best to stop the engagement but to no luck at all. A plan which was meant to separate Pragya and Abhi brings them together instead. Tanu invites Abhi’s old friend to the Mehra house, his mission being to tarnish Pragya’s reputation before Abhi.  Abhi convinces Pragya to change her identity to fit in with society’s standards. She agrees to this but this transition is not as smooth as he expects. A near death experience forces Abhi to express his feelings to Pragya.

Everyday @ 21h00 | Zee World Channel 166
This month on Begusarai, Poonam and Lakhan try their best to get through to Bindiya. Mithilesh asks Grandma for the property documents as he prepares to fight Bindiya. The title deeds go missing and now Grandma herself is getting ready to take down Bindiya. Poonam discovers that Komal and Bindiya are both being controlled by "The boss". Poonam convinces Grandma to accept Bindiya as the new ruler. The boss plants a bomb on Guddi at the celebration ceremony resulting in her losing her baby and Bindiya being blamed. Komal successfully creates a rift between Lakhan and Poonam. Bindiya becomes even more determined to find out who "The boss" is. Bindiya's goodness is revealed when she gives of her own money for Soni and Pintu's education.Poonam figures out that, the boss is a member of the Thakur family. Bindiya gets tasked to do something that is almost impossible, can she pull off the task? The boss sends the Thakur family a small gift that leaves them all very upset. Grandma formulates a fool proof plan to find out once and for all who the boss is. The throne of Begusarai gets given to both Lakhan and Mithilesh. Komal and her gran take over Manjeeta's house. Lakhan plans something special for Poonam on their first wedding anniversary, unfortunately Komal interferes. People start dissappearing in the river and an investigation is underway. Ambika tells Lakhan that there is no river spirit and that it’s a real person behind all this. Komal returns and with a plan to burn down the Thakur mansion. Bindiya gives birth to a beautiful baby boy. Mithilesh's life hangs in the balance as Poonam has to decide between saving him or Bindiya's baby. Poonam gives in to Komal's demands just to save her family. Mithilesh and Manjeeta try to escape but one of them get shot. Komal finally succeeds in separating Poonam and Lakhan as she shoots him down. Bindiya not only delivers Poonam's child, she also ends Komal's life.

Gangaa ( Starts 18 October 2018)
This month Zee World brings a sensational story of Ganga, a little girl who only loves two things in life, her father and her self-respect. She gets married off at a tender age, unfortunately a tragic event occurs that causes her to lose her father and husband on the same day.Niranjan saves Gangaa from Sudha and the other widows, soon after he makes a bold decision. Niranjan is put in a very difficult position as he has to choose between Amma and Gangaa. Gangaa realises that in order for her to gain entry into Niranjan's house, she will have to befriend his son, Sagar. Gangaa disappears and Niranjan finds her looking for her father just to perform his last rights. Gangaa realises that she will have to keep Sagar happy in order for her to continue staying there. Niranjan makes a very tough and heart breaking decision. Prabha's plan to get rid of Gangaa comes to fruition as she leaves with Rashmi and her husband. It turns out that Rashmi had her own hidden agenda why she wanted to adopt Gangaa. Rashmi, Amma and Prabha's plan for Gangaa is on the verge of being ruined as Gangaa tells Niranjan about her new baby sister resulting in Niranjan taking Gangaa away. Madhvi asks Niranjan to organise a promotion for Ratan, but he refuses.

The Promise
Everyday @ 22h00 | Zee World Channel 166
This month on The Promise, Bani finds out that she is not the one who has cancer but someone who means the world to her.  Aunt Billo sees no other solution but to reveal the truth about Ganga to Jai. Meera suggests that Bani moves into the Walia house with Ganga. Jigyasa is not pleased with her proposal and tries by all her power to stop it. Jai decides to confront Daksh, questioning him about his intentions with Bani. Jai then realises that the truth he has known for so long is actually false. Meera decides to leave the Walia house to give way to Bani in Jai’s heart. A misunderstanding breaks between Rashi and Raveer. She is now questioning the impression she had of Ranveer. Jai decides who he will spend the rest of his life with. His decision however is an unexpected one. Jigyasa seems to be hiding a secret from the family and when it comes out she ends up behind bars. Pushkar returns to the Walia house to fulfill his intentions. It is revealed that Pia’s condition has been just a pretence. Her intentions however are shocking. Meera’s conflict with Bani leads to her putting Bani’s life in danger.  16 years have gone by, the Walia family is giving their daughter, Ganga, away in marriage. The in-laws however seem to have an ulterior motive behind the proposal. Pronita’s trip to Mount Abu brings about her and Jai meeting. Even though she does not remember her past her instincts bring emotions of connection between the two. It looks like Meera is purposefully leading Ganga astray and is taking pleasure in doing so. Pronita arrives in Mumbai in search for the truth about Bani. Jai's children find themselves in a difficult situation, kept hostage in a mall. Pronita confronts Ganga about her two faced life. Ganga’s response leaves her in awe. After intensive search Pronita comes to the conclusion that Jai is not responsible Bani’s death. Pronita finally regains her memory and even after knowing her true identity she is unable to reveal the truth to the Walia family. Meera’s true colours are exposed to Jai, who left in shock. Jai and Pronita decide to team up against Meera. Jai’s path brings him more sorrow than happiness. The war between Jai and Meera is affecting the family. Ranveer reveals to Meera that he knows the truth about her doings, he then offers her a deal to join forces with her.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

New Series Iron Lady, Begusarai And My Golden Home Coming In July On Zee World With New Episodes Of Your Favourite Series 7 Days A Week

My Lost Home
Everyday @ 18h00 | Zee World Channel 166
This month on My Lost Home, Shabd is excited and looking forward to the success of his new business venture. Durga takes extreme measures against Mahi and Mohini. Jeet presents adoption papers to Shabd in exchange for Mahi’s release from jail.  Mahi decides to take an alternative way to get her baby back. Mahi and Shabd successfully kidnap Iphshita but things do not go as smoothly as they had anticipated. Jeet continues the search for Iphshita. Shabd comes up with a plan to escape the police, little does he know that they are a few steps ahead of him. With great difficulty, Mohini manages to bring her family back together.

Iron Lady (Starts 6th July)
Everyday @ 18h00 | Zee World Channel 166
Iron Lady follows the story of a young woman Indira Sharma, who lives in Old Delhi's famous Chandni Chowk area with her family. As a young single and working woman, she faces several challenges within her family as she has to single-handedly provide for her family.  Her family and community cannot seem to take her no nonsense attitude and hence the name “Iron Lady”. It also dramatizes a love story between Indra and Rishi in a real simultaneous way.
Indira is having a hard time keeping up with the expenses of her family. In order to make extra money, Indira approves a new tenant to stay in the house, what will happen when she meets this person? Munna isn’t happy with Rishi being the new tenant and tries to find a way to prove himself as a provider. Unfortunately, his plan isn’t too smart and he winds up humiliating himself in front of the family. Indira faces a situation at work which could cost her. With Rishi already in her black books for helping Munna, will she swallow her pride and turn to him? Munna is up to his tricks again but this time his fraudulent ways go so far as to affect his son Ishaan. Inder is up to no good as he tries to trick Kusum into giving him the house. But Indira’s unexpected presence at the house may just end his clever plans. Indira reaches her breaking point and decides to leave her family. Indira plans to marry Mandira off, so she brings a guy to the house. But will Mandira play along with her sister’s wishes? Mandira has had enough and flees the country to find peace. Indira suspects that Rishi is behind everything, but whose side is Rishi really on?  While Indira is forced to leave home, there are plans for the sale of the house that are happening behind her knowledge. Munna is ecstatic about Sunaina’s pregnancy and promises to become a better Father. However, he soon goes back on his word when he involves Ishaan in his bad ways. This forces Sunanina to take an action none would think from her. Rishi’s past comes out to bite him when Sameer discovers that he is the mystery tenant at Indira’s house. Is now the time for Rishi’s real identity to be uncovered? Inder suffers a heart attack and Indira has to take him to the hospital, can she put her feelings behind her and help her father? A surprise visitor shows up ready to bare the history behind Rishi. Is it time for Indira to see the tenant for who he is? Indira is quite shaken up after coming to know the truth about Rishi. Sameer sees this as his opportunity to win her heart and tries to be her knight in shining armour. Rishi’s mother gets into a heavy argument with him and makes a decision that will affect him for the rest of his life. While Indira and Rishi dream about their future together, Mandira is under the impression that Rishi is planning on a life with her.

Fire & Ice
Everyday @ 19h00 | Zee World Channel 166
This month as Fire and Ice comes to an end, Jassi makes Twinkle believe that Kunj is forcing him into boxing. The college students convince Twinkle to dance at the festival, but she has no partner. Who will Twinkle choose as her partner? Anita states that she will do whatever it takes just to bring Yuvrai and Twinkle together. Kunj figures out that Jassi is actually Yuvraj. Does this mean game over for Yuvraj? Yuvraj sets a trap for Kunj, but unfortunately he is the one getting stuck in his own trap. Yuvraj tries again to frame Kunj and this time, he exposes himself as Jassi as well. How will Twinkle react to all this? Thanks to Pallavi and Yuvraj's plan, Kunj signs divorce papers and hands it to Twinkle. The tables have turned as Twinkle makes up her mind to pursue Kunj. Twinkle takes a very drastic and life changing step. Kunj once again proves that the love he shares with Twinkle is unbreakable. Just when it looked like everything was going back to normal, Pallavi interferes. Now it's up to Twinkle to set things right, but can she do it?

My Golden Home (Starts 13 July)
Everyday @ 19h00 | Zee World Channel 166
The story is based on a sweet, family orientated and loving young lady called Abha. Abha is one of the daughters of a well-known and respected man named Thakur Uday Pratap Singh. Thakur is the proud owner of Swarn Bhawan, which is also known as the house of gold. Through the tests and challenges of life, Abha always ensures that everything she does, reflects positively not only on her but also the reputation of her family. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Abha and her family are forced to leave Swarn Bhawan and it gets auctioned off.
The Singh family are preparing to celebrate 100 years of their ancestral house, Swarn Bhawan, the house made of pure gold. However, underneath all the joy, there appears to be a deep dark secret.  As the date of the centenary celebration draws closer, so are challenges against the Singh family, tough decisions are to be made. The Singh siblings find out a shocking secret about their family.  It turns out that Vikram's family also holds a secret of their own. With so many secrets being revealed, what else could these families be hiding? Samarjit is pursuing his own selfish ambitions, leaving his wife Lata distressed. Uday takes necessary measures to sustain the pride and reputation of Swarn Bhavan but will his efforts produce fruitful results? Meanwhile Uncle Raghav has a surprise for the family. The Singh family have been given an ultimatum to leave Swarna Bhavan in the next 15 days, will the Singh family bid farewell to their beloved Golden home or will luck and fortune smile on them? Sheetal, Uncle Raghav's wife finds out that the Singh family will be living with them, will things go as planned?  As the situation toughens up Abha and Lata steps in to help the family to make ends meet, while Prakash wants something that is way out of his reach. Mr Singh is about to get the shock of his life. Life doesn’t get easier as financial problems rise, Abha decided to take a stand when she overhears something she shouldn’t have. Uday's pride gets the better of him as he never wants his family to be seen as mere commoners but troubles never stop mounting. Abha might be forced to disclose information that will jeopardise her chances of success. Abha doesn’t want to wear modern clothes at the office, what could be the implications of her decision?  Sheetal reveals her worst behaviour and upsets Prakash.

Sacred Ties
Everyday @ 20h00 | Zee World Channel 166
This month on Sacred Ties, Prabha tells Sunanda that it would be best if Archana leaves her current job since she's going to be their daughter in law. Manav learns the truth about Jaywant and when he tries to warn Archana but doesn’t believe him and cuts ties with him. Archana starts to work as a tutor and unknowingly Manav is the man hired to drive her up and down. Savita finds out about the money Manav borrowed Archana and she causes a scene about it. Everyone is disappointed with Varsha and her parents and her in-laws tell her to leave their houses. Manav and Ajit team up to expose Jaywant once and for all. Manav tells his mother that Shalini is only his responsibility but Archana will always remain his first and only love. Shalini tells Manav that even though she really loves him, she can’t marry him because he will always love Archana. Archana and Manav return back home as a married couple. Archana and Manav search for a place to stay as both their families disowned them. Raghu tells Archana that Manav was in a car accident and she goes in search for him. Dharmesh tells Vinod, Vaishali, Varsha and manjusha that the only way to get rid of Manav and Archana is to ignore them completely. Savita shows up at Archana's house and creates a huge scene saying Archana is an inauspicious presence in Manav's life. Archana stands up to Savita and asks her to leave Manav and Dayaram alone. Manohar gets sick and Manjusha blames Manav of purposely giving him expired medicine. Archana sees Dharmesh in Punna and he seems to have a secret that he’s hiding from everyone. Swati tells Archana that Jaywant and Manjusha are responsible for Manav being framed. Archana cuts all ties with Vinod. Vaishali hears some good news but before she could tell Dharmesh, Madhuri asks Dharmesh to grant her another child for the sake of Varun. Dharmesh tells Archana that if she tells Vaishali the truth, it would end up in a huge disaster. Satish finds out from the doctor that because of Varsha's past deed she can never become a mother again. The truth about Dharmesh finally comes out and he is about to experience Vaishali's wrath. Varsha overhears Vaishali and Archana's conversation and she's left in shock. Sunanda goes into a coma after having an asthma attack. Vaishali makes a heart breaking decision about her marriage. Manav sees Savita slapping Archana and cuts ties with his mother. Vaishali sees Dharmesh and Madhuri enter a hotel.

King of Hearts
Everyday @ 21h00 | Zee World Channel 166
This Month on  King of Hearts, things get complicated for Satya when Kareena gets affectionate with her “husband.  Kareena can see that Satya only has eyes for Mahi, and decides to make a scene by exposing him in front of the neighbourhood women. This results in something that unexpectantly causes Mahi to lose her sanity. Kareena is done with acting, after kidnapping Mahi she shows Satya and the rest of the family what her intentions have been from the beginning. She’s out for revenge and with Mahi’s life at risk what can Satya do to stop her? Satya feels hopeless as every effort he makes to find Mahi has ended in failure. Kareena approaches Satya and the family with news that nobody could be ready for,even Satya. It seems that the news of Kareena’s baby has turned Satya into a different person, so different that Mahi doesn’t know what he is thinking anymore. However Satya has come up with a brilliant plan that may fool Kareena for good. Fuelled by the rage of knowing that she was deceived, Kareena returns and  goes after Satya’s family members one by one. With all the family members lives at risk, Satya is their only hope, which family member will he save first? Satya and Mahi are finally at peace and can enjoy time together. With a baby on the way, Satya becomes fully involved in trying to prepare himself as a parent. But with Kareena still intent on revenge, he may have to plan for much more… How much longer can Mahi hide the truth from Satya? How much longer will Kareena try ruin the Khurana’s lives? With the pressure mounting against everyone, has the time finally come for the score to be settled between Kareena and Satya?

Begusarai (Starts 13 July)
Everyday @ 21h00 | Zee World Channel 166
This is a drama series set in the district of Begusarai. It is the land of Phulan and his family, a land where bullets speak louder than words. Power, wealth and respect are earned through bloodshed and gunfights in this town. Phulan has five grown sons that are being groomed to rule Begusarai in unity. Their weakness, the love of women, comes in between them to tear them apart. When they face troubling times, Phulan aims to unite the family to ensure peace prevails across the land.  A beautiful and renowned dancer, Bhindiya, has evil intentions towards Phulan’s family and aims to manipulate her way into the trust of the close-knit family so she can divide and rule.  Her goal is to take over the reins from the family and become the newest ruler of Begusarai herself. But this is not a simple task.
The all-powerful Thakur family believes that violence and guns speak louder than words. Begusarai is a land where each and every penny is fought for by means of bloodshed and carnage. Phulan compels Lakhan to apologise to the lady he hurt. Priyom somehow convinces Lakhan to allow Poonam to attend college. The younger brother, Rajkumar requests for a well-renowned dancer named Bindiya to perform at his birthday bash. Poonam feels college will allow her to have her own identity, but her first day may prove to do just the opposite. Bindiya has caused quite the stir with the Thakur family and its Priyom who feels he will steal her heart.  It’s Rajkumars birthday celebration, but what occurs during the evening is nothing to celebrate about. Phulan makes a decision that does not sit well with his family.  Sayra Bano tells Bindiya to leave Begusarai but after experiencing the comforts of the Thakur family, will she give it all up and leave? The time for Phulan to choose an heir has come, who will it be? Rekha and Lakhan work out a plan to take over Begusarai. Lakhan and Mithilesh have declared war against each other and according to Sayra Bano, only the future leader of Begusarai can stop the war. Priyom tells Binditya to leave Begusarai in order to stop the war. Bindiya joins forces with Chuna Yadav. Can the two of them take down the Thakurs? Bindiya turns her attention to Priyom after she overhears Phulan and his mom talking about how Priyom is the next ruler of Begusarai. Lakhan discovers that his mother is trying to fix a marriage proposal for him. Lakhan makes it clear that he is no longer related to Priyom. Bindiya implements her plan to trap Priyom. Priyom agrees to get married to Poonam, but is it out of love or obligation?

The Promise
Everyday @ 22h00 | Zee World Channel 166
This month on The Promise, Bani’s life is in danger and Jai is there to the rescue. Bani finds out the truth behind Jai's night with Piya. Pushkar strikes a deal with Piya, one that will bring her closer to him.  Rashi request that Ranveer gets remarried. However the bride she has chosen for him seems to be putting up a front. Rano's attempt to save Sahil’s life has put both hers and the baby's lives in dangers. Something about Ranveer’s new in-laws does not sit well with Bani and her attempt to stop the wedding is proving to be a mission. Jai and Bani find themselves in a sticky situation but cannot speak to the family about it. Abhilasha is proving to have an agenda behind marrying Ranveer. Celebration are underway, the family is going through with Abhilasha and Ranveer’s wedding. Celebration turns into sorrow as the Walia family witness an unexpected tragedy. Rano is unable to take the pressure from the family, she then takes a drastic step for a solution. Jigyasa believes that Rano is the reason for Sahil's passing and doesn’t want her in the house and gives the family an ultimatum, to choose between her and Rano.  Tarun is in love with Bani but agrees to marry Laxmi, to please Bani. After observing Bani and Tarun’s behavior, Jai is left to doubt his trust for Bani. A bullet is fired at the Walia event, Bani is under the impression that someone is attempting to kill Jai.Bani receives a life threatening letter, either she stops digging into the past or she finds herself trouble. Pia finds out that Bani paying for her medical bills and decides to leave and never cross paths with her. The three sisters meet with an unexpected tragic event.  Due to Piya's memory loss, the sister are forced to hide their current lives and live as they used to before. Bani is arrested for Sahil’s murder. Bani’s happiness for her new born babies is short-lived as she is betrayed by her own flesh and blood .Bani decides to wipe her existence off the face of the earth. Bani’s stay away from India has come to an end. Will she be able to return to India and face her past? Aparajit is proving to be a new enemy of Jai’s. An opportunity to hurt Jai arises and he does not let it pass. Aparajit takes a step that puts Bani’s children in danger and she is forced to go the Walia house to ensure their safety. Jai and Bani meet after 5 long years of separation, while Jai looks back on the loving memories he spent with Bani, she only remembers the betrayal he made her go through. Jai decides to take a drastic step to put an end to Piya’s manipulation. Bani disguises herself as Piya to return to the Walia mansion. This time her intentions aren’t as expected. Aparajit loves Bani to a point where he will not allow Jai to regain her love. Will he be able to stand between Jai and Bani’s destiny?

Everyday @ 17h00 | Zee World Channel 166
BollyTunes is a new music show on Zee World that will showcase the latest and the hottest Indian pop music. BollyTunes will dish out song and dance from your favourite artist starting this July.  Experience the fun of Bollywood through the biggest music videos from various genres. We pick the best ever Bollywood songs seen on screen to satisfy your soul. It’s spectacular, it’s dazzling, it’s BollyTunes.                                                                      

Friday, 13 April 2018

I Think Gupta-Linked Zee Edged Us Out, Says Glow TV Boss

On Saturday, 31 March 2018 Glow TV was still a glow on DStv channel 167 and by Sunday, 1 April at midnight, the channel was snuffed out and now it looks like this:

The channel itself hasn't shut down because it's still available on OpenView HD and StarSat so what's going on?

TVSA has been receiving a blitz of queries from Glow fans asking what's going on and why the channel's soapies are no longer airing on DStv so we've been trying to find out - which has been easier said than done!

When only one channel doesn't get renewed.

The story starts last month when DStv published a press release stating that Glow TV would stop airing on DStv, with no reason given. All the release said was that Glow's contract has come to an end and the rest was an extended plug for other channels that also feature Indian soapies. This from the release:

Glow TV’s contract with MultiChoice is coming to an end, which means the channel will stop airing on DStv from 31 March 2018.

Fans of Indian-specific content needn’t worry - DStv has ensured that there are plenty more telenovelas, talk shows, music and movies to watch on Zee World (DStv channel 166), Zee Bollywood Movies (DStv channel 114) and eBella (DStv channel 159 from 5 March 2018).

Three things happened after this:
1. Glow TV launched an urgent application in the Johannesburg High Court against DStv, disputing the shutdown of the channel. The court ruled that Glow and DStv should resolve the dispute through arbitration.
2. The Glow TV soapie teasers disappeared in the crisis. TVSA has tried to get them from the channel but they haven't been available.
3. TVSA sent this query to MultiChoice:

"Please can we get comment from MultiChoice on why Glow won’t be on DStv anymore? We‘ve carried the Glow soapie teasers for years so we’d like to find out why to give readers insight."
We received this one line response from the MultiChoice Corporate Communications department which didn't answer the question:

"The contract has come to an end."
D-Day looms

On Thursday, 29 March, Nazeer Noormohamed, CEO of Glow and Managing Director of Nis Media (the South African-owned company who own Glow) launched an urgent court application to try to keep Glow on air until the arbitration between DStv and Glow has been completed.

The arbitration hasn't happened yet so Glow applied to stay on DStv until this has been done. The court refused the application, stating that the channel is on air because of its availability on OpenView HD and StarSat.

On Thursday evening, TVSA spoke with Nazeer after the court judgment. He told us that Glow would still be proceeding with the arbitration but he was concerned about the amount of time it will take.

"We're still going to continue an arbitration," Nazeer told us, "but these guys could now delay, delay, delay and before you know it it's six months or a year that we've been switched off.

"If we were switched on and then there was a delay, we wouldn't mind but now we're switched off and you know, a court process, so we could go for two years and then say, 'Yes, you're right, they can't switch you off,'but is there any point to that?" W.H.Y.

We asked Nazeer what reason DStv gave to Glow management for the switch-off and this is what he said:
Nazeer: "They first told us that we're not performing well so we said, 'Show us our stats, show us how we're not performing,'but they refused to show us how we're not performing, where we were not performing".

We think they're promoting Zee TV. We came to find out that they're paying Zee TV to be on air and they're not paying us so Zee TV's got an advantage over us. Zee TV owns a share or owned a share with New Age, which is the Gupta family and there was a link between the two.

"We feel that that was done through those kind of schemes you understand, to say, 'Listen here, get this guy out,' because if you say we're not performing...if I say your kid is not performing in school, the first thing you're going to ask is, 'Show me the report,' You can't just say he's not much did he get out of 10, out of 100? How much did he get? They're not prepared to show us that.

"I think Zee was behind it."

"You know, MultiChoice didn't want encryption on the government set boxes, and the minister, who was the last minister, was the one who was supporting DStv, you know that, politically, although the ANC was against it".

"The ANC said they wanted encryption but the minister himself and the president was supporting MultiChoice/DStv and that's what we believe, it is our belief that the Guptas influenced whoever to say "Support DStv" and DStv in turn supported the Guptas with Zee TV and now all this has to come out and how and when - do we have the energy to take it on? I don't know.

We're going to go for the arbitration, even if it's just academic, it's fine. But wait, the plot thickens...This isn't the first time that Nazeer and the Guptas have made the headlines when it comes to matters of TV.

In September last year City Press reported that Nazeer and a consortium that he headed-up (Southern Star Mega Investors Group) offered the Guptas R600-million for their Infinity Media (which includes ANN7), which the Guptas sold to Mzwanele Manyi for R450-million instead...what about e?

Interesting to note is the shutdown of Glow comes in the same month that eBella launched on DStv, which, as DStv's press release emphasises, also has Indian soapies. The launch of eBella takes the e stable of channels on DStv to five.

Friday, 2 March 2018

Glow TV Stops Airing On DStv

Glow TV’s contract with MultiChoice is coming to an end, which means the channel will stop airing on DStv from 31 March 2018.

Fans of Indian-specific content needn’t worry – DStv has ensured that there are plenty more telenovelas, talk shows, music and movies to watch on Zee World (DStv channel 166), Zee Bollywood Movies (DStv channel 114) and eBella (DStv channel 159 from 5 March 2018).

Customers can look forward to Baar Baar Dekho, Dangal, Kahaani 2 and London Dreams on Zee Bollywood Movies, Fire and Ice, Sacred Ties, Lies of the Heart on Zee World and Bin Kuch Kahe, Qubool Hai, India: A Love Story, Fatmagul and Tanto Amor on eBella. And on Telemundo Prisoners of Love (Telemundo, 1 March) and Lord of the Skies (Telemundo, 9 April).

Other channels on DStv that also offer Indian specific content include Zee World on DStv channel 166 – it’s available to customers from DStv Family upwards. All DStv customers also have access to some of the latest Bollywood blockbusters on BoxOffice.

DStv offers a DStv Indian package which is designed to cater for customers who would like to watch more Indian-specific content. This package includes popular channels like Star, Sony, Zee and Colours. It is available as a stand-alone package or can be added to an existing DStv package. More information here: