Zee Sine brings the best of Bollywood to SKY

Did you know that Bollywood is actually the world’s largest film industry in terms of number of feature films produced?

Bollywood is the more commonly applied term to the Indian Hindi-language film industry. It is also one of the largest centers of film production in the world, with an annual output of 1,986 films in 2017. It also outstrips Hollywood in ticket sales with a reported 3.6 billion tickets sold worldwide in 2001 compared to Hollywood’s 2.6 billion tickets sold.

This industry has produced many onscreen luminaries over the years, with a lot of its current top stars also becoming globally recognized actors and actresses. These include Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan, Hritik Roshan, Kareen Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and even former beauty queens Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai.

Today, Filipinos can view many of their outstanding feature films dubbed in Tagalog on Zee Sine.

Developed with the tastes and likes of the Filipino audience in mind, Zee Sine has a wide range of content – from drama, comedy, romance, action, thriller and musical – all carefully selected based on stories relatable to the Pinoy audience.

In Zee Sine, the localization process goes as far as creating movie themes such as Unli Tawa Monday for comedies, Hari ng Aksyon Thursday for action flicks, Kilig Monday for romances, Pinoy Bollywood Box Office for blockbusters, Star of the Month which focuses on a key Bollywood actor and Bollywood Divas which give tribute to the gorgeous ladies in the industry.

Zee Sine viewers can also expect three original movies and three original drama series that feature the latest love teams from India on weekdays. On weekends, they can look forward to five original movies, three movie premieres every month.

In a recent media launch event held at Restaurant 9501, representatives of local press as well as lifestyle and entertainment bloggers got a sneak peek of the myriad of movie choices that Zee Sine has to offer.

The attendees were also treated to the bold flavors of Indian dishes prepared by 9501’s Chef Richard Aranas especially for this occasion which included Hummus di Tahini with Chapatti bread, Vegetable Samosas, Aloo Gobi (Potatoes and Cauliflower sauteed in spices), Chicken Tandoori, Beef Vindaloo and the coconut rice pudding dessert Kheer.

Zee Sine Media Launch

Zee Sine Media Launch

Zee Sine Media Launch

Zee Sine Media Launch

Zee Sine Media Launch

Zee Sine Media Launch

Zee Sine Media Launch

According to Harish Goyal, CEO of Zee International Asia Pacific and Africa, Pinoys share the love of color and music in cinema with their Indian counterparts. They can catch these and more in Bollywood movies which feature musical numbers every thirty minutes.

Liza Ginting, country head of Zee Entertainment in the Philippines, cited the similarities of Hindi and Pinoy cultures, such as the supremacy of the mother in the household, which will anchor the appeal of Bollywood movies to local audiences.

SKY’s integrated marketing head Gidgette Faustino, on the other hand, lauds the Pinoy’s openness to global content and sense of adventure when it comes to foreign shows. These will drive SKY to continue bringing more shows and content through its pay TV and broadband platforms.

Zee Sine Media Launch

Zee Sine Media Launch

Zee Sine Media Launch

Zee Sine Media Launch

Zee Sine Media Launch

Zee Sine is part of Zee Entertainment which is available in 173 countries worldwide and entertains over 1.3 billion viewers everyday. Today, Zee Entertainment has three channels targeted towards local audiences in Southeast Asia and ten in other countries across the globe.

To enjoy the Bollywood movies and series on Zee Sine, SKYcable subscribers can add the channel to their lineup via SKYcable Select for only Php20 per month. SKYcable Select allows subscribers to add channel individually or in packs to their basic cable subscription for a customized TV viewing experience.

Zee Sine may be viewed on SKYcable channel 112 in Metro Manila and channel 424 in Cebu, Davao, Bacolod and Iloilo.

For more details on Zee Sine and other SKY products and services, visit mysky.com.ph or visit your nearest SKYzone.

Channel details provided by SKY and Zee Sine in a press release.

Disclosure: I work for SKY and part of my job is promoting its products and services, especially the content it provides to its subscribers. I consider being able to share my love for TV shows and movies and the experience of watching and talking about them with like-minded people some of the biggest perks of my job.

5 Bollywood movies that will give you the “feels” on ZEE Sine, now available on SKYcable

Happiness comes to SKY homes in a new channel addition that’s filled with vibrant and grandiose costumes, colorful cinematography, and gorgeous production numbers—ZEE Sine, the 24/7 Tagalized Bollywood movie channel.

If you’re looking for a break from traditional movie storytelling, this is the channel to go to. Check out these Bollywood cinematic gems that’s sure to pull at your heart strings and even bring a smile to your face!

  1. MUNNA MICHAEL

A young man idolizes Michael Jackson and is intent on forging a successful dancing career leading to adventures along the way. Be sure to catch this dance film on “Pinoy Bollywood Box Office” (PBBO), November 17 at 9pm.

  1. RAEES

King of Bollywood Sharukh Khan stars as a man who builds an empire in the state of Gujarat.  Follow his rise in society as well as his relationships, making him the single most powerful man in the state in this action film on “SunDate with Shah Rukh Khan,” November 11 at 6pm. 

  1. CHENNAI EXPRESS

Rahul, an orphaned bachelor, embarks on a journey to a small town in Tamil Nadu to fulfill the last wish of his grandfather to have his ashes immersed in the holy waters of Rameshwaram. He meets a South Indian girl (Deepika Padukone) the daughter of a local don and they find love through this journey in the exuberant land of South India. What follows is a series of adventures where Rahul finds himself in strange situations, challenged with an unfamiliar language! Watch this action-packed romantic journey also starring the Bollywood legend on “SunDate with Shah Rukh Khan,” November 25 at 6pm.

  1. SECRET SUPERSTAR

A 15-year old Muslim girl who dreams of becoming a music star conceals her talent as her father is against it, beating her and her mother each time she shows signs of pursuing her dream of being a “superstar.” Watch this family movie on “Aamir Khan Special,” November 9 at 9pm.

  1. ANJAANA ANJAANI/ “ SUICIDAL STRANGERS”

A hopeless man who bankrupted his company is about to jump off the Manhattan Bridge but meets a heartbroken woman who caught her fiancé cheating. Their suicide attempts prove to be unsuccessful and eventually decide to accomplish their unfulfilled wishes before they end their lives. This quirky romcom is available on “Pinoy Bollywood Box Office” (PBBO), November 10 at 9pm.

Craving for more Bollywood masterpieces Tagalized for the Pinoy’s more immersive viewing experience? Discover them on ZEE Sine on SKY Select. Watch for this channel for free until April 14, 2019 on channel 112 for Metro Manila, channel 424 in Baguio, Cebu and Davao. SKY Select offers SKYcable subscribers the option to add channels to their existing cable TV lineup for a customized TV viewing experience.  For more details on ZEE Sine and other SKY products and services, visit mysky.com.ph, call the Telesales Hotline (02) 418 0000, or visit SKYzone or SKY office nearest you.

ZEE SINE takes us to a new magical world of 24/7 Bollywood entertainment brimming with spectacular production values, relatable plots, colorful costumes, amazing cinematography, breathtaking locations, casting coups and that distinct song and dance number, all curated and dubbed in Filipino. Zee Sine has over 355 new titles, 3 new movies per day with repeats featuring the freshest global Bollywood stars.

SKY Cable Corporation is the first to introduce cable television to Filipinos in 1990. Since then, it has been a frontrunner in technology and cable TV content by being the first to design a highly customized viewing experience among subscribers, and offering the most number of HD channels.

Show details by SKYcable in a recent press release.  Trailers linked from Youtube.

Disclosure: I work for SKY and part of my job is promoting its products and services, especially the content it provides to its subscribers. I consider being able to share my love for TV shows and movies and the experience of watching and talking about them with like-minded people some of the biggest perks of my job.

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