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Zee channels &TV, Zing and Living Foodz are to become digital-only channels in the UK and available only on the Indian media group’s video streaming platform ZEE5.

Aditya Thakur CEO ZEE5 EU UK 13 May 2019 From 1 June, UK viewers will be able to watch the channels, and binge on their drama series or browse for past food shows, using any connected device.

Viewers will also be able to watch a wide range of TV shows, movies, originals, news, videos and more than 60 live TV channels on ZEE5. Among other content, the platform will provide the digital premieres of Uri (Vicky Kaushal), Simmba (Ranveer Singh, Sara Ali Khan) and soon-to-be released Accidental Prime Minister (Anupam Kher, Akshaye Khanna).

“&TV, Zing and Living Foodz are hugely popular amongst South Asians in the UK. With carefully curated, compelling content, these channels have had a strong appeal among the diaspora audience that remains deeply connected to India via its love for Indian food, music and movies,” said Archana Anand, chief business officer, ZEE5 Global.

“As a global OTT platform with the largest width and depth of Indian content across languages. ZEE5 caters to this same audience and beyond, and we are thrilled to have these as exclusive channels in our content bouquet for our UK viewers.”

ZEE5 EU/UK CEO Aditya Thakur (pictured) added: “As niche channels, &TV, Zing and Living Foodz have always had a discerning audience that is increasingly watching content online. Recognising this, we wanted to give this audience the freedom to access their favourite shows on any device, whenever and wherever they want so it made perfect sense to have them available exclusively on ZEE5.”

“With the growing number of people online today, this move will only help us reach newer audiences for these channels. We’re also in parallel strengthening our flagship linear channels Zee TV and Zee Cinema through an expanded content lineup, which will help us further build out our linear audiences.”

Linear channel Zee TV UK, which is available on Sky and Virgin Media, is adding a food strand called Food Ka Khazana three times a day from Monday to Friday, along with comedy shows Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hai and Happu Ki Ultan Paltan every weekday evening. In addition, Weekday Dramas will run daily from 5pm to 10am.