After achieving an undisputed leadership in the Kannada GEC genre with Zee Kannada, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) is set to further strengthen its foothold in Karnataka, this time with the soon-to-be-launched Kannada movie channel Zee Picchar. The channel is the network’s seventh television property in the Southern region and the third movie channel in the South after Zee Cinemalu and Zee Thirai. The launch announcement was made by Siju Prabhakaran, Cluster Head – South Business and the Executive Vice President of ZEEL at an event in Gurugram.
Based on the insights from extensive consumer research, Zee Picchar is designed to be the ultimate destination for fans of Sandalwood movies. With 350+ films in its library, the channel boasts of a wide spectrum of films across genres and generations from the industry’s finest stars that range from Mayura, Milana, Jogi, Bul Bul to Kurukshetra & Pailwaan, among many others. The library also includes four out of the top five highest-ever rated films like Doddmane Hudga, Nattasarvabhowma, Hebbuli, and The Villain. The channel is set to telecast 12 Picchar Premieres in 12 days, in its first month of launch.
Commenting on the launch of Zee Picchar, Raghavendra Hunsur, Business Head, Zee Kannada, said, “Karnataka while being diverse in multiple aspects, unites in its love for Kannada Cinema. The film industry is the flourishing year on year with increasing no. of film releases and ever-growing box-office collections. The viewers’ appetite for cinema is on the rise.
After winning the hearts of the Kannadigas with Zee Kannada, we are all set to appeal to this appetite and further strengthen our presence in the state with the launch of Zee Picchar. With this launch, we aim to make every day a ‘super-hit’ day for every Kannadiga family, in testimony to the love and passion for cinema that our audiences have showcased in the Kannada market.”