Zee Network’s popular regional channel Zee Punjabi will be revamping its entertainment to offer a multi-genre palate of new shows.
Marking its tenth anniversary in the UK, the all new Zee Punjabi will showcase a vast 17 hours of original shows per day whilst introducing a new line up of programmes and increasing its News updates, from 27 February.
The channel, which caters to one of the largest South Asian community, will be extending its appeal to all appetites of Punjabi entertainment lovers with brand new genres spanning from astrology, female chat shows, crime to sports news and more – making Zee Punjabi the only complete Punjabi entertainment channel in the UK. With dramas, reality shows, religion, comedy, music and even Punjabi movies all covered – the channel offers something for every member of the household.
Watch out for the of the first ever dedicated Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Punjabi singing competition show, starting from Saturday 3 March, Saturday-Sunday at 9pm. For the first time ever, the series will feature a UK judge – London’s very own Juggy D , who is synonymous with Punjabi music in the UK and will be judging the talent alongside Jaspinder Narula and Bally Sagoo. Zee Punjabi celebrated the launch of the show with auditions across the UK, coming up in the series on 3 and 4 March.
There will be six fresh News bulletins throughout the day, reporting up to date stories along with the following:
· Sports Round Up, Daily @ 10pm - All the latest happening in the world of sports
· Satsriakal Pradhan Ji, Sundays @ 8pm - Chat show presenting a meeting with a different state minister or government officer in each episode
· Charge Sheet, Sundays @ 10:30pm - A factual crime based weekly show, bringing the dark side of India to light
· Underworld, Mon -Thu @ 10:30pm - Crime series with snippets from the underworld of India
· Aaj Da Rashiphal, Mon-Fri @ 10am - Daily Astro predictions
· Thuade Sitare, Sat @ 10am - Astro based programme with weekly predictions
· Sitare Ke Kahnde Ne, Sun @ 10am - Famous astrologer Mr P Khuarna predicts weekly astro forecasts
· Comedy Club, Mon-Thu @ 9pm - Comedy show with gags to keep you entertained
· Saanjh Dilan Di, Mon-Thu @ 1:30pm - Heart to heart talk - In an interactive format we call experts from various fraternities namely medicine, fashion, astrology, psychology, lifestyle and alike to help women find answers to issues and questions that boggle them in their day today lives
· Ki Haal Chaal Hai, Sat @ 8pm - A day with a celebrity each week, exploring their lifestyle, hobbies, family and more – bringing the true rustic flavours of Punjabi soils at its best.
Continue to enjoy the dedicated religious shows, with live Gurbani from Bangla Sahib, daily at 4am and 4pm, as well as Ek Onkar featuring learnings of Sikhism, daily at 8:30am. Also continue to follow popular series Kanch Diya Wanga, Udaari, Sarhadein, Tadka Punjab Da and lots more.
Vasdev Tuli, Zee Punjabi Channel Head, Zee Europe said, “The new avatar of Zee Punjabi will take it from being at the heart of the community to being at the centre of Punjabi entertainment. Zee Punjabi has pioneered the way in regional South Asian entertainment in the UK, with a stronghold over Punjabi hearts. With this new line up of shows the channel will be going a long way in giving its viewers more of what they enjoy. The channel has listened to the Punjabi speaking community and raised the bar of wholesome regional entertainment. We hope the community will embrace the new programming and continue to take pride in their very own Zee Punjabi.”
Last year, Zee Punjabi was honoured by leading Sikh religious organizations in the UK for its exemplary service to propagate Punjabi culture and Sikh values across the globe.
To give viewers a sample of the revamped Zee Punjabi, the channel will be FREE to watch from Monday 27 February up until Wednesday 14 March on Sky 798. For schedule details visit www.zeetv.co.uk. Brought to you In Association with Accident Genie.