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ZEE Entertainment expresses its gratitude and acknowledges contribution of its peers in making the Media & Entertainment industry, truly extraordinary

Nov 03, 2017

Punit Goenka, MD & CEO, ZEEL posts heartfelt messages to Sony Pictures, SUN TV, Viacom18 and Star on the occasion of the 25th anniversary celebrations of ZEE

True to the spirit of its new corporate ideology, 'Extraordinary Together', ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Ltd., a global media and entertainment powerhouse, has carried out a campaign expressing its gratitude to its peers for their contribution in making the media & entertainment industry, truly extraordinary.

In its full-page advertisements in national dailies, ZEE unveiled its new corporate ideology 'Extraordinary Together' and gave prominent mention to industry players, including Sony Pictures, SUN TV, Viacom 18 and Star India. The campaign stems from the belief of Punit Goenka, MD & CEO, Zee Entertainment that the evolution of the Indian entertainment industry since the launch of India's private satellite television channel, Zee TV, 25 years ago is the result of the collective success of the industry and not one company alone. This gesture of goodwill by Zee was also reciprocated by Viacom18, Star India, Sun TV, showcasing their commitment to the greater M&E cause and good gestures are always appreciated.

Mr. Punit Goenka, MD & CEO, ZEEL
tweeted an ode to his peers on Zee's 25 glorious years quoting poetry written by Sarshar Sailani which says “Hum hi hum hain, to kya hum hain. Tum hi tum ho, toh kya tum ho” highlighting the power of being extraordinary together.

Industry stalwarts such as Mr. Sudhanshu Vats @Sudhanshu_Vats- Group CEO - ‎Viacom18; Mr. Avinash Kaul @avikaul- President of TV 18; Mr. Gaurav Gandhi @iamgauravgandhi - COO of Viacom 18; Viral Jani @ViralRJani - ‎Head, Entertainment & TV Partnerships- ‎Twitter India; and Ms. Mandvi Sharma @MandviSharma,ex-publicist to Mr. Shah Rukh Khan highly appreciated the gesture and expressed their support in joining the forces. Actor Rohit Roy @rohitroy500, Movie Director Kunal Kohli@kunalkohli, Film exhibitor Akshaye Rathi @akshayerathi, too joined in congratulating ZEE for this historic run.

Eminent industry experts including Music Composer & Singer-Mr. Ankit Tiwari; Actor/Columnist- Ms. Neelima Rani; Matrix Partners- Mr. Tarun Davda; Mr. Pradeep Dwivedi -CEO, Sakal Media and Mr. Rishi Jaitly - CEO, Times Internet also joined in congratulating Mr. Goenka on this milestone occasion.

ZEE also thanked its viewers who have immensely supported the Group and have been a continuous source of support without whom the journey would remain incomplete. The #ExtraordinaryTogether campaign has already reached 14 million* people on Twitter through the conversations generated and reached over a million households through print publications. *Source- Sysomos.

The new brand ideology of ''Extraordinary Together” will transcend across genres and platforms to inspire ZEE to go beyond and create innovative disruption in the world of media and entertainment. This heartfelt gesture on behalf of ZEE also marks the beginning of the next phase of industry evolution in the country together as “Extraordinary.”

Report By: Corporate Communications    
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