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Zee TV associates with Sifymax for 'Cinestars' auditions

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MUMBAI: Zee TV, which is targeting an October launch of its reality talent hunt property 'Cinestars', has associated with Sifymax for the on-ground auditions. The auditions will be held in 154 cities across India using the technology edge of Sify and its 3400 plus iWay cyber cafes.The channel has, meanwhile, kicked off its first phase of the auditions.

Procedure of an audition: The participant will sit in front of the web camera at the iWay cyber cafe and record his / her talent stint, further to which the same will be uploaded on Sifymax.com. Prior to performing their respective stints, guidelines in the form of tutorials will be given to the participants in the form of audio-video content.

Says Zee TV marketing head Tarun Mehra on the association, "Zee Cinestars is an all India contest and understandably the auditions requires a lot of hard work. But, with the help of Sifymax, we have simplified the whole process. The technology lessens the load and this helps us to channelise our resources to the other areas of the project."

As per the official release, Sify iWays will act as talent hubs for aspiring participants as it will make the audition process simple and comfortable for the contestants by allowing them to come to the iWays, showcase their talent, record and upload it on www.zeecinestar.sifymax.com.

Mehra adds that, the auditions will conclude by the second week of September, after which the process of shortlisting will begin. "The shoot will begin by mid-September and we expect to launch the show by Diwali," he says.

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