New Delhi, September 1, 2005 -- A series of exciting and appealing
shows will be premiered all this month on Reality TV. A heady mix
of entertaining love stories, fast paced action-packed shows, unbelievable
stories on animal rescues and extraordinary real life miracles will
feature on Reality TV through the month. September brings an interesting
line-up of shows like The Wall Crawler, Conjoined in the Head,
In the Nick of Time, Miracle Steps, Exchanging Vows, Deadly Bugs
and Deadly Reptiles to name a few.
Reality TV, a 24-hour entertainment channel that showcases programmes
on real people and their true stories has been alluring audiences
worldwide through an eclectic mix of real life programmes which
portray a myriad of experiences, feats, idiosyncrasies, aspirations
and sentiments. Each program captures events as they actually happened.
Announcing the new shows, Flecka Picardo, Marketing Manager of
Reality TV, said, "It has been Reality TV's conscious attempt
to provide meaningful, real life entertainment filled programmes
to our Indian viewers. We are confident that these new programmes
will further strengthen the position of the channel in India and
will be appreciated by our viewers."
The Wall Crawler is an adventure thriller which showcases
the live stunts of Frenchman Alain Robert. Having had 20 years of
climbing experience in natural landscapes, often without any equipment,
Alain was inspired to climb skyscrapers. He has been successful
in reaching the top of some of the tallest towers of the world's
most densely populated cities. The show follows his escapades as
he scales buildings in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Sydney,
Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Kuala Lumpur, Frankfurt, Barcelona, Milan,
Moscow and Paris. It entertains viewers by bringing them closer
to a man who is a veritable mixture of light-hearted humour and
Another show which harbors on human psychology is Exchanging
Wows, which is an interesting account of the ups and downs associated
with planning weddings. What makes the show unique and interesting
is that a to-be-wed couple takes the responsibility of planning
not their own wedding but of another similar couple. These couples
in question do not know each other and the challenge is to envisage
an ideal wedding day complete with all the practical and imaginative
accouterments associated with the occasion. It is indeed a challenge
as a simple personality profile of the other couple is all that
is given to them.
Conjoined in the Head is about twins who have been inextricably
joined at birth. The show is a vivid portrayal of the desperation
that ensues on account of the physical aberration. The show accounts
the throbbing urgency with which they live life on account of which
surgical risks, even at the cost of their lives, is welcome.
Nick of Time, a reality-based series, captures the drama,
humour, panic, tension and relief of people who are thrust into
life threatening situations where time is a crucial factor --from
fires and avalanches to an asthma attack, heart transplant and the
dreaded flesh-eating disease.
Miracle Steps is a touching and inspiring account of a woman's
path to resurrection and self confidence after her spinal cord was
injured in an accident. It recounts her relationship with her mind
instructor and is
a poignant yet inspiring account of her comeback to life.
Deadly Bugs and Deadly Reptiles are about the humility which
these terrestrial creatures subject human beings to. The show is
a light hearted account of the supremacy of these creatures of the
earth surface over the "most evolved and sophisticated race
- human being."
Love Behind Bars is a fascinating and surprising look behind
the prison walls to see the way men and women follow old-fashioned
traditions of love, affection and commitment, even when surrounded
by guard towers and barbed wire.
Reality TV has a viewer ship of over 15 million Indian households
across the country. The channel is distributed by Zee Turner and
is also available on the DTH platform, Dish TV. Reality TV is an
entertainment channel that tells stories of real people in real
life situations and events as they actually happened. Reality TV
is successfully reaching all corners of the globe providing thrills,
spills and unbeatable round-the-clock entertainment value 365 days
In addition to its operating group in London and international
headquarters in Amsterdam, Zone Vision also has 16 regional offices.
With over 250 specialist personnel, the company's commitment to
understanding and addressing the unique business needs of international
broadcasting is unparalleled. Activities conducted by the Group
include channel creation and management, channel representation
and program sales.
About Reality TV
Zone Vision's Reality TV channel was first launched in Europe in
late 1999 and has gained distribution in more than 120 territories
in just four years. The most significant recent launches were in
the UK, where the channel is now available to more than 8 million
cable and satellite subscribers and consistently rates in the top
50 channels in a 300+ channel market, and in the US where the channel
launched in December 2003 on the Dish Network satellite platform.
Worldwide, Reality TV is now broadcast in 16 different languages
and is available to over 120 million subscribers.
About Zone Vision Networks
Based in London, Zone Vision Networks is a leading international
broadcaster and distributor of thematic television channels. The
company was founded in 1991 and today has 18 offices and studios
throughout Europe, the United States, Asia and Latin America. Zone
Vision Networks owns and operates four thematic channels: Reality
TV, Europa Europa, Romantica and Club, which are broadcast in over
125 countries in 18 languages, with over 135 million paying subscribers.
ZVN are also equity affiliates in the studio blockbuster movie entertainment
channel, Showtime (Turkey). In addition, Zone Vision has a successful
channel representation business and currently represents over 30
international channels from such companies as Discovery, Viacom,
Turner, Hallmark and Eurosport, managing over 60 million subscribers.
Zone Vision also has a program distribution business and continues
to acquire formats, series and specials from leading producers around
Zone Vision Networks is 87.5% owned by chellomedia, a subsidiary
of UnitedGlobalCom, Inc. ("UCG") (NASDAQ: UCOMA).