Simulcast, wide spread distribution: Zee Cine Awards 2016 a mass target from ZEE

MUMBAI: The award ceremony by Zee on March 5, the Lux Zee Cine awards 2016 was bigger this time with the introduction of the Jury awards and Integrated National award for cinema. Various regions across the globe executed clutter breaking worldwide campaigns to ensure that the awards reach out to maximum viewers. Lux Zee Cine awards 2016 was a simulcast on fifth March on Zee Cinema, Zee Cinema HD, Zee Anmol, Zee Tamizh and also premiered on prime globally.

Zee Entertainment Enterprises  Limited (Zeel) managing director  and CEO  Punit Goenka, Zeel chief business officer Sunil Buch,actors  Anil Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Kriti Sanon and the jury members Leena Yadav, Ravi K Chandran, Resul Pookutty and Shantanu Moitra had announced the awards in Mumbai last month.    Rakesh Roshan, Anurag Basu, Leena Yadav, Prasoon Joshi, Ravi K Chandran, Resul Pookutty and Shantanu Moitra were the judges 

The  channel targeted Tier I and Tier II regional publications with the objective to get maximum conversions for the telecast. It was also promoted on DTH platforms like Dish TV, TATA Sky and Videocon to enhance the recall of the property. Innovative advertising was carried out in over 500 theatre screens across Hindi speaking markets.Apart from this, an extensive social media campaign was executed on Twitter and Instagram.

Zeel chief business officer  Sunil Buch, said, “Zee Cine awards 2016 is not only a true celebration of Hindi and regional cinema but also brought transparency in the selection of winners through its Jury Awards. Keeping in mind the legacy and credibility Zee Cine Awards commands, we have initiated several marketing innovations and activation to make the event a grand success, both, for the audiences and all our partners. It had been conceptualized, created and produced by Zee Studios, our state-of-the-art film and TV production arm.  Besides, there is a goodness of fit to a film awards show being premiered on Zee Cinema rather than on a GEC.  The channel with an average weekly base of 184 million (18.4 crore) viewers is higher than any other channel across Hindi Speaking Markets (BARC-Urban + Rural India, Average of Week 41’15-Week 3’16, NCCS 4+). The simulcast of the Awards on India’s leading FTA GEC channel, Zee Anmol also adds to its reach in rural India.”

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