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ZEE5 partners with FreeCharge

Subscribers can now access ZEE5’s wide variety of premium content in 12 languages via FreeCharge

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MUMBAI: ZEE5 - India’s largest ConTech brand, and FreeCharge – one of the leading digital platforms for financial services and products, have come together to give another reason for the audience to cheer this festive season. FreeCharge customers can now purchase a Zee5 subscription through the wallet at their convenience, thus allowing them access to the 100,000+ hours of content across 12 languages.

FreeCharge, a wholly owned subsidiary of Axis Bank Limited, is India’s No.1 payments app. Customers across the country use FreeCharge to make prepaid, postpaid, DTH, metro recharge and utility bill payments. The organization as part of their expansion into a full-fledged digital financial services platform also offers services like lending, gold, digital credit card and mutual funds to name a few. Through this partnership both the brands promise to delight customers on every level, from payments to consuming content anytime, anywhere.

Commenting on the partnership, ZEE5 India business development and commercial head Manpreet Bumrah said, “Non-traditional partnerships have been proven to be a great growth-hack for ZEE5 in the past 22 months. With our customer first approach, ZEE5 has always worked towards making our viewers’ life easier and entertaining. Digital wallets for payments are now a part of the common man’s life, and through this association we aim to create an entertaining and a pocket friendly deal for our audience.”

FreeCharge CEO Siddharth Mehta said, “We are happy to partner with ZEE5, the largest ConTech brand in India. OTT platforms have become the latest disruptors in the content sharing space and are slowly overtaking the traditional way of how people consume media. This partnership will further augment our engagement with the digital natives and strengthen our positioning in this space. At FreeCharge, we have tailor made products targeted to the relevant customer segment, ensuring we move along and stay pertinent to the swiftly evolving needs of the quintessential digital native. We continue to focus on enhancing user experience and adding more functionalities as the space matures.”

ZEE5 has rolled out 100+ originals so far (Feb 2018 to Nov 2019) across genres, and the platform is committed to launching several more in the coming months. It has crossed 90 million+ downloads since launch on the Play store and has recorded a peak 8.9 million DAUs as of September 2019.

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