ZEE Network India has announced the launch of its new international food and lifestyle channel, Living Foodz.
This foodtainment channel specializes in exploring the evolving social status of food; moving out of the confines of the conventional kitchen into a world of entertainment and adventure with food. Having food at its core, Living Foodz will explore different perspectives towards food and the way it touches people – from lifestyle, travel, wellness to food infotainment and reality. The channel will be available on various digital TV platforms in India from 11th September.
Living Entertainment in India will be an extension of the Living network belonging to Essel Group which already exists in the international markets. Living aims at bringing alive all things factual with an element of entertainment in order to appeal to the global audiences. Living in India will truthfully echo the ��Living�۪ philosophy and encompass everything that will help one to discover, awaken and transform oneself.
In sync with the corporate brand positioning of ZEEL ��� ���Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam -The World is My Family�, Living Foodz will resonate the philosophy perfectly with the energetic programming mix. For the Indian market, Living Foodz will be the international food & lifestyle channel that will have a universal feel; which will appeal to the new age Indian. This foodtainment channel is targeted at both men and women across all age groups in urban digital households. The core audience set would comprise of well-travelled & connected people with high interest level of food.
Within a year, Living Foodz will be available across countries worldwide producing global food content for global audiences. The audience will be taken on an exhilarating food expedition alongside eminent celebrity chefs and food personalities like Ranveer Brar, Gautam Mehrishi, Rocky & Mayur, Vicky Ratnani, Kunal Kapur, Rakhee Vaswani through their different shows. With a substantial increase of audience interest in various niche sectors, Living Foodz, has the right formula that is sure to enthrall one and all.
Speaking on the new initiative, Dr. Subhash Chandra, Chairman, ZEEL and Essel Group said, ���We are very proud to present Living Networks in India. This is yet another endeavor from our group to bring the world closer through entertainment. Living is all about global mindsets and experiences. This is also in line with our group philosophy of ���Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – The World is My Family�. Our group has always believed in creating not just great content but building genres and brands that are milestones.�
Also present for the launch, Mr. Punit Goenka, Managing Director & CEO, ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Limited said, ���With Living, we intend to make global content for global audiences. This will be for the first time ever that original content from India will be available to audiences across the globe. We are very proud to present this new form of entertainment to our audiences�
Commenting on the occasion Mr. Piyush Sharma, CEO ZEE Living- India APAC says, ���Living is our endeavor to showcase audiences with great lifestyle content. Growth of digitization is leading to fragmentation of audiences, thereby creating an opportunity for differentiated and genre specific content. Moreover, increasing digital households are giving rise to increased audience expectations and demand for more diverse viewing opportunities. Under this scenario we are providing Living Foodz to people who love exploring and knowing more about food.�
Commenting on the occasion Mr. Rajiv Kheror, President Strategy & Planning, International Business says, ���Food is a worldwide phenomena. Audiences across the globe wants to enjoy and understand food like never before. Your thirst for Foodtainment is about to be quenched with “Living Foodz� – the new destination for the best in food and entertainment. We are all set to redefine food content in minds of Indian viewers.�