17 May 2022 23:55

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India’s leading financial news platform adds another feather to its cap, displays the highest growth of 37.6% amongst top 30 services in the category 

Moneycontrol Pro, India's fastest growing financial news subscription service has secured the 14th position amongst the top digital news subscription services worldwide, as per the Global Digital Subscription Snapshot of 2022 Q1 Update Report. The report has been curated by International Federation of Periodical Publishers (FIPP) in association with CeleraOne.

Furthermore, Moneycontrol Pro has also ranked amongst the top 3 subscription services in Asia and reported a massive growth rate of 37.6%.

Continuing to set many milestones on its path to success, Moneycontrol Pro emerged as the top 3 subscription-based news platforms in Asia and displayed the highest growth generating resounding success.

The report sees Moneycontrol Pro, the only Indian publisher in the list, alongside a stellar group of global publishing platforms such as The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal amongst others. With an objective to help subscribers on their wealth creation journey and providing them clutter and noise- free information, Moneycontrol Pro dominates the Indian market unlike no other. With a consistent increase in average time spent and unique visitors, Moneycontrol recently cemented its position as the go-to destination for market and business news.

Through a platform-agnostic approach, it continues to provide its ever-growing subscriber base of 5 lac+ active users with premium, relevant and exclusive content that helps them decode a fast-changing economy.

Sharing his thoughts on the achievement, Manoj Nagpal, Business Head, B2C Revenue, Moneycontrol, said, “At Moneycontrol Pro, we strive to keep our investors at a pedestal by constantly improving their experiences. Since our inception in 2019, we have evolved and launched an array of features such as Know Before You Invest, Big Shark Portfolios and Economic Calendar that have played an instrumental role in helping people get comprehensive analysis, a better understanding of the major players, and track major financial events respectively. By perfectly aligning ourselves to new-age emerging technologies and the ever-changing demands of our users, we are proud to have curated a product that adds immense value to their lives. Wins such as these are immensely encouraging for the entire Moneycontrol team and motivates us to bring uniquely designed solutions for our subscribers, add more value and thus make them smarter investors.”

Moneycontrol Pro's innovative offerings, services, and deals have always been in line with users’ best interests, making it an undisputed leader in the business and finance segment. Establishing itself as a trusted name in the market, Moneycontrol Pro is committed to making its product and content even more valuable to its readers and setting new milestones.

Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd., today has promoted Amit Haria as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to this, Amit was the Vice President-Accounts and Finance and a key member of the executive leadership team at Shemaroo.

In his new role, Amit will be leading the financial and business affairs of the company.

Amit has been associated with Shemaroo for almost 15 years. He was instrumental in steering the company’s Initial Public Offer (IPO) successfully in 2014. His expertise in financial management and strategic planning has ensured smooth functioning of all systems with compliance being taken care diligently.

Hiren Gada, CEO-Shemaroo Entertainment commented, “We are delighted to announce this new development and congratulate Amit on his new role. Amit’s promotion is aptly timed as we are ready for the leap to lead the exciting future of entertainment, I am confident that he will bring a valuable, holistic perspective to drive our ambitious growth plans while staying true to our vision and core values.”

Amit Haria, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Shemaroo Entertainment added, “I am excited to take up the new role and steer the company’s growth aligned with its overall ambitions. I am truly inspired by the organisation’s work ethics, its culture of innovation, and the core values upon which its foundations rest. This is an exciting time for the media and entertainment industry and I am thrilled to be a part of this new exhilarating journey.”

Amit has a rich experience of over 22 years in the field of finance and accounts. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants, and a commerce graduate from the University of Mumbai. He holds a Diploma in Information Systems Audit (DISA) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Some of his core competencies include raising finance, strategic/financial planning, management of offshore subsidiaries, problem resolution, cash flow management, and liaising with banks, amongst others.

ZEE5, India’s largest home-grown video streaming platform, premiered ‘Jhund’ on 6th May.

‘Jhund’ is on the life of Vijay Barse, a social worker and the founder of Slum Soccer, an organization which facilitates better living conditions, upliftment and development of children from underprivileged backgrounds through football.

Twitter link: https://twitter.com/srbachchan/status/1523919093459714048?s=21

The audiences loved and appreciated Amitabh Bachchan's portrayal of Vijay Barse in ‘Jhund’ and National award-winning director, Nagraj Manjule's efforts in bringing to life the journey of a real-life hero on the celluloid. Adding to the grandeur of the story and to celebrate the inspiring story of Mr. Vijay Barse led by the cinema icon Amitabh Bachchan, ZEE5 unveiled a 100X100 ft poster over the Asalfa slums near the Mumbai airport, a spectacle for passengers of all flights landing in and taking off from the city of Mumbai.

The film is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Raaj Hiremath, Gargee Kulkarni, Meenu Aroraa, and Nagraj Manjule and directed by Nagraj Manjule. The movie also stars Rinku Rajguru, Akash Thosar, and Tanaji Galgunde, who are all known for their roles in the film Sairat. Post a successful theatrical launch, Jhund is now available on ZEE5.

Watch Jhund streaming now, exclusively on ZEE5

Fans of the singing sensation will witness him belt out his popular melodies in the cities of Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, and the remaining 6 cities will be announced soon

You know it’s a good time, when ZEE Live’s Supermoon comes to town! The much-loved platform continues to bring fans up-close and personal with some of the biggest stars from all around the world, that include Russell Peters, Raftaar, Prateek Kuhad, Divine, Yohani, and AP Dhillon to name a few. This summer, for the very first time ever, Supermoon is ecstatic to launch the Supermoon ft. B Praak – King of Hearts Tour spanning 10 cities across India.

Be it falling in or falling out of love, fans are set to witness the popular Punjabi singer ignite a symphony in their hearts with his popular tracks of romance and heartbreak. It’ll be a night filled with pure magic as the famed artist churns out popular chartbusters such as Mann Bharryaa, Ranjha, Teri Mitti, Dholna, Kaun Hoye Ga & Filhall, and many others.

The tour will kickstart in Mumbai on 28th May and will end with a bang with his fans left spellbound in July. With tickets for the event all set to sell like hotcakes, the multi city tour will be an experience that fans from across the nation will be enthralled. The tour that sees entertainment being served on a scale never witnessed before will adhere to the highest standards of safety and hygiene.

Commenting on being a part of Supermoon ft B Praak – King of Hearts Tour, B Praak, singer and composer, said, “I’m extremely excited to go on a live symphony tour with none other than the mavericks of live entertainment business - Supermoon, and touring as many as 10 cities across India. Knowing that your music is appreciated across all corners of the country is everything that I could have ever asked for. My fans have made me the star that I am today and, it’s now time for me to give them an unforgettable symphony concert that they’ll cherish. I can’t wait to get started and give them an experience to remember for a long time.”

Sharing his thoughts on the upcoming event, Swaroop Banerjee, Chief Business Officer, ZEE Live said, “Over the years the Supermoon brand has become synonymous with legendary touring artists. If it is a name trending in the fans' mind from Sri Lanka, Canada, UK, or closer home; that artiste will tour with Supermoon. When we signed the national award-winning legend B Praak, it was the first time that he is putting together a full-blown Symphony based musical journey. The tour will travel 10 cities in India and see thousands of Supermoon fans experience it. The concert is performed in an outdoor arena format where a large part of the arena is seated and then there are standing enclosures. It is incredible to see B Praak paaji and our partners at EYP working so hard to compose and create the Supermoon King of Hearts Tour.”

ZEE5, India and Bharat’s largest home-grown video streaming platform and multilingual storyteller for multiple entertainment seekers, has unveiled their blockbuster content slate for 2022 with 80+ titles spanning across Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, and Bengali.

The slate encompasses 40+ original shows and 40+ movies featuring an expansive gamut of genres, including cutting-edge thrillers, high-voltage action, gripping dramas, light-hearted comedies, and soul-stirring romances. In line with its content strategy, ZEE5’s vision is to narrate stories that mirrors the viewer’s soul and caters to every consumer cohort across the country. As part of this approach, ZEE5 has also announced collaborations with leading creative minds like BBC Studios, Applause Entertainment, The Viral Fever (TVF), along with powerhouse cinematic talent like Vetrimaaran, Prakash Raj, Amitabh Bachchan and Nagraj Manjule amongst others.

The slate of Hindi originals includes the riveting, TAJ – an epic tale of succession, the much-anticipated Forensic, Duranga – a romantic thriller, latest seasons of audience favourites like Abhay 3, Pitchers 2, Sunflower 2, Tripling 3, Never Kiss Your Best Friend 2 and Rangbaaz 3 amongst many more. Amping up the ante, the platform will also feature the digital release of some of the biggest theatrical blockbusters like The Kashmir Files, Amitabh Bachchan’s Jhund and John Abraham’s Attack to name a few. The content slate also comprises a strong line-up of regionals, with the recently launched Anantham and Gaalivaana along with some of the most awaited shows and movies in Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, and Bengali like Nilamellam Ratham, Fingertip S2, Paper Rocket Recce Kinnerasaani, Yaar Anmulle Returns, Fuffad Ji, and Main Viyah Nahi Karona Tere Naal, Shikarpur, Raktakarabi and Swetkali. In line with the platform’s aim to offer unique and premium content to a wide variety of audiences, the high-voltage trailer of the 2022 content slate promises phenomenal and electrifying entertainment for viewers, satisfying their varied entertainment needs.

Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Manish Kalra, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 India said, “We are enthused by the response that Indian OTT viewers have given to ZEE5, it has further encouraged us to curate a slate that caters and connects to the audiences across India. As a consumer-first brand, we have invested in expanding our creative pool bringing India’s diverse talents, creativity, culture, and stories closer to the people across the nation and to the global audience. The growth has been remarkable with a significant share coming in from the regional markets, as we bolstered our presence in South and Punjab. We have increased our investments with a concerted focus on regional content as we stand open to partnerships with global studios, independent creators, and premium content production houses across regions and languages. At ZEE5, the vision has been to be the platform of choice and I am certain the 2022 slate will address the varied interests of today’s audience.”

Speaking about ZEE5’s content strategy and the new content slate, Mr. Punit Misra, President – Content and International Markets, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. said, “Over the last couple of years, the OTT ecosystem has undergone a significant transition due to constantly evolving consumer preferences and consumption patterns. At ZEE5, our #SoulToScreen approach continues to be a critical pillar in conceptualizing the content slate for various markets and designing our content strategy. We are proud to unveil our content slate for 2022 across languages and reaffirm our commitment of engaging viewers with premium quality content. Keeping in mind the dynamism of this ecosystem and our sharp insights into India’s diverse cultural preferences, we are confident that ZEE5’s extensive mix of new originals and movies will be successful in entertaining audiences in India and globally.”

Talking about the content slate, Ms. Nimisha Pandey, Chief Content Officer - Hindi Originals, ZEE5 added, “At ZEE5, our endeavor has been to narrate real, authentic, compelling stories, and expand the canvas of entertainment; a strategy aimed to cater to our multiple consumer cohorts. We have already begun 2022 on a great note, with encouraging audience response for Mithya, Love Hostel, Abhay 3, and Bloody Brothers to name a few. At ZEE5, we are obsessive about new ideas, narratives and working with exceptional creators who are passionate about their craft. Our slate for 2022 encompasses all of this and much more, and we are confident of raising the entertainment quotient further as we move forward. We are certain 2022 will be a power-packed year for our viewers with intriguing, inspiring, and innovative storytelling.”

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