Mumbai India/Los Angeles – Global Content Hub by Zee – the syndication division of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) – announced its new, original programs for licensing at the upcoming DISCOP market, taking place in Johannesburg, SA October 25-27. Highlights of this year’s portfolio include the hot new Indian/African co-production series Khwaabon Ke Darmiyaan, filmed in Dubai and the Ivory Coast.  Other featured shows on offer are two new dramas and a lifestyle programas well as Zee’s complete rich catalog of over 2400,000 hours’ programs in all genres.

Khwaabon Ke Darmiyaan, is an original and ground-breaking African-Indian co-production between Zee TV and RTI from Ivory Coast. Filmed in both Africa and the Middle East, the 13-episodic one-hour drama features well-known African actor Ahmed Souane from the Ivory Coast, who co-stars as the protagonist tycoon’s best friend. Renowned actor Javed Sheikh portrays UAE real estate tycoon, Ikram Malik and the story follows his endeavor to launch a massive real estate project in the UAE. The series is fast-paced, sophisticated and engrossing and began its broadcast in December 2016, garnering the highest rating recorded for any show in the UAE for 2016 (Average 12.1 TVR); and went on to become the top-rated show among South Asians for its entire 2-month run through February 2017. Khwaabon Ke Darmiyaan is the second Indian drama series ever filmed in Dubai, the first was Parwaaz also produced by Zee.