Dubai, UAE; May 28, 2013: Zee Aflam, the first Pan-Arab 24-hour free-to-air Bollywood film channel dedicated to Arabic audiences, and the third most-watched movie channel in Saudi Arabia, is marking its fifth anniversary with a line-up of blockbusters featuring five new dubbed movies, which will make their on-screen appearance directly from theatres across the world.
The channel, which made waves on the air following its launch in June 2008 with the first subtitled movie, Jab We Met, today, Zee Aflam has one of the largest portfolios of Bollywood movies for audiences across every spectrum.
Featuring an extensive repertoire of dubbed and subtitled movies, all of which have recorded overwhelming response from viewers, Zee Aflam continues to redefine the home-television entertainment experience.
Bringing a new story to the screen every Sunday, the anniversary line-up will kick-off with the major box-office success movie Barfi, India's official entry into the 85th Academy Award's ‘Best Foreign Language Film' category, in addition to winning seven awards and 13 nominations at the 58th Filmfare Awards, on June 2.
Cycle Kick, on June 9; an eye-opening story on the Bollywood film industry, Heroine, starring Kareena Kapoor, on June 16; Kashmaskash, on June 23; and Kai Po Che, which made its international premiere at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival, making it the first Indian film to be featured in the ‘World Panorama' section, on June 30.
In line with robust response, Zee Aflam has increased the number of movies to seven per week, featuring the latest blockbusters and timeless classics from Bollywood. The dubbed movie slot of Zee Aflam is extended to seven days a week, with the movies airing on Wednesdays @ 22:30 KSA, ongoing movies on Thursdays and Fridays @ 01:00 KSA and from Saturdays to Tuesdays @ 22:00 KSA. The new movie slots will feature an array of specially-picked blockbusters starring some of Bollywood's most-acclaimed actors.
Zee Aflam is available to audiences in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Arab world on Nilesat and Arabsat. For more information, please visit www.zeeaflam.com.