ZEE5 Global Boards the ‘South Express’

Jul/29/2022 / by Cate Reynolds
Image courtesy of ZEE5 Global

In this age of digital entertainment and viewing, one of the Indian streaming platforms that has taken to the forefront of the collection is ZEE5 Global, and has especially managed to create a strong base out of its South Indian viewership, with the organization boasting a strong diversity of Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada viewers and garnering over 50% of its audience from non-Hindi titles.

Catering to this demand, the platform has recently launched a South Express campaign, featuring an exclusive collection of movies across South Indian languages, kicking off its rollout with ‘Semma Swag’ and ‘Thopu Thalas’

Promising an emphasis and a love for everything South Indian entertainment has been known for, such as their over-the-top action scenes, punchy dialogues, larger-than-life superstars, and extreme swag, the South Express campaign aims to provide a special collection of more than 1000 movies and 100 originals in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam.

The campaign is stated to “highlight these specific nuances using colloquial and popular lingo across South Indian languages, such as ‘Dhulu Action’ (translating to ‘next level of action’ in Telugu), ‘Semma Swag’ (‘awesome’ in Tamil), ‘Thopu Thalas’ (‘extraordinary superstars’ in Telugu+Tamil), and more.”

The platform has already been carrying mega-grossers like Ajith Kumar starrer ‘Valimai’ and S.S.Rajamouli’s magnum opus, ‘Roudram Ranam Rudhiram (RRR)’, which have reportedly amassed 500 and 1000 million streaming minutes respectively within a week of their release within their reach of 190 countries. 

The platform aims to double down on its investments, especially in Tamil and Telugu content in 2022. 

According to Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer of ZEE5 Global, “The exponential demand for South Indian language content in the U.S. is very heartening to see, and we are uniquely positioned to cater to this demand.

“With a rich library of blockbusters, originals and TV Shows across Tamil, Telugu Malayalam and Kannada, ZEE5 Global remains deeply committed to bringing engaging content across genres to meet  the ever-growing entertainment appetite of its South Asian viewers.

“Our South Express campaign is a fun tribute to the real flavour of South India with all its swag and unique lingo, brought to life in this curation of the latest movies and shows on the platform.”

Users can download the ZEE5 app from Google Play Store / iOS App Store on Roku devices, Apple TVs, Android TVs, and Amazon Fire Stick. ZEE5 is also available on www.ZEE5.com.


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