The video streaming space in India today is where the smartphone and the cellphone were about a decade ago. Booming with a plethora of options, more than two dozen OTT platforms are currently offering a variety of content in regional languages. ZEE5, India’s largest ConTech OTT platform has rolled out 100+ originals so far across genres, and is committed to launching 15-20 more by March 2020. It has crossed 90 million+ downloads since its launch on the Play Store and has recorded a peak 8.9 million DAUs, as of September 2019. Emerging as a giant in the OTT space, the platform bagged top honours at coveted and prestigious awards shows across different categories.
Earlier in August 2019, ZEE5 lifted the Best Online Streaming Platform Award (2019) at Provoke Awards 3.0. Kaafir, a ZEE5 Original web series starring Dia Mirza and Mohit Raina in the lead roles, bagged the Best Web Series OTT (Critics) Trophy at the Gold Awards in 2019.
At the Global Marketing Excellence Awards that concluded in November 2019, ZEE5 won Emerging Brand Award and Brand Excellence in Media & Entertainment sector honour. Check out a list of all the awards that ZEE5 won in 2019:
1. The Digital Hash Streaming Awards (January edition)
Best Debut – Zara Khan for Khoj
Best Short Film – Khoj
Best Web Series – Rangbaaz
2. Provoke Awards 3.0
Best Online Streaming Platform (2019) – ZEE5
Best Marketing Innovation in OTT Category (Gold) – ZEE5
4. Pitch Top 50 Brands 2019
Impactful Debut – ZEE5
Best Content Distributor (Regional) (Gold) – ZEE5
Best Content Distributor (Digital) (Gold) – ZEE5
Best Digital Content – Long Format (Gold) – Tigers
Best Digital Content – AD Film (Gold) – Karenjit Kaur (Opening Title)
Best Actor – Saqib Saleem for Rangbaaz
6. Gold Awards
Best Web Series OTT (Critics) – Kaafir
Best Actor OTT Female (Critics) – Dia Mirza for Kaafir
Award for Best OTT/WEB Film (Critics) – Badnaam Gali
OTT Icon of the Year – Sunny Leone (Karenjit Kaur: The Untold Story)
7. MTV IWMBuzz Digital Awards
Most Popular Actor in web series (Popular) – Arjun Rampal for The Final Call
Best Actress in a Web series (Jury) – Dia Mirza for Kaafir
Best Writer (New Talent) of The Year – Siddharth Mishra for Rangbaaz
Best Performer in a negative role (male) (Jury) – Tigmanshu Dhulia for Rangbaaz
Best Actor in a short film (Editor’s choice) – Divyendu Sharma for Fatafat
Best web series in regional language exception Hindi (Jury) – Auto Shankar
Most Popular digital film on the web (above 60 mins) (Jury) – 377 AbNormal
Most Popular Digital film (Popular) – Tigers
Best innovative chat show – Bubble Bath
8. Global Marketing Excellence Awards
Emerging Brand Award – ZEE5
Brand Excellence in Media & Entertainment sector – ZEE5
Needless to mention, ZEE5 had a breakthrough year in 2019. Since its inception, ZEE5, the country’s most loved OTT platform, has taken the video streaming industry by storm, by launching 100+ originals across genres and in 12 languages.
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