Indian TV Serials on Foreign TV Channels


20 Aug 2019
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I am creating this thread to share information on Indian TV shows, Serials, which are being telecasted on foreign TV Channels.
Today, Indian dramas are getting eyeballs in foreign channels of Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and LATAM. In fact, Zee has separate channels for Thailand, Vietnam, Philipines, Indonesia, Germany, Russia, Africa, and Latin America, where it telecast its shows in Dubbed languages.
Star India’s Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala (Kulfi Kumar the Singing Star), a drama about a small girl who hears music in everything around her, has been licenced to Kazakhstan’s Astana TV.

Kulfi airs on Astana TV weekdays at 10 pm. The series has been on-air in India for two years and tells the story of a girl who is reunited with her father, who did not know she existed.

Star India licences 'Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala' to Kazakhstan's Astana TV
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Indian TV Serial's in Turkey

Turkey is the Biggest Exporter of Television drama all over the world, including Pakistan, Iran, Arab World, Africa, South America, Europe, and Central Asia. Note that, Zee's Zindagi Channel got rating by airing Turkish serials, and after the ban on Indian Serials, Pakistani TV Channels are airing Turkish Dramas. Star Plus's "Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon" as "Bir Garip Aşk" was first ever Indian Serial, which aired on any Turkish Channel. Kanal 7, a lesser-known channel in Turkey and Central Asia aired this serial in 2016 on the Non-Prime time band (4 PM), but very soon they recorded a jump in TRP at that time, so they moved it to Prime Time."Iss Pyar ko Kya Naam Doon" alone quad-multiplied the Ratings of Kanal 7 and brought it to the competition.

Kanal 7 is Airing/Aired

Star Plus's Sapna Babul Ka Bidaai" as "deli divane bidaai" on Prime Time slot
Colors's "Thapaki Pyar Ki" as "ask bir ruya" on Prime Time Slot
Colors's "Balika Vadhu" as "ikimizin yerine"
Colors's "Swaragini" as "yeni dizi bicak sirti"
Star Plus's "Saraswatichandra" as "İki Yabancı'"
Star Plus's "Iss Pyar ko Kya Naam Doon..Ek Bar Phir" as "Tatlı Bela’"
Colors's "Madhubala" as "Yalancı Bahar – Madhubala"
Colors's "rangrasia" as "Sensiz Olmaz (RangRasiya)"
Color's Beintehan as "Benimsin"
Zee's "kumkum Bhagya" as "Ah Kalbim"
Star Plus's "yeh hain Mohabbatein" as "Sev Yeter"
Zee's "Qubool hai" as "Zor Sevda"
Star Plus's "Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon" as "Bir Garip Aşk"
Colors's "Uttran" as "Kördüğüm"
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Iss pyaar ko kya naam doo season 1 very popular series around the world ...
All countries airing this show
Indian TV Serial's in Myanmar
Indian Drama's are also being aired on Myanmar's Popular GECs, Southeast Asia Market is Strong Foot Hold of Korean Dramas, just like Central Asia is Market of "Russian Dramas", and West Asia is the foothold of "Turkish Dramas". But we have started getting viewerships from these markets as well. Indian Dramas are unnecessarily lengthy and lack in story and quality, compare to Europian, Russian, Turkish, American, and Korean Dramas, but they are cheap, and broadcaster need not worry about "what after this ends", Indian Dramas are getting space.

MRTV-4 is Airing/Aired:
ManMohini as "ဘဝေဟာင္းမွ ခ်စ္သူ"

5 Plus Channel is Airing/Aired:
Bepannah as "ကံစေရာအချစ်" at 8 PM
Aladin as "ေမွာ္မီးခြက္ရွင္ အာလာဒင္" at 9 PM
Bahu Begam as"ချစ်ခြင်းရယ်ပြိုင်" at 9.30 PM
Porus as "မဟာဝီရ ေပါရုသ" at 9 PM Weekends
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Nowhere have Indian serials been more popular than Africa. Zee World is single-handedly one of the most popular channels in South Africa, Nigeria, etc. In response, Star launched Star Life.

A year ago there was a serial entitled Mehek shown in Africa with an African cast.

Zee - A true African phenomenon
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Nowhere have Indian serials been more popular than Africa. Zee World is single-handedly one of the most popular channels in South Africa, Nigeria, etc.

Zee is on Mission.

Zee World (English for Africa), Zee Magic (French for Africa), Zee Alwan (Arabic for MENA), Zee Mundo (Spanish for Latin America), Zee One (German for Germany, Austria, Poland), Zee TV Russia (Russia & CIS), Zee Nung (Thailand), Zee Bioskope (Indonesia), Zee Sine (Philipines) are doing good for us.

Previously Zee had a popular channel for Malaysia named Zee Vairasi, which later closed by Astro, and replaced by Tara HD. Now Tara HD is also closed and its place has been taken by Colors HD, which airs Hindi Serials. Prior to Zee Bioskope for Indonesia, Zee had "Zee Hiburan", which later converted to Zee Bioskope.

Zee also tried the Vietnamese market with Zee Phim but didn't succeed.
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