(Last Updated on : 23/02/2011)
Zone Reality is one of Indian entertainment channels
which is owned and operated by Zonemedia. Formally known as Reality TV, it broadcasts programmes in 22 languages across Europe, West Asia, Africa, Latin America, India, China and Asia. Zone Reality is the only TV channel which is dedicated totally dedicated to the reality shows that is telecasted all 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Zone Reality shows real people and true stories and hardly includes any actors, or scripts or stunts. Mirroring life itself, Zone Reality`s programming cuts across many genres including rescue and survival, crime, animals, natural disasters and human interest. Reality TV is positioned as a niche channel and is being targeted at action-oriented youth.
Zone Reality has mainly divided its programmes within day time programme and late night thrillers. Within its day time schedule it highlights the heroism of fire fighters, police, and hospital staff, telling the uplifting accounts of their bravery; followed by the Prime time shows and late night programmes which reveal the more shocking and incredulous side to Zone Reality. Series like What Were You Thinking, Moronic 21st Century Idiots; Cheaters and Freaky are widely appealing shows. The channel`s core programming includes "Cheaters", "Cops"," Doctors` Diaries", "When Good Pets Go Bad", "Little Miracles" and the "World`s Most Dangerous" etc are the real life programmes which depict the heroism of the world`s emergency services, emotional, life-changing stories, as well as a more shocking and incredulous side.
Aimed at establishing a connection with its "desi" viewers, Zone Reality, the 24-hour channel dedicated to real life programming, also decided to add an Indian flavour to its content and launched two locally produced shows - "A Life Extraordinary" and "Fool Proof" not only make an attempt to capture the Indian essence but also give the channel a new look and a fresh feel. "A life Extraordinary" features real life events and people. Paranormal happenings and inexplicable events are also highlighted in the show. "Fool Proof" looks at different belief systems. It pits a cynic against a believer and consults experts, scientists and ordinary people.
Zone Reality till recently includes some extraordinary programmes which are telecasted under different programmes like real crime covers Courtroom, Forensics, Investigations, Police and Crime stories. Some real life dramas include sensational, reconstructed disasters, clip shows and Emergency Rescue Services; while some real stories include emotional, heart felt, human interest and animal stories. Along with this it also includes some real life unexplained stories based on ghosts, psychics, mysteries and the paranormal. In order to reach the people and look forward towards their reaction this channel also keeps its access through internet, face book and twitter.
Thus Zone Reality is one such channel which though not a news channel has been able to depict reality for its viewers. As a reality channel this has been one of the most popular channels in the world of Television.