Zing is geared to launch a first of its kind gamified chat show ‘Zing Game On’. Hosted by loved actor-anchor Karan Wahi, the show will witness cricketers in a never seen avatar engaged in candid and entertaining conversations.
Presented by Haldiram’s and co-powered by Fogg & Yamaha FZ-FSI, Zing Game On promises to showcase the unplugged side of cricketers for the first time on television wrapped in the world of music, cricket and entertainment on one platform. Starting from 25th January 2020, Zing Game On will be aired every Saturday and Sunday at 7 pm on Zing and will also stream on Zee5.
Sharing more about the show, Pankaj Balhara, Deputy Business Head, Music cluster said, “After successful creation of IP’s like Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, Aye Zindagi & Expedition, we want to continue creating compelling and differentiated IP’s and Zing Game On is the newest addition to the list. It was very challenging for us to crack a format which would be different from other chat shows. We wanted to bring alive the other side of cricketers through music & games which would be engaging for the audience to watch as well. Hence even the choice of host was critical. Karan Wahi has not just played cricket but shared a great rapport with a lot of cricketers which was very critical to do justice to the format of the show. The whole package is aimed to keep the cricket fans and music lovers hooked on to their television screens as they watch them let loose on the show!
With an eclectic mix of 14 cricketers from men’s & women’s Indian cricket team covering the legends, current stars & upcoming talent, Zing Game On is set to unveil a lot of fun yet personal moments of these cricketers. From Shikhar Dhawan with his flute, Suresh Raina impressing everyone with a Saxophone, Jemimah breaking the stage with her performance with the band, Shreyas Iyer mesmerising everyone with his magic tricks & a rap, this show promises to reveal their never seen musical side as well!
With a concept so unique, Zing has also devised a very new age marketing mix for the launch of Zing Game On. The plan involves a robust 360 degree campaign #GameFaceOn which brings out the concept of the unseen side of cricketers playing on a new pitch through music and games.