India finds its “Voice”

Talpa Media-created competition format The Voice is headed to India this summer. (Pictured, L-R: Coaches Sunidhi Chauhan, Himesh Reshammiya, Mika and Shaan)
May 1, 2015

Talpa Media-created competition format The Voice is headed to India this summer.

Produced and adapted by Endemol India, The Voice India is to air on Zee TV’s Hindi entertainment channel &TV in June. Coaches include Bollywood singers Sunidhi Chauhan, Himesh Reshammiya, Mika and Shaan (pictured, left to right).

To date, The Voice  has seen 60 local productions in over 180 countries. ITV acquired Talpa Media for US$531.68 million (£355 million) in March.

“We are excited to present viewers with The Voice , a show which is already a global sensation, as one of our biggest non-fiction offerings,” said &TV business head Rajesh Iyer in a statement. “For the first edition, we have a formidable panel of coaches that includes the country’s best musicians who will mentor new talent.”

Talpa Media global managing director Maarten Meijs added: “We are very pleased to be collaborating with &TV to bring The Voice  to India. The format has proven to be such a global hit that we’re fully confident viewers in India will also sit up and take notice.”

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