Zelig TV: hothouse of formats and a springboard for talents
Since February 25th, Zelig TV has been broadcasting on channel 243 of the digital terrestrial channel, with a programming offer that combines creativity and its own very special way of making people laugh.
Zelig TV is the new, free to air television channel produced by Bananas Media Company in collaboration with Smemoranda. And not only this! Zelig TV is also a completely independent centre for the creation, production and broadcasting of programmes: a laboratory of ideas, a hothouse of formats, a springboard for talents, a place where to speak freely and to embrace a “different” approach to the world, a place for experimental and unconventional productions.
The programming offer was presented in the course of an evening-event at Milan’s Vetra Theatre with the participation of guests from the world of showbiz, culture, and guest starring the protagonists of Zelig TV.
Zelig TV: more than 400 hours of original productions
The 2018 Zelig TV programming offer includes a wide range of television genres, with more than 400 hours of original productions: from the many different kinds of comic entertainment to talent shows, from talk shows to game shows, from fiction shows to a focus on current events and today’s society.
A true pioneering spirit, which is also found in the original way of making news by giving a voice to associations and cooperatives, which do volunteer work, to NGOs and non-profit organizations operating in the social sector.
And finally also ageless cinema and TV series, on the big screen but also behind the screen.
Zelig TV: the 2018 programming offer
ZELIG TIME – every Monday at 9.30 p.m.
This is the new version of the historical format that saw the rise and success of many great Italian comedians. The programme is hosted by Federico Basso and Davide Paniate, and will be featuring about thirty amongst new and well known comedians on stage.
L’ARTE DI VIVERE (The Art of Living) – every Thursday at 9.30 p.m.
Art and comedy are at the centre of this talk show, which is hosted by Leonardo Manera and by the art critic Carlo Vanoni and which is made even more enjoyable by the musical forays of the saxophonist Jessica Cochis.
STARS – every Tuesday at 9.30 p.m.
Close up encounters with today’s most important comedians hosted by Giancarlo Bozzo. A journey through their professional and private life, enriched by video contributions and stories told by their friends and colleagues.
PEOPLEFROM – by turns during daytime
With the typical ironic style that characterizes the channel’s entertainment, seven special correspondents from seven different Italian cities will go out into the street to interview citizens on social topics such as work, migration, health…
RUOTE– on air in Spring
A comic magazine dedicated to the motor world in all its different aspects, from cars to motorcycles, from mopeds to combine harvesters. In every 24 minute episode, there’ll be reports, in studio interviews and also external contributions.
FUN COOL MUSIC AWARD- on air in Spring / Summer
An entertaining song festival searching for talents, who through music will know how to represent the playful, hedonistic, carefree, light-hearted, ironic and wonderful aspects of life.
CIRCA – on air on March 21st
A comic quiz in which approximation is the drive behind comedy and fun, with a progression in Wikipedia style.
LOVE STORIES – on air in Spring
A comic talk show that gets guests to reveal every secret of their relationship with love and sex.
THE MOVEMENT CHANNEL: HYPEFIT – on air in Spring
A format dedicated to the discipline by the same name, joining the typical movements of Hype – Hip hop of the 90ties – with the movements and principles of modern cardiofitness.
(TALENT) SCOUTING SECTOR
VERTIGO! – on air in Autumn
First TV contest devoted to young authors, directors and filmmakers that travel and “shoot” the world with their smartphone.
#140 – on air in Autumn
First talent show for young choreographers created by the dancer and choreographer Mirella Rosso.
ACTOR’S STUDIO – on air in Autumn
A kind of training course with tests and exhibitions that will really try to assess the skills of candidates. Objective: discovering the next generation of Italian cinema.
MISS BURLESQUE ITALIA – on air in Spring
An exclusive journey in the world of burlesque through six Italian cities: Treviso, Bologna, Naples, Rome, Milan and Pescara.
DUE DI PICCHE (TWO OF SPADES) – on air in Spring
A bar, a bartender, who is the inevitable spectator and several characters who interact, sometimes as prey and sometimes as predator, but in the end the hunt leads to nothing at all.
PET COMEDY– on air in Spring / Summer
Two dogs of different breed and background observe the world and humans from down up but with a higher and more detached perspective and often with greater common sense and irony.
SCATOLA NERA (Black Box) – on air in Autumn
A fiction in eight episodes combining comedy and drama, directed by Elia Castangia.
THE INFORMATION SECTOR BY SMEMORANDA
141 e 5 – on air in Spring
A format created and produced by the Radioimmaginaria network, the first network managed and directed by adolescents in Europe.
SOTTO SOTTO – on air in Spring A talk show by “Diversity” and hosted by Francesca Vecchioni, founder and President of the association that arose to fight against all sorts of stereotypes.
EMERGENCY – on air in Spring
Our programming offer also includes a window open on the world of Emergency, the NGO founded by Gino Strada and directed by Rossella Miccio.
IO MI RACCONTO – every Friday at 9.30 p.m.
Forays into the world of cinema, featuring a series of exclusive interviews to the icons of Italian cinema by Andrea Broglia.
GEORGE & MILDRED – on air from March 5th, from Monday to Friday at 8.30 p.m.
The unforgettable Mr and Mrs Roper, the protagonists of the British cult series of the 70ties, are now on Zelig TV.
THE IT CROWD – on air from March 5th, from Monday to Friday at 9.00 p.m.
Signed by the Irish screenwriter Graham Lineham, the multiple award-winning comedy narrating with sarcastic and irreverent irony the social awkwardness typical of nerds now comes to Zelig TV.