He will handle all scripted original content for the platform.
Tejkaran Singh Bajaj, former head - original content, ZEE5 (Zee's OTT platform), has moved to Jio. Bajaj's new designation is head – scripted, in-house studio, Reliance Industries. In his new role, he will be in-charge of all scripted original content across languages, for Jio. He joined his new job yesterday.
Industry sources have confirmed the news to afaqs!
Bajaj has over 15 years of work experience, across television programming, media, brand strategy and, most recently, original content for OTT.
At ZEE5, he led the platform's original content team across six languages (Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali). Under his leadership, the platform launched over 25 Originals, across genres, including titles like Karenjit Kaur, Lockdown, Life Sahi Hai 2, Kallachirippu (Tamil), Kaali (Bengali), B.Tech (Telugu), Liftman (Marathi) and Utsaha Ithihasam (Malayalam) – names as mentioned on Bajaj's LinkedIn page.
Before joining Zee, Bajaj worked at Maxus for four years. Companies he has worked at in the past include names like Miditech, NDTV and Aquarius Production.