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Zee Bangla (জি বাংলা) is a Bengali language Cable television channel in India and Bangladesh. It is offered by Zee Network, part of the Essel Group. The first Bengali-language television channel in India, Zee Bangla was launched in 1996 by Zee's TV chairman.
|Launched||15 September 1993|
|Network||cable television network|
|Owned by||Zee Entertainment Enterprises|
|Picture format||4:3 (SDTV) 16:9 (HDTV)|
|Slogan||নতুন ছন্দে লিখব জীবন |
(Notun Chhondhey Likhbo Jibon)
(Life will be written in new rhythm)
|Headquarters||Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
|Formerly called||Alpha Bangla (1993-2004)|
|Replaced by||Zee Cinema|
|Sister channel(s)||Zee TV|
Zee Bangla Cinema
|Website||Zee Bangla on ZEE5|
It aired the comedy show "Raja and Gaja" before the show switched stations.
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