Zee Bangla

Zee Bangla (transl. Zee Bengali) is an Indian cable television channel broadcasting in the Bengali language. It is offered by Zee Network, part of the Essel Group.[1][2] The first Bengali-language television channel in India,[3] Zee Bangla was launched in 1999 by Zee's TV chairman.[3]

Zee Bangla
Zee Bangla New Logo.jpg
Zee Bangla Logo with Slogan
CountryIndia
Broadcast areaWorldwide
NetworkCable Television Network
SloganNotun Chhonde Likhbo Jibon (Writing Life in New rhyme)
HeadquartersKolkata, West Bengal, India
Programming
Language(s)Bengali
Ownership
OwnerZee Entertainment Enterprises
Sister channelsZee TV
Zee Bangla Cinema
Zindagi
&TV
Zing
Zee Cinema
Zee Lamhe
Zee Marathi
History
Launched15 September 1999; 21 years ago (1999-09-15)
ReplacedUEV
Former namesAlpha Bangla (1999–2005)
Links
WebsiteZee Bangla on ZEE5

It aired the comedy show Raja & Gaja before it switched networks.[4]

It is one of the largest Bangla language channels by viewership with weekly impressions in excess of 320 million [5]

It has its own YouTube channel which has over 8 million subscribers.[6] The channel was earlier known as Alpha Bangla and it was the first Bengali satellite channel to be launched on 15 September 1999.[7]

ProgrammingEdit

Current showsEdit

Title Release Genre Production
Alo Chhaya[8] 2nd September 2019 Drama Tent Cinema
Karunamoyee Rani Rashmoni 24th July 2017 Mythological

Drama

Zee Bangla
Krishnakoli 18th June 2018 Drama Tent Cinema
Jamuna Dhaki 13th July 2020 Drama Blues
Jibon Saathi[9] 5th October

2020

Drama

Romance

Blues
Aparajita Apu 30th

November

2020

Drama

Romance

Family

Tent Cinema
Phirki 3rd February 2020 Drama Acropolis One
Ki Kore Bolbo Tomay 16th December 2019 Drama

Romance

Shashi Sumeet Productions
Saudaminir Sansar 17th June 2019 Drama Jyoti Productions
Pandab Goenda[10] 7th September 2020 Detective Mohabahu Motion Pictures
Goyenda Ginni 30th March 2020 Detective Shree Venkatesh Films

Upcoming Shows


Reality shows

Title Release Season Production
Rannaghor 2005 Team AkS

Agnidev Chatterjee Productions

Didi No. 1 16 December 2018 Season 8 Abhishek Chatterjee Production
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 26 September 2020 Season 8 SCP Group
Mirakkel Season 10 11 October 2020 Season 10 SCP Group

Former showsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ India Business Yearbook 2009. Vikas. 2009. p. 152. ISBN 9788125930860.
  2. ^ Blumenthal, Howard J.; Goodenough, Oliver R. (2006). This Business of Television. BillBoard Books. p. 483. ISBN 9780823077632.
  3. ^ a b Mehta, Nalin (2008). Television in India: Satellites, Politics and Cultural Change. Routledge. pp. 158–160. ISBN 9781134062133.
  4. ^ Chakraborty, Aditya (17 September 2011). "Raja and Gaja No Problem". WBRi Washington Bangla Radio USA. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  5. ^ "BARC week 6: Four Zee regional channels lead regional markets". Indian Television. 22 February 2020. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  6. ^ "YouTube".
  7. ^ "Zee Bangla Salutes You On Its 20th Birthday". Zee News India. 16 September 2019. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Upcoming show 'Alo Chhaya' to replace 'Joyee'". Times Of India.
  9. ^ "Indrani Dutta starrer 'Jibon Saathi' to be launched on October 5". Times Of India.
  10. ^ "Pandab Goenda: Bengali television to have yet another detective show". Times Of India.

External linksEdit