Zee Bangla is an Indian general entertainment pay television channel broadcasting in Bengali language. It is owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises.[1][2][3] It was the first Bangla satellite television channel in India which officially launched on 15 September 1999.[4] The channel was first launched as Alpha Bangla which got renamed to Zee Bangla on 28 March 2005. The channel launched its HD version on 20 November 2016.

Zee Bangla
Zee Bangla New Logo.jpg
CountryIndia
Broadcast areaBangladesh, India
NetworkCable Television Network
HeadquartersKolkata, West Bengal, India
Programming
Language(s)Bengali
Ownership
OwnerZee Entertainment Enterprises
(to be merged with Sony Pictures Networks India)
Sister channelsList of Zee Entertainment channels
History
Founded1996
Launched15 September 1999; 22 years ago (1999-09-15)
FounderSubhash Chandra
ReplacedAlpha TV Bangla
Former namesAlpha TV Bangla (1999–2005)
Links
WebsiteZee Bangla on ZEE5
Availability
Cable
Akash dth (Bangladesh)Channel 152 (HD)
Bengal Digital (Bangladesh)Channel 80 (SD)
Channel 81 (HD)

HistoryEdit

The channel was first launched in 1996, but was taken off-air within two months due to its poor popularity. It was relaunched on 15 September 1999 as Alpha TV Bangla, along with Alpha TV Marathi, Alpha TV Telugu and Alpha TV Punjabi.[5] It was the first Bengali-language satellite television channel in India.[6] In 2005, Zee TV went for a major brand revamp. It unveiled a new logo on 28 March 2005 at the Zee Cine Awards and thereafter Alpha Bangla became Zee Bangla with a modified version of the new and current Zee TV logo which is also used by other regional of Zee Network.

On 19 June 2011, all Zee channels rebranded with a new logo which was like number two instead of alphabet Z.[7][8][9]

On 1 January 2017, the top right corner of all Zee channels was closed which continued unless all the Zee channels rebranded with a new logo on 15 October 2017 to celebrate the 25th anniversary.

On 15 October 2017, all the Zee channels had changed their logos where the logo has started showing on the left side. In 2019, Samrat Ghosh became the head of the channel.[10] The channel's new graphics was revealed during Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on 7 October 2018.[11][12][13] It is one of the largest Bengali channels by viewership.[14]

On 1 October 2021, Bangladesh announced that no foreign channels will be broadcast in there.[15] After 2 weeks, it got back in Bangladesh with clean feed.[16]

Online Broadcasting PartnersEdit

On 2000s, Zee Bangla could be seen on WatchIndiaTV and GluTV. Then, in 2012, Zee Bangla could be seen in DittoTV. After it ran successfully for 4 years for Zee Bangla, it stopped broadcasting Zee Bangla. OZEE then became the broadcasting partner. After it got turned into ZEE5, all series of Zee Bangla as well as the other Zee channels can be seen in ZEE5.

Current broadcastEdit

Drama seriesEdit

Serial Premiere date Production company
Krishnakoli 18 June 2018 Tent Cinema
Karunamoyee Rani Rashmoni 24 July 2017 Zee Bangla
Uma 13 September 2021 Tent Cinema
Jamuna Dhaki 13 July 2020 Blues Productions
Mithai 4 January 2021 Zee Bangla
Aparajita Apu 30 November 2020 Tent Cinema
Sarbojaya 9 August 2021 Blues Productions
Kori Khela 8 March 2021 Shashi Sumeet Productions
Ei Poth Jodi Na Sesh Hoy 12 April 2021 Crazy Ideas Media
Jibon Saathi 5 October 2020 Blues Productions

Dubbed showsEdit

Serial Premiere date Production company
Mangalmoyee Santoshi Maa 16 April 2021 Rashmi Sharma Telefilms
Jodha Akbar 8 November 2021 Balaji Telefilms

Reality showsEdit

Reality Show Premiere date Production company
Rannaghor 9 May 2005 Zee Bangla
Didi No. 1 Season 8 16 December 2018
Dance Bangla Dance Season 11 22 May 2021
Dadagiri Unlimited Season 9[17] 25 September 2021

Upcoming BroadcastEdit

Serial Premiere date Production company
Pilu[18] TBA Zee Bangla

Former broadcastEdit

DramaEdit

Animated seriesEdit

Reality showsEdit

ChannelsEdit

Channel Category SD/HD availability
Zee Bangla General Entertainment SD+HD
Zee Bangla Cinema Movies SD
Zee 24 Ghanta News

MahalayaEdit

Zee Bangla is hosting its Mahalaya since 2007 from 5 a.m. Various television and films actresses are seen in different forms of Maa Durga. Even various television actors are seen as Shiv, Vishnu, Mahisasur. It also shows dance performance where dancers will dance in a song welcoming the arrival of Goddess.

Year Show Name Mahisasuramardini Theme Notes
2007 Mahisasuramardini Koel Mallick Mahisasuramardini story with Devi's various avatars Devi Mahisasuramardini Durga, Sati (Hindu goddess), Parvati, Mahavidya, Mahamaya, Kaushiki, Chamunda, Kali, Mahagauri, Katyayani
2008 Mahisasuramardini Parno Mitra Mahisasuramardini story Various avatars of Maa Durga, Devi Mahisasuramardini
2009 Mahisasuramardini Gargi Roychowdhury Mahisasuramardini story and story of Devi Sati and Parvati Devi Mahisasuramardini Durga, Sati, Parvati
2010 Mahisasuramardini Oi Bhubonomonomohini Subhashree Ganguly Mahisasuramardini story with Shri Krishna Birth and Akal Bodhon Devi Yogonidra, Mahamaya, Yogmaya, Katyayani, Mangalchandi and Devi Mahisasuramardini
2011 Dasarupe Dasabhuja Srabanti Chatterjee Mahisasuramardini story with Dus Mahavidya Devi Sati, and different avatars of DashaMahavidya (Kali, Tara (Mahavidya), Shodashi, Bhuvaneshvari , Bhairavi, Chhinnamasta, Dhumavati, Bagalamukhi, Matangi , Kamala) and Mahisasuramardini
2012 Mahisasuramardini 51 Satipith Subhashree Ganguly Mahisasuramardini story with Shaktipitha Devi Sati, Shyama Kali, Kamakhya, Joydurga,Astabhuja Singhobahini Bhavani, Devi Shodashi, Vishalakshi (Cast:- Srabanti Chatterjee)

Devi Paravti, Mahamaya, Ugrakali, Lalita Tripura Sundari and Devi Mahisasuramardini Durga (Cast:- Subhashree Ganguly)

2013 Jago Dosoprohoronodharini Oindrila Sen Mahisasuramardini story with avatars of Devi Durga Devi Mahisasuramardini, Durga, Kaushiki, Chamunda, Vaishno Devi, Parvati, Jaganmata

Other Casts: Diya Mukherjee, Mimi Dutta, Geetashree Roy, Rupsha Chatterjee, Tumpa Ghosh

2014 Mahisasuramardini Tumpa Ghosh Mahisasuramardini story Devi Mahisasuramardini
2015 Mahisasuramardini Nabarupe Nabadurga Koel Mallick Mahisasuramardini story with Navdurga Devi Sati,Devi Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kaalratri, Mahagauri, Siddhidhatri and Devi Mahisasuramardini[19]
2016 Matrirupeno Indrani Halder Mahisasuramardini story with story of Maa Durga's various avatars of Markandeya Puran Devi Mahisasuramardini,[20] Durga, Shakambhari, Chhinnamasta, Parvati, Kali, Kaushiki, AshtaMatrikas, Chamunda, Kaalratri, Annapurna (goddess)

Other Casts: Sweta Bhattacharya, Rupsha Mukherjee, Nabanita Das, Prapti Chatterjee, Ankita, Kinni Modak

2017 Rupang Dehi Jayang Dehi Indrani Halder Mahisasuramardini story with Story of Sri Sri Chandi Maha Yagarani Mantra Devi Jayanti, Mangala, Kali, Bhadrakali, Kapalini and Mahisasuramardini [21](Cast: Indrani Halder)

Durga, Shivaa , Kshama, Dhari Devi, Svāhā , Swadha, Parvati (Cast: Srabanti Chatterjee)

2018 Shaktirupeno Ditipriya Roy Mahisasuramardini story with various avatars of Devi Durga worshipped in various parts of Bengal Devi Parvati and Devi Mahisasuramardini Durga,[22] Baramchandi, Bonbibi, Bhadu (festival), Ronkini Kali, Jogadya, Bipodtarini Devi,

Other Casts: Ushasi Ray, Promita Chakraborty, Diya Mukherjee, Tiyasha Roy, Sreyasri Roy, Debadrita Basu

2019 12 Mashe 12 Rupe Debibaran Subhashree Ganguly Mahisasuramardini story with various avatars of Devi Durga worshipped in 12 Bengali months Mata Uma and Devi Mahisasuramardini,[23] Gandheswari, Folharini Kali, Kamakhya, Shatakshi, Shakambhari, Parvati, Durga, Jagaddhatri, Katyayani, Push Kali, Ratanti Kali, Sankatnashini, Basanti

Other Casts: Sriparna Roy, Debadrita Basu, Ushasi Ray, Manali Dey, Roshni Tanwi Bhattacharya, Ditipriya Roy, Sushmili Acharya, Sruti Das, Tiyasha Roy, Basabdatta Chatterjee

2020 Durga Saptashati Sambhavami Yuge Yuge Shweta Bhattacharya Mahisasuramardini story with various avatars of Saptashati Devi Mahisasuramardini,[24] Yogmaya, Raktadantika, Kaushiki Mahakali, Durga, Shaktakshi, Shakambhari, Bhima, Bhramari

Other Casts: Debadrita Basu, Tiyasha Roy, Sampriti Poddar, Ditipriya Roy, Ushasi Roy, Sudipta Roy, Swastika Dutta

2021 Nana Rupe Mahamaya Shaktirupeno Shamasthita Subhashree Ganguly Mahisasuramardini story with various avatars of Devi Mahamaya Mahadevi Adyashakti Mahamaya, Devi Mahisasuramardini,[25] Chamunda, Kaushiki, Parvati, Chhinnamasta, Kamalekamini, Dakshina Kali, Annapurna, Tripura Sundari, Bala sundari

Other Casts: Idhika Paul, Sriparna Roy, Shrabani Bhunia, Oindrila Saha, Tiyasha Roy, Sweta Bhattacharya, Soumitrisha Kundu, Susmita Dey,[26]

ReferencesEdit

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  24. ^ "দূর্গার রূপে দিতিপ্রিয়া, মহিষাসুরমর্দিনীর রূপে শ্বেতা, 'মহালয়া'র ভিন্ন প্রচেষ্টায় টেলি নায়িকারা" (in Bengali). 4 September 2020.||
  25. ^ "মহিষাসুরমার্ধিনী রূপে শুভশ্রী গাঙ্গুলী, টেলি নায়িকারা দেবীর বিভিন্ন রূপের প্রচেষ্ঠায়" (in Bengali).||
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