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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.[1][2] The first Bengali-language television channel in India,[3] Zee Bangla was launched in 1996 by Zee's TV chairman.[3]

Zee Bangla
Zee Bangla New Logo.jpg
Launched15 September 1993; 25 years ago (1993-09-15)
Networkcable television network
Owned byZee Entertainment Enterprises
Picture format4:3 (SDTV) 16:9 (HDTV)
Sloganনতুন ছন্দে লিখব জীবন
(Notun Chhondhey Likhbo Jibon)
(Life will be written in new rhythm)
Broadcast areaWorldwide
HeadquartersKolkata, West Bengal, India
Formerly calledAlpha Bangla (1993-2004)
Replaced byZee Cinema
Sister channel(s)Zee TV
Zee Bangla Cinema
Zee Cinema
Zee Lamhe
Zee Marathi
WebsiteZee Bangla on ZEE5

It was one of three stations named in a 2014 court case that sought to ban Indian television stations from broadcasting in Bangladesh.[4][5]

It aired the comedy show "Raja and Gaja" before the show switched stations.[6]

It has its own YouTube Channel and has over 4 million subscribers.[7]


  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. ^ "Bangladesh court moved to ban Indian Channels".
  5. ^ "Writ seeks ban on operation of 3 Indian TV channels". The Daily Star. 7 August 2014.
  6. ^ Chakraborty, Aditya (17 September 2011). "Raja and Gaja No Problem". WBRi Washington Bangla Radio USA. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  7. ^ "YouTube".

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