Zee Café, formerly Zee English, is an Indian pay television channel owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises, a subsidiary of the Essel Group. It was launched on 15 March 2000 as Zee English and is known as a general entertainment channel (GEC). On 27 March 2005, it was renamed Zee Café. The channel mainly syndicates popular American television shows to appeal to the English-speaking population of India.
|Launched||15 March 2000; 20 years ago|
|Owned by||Zee Entertainment Enterprises|
Parent: (Essel Group)
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to letterboxed 576i for the SDTV feed)
|Slogan||All eyes on new|
|Broadcast area||Indian Sub Continent|
|Sister channel(s)||Zee Studio|
|Airtel digital TV||Channel 168 (SD)|
Channel 169 (HD)
|Dish TV||Channel 450 (SD)|
Channel 35 (HD)
|Reliance Digital TV||Channel 254 (SD)|
|Sun Direct||Channel 260 (SD)|
|Tata Sky||Channel 220 (SD)|
Channel 218 (HD)
|Videocon d2h||Channel 181(SD)|
Channel 935 (HD)
|Dish Home Nepal||Channel 406 (SD)|
Channel 964 (HD)
|Dialog TV||Channel 90|
|Available on most cable systems||Channel slots vary on each provider|
|Space Time Network (Nepal)||Channel 353|
|Asianet Digital TV||Channel 473 (SD)|
Channel 842 (HD)
|Kerala Vision||Channel 222|
Zee Café launched on Sky in the United Kingdom and Ireland on 15 July 2010. The channel originally served as Zee's network hybrid channel, which used to broadcast shows from a number of its existing channels in India. On 11 September 2012, it was repositioned as a classics channel, airing re-runs of old Zee TV programming, covering cookery, dramas, horror and mythology. At the same time the channel became free-to-air. On 10 June 2013, the British version of Zee Café closed and was replaced by Zee Lamhe, another free-to-air classics channel from Zee.
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- "Lamhe replaces ZEE Cafe in UK". BizAsia. 10 June 2013.