Zee TV

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Zee TV is a Hindi language general entertainment channel owned by the Essel Group in India. It is associated with several other sister channels which provide services in Hindi, English and several regional languages of India. In 1992, the Empire Holding Ltd company of the Essel Group was converted into Zee Telefirms Ltd (later renamed to Zee Entertainment Enterprises) as part of the Essel Group venture into mass media and entertainment.[1] The chairman of the group is Subhash Chandra, who is a Bharatiya Janata Party backed member of the Rajya Sabha.[2] Zee TV was launched on 2 October 1992 as the flagship channel of the company. The channel was the first Hindi language subscription channel in India.[3]

Zee TV
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Launched2 October 1992; 27 years ago (1992-10-02)
Owned byEssel Group
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 576i for the SDTV feed)
SloganYeh Hai Zee TV (1992-2005)
Celebrating 10 Years of Zee TV (2002)
Yeh Hai Aapka Zee TV (2005-2008)
Har Pal Banaye Ek Naya Rishta (2008-2011)
Umeed Se Saje Zindagi (2011-2014)
Har Lamha Nayi Umeed (2014-2017)
Aaj Likhenge Kal (2017-)
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
HeadquartersMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Sister channel(s)
Availability
Terrestrial
Digital terrestrial televisionChannel slots vary on each city
Satellite
Airtel digital TV(India)Channel 108 (SD)
Channel 109 (HD)
CanalSat
(Mauritius & Réunion)
Channel 142 (SD)
DStv
(Mauritius)
Channel 452
Dish Home
(Nepal)
Channel 203 (SD)
Channel 902 (HD)
Dish Network
(United States)
Channel 694 (HD)
Dish TVChannel 118 (SD)
Channel 117 (HD)
Dialog TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 27
Sky (UK & Ireland)Channel 709 (SD)
Tata SkyChannel 143 (SD)
Channel 141 (HD)
Yes
(Israel)
Channel 128
Bell TV
(Canada)
Channel 679
DStv
(Africa)
Channel 452
Videocon d2h
(India)
Channel 103 (SD)
Channel 903 (HD)
DStv
(South Africa)
channel 452
channel 166 ( Zee World)
Reliance Digital TVChannel 209 (SD)
Channel 231 (HD)
Sun DirectChannel 308 (SD)
Channel 876 (HD)
Transvision (Indonesia)Channel 151 (as Zee Bioskop)
OSN (Middle East
& North Africa)
Channel 276
Real VU
(Bangladesh)
Channel 183
Cignal
(Philippines)
Channel 181
Skylife
(South Korea)
Channel 194 (as JTBC Zee TV)
Cable
Cable TV Hong KongChannel 851
Virgin Media (UK)Channel 809 (HD)
Hathway
(India)
Channel 2
Verizon FiOS
(United States)
Channel 1753
iO Digital Cable
(United States)
Channel 1169
Comcast
(United States)
Channel 336 and Channel 691
StarHub TV
(Singapore)
Channel 125
Weststar TV
(Cayman Islands)
Channel 191
Hot
(Israel)
Channel 161
Ziggo
(Netherlands)
Channel 762
Virgin Media Ireland
(Ireland)
Channel 808
In Digital
(India)
Channel 110
SkyCable
(Philippines)
Channel 123 (Digital)
Destiny Cable
(Philippines)
Channel 123 (Digital)
Shaw Cable
(Canada)
Channel 537
Flow Trinidad
(Trinidad and Tobago)
Channel 55
Cablelink
(Philippines)
Channel 187
Asianet Digital (India)Channel 39
Spectrum (cable service)Channel 1533
IPTV
now TV
(Hong Kong)
Channel 782
TalkTalk Plus TV
(UK)
Channel 555
U-verse
(United States)
Channel 3702
Singtel TV (Singapore)Channel 646
KabloTV (Turkey)Channel 152
Streaming media
Sling TV (United States)Internet protocol television
myTV Super
(Hongkong)
Channel 811

History

In 1992, the Empire Holdings Ltd of Essel Group was converted into the Zee Telefilms Ltd.[4] The Zee TV channel was launched as the flagship channel of the company.[5] The channel went on air for the first time on 1 October 1992. In 1993, it began operating as a 24/7 channel.[1] In 2013, Zee TV along with its sister channels went over a branding overhaul.[6]

Outlets

The Zee Enterntainment Enterprises Ltd is the mass media company which operates the Zee Network, most of which are subscription based with some exceptions. Zee TV is the flagship channel of the company. The Zee Network consists of a number channels in the genres of general entertainment, movies, lifestyle and travel.[7][8] The Zee Entertainment Enterprises also operates a number of channels under the brand of Living Entertainment[9] and the brand name "&".[10][11]

Zee channels

  • Zee TV: 24/7 Hindi language general entertainment channel. It is the flagship channel of the company.
  • Zing: 24/7 Hindi language music channel. It was formerly branded as Zee Music and Music Asia.[12]
  • Zee Café: English language general entertainment channel. It was formerly branded as Zee English.[6] The channel is currently free-to-air.
  • Zee Cinema: 24/7 Hindi language movie channel.
  • Zee Action: Hindi language movie channel primarily featuring action movies.
  • Zee Bollywood: Hindi language movie channel primarily featuring bollywood movies.
  • Zee Classic: Hindi language movie channel primarily featuring classical bollywood movies.
  • Zee Anmol: Hindi language general entertainment channel.
  • Zee Anmol Cinema: Hindi language movie channel.
  • Zee Tamil: Tamil language general entertainment channel.
  • Zee Telugu: Telugu language general entertainment channel. It was previously branded as Alpha Telugu.[6]
  • Zee Kannada: Kannada language general entertainment channel.
  • Zee Bangla: Bengali language general entertainment channel. It was previously branded as Alpha Bangla.[6]
  • Zee Marathi: Marathi language general entertainment channel. It was previously branded as Alpha Marathi.[6]
  • Zee Keralam: Malayalam language general entertainment channel.
  • Zee Sarthak: Odia language general entertainment channel. It was previously branded as Sarthak TV[13]
  • Zee Punjabi: Punjabi language general entertainment channel. It was previously branded as Alpha Punjabi.[6]
  • Zee Thirai: Tamil language movie channel.
  • Zee Cinemalu: Telugu language movie channel.
  • Zee Picchar: Kannada language movie channel.
  • Zee Bangla Cinema: Bengali language movie channel.
  • Zee Yuva: Marathi language general entertainment channel, marketed towards younger generations.
  • Zee Talkies: Marathi language movie channel.
  • Zee Biskope: Bhojpuri language movie channel.

"&" channels

  • &TV: Hindi language general entertainment channel.
  • &pictures: Hindi language movie channel.
  • &xplor: Premium segment Hindi language movie channel.
  • &flix: English language movie channel. It was formerly branded as Zee MGM, Zee Movie Zone and Zee Studio.[14][6][15]
  • &privé: Premium segment English language movie channel.

Living Entertainment channels

  • Living Foodz: 24/7 Hindi and English language food and lifestyle channel. It was formerly branded as Zee Khana Khazana.
  • Living Travelz: 24/7 Hindi and English language travel channel.

Other channels

Zee Entertainment Enterprises also operates a number of other channels procured from different networks.[16]

  • Big Magic: Hindi language general entertainment channel. It is marketed as a comedy channel. It was acquired from Reliance Big Broadcasting Pvt Ltd.
  • Big Ganga: Bhojpuri language general entertainment channel. It is primarily targeted at audiences in Bihar, Jharkhand and Purvanchal. It was acquired from Reliance Big Broadcasting Pvt Ltd.

International channels

The Zee Network also consists of several channels available solely in specific countries outside India. These channels are primarily air movies and Zee Network shows produced in India dubbed in English and several foreign languages.[17]

Content

The channel mostly airs content intended for family and coming-of-age generations ranging from comedy to drama.[18] It has also aired reality shows such as Shabaash India,[19] Sa Re Ga Ma Pa,[20] I Can Do That,[21] India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj,[22] and Dance India Dance.[23]

Zee TV launched a Nickelodeon-branded programming block in 1999 as part of a distribution deal between Viacom International and Zee Entertainment Enterprises. It was replaced by a new Cartoon Network block in 2002.[24][25]

Reception

Sonu Nigam was banned by the Zee Network after he tweeted in support of politician Dr. Kumar Vishwas.[26][27][28]

Notable personalities

Former hosts

References

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  2. ^ Mohan, Archis (1 June 2016). "Subhash Chandra bets on BJP support for Rajya Sabha entry". Business Standard India. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
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  9. ^ Malvania, Urvi (3 September 2015). "Essel launches Living Foodz". Business Standard. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  10. ^ "Zee to launch movie channel under new brand '& pictures'". Business Line. 8 August 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  11. ^ "ZEE Entertainment launches new Hindi General Entertainment Channel '&TV' - Times of India". The Times of India. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
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  13. ^ https://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/zee-acquires-sarthak-tv-in-rs-115-cr-all-cash-deal-115071501007_1.html
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  15. ^ "&flix aims to be in top 3 in its second year of operations". TelevisionPost. 6 June 2019. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
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  19. ^ Sapna, Nair (14 June 2006). "Action and adventure to rule Zee's prime slot". afaqs news bureau. afaqs. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  20. ^ Prachi, Shrivastava (18 December 2014). "Zee TV hikes ad rates for Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs 5". afaqs news bureau. afaqs. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  21. ^ "After Oye! It's Friday, Farhan Akhtar is returning to TV". Hindustan Times. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  22. ^ "Zee launches star hunt 'India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj'". Indiantelevision.com. 21 April 2004.
  23. ^ "DID Little Masters tops the flock; Zee slips back to No. 3". afaqs news bureau. afaqs. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  24. ^ "ZEE TV TO LAUNCH NICKELODEON". 11 October 1999. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  25. ^ "Cartoon Network block replaces Nick on Zee TV". 14 August 2002. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  26. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 May 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  27. ^ "News18.com: CNN News18 Latest News, Breaking News India, Current News Headlines". Ibnlive.in.com. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  28. ^ "Sonu Nigam accuses music company of announcing ban on him". India Today. 29 April 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  29. ^ "Zee Telugu identifies key properties; to launch telefilm band in January". Indian Television. 15 December 2005. Retrieved 27 February 2020.

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