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Zee News is an Indian news channel launched in 1999 and is the flagship property of Zee Media Corporation Ltd, company and a subsidiary of Essel Group.[5]

Zee News
Zee news logo.png
Launched 1999
Network Broadcast television and online
Picture format 4:3 (576i, SDTV)
Country India
Language Hindi
Broadcast area Worldwide (banned in Pakistan)
Headquarters Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
Sister channel(s) Zee Business
Zee 24 Taas
24 Ghanta
Zee Punjab Haryana Himachal
Zee Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarhi
Zee Rajasthan
Channel 45
Airtel digital TV Channel 311
Tata Sky Channel 511
Reliance Digital TV Channel 408
Dish TV Channel 651
Videocon d2h Channel 307
Siti Cable Channel 303
Cable TV Hong Kong Channel 145
Starhub TV
Channel 158
now TV
(Hong Kong)
Channel 785
Channel 310 (Coming Soon)
Streaming media
Ditto TV 23
Zee Media Corporation Ltd.
Public company
Industry Mass media
Founded 1999
Headquarters Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India[1]
Key people
Subhash Chandra (Chairman)
Sudhir Chaudhary (CEO)
RK Arora (COO)[2]
Products Broadcasting, cable
  • Increase 551 crore (US$86 million) (2015)
  • Increase 43.15 crore (US$6.7 million) (2015)
Parent Essel Group


Channels operatingEdit

It currently operates the following news and regional channels:[6]


Jindal Group incidentEdit

The channel was tried for allegedly extorting Rs 100 crore from the Jindal Group[7] and two senior journalists Sudheer Choudhary and Sameer Ahluwalia [8]was arrested so far.[9][10] Naveen Jindal accused Zee News of trying to extort Rs 100 crore from him for not airing stories against his company in Coal Scam. Zee News refuted the charges and made counter charges of Jindal offering them Rs 25 crore to halt their investigations against Jindal Steel in the coal scam.[11]

Allegations of fabricationsEdit

Zee News reported that some of the students from Democratic Students' Union (DSU) raised slogans such as "Bharat Ki Barbadi" ("Destruction of India") and "Pakistan Zindabad" ("long live Pakistan") [12] In a letter Vishwa Deepak, who later resigned from the channel after expressing reservations over its 'biased coverage' alleged that "Our biases made us hear Bhartiya Court Zindabad as Pakistan Zindabad." ("long live Indian courts" as "long live Pakistan."). After Delhi police report it was claimed that footage was genuine.[13] Sudhir Chaudhary, Zee News Editor, said "Our channel only showed what was happening there, whatever we have shown is 100 per cent authentic."[14]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Contact Us". Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Abid, Hasan (25 May 2015). "R K Arora joins Zee Media Corporation as COO". E4M bureau. Exchange4Media. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Zee Media Corporation Ltd profit and loss statement". The Times Group. The Economic Times. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Zee Media Corporation Ltd balance sheet". The Times Group. The Economic Times. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Zee News takes punch line". afaqs news bureau. afaqs. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "Zee News turns global; embraces new tagline as Zee Media Corporation". afaqs news bureau. afaqs. 17 July 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "Jindal plays CD, claims Zee editors demanded Rs. 100 crore". The Hindu. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Two Zee editors arrested for 'Rs 100-crore extortion bid' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-01-30. 
  9. ^ "Naveen Jindal vs Zee: Senior journalists arrested over alleged extortion". NDTV India. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Jindal Group and Zee television in extortion scandal". The Australian. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "Naveen Jindal accuses Zee News of extortion, channel hits back - The Times of India". 2012-10-25. Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  12. ^ "From 'Pakistan Zindabad' to 'Bharat ki barbaadi' - Slogans that were raised by 'anti-nationals' in JNU". Zee News. 14 February 2016. 
  13. ^ "Zee News producer quits: Video we shot had no Pakistan Zindabad slogan". The Indian Express. 22 February 2016. 
  14. ^ "We speak with the Zee News journalist who resigned over the channel's coverage of #JNURow". Newslaundry. 21 February 2016. 

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