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 Marathi, Hindi, English and several regional languages of India.

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SloganYeh Hai Zee TV (1992–2005)
Har Pal Banaye Ek Naya Rishta (2008–2011)
Umeed Se Saje Zindagi (2011–2014)
Har Lamha Nayi Umeed (2014–2017)
Aaj Likhenge Kal (2017–present)
HeadquartersMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 576i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerEssel Group
Sister channelsSee list of channels owned by ZEEL
Launched2 October 1992; 28 years ago (1992-10-02)
Asianet Digital (India)Channel 514 (SD)
Channel 854 (HD)
Kerala Vision Digital TV (India)Channel 204 (SD)
Channel 828 (HD)
Airtel digital TV (India)Channel 108 (SD)
Channel 109 (HD)
Tata SkyChannel 143 (SD)
Channel 141 (HD)
Dish TVChannel 118 (SD)
Channel 110 (HD)
Videocon d2hChannel 103 (SD)
Channel 903 (HD)
Sun DirectChannel 308 (SD)
Channel 876 (HD)

Zee TV and its sister channels are operated by Zee Entertainment Enterprises, a subsidiary of the Essel Group.[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 Zee Telefirms Ltd (later renamed to Zee Entertainment Enterprises). The channel was the first Hindi language subscription channel in India.[3] Zee TV is the 10th most watched channel across all genres with TRP of 1451 impressions during week 10 ratings in March 2021.[4]


In 1982, the Empire Holding Ltd company of the Essel Group was converted into Zee Telefilms Ltd as part of the Essel Group venture into mass media and entertainment.[1] 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.[6] Zee Telefirms Ltd was converted into the Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd on 10 January 2007, which continues to operate the entertainment channels of the Zee Network.[1] In 2013, Zee TV along with its sister channels went over a branding overhaul.[7] On 30 May 2021, Zee TV will be doing a revamp with a new logo and it’s content and that more than four shows will be replaced and put off air.

Sister channelsEdit

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.[8][9] The Zee Entertainment Enterprises also operates a number of channels under sister brands such as "&", "Big".[10]

Present channelsEdit

"&" branded channelsEdit

  • & TV is a Hindi language general entertainment channel.
  • &pictures is a Hindi language movie channel.
  • &xplor HD is a Premium segment Hindi language movie channel.
  • &flix is an English language movie channel. It was formerly branded as Zee MGM, Zee Movie Zone and Zee Studio.
  • &privé HD is a Premium segment English language movie channel.

"Big" branded channelsEdit

Upcoming channelsEdit

  • Zee Chanderi
  • Zee Josh
  • Zee Rang

Defunct channelsEdit

International channelsEdit

The Zee Network also consists of several channels available solely in specific countries outside India. These channels primarily broadcast movies and Zee Network shows produced in India, and dubbed in several foreign languages.[12]


The channel mostly airs content intended for family and coming-of-age generations ranging from comedy to drama.[13] It has also aired reality shows such as Shabaash India,[14] Sa Re Ga Ma Pa,[15] I Can Do That,[16] India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj,[17] and Dance India Dance.[18]

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.[19][20]

Zee Rishtey AwardsEdit

Since 2007, the channel has presented an annual award show, the Zee Rishtey Awards, to performers on its show based on their popularity.[21] Nominations for the awards are declared by the channel. The winners are selected through voting that is made online and through SMS.[22][23][24]


Sonu Nigam alleged that he was banned by the Zee Network after he tweeted in support of politician Dr. Kumar Vishwas.[25][26][27]


  1. ^ a b c "Zee Entertainment Enterprises History". The Economic Times. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  2. ^ Mohan, Archis (1 June 2016). "Subhash Chandra bets on BJP support for Rajya Sabha entry". Business Standard India. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Zee TV completes 23 years". afaqs news bureau. afaqs. 6 October 2015. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  4. ^ "BARC Report. Data Week : Week 10: Saturday, 6th March 2021 To Friday, 12th March 2021". Broadcast Audience Research Council. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  5. ^ Singh, Suhani (21 August 2017). "Entertainment Inc.: The story of Zee, one of India's first Hindi satelite [sic] channels". India Today. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  6. ^ Bansal, Shuchi; Sheikh, Aminah (29 September 2012). "There and back again: Subhash Chandra and the Zee TV story". Livemint. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Zee channels to sport new logos". Business Standard. 28 March 2005. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  8. ^ "Zee Entertainment Enterprises". Moneycontrol. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  9. ^ "ZEE Entertainment Corporate Website – Extraordinary Together". ZEE Entertainment Corporate Website. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
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  11. ^ "Zee Muzic transforms itself into Zing". 1 April 2009. Archived from the original on 15 April 2009. Retrieved 17 June 2009.
  12. ^ "International Business of ZEEL – ZEE Entertainment". ZEE Entertainment Corporate Website. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  13. ^ "17 New serials are to be launched". IT Team. indianrelevision.com. 9 March 2001. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  14. ^ Sapna, Nair (14 June 2006). "Action and adventure to rule Zee's prime slot". afaqs news bureau. afaqs. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ "After Oye! It's Friday, Farhan Akhtar is returning to TV". Hindustan Times. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  17. ^ "Zee launches star hunt 'India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj'". Indiantelevision.com. 21 April 2004.
  18. ^ "DID Little Masters tops the flock; Zee slips back to No. 3". afaqs news bureau. afaqs. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  19. ^ "ZEE TV TO LAUNCH NICKELODEON". 11 October 1999. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  20. ^ "Cartoon Network block replaces Nick on Zee TV". 14 August 2002. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  21. ^ Correspondent, After Hrs (15 March 2010). "'Zee TV' ratings soar this week". DNA India.
  22. ^ "Zee Rishtey Awards celebrate 20 years of channel – Times of India". The Times of India.
  23. ^ Srivastava, Priyanka (1 December 2014). "TV stars shine at Zee Rishtey Awards in Mumbai". India Today.
  24. ^ Aamir, S. m (29 November 2013). "Celebrating relationships" – via www.thehindu.com.
  25. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 May 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  26. ^ "News18.com: CNN News18 Latest News, Breaking News India, Current News Headlines". Ibnlive.in.com. Archived from the original on 1 May 2015. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  27. ^ "Sonu Nigam accuses music company of announcing ban on him". India Today. 29 April 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2018.

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