Zee TV

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Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Language(s) Hindi
Picture format 1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 576i for the SDTV feed)
Owner Essel 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 (Kerala)Channel 204 (SD)
Channel 828 (HD)
Airtel digital TV Channel 108(SD)
Channel 109 (HD)
Tata Sky Channel 143 (SD)
Channel 141 (HD)
Channel 142 (HD+)
Dish TV Channel 118 (SD)
Channel 110 (HD)
d2h Channel 103 (SD)
Channel 102 (HD)
Sun Direct Channel 308 (SD)
Channel 876 (HD)

Zee TV (stylized as ZEE TV) is a Hindi-language general entertainment pay television channel based in India, owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises, a subsidiary of the Essel Group. It is associated with several other sister channels which provide services in other Indian regional languages. [1]


The chairman of the group is Subhash Chandra, who is a member of the Rajya Sabha. [2] It was launched on October 2, 1992, as the flagship channel of Zee Telefilms Ltd (now Zee Entertainment Enterprises). It is India's oldest Hindi-language pay television channel. [3]


In 1982, Essel Group's Empire Holding Ltd. was renamed to Zee Telefilms Ltd, as part of the Essel Group venture into mass media and entertainment. [1] Zee TV was launched on October 2, 1992, as the flagship channel of the company. [4] It began full-day broadcasts in 1993. [5] Zee Telefilms Ltd was renamed into the Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd on January 10, 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. [6] On 15 October 2017, coinciding Zee's twenty-five year silver jubilee, all of its channels rebranded. On 30 May 2021, Zee TV planned to revamp its look and air four new television series, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was postponed. [7] Later, Zee TV planned to revamp on 23 August 2021 launching 2 new shows - Rishton Ka Manjha and Meet.

TV Channels

The Zee Entertainment 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 channels

ChannelLanguageCategorySD/HD availabilityNotes
Zee TV Hindi General EntertainmentSD+HD
& TV
Zee Anmol SD
Zindagi TV Broadcast only through ZEE5
Big Magic General Entertainment for KidsTo be rebranded as Zee Josh soon. [11]
Zing MusicFormerly Zee Music
Rebranded as Zee Jashn soon
Zee Cinema MoviesSD+HD
Zee Action SD
Zee Bollywood
Zee Classic
&pictures SD+HD
&xplor HD HD
Zee Anmol Cinema SD
Zee Café English General EntertainmentSD+HDFormerly Zee English
&flix MoviesFormerly Zee Studio
&privé HD HD
Zee Zest Hindi, English LifestyleSD+HDReplaced Living Foodz
Zee Marathi Marathi General EntertainmentFormerly Alpha TV Marathi
Zee Yuva SD
Zee Talkies MoviesSD+HD
Zee Chitramandir SD
Zee Vajwa Music
Zee Tamil Tamil General EntertainmentSD+HD
Zee Thirai MoviesSDHD version coming soon
Zee Telugu Telugu General EntertainmentSD+HDFormerly Alpha TV Telugu
Zee Cinemalu Movies
Zee Keralam Malayalam General Entertainment
Zee Kannada Kannada
Zee Picchar MoviesSDHD version coming soon
Zee Bangla Bengali General EntertainmentSD+HDFormerly Alpha TV Bangla
Zee Bangla Cinema MoviesSD
Zee Sarthak Odia General EntertainmentFormerly Sarthak TV
Zee Punjabi Punjabi Formerly Alpha TV Punjabi
Zee Ganga Bhojpuri Formerly Big Ganga
Zee Biskope Movies
Zee News Hindi NewsSD
Zee Hindustan
Zee Business
WION English
Zee 24 Ghanta Bengali
Zee 24 Taas Marathi
Zee 24 Kalak Gujarati
Zee Odisha Odia
Zee Rajasthan Hindi
Zee Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand
Zee Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh
Zee Punjab Haryana Himachal
Zee Bihar Jharkhand
Zee Salaam Urdu

International channels

Zee World English General Entertainment
Zee Smile Comedy
Zee Bollynova General Entertainment
Zee Bollymovies Movies
Zee Magic French General Entertainment
Zee One German Defunct
Zee Bioskop Indonesian
Zee Mundo Spanish Movies
Zee Sine Filipino
Zee Alwan Arabic General Entertainment
Zee Aflam Movies
Zee Bing Thai General Entertainment
Zee Nung Movies
Zee Phim Vietnamese

Defunct/former channels

ChannelLanguageCategorySD/HD availabilityNotes
Zee Next Hindi General EntertainmentSD
Zee Smile Formerly known as Smile TV
Zee Premier MoviesFormerly known as Premier Cinema
ZeeQ Kids
Zee ETC Bollywood MusicFormerly known as ETC, then ETC Bollywood
Zee Khana Khazana LifestyleReplaced with Living Foodz
Zee Studio English MoviesFormerly known as Zee MGM, then Zee Movie Zone
Zee Select Formerly known as MX
Zee Trendz LifestyleFormerly known as Trendz TV
Zee Sports Hindi Sports
Zee Gujarati Gujarati General EntertainmentFormerly known as Alpha TV Gujarati
Living Foodz English, Hindi LifestyleSD+HDReplaced with Zee Zest
Living Travelz SD
Zee ETC Punjabi Punjabi General EntertainmentFormerly known as ETC Punjabi
Zee 24 Gantalu Telugu News
9X Hindi General EntertainmentAcquired from 9X Media


The channel mostly airs content intended for family and coming-of-age generations ranging from comedy to drama. [12] It has also aired reality shows such as En Vidya Nokki, [13] Sa Re Ga Ma Pa , [14] I Can Do That , [15] India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj , [16] and Dance India Dance . [17]

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. [18] [19]

Zee Rishtey Awards

Since 2007, the channel has presented an annual award show, the Zee Rishtey Awards, to performers on its show based on their popularity. [20] Nominations for the awards are declared by the channel. The winners are selected through voting that is made online and through SMS. [21] [22] [23]


Sonu Nigam alleged that he was banned by the Zee Network after he tweeted in support of politician Dr. Kumar Vishwas. [24] [25] [26]

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