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Zee TELEVISION ( T.V.)
ZeeTVLogo.png
Launched2 October 1992
NetworkZee Entertainment Enterprises
(15 December 1991-present)
Owned by
Essel Group
(15 December 1991-present)
Picture format576i (SDTV 16:9, 4:3),
1080i (HDTV)
Sloganउम्मीद से सजे ज़िंदगी
CountryIndia
HeadquartersMumbai, Maharashtra
Sister channel(s)Zee Cinema
Zee Next
Zee Action
Zee Premiere
TEN Sports
Zing
etc
etc Punjabi
Zee Photography
Zee Smile
Zee Trendz
Zee News
Zee Jagran
9X
Zee Telugu
Zee Classic
Zee Studio
Zee Cafe
Zee 24 Ghante Chhattisgarh
Zee News UP
Zee Business
Zee Salaam
Zee Punjabi
Zee Drama
Zee Bangla
Zee 24 Ghantalu
Zee Marathi
Zee Talkies
Zee 24 Taas
Zee Kannada
Zee Tamil
Zee Aflam
Zee Alwan
TEN Action+
Websitewww.zeetv.com
Availability
Terrestrial
TCN Televes UHF aerial33 UHF (Doha)
Satellite
Astro
(Malaysia)
Channel 108
(as Zee Variasi)
Airtel Digital TV
(India)
Channel 102
CanalSat Maurice
(Mauritius)
Channel 86
DStv MultiChoice
(Mauritius)
Channel 452
CanalSat Reunion
(Reunion)
Channel 86
Dish Network
(U.S.)
Channel 787 (HD)
Dish TV
(India)
Channel 100
Dialog TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 27
Sky
(UK & Ireland)
Channel 788
Tata Sky
(India)
Channel 117
Yes
(Israel)
Channel 128
Bell TV
(Canada)
Channel 32
Shaw Direct
(Canada)
Channel 29
DStv MutiChoice
(Nigeria)
Channel 452
Videocon d2h (India)Channel 103
Cable
Hathway Digital Cable
(U.S.)
Channel 6
Verizon FiOS
(U.S.)
Channel 1753
iO Digital Cable
(U.S.)
Channel 1169
ComcastChannel 336
StarHub TV
(Singapore)
Channel 125
Weststar TV
(Cayman Islands)
Channel 191
Hot
(Israel)
Channel 161
UPC
(Netherlands)
Channel 910
Ziggo
(Netherlands)
Channel 655
In Digital
(India)
Channel 110
IPTV
TalkTalk TV
(UK)
Channel 808
U-verse
(U.S.)
Channel 3702
 
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Zee TELEVISION ( T.V.)
ZeeTVLogo.png
Launched2 October 1992
NetworkZee Entertainment Enterprises
(15 December 1991-present)
Owned by
Essel Group
(15 December 1991-present)
Picture format576i (SDTV 16:9, 4:3),
1080i (HDTV)
Sloganउम्मीद से सजे ज़िंदगी
CountryIndia
HeadquartersMumbai, Maharashtra
Sister channel(s)Zee Cinema
Zee Next
Zee Action
Zee Premiere
TEN Sports
Zing
etc
etc Punjabi
Zee Photography
Zee Smile
Zee Trendz
Zee News
Zee Jagran
9X
Zee Telugu
Zee Classic
Zee Studio
Zee Cafe
Zee 24 Ghante Chhattisgarh
Zee News UP
Zee Business
Zee Salaam
Zee Punjabi
Zee Drama
Zee Bangla
Zee 24 Ghantalu
Zee Marathi
Zee Talkies
Zee 24 Taas
Zee Kannada
Zee Tamil
Zee Aflam
Zee Alwan
TEN Action+
Websitewww.zeetv.com
Availability
Terrestrial
TCN Televes UHF aerial33 UHF (Doha)
Satellite
Astro
(Malaysia)
Channel 108
(as Zee Variasi)
Airtel Digital TV
(India)
Channel 102
CanalSat Maurice
(Mauritius)
Channel 86
DStv MultiChoice
(Mauritius)
Channel 452
CanalSat Reunion
(Reunion)
Channel 86
Dish Network
(U.S.)
Channel 787 (HD)
Dish TV
(India)
Channel 100
Dialog TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 27
Sky
(UK & Ireland)
Channel 788
Tata Sky
(India)
Channel 117
Yes
(Israel)
Channel 128
Bell TV
(Canada)
Channel 32
Shaw Direct
(Canada)
Channel 29
DStv MutiChoice
(Nigeria)
Channel 452
Videocon d2h (India)Channel 103
Cable
Hathway Digital Cable
(U.S.)
Channel 6
Verizon FiOS
(U.S.)
Channel 1753
iO Digital Cable
(U.S.)
Channel 1169
ComcastChannel 336
StarHub TV
(Singapore)
Channel 125
Weststar TV
(Cayman Islands)
Channel 191
Hot
(Israel)
Channel 161
UPC
(Netherlands)
Channel 910
Ziggo
(Netherlands)
Channel 655
In Digital
(India)
Channel 110
IPTV
TalkTalk TV
(UK)
Channel 808
U-verse
(U.S.)
Channel 3702

Zee TV is an India-based satellite television channel owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises based in Mumbai, Maharashtra,[1] which broadcasts various programmes in Hindi and other regional languages of India. Broadcasting is also present in various nations of South and East Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australasia and North America. It is a part of the Essel Group.

It is the first Hindi-language cable channel of India.[2]

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History

Zee TV was founded by Subhash Chandra and was launched in India on 1 October 1992, becoming the country's first Hindi satellite channel. Zee formerly had a partnership with STAR TV. However, STAR TV ended their partnership with [ZEE TV] when Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation acquired STAR TV. Zee TV was launched in the UK in March 1995, which acquired TV Asia,[3] the first Asian channel to be launched in the UK and Europe. Zee TV was launched in the USA on 15 July 1998. In the USA, some of Zee TV programmes are subtitled in English and some commercials are in English. An HD feed first became available in India, Zee TV HD launched in the US on September 5, 2012 on Dish Network. Zee TV HD became the first South Asian Channel to launch in HD in the USA and left Sony, Star and Colors far behind.

In December 1994, Zee TV also launched a sister channel called El TV. It was an entertainment channel initially. However it could not gain much popularity and around 1997-98, it was converted into a General Entertainment cum political News based channel called Zee India TV which in turn was converted into the 24-hour News channel (Zee News) around 1998-99.

Branding

Zee TV Logos (1992-2000)
1992[4]  
2000-2002.[5]  
2002-2005.[6]  
2005~2011[7]  
2011-present[8]  

Popularity & Competition

Zee TV is a popular channel in India. At present, Zee Tv broadcasts popular shows like Pavitra Rishta, Punar Vivah and Hitler Didi etc. It is considered to be a tough competitor of Sony TV & Colors.[9] The Channel has also been no. 1 GEC in some weeks.[10]

Zee TV Today

Like Star Plus, Zee production and the official company decided to make it full on HD. Ten HD had already launched in 2011, Company had also launched Zee TV HD, Zee Studio HD and Zee Cinema HD in 2012.

Programming

Awards and Events

Last HeldAwardFirst Time HeldNotes
2012Zee Rishtey Awards2007Zee Rishtey Awards is the Award Function Awarding the best characters of the Shows of Zee TV
2012Zee Gold Awards2008Zee Gold Awards is the Award Function Awarding the best Of Indian Television.
2012Zee Cine Awards1997Zee Cine Awards is the Award Function Awarding the best Of Bollywood.

Controversy

Navin Jindal accused Zee TV of trying to extort 100 crores from him for not airing stories against his company in Coal Scam. Zee refuted the charges and made counter charges of Jindal offering them 25 crores to halt their investigations against Jindal steel in the coal scam.[11]

References

  1. ^ zeetv.com. "Contact Us". zeetv.com. http://www.zeetv.com/contact-us.html. Retrieved 2010-07-16.
  2. ^ "India : Media and publishing - Britannica Online Encyclopedia". Britannica.com. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/285248/India/46449/Media-and-publishing#ref975375. Retrieved 2012-11-03.
  3. ^ "TV Asia". TVARK. http://www2.tv-ark.org.uk/otherchannels/tvasia.html. Retrieved 2011-06-24.
  4. ^ "ZEE TV UK celebrates ten years on air". BizAsia. 2005-03-01. http://www.media247.co.uk/bizasia/newsarchive/2005/03/zee_tv_uk_celeb.php.
  5. ^ "Zee TV to wear new look". The Hindu Business Line. 2000-06-16. http://www.thehindubusinessline.in/2000/06/17/stories/141739uf.htm.
  6. ^ "Zee TV to re-launch own magazine with a huge circulation". Asians In Media pudi. 2004-04-12. http://www.asiansinmedia.org/news/article.php/music/365.
  7. ^ "ZEE TV on air look revamped, new logo goes live". BizAsia. 2005-03-27. http://media247.co.uk/bizasia/newsarchive/2005/03/zee_tv_on_air_l.php.
  8. ^ "ZEE TV unveils its new Corporate Brand Identity ‘Umeed Se Saje Zindagi’". Zee Entertainment Enterprises. 2011-06-20. http://www.zeetelevision.com/media-relations/press-release/zee-tv-unveils-its-new-corporate-brand-identity-umeed-se-saje-zindagi.html.
  9. ^ "GEC Watch:Zee TV, a tough competitior of Sony, Star & Colors". http://www.afaqs.com/news/story/34962_Zee-Climbs-back-to-No.-2-while-top-rung-GECs-show-downfall-in-GRPs.
  10. ^ "Zee TV is no. 1 GEC on the back of its flagship property DID Superkids and the popular fiction show Pavitra Rishta". http://www.afaqs.com/media/story.html?sid=35318_Zee+back+at+No.+1;+Star+Plus+and+Colors+fall.
  11. ^ The author has posted comments on this article (2012-10-25). "Naveen Jindal accuses Zee News of extortion, channel hits back - The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Naveen-Jindal-accuses-Zee-News-of-extortion-channel-hits-back/articleshow/16956098.cms. Retrieved 2012-11-03.

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