|Launched||15 March 2000|
|Owned by||Zee Entertainment Enterprises
Parent: (Essel Group)
|Picture format||480i (16:9) (SDTV)|
|Broadcast area||India , Nepal|
|Headquarters||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Sister channel(s)||Zee Studio
|Airtel digital TV||Channel 137|
|Dish TV||Channel 450|
|Reliance Digital TV||Channel 254|
|Sun Direct||Channel 260|
|Tata Sky||Channel 207|
|Videocon d2h||Channel 181|
|Available on most cable systems||Check local listings for channels|
|You Scod18||Channel 353|
|Kerala Vision||Channel 222|
Zee Café is an Indian English-Hindi language cable and satellite television channel owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises, a subsidiary of the Essel Group. It was launched on 15 March 2000 as Zee English and is known as a general entertainment channel (GEC). On 27 March 2005, it was renamed Zee Café. The channel mainly syndicates popular American television shows to appeal to the English-speaking population of India.
The channel airs a range of different shows including dramas, sitcoms and reality shows.
- The Secret Life of the American Teenager
- Pretty Little Liars
- The Vampire Diaries
- The Good Wife
- Grey's Anatomy
- The Mentalist
- Desperate Housewives
- Switched At Birth
- House of Cards
- The Originals
- The 100
- Rizzoli & Isles
- The Following
- The Fosters
- Secrets & Lies
- America's Funniest Home Videos
- America's Got Talent
- Just for Laughs: Gags
- American Idol
- Look Who's Talking With Niranjan
- Miss Universe
- Miss World
- Miss Diva Universe
- Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Zee Café launched on Sky in the United Kingdom and Ireland on 15 July 2010. The channel originally served as Zee's network hybrid channel, which used to broadcast shows from a number of its existing channels in India. On 11 September 2012, it was repositioned as a classics channel, airing re-runs of old Zee TV programming, covering cookery, dramas, horror and mythology. At the same time the channel became free-to-air. On 10 June 2013, the British version of Zee Café closed and was replaced by Lamhe, another free-to-air classics channel from Zee.
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- "Lamhe replaces ZEE Cafe in UK". BizAsia. 10 June 2013.