Zee Entertainment Enterprises

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Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.
Industry Mass media
Founded October 1992
Founder Subhash Chandra
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India[1]
Key people
Subhash Chandra (Chairman)
Punit Goenka (MD & CEO)
Products Broadcasting, publishing, cable, movie production
Revenue INR46.02 billion (US$720 million) (2014)[2]
INR8.90 billion (US$140 million) (2014)
Number of employees
1,826 (2014)
Parent Essel Group
Website www.zeetelevision.com

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL) is the second-largest[3] Indian media and entertainment company based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.[4] It is a subsidiary of the Essel Group. The company's chairman, managing director and Founder is Subhash Chandra and its chief executive officer is Puneet Goenka. The Company has 33 channels that serve the array of content in India. ZEE also has 34 channels serving Indian content across 169 countries. It reaches more than 730 Million viewers globally and in 169 countries globally.


The company was launched on 15 December 1991 and was previously known as Zee Telefims until 2006, when it was renamed and the news and entertainment units were spun off into four smaller divisions. ZEEL currently operates over 15 different television channels, a cable company Siti Cable, a record label Zee Records, a production company and other businesses as well. It has expanded operations abroad, with several of its channels available in the UK and US as well as Africa and Asia.

In 2002 ZEEL acquired a majority stake (51%) in ETC Networks. In 2006, they acquired Integrated Subscriber Management Services Limited and in November 2006, ZEEL acquired an interest (50%) in Taj television TEN Sports.

In February 2010 ZEEL acquired an additional stake (95%) in TEN Sports.

As of May 2011, Star DEN, (which is 50% owned by 21st Century Fox) brought 50% of Zee, making FOX own 25% of Zee.[5]

As Zee Telefilms, the company formed part of BSE Sensex from 2000-2005. The news and regional entertainment channel business was spun off into a separate company in 2006 under the corporate banner Zee News Ltd (ZNL).

Fox also holds an approximate 30% interest in Tata Sky Limited which owns and operates a DTH platform in India. The Company has a 50/50 joint venture, Star Den, with Den Networks Limited to perform channel placement services in India. In May 2011, Star Den entered into a 50/50 joint venture with Zee Turner Limited and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (“ZEEL”) to distribute and market all channels owned by the Company and ZEEL, their respective affiliated channels and other third party channels in India, Nepal and Bhutan. 6


Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. currently operates the following TV channels:

Channel Details
Zindagi Entertainment channel
&TV Hindi entertainment channel
9X Hindi general entertainment
Zee TV Hindi general entertainment Channel and flagship station
Zee Cinema Hindi movie channel
Zing Hindi music channel
TEN Action Sports channel dedicated to football
TEN Cricket Sports channel dedicated to cricket
TEN Sports General sports channel
TEN Golf Sports channel dedicated to Golf
TEN HD shows Sports in high definition
Zee Premiere Hindi new movie channel
Zee Action Hindi action movie channel
Zee Classic Hindi classic movie channel
& Pictures Hindi youth movie channel
Zee Anmol Hindi general entertainment Channel
Zee Smile Hindi general entertainment Channel
Zee Jagran Hindi religious channel
Zee Trendz Fashion channel
Zee Cafe English general entertainment channel
Zee Studio English movie channel
Zee Aflam Hindi movie channel with Arabic subtitles, It also shows the movies Dubbed in Arabic
Zee Alwan Arabic general entertainment with dubbed Hindi serials, dramas and shows
Zee Film Hindi Hindi movie channel with Arabic subtitles
Zee Salaam Urdu (India) infotainment channel
Zee Variasi Zee's Malaysian Channel
Zee Telugu Telugu general entertainment channel
Zee Bangla Bengali general entertainment channel
Zee Bangla Cinema Bengali movie channel
Zee Kannada Kannada general entertainment channel
Zee Marathi Marathi general entertainment channel
Zee Talkies Marathi movie channel
Zee Punjabi Punjabi general entertainment channel based in United States, Canada and United Kingdom
Zee Tamil Tamil general entertainment channel
Zee ETC Bollywood Hindi music channel
Zee Purvaiya Hindi general entertainment channel
Zee Kalinga 24x7 Oriya News Channel
Zee ETC Punjabi Punjabi general entertainment channel
Zee Khana Khazana Hindi food channel
ZeeQ Kids Channel Edutainment channel
Z Living Healthy lifestyle channel

Movie productions[edit]

In 2008, zZee Networks launched Zee Motion Pictures,[6] an independent subsidiary of Zee Entertainment Enterprises focusing on development, production, distribution and marketing of mainstream films in Hindi and six regional languages (Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Marathi and Oriya). Zee Motion Pictures also operates Zee Limelight for modestly budgeted films targeted at niche audiences.


  1. ^ "Contact Us". zeetelevision.com. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "FY2011 of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited". moneycontrol.com. 
  3. ^ Kohli-Khandekar, Vanita. "Q&A: Punit Goenka, MD, Zee Entertainment Enterprises". Business Standard. BusinessStandard.com. Retrieved 18 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "Contact Us". zeetelevision.com. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Earnings Report". FOX. 2013. p. 6. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Hetal Adesara (2 March 2008). "Zee Group launches two motion picture production banners". Businessofcinema.com. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 

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