Zee News

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Zee News Ltd
Public company
Industry Mass media
Founded March 31, 2006
Headquarters Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India[1]
Key people
Subash Chandra (Chairman)
Sudhir Chaudhary (CEO)
Products Broadcasting, cable
Parent Essel Group
Website zeenews.india.com

Zee News Ltd (ZNL) is a media and entertainment company and a subsidiary of Essel Group. The channel is allegedly tried to extort 100 crores from the Jindal Group[2] and two senior journalist have been arrested so far.[3][4]


The company was spun off from Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) on March 31, 2006.


It currently operates the following news and regional entertainment channels:

Region Language Channel
All India Hindi Zee News
All India Hindi Zee Business (24x7 Business Channel)
Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Punjabi, Hindi Zee Punjab Haryana Himachal
Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand Hindi belt Hindi Zee Sangam
Maharashtra Marathi Zee 24 Taas
West Bengal Bengali 24 Ghanta
Bihar, Jharkhand Hindi Zee Purvaiya
Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh Hindi Zee Madhya Pradesh Chhatisgarh
Odisha Oriya Zee Kalinga [5]
Rajasthan Hindi Zee Rajasthan News

Zee News (TV channel)[edit]

Zee News
Launched 1999
Owned by Zee News Ltd
Country India
Language Hindi
Broadcast area India
Headquarters Noida, India
Sister channel(s) Zee Business
Zee Marathi
Zee 24 Taas
Zee Kalinga
Zee Bangla
24 Ghanta
Zee Punjabi
Zee Telugu
Zee Kannada
Website zeenews.com
Videocon d2h (India) Channel 307 (SD)
Dish TV (India) Channel 555 (SD) & Channel 67 (HD)
Cable TV Hong Kong Channel 145

Zee News is an Indian news and current affairs channel founded in 1999 & is the flagship property of Zee News Ltd. Initially, most of the programs were broadcast in English. Around 2003-04, after the success of Aaj Tak, Zee News was converted into a complete Hindi news channel.[citation needed]


Naveen Jindal accused Zee News of trying to extort 100 crores from him for not airing stories against his company in Coal Scam. Zee News refuted the charges and made counter charges of Jindal offering them 25 crores to halt their investigations against Jindal Steel in the coal scam.[6]

In December 2013, Arvind Kejriwal accused Zee News of showing the wrong information about his and Anna Hazare's relationship.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Contact Us". zeenews.india.com. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Jindal plays CD, claims Zee editors demanded Rs. 100 crore". The Hindu. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Naveen Jindal vs Zee: Senior journalists arrested over alleged extortion". NDTV India. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Jindal Group and Zee television in extortion scandal". The Australian. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Zee to Launch Zee Kalinga". Delhi, India: The Media Info, 13 December 2013. 2013-12-13. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  6. ^ "Naveen Jindal accuses Zee News of extortion, channel hits back - The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2012-10-25. Retrieved 2012-11-03. 

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