Zee News

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Zee News Ltd
Public company
Industry Mass media
Founded 31 March 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 is an Indian news and current affairs channel founded in 1999 and is the flagship property of Zee News Ltd. Zee News Ltd (ZNL) is a media and entertainment company and a subsidiary of Essel Group.

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]

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

The channel is tried for allegedly extorting 100 crores from the Jindal Group[2] and two senior journalist have been arrested so far.[3][4]

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.[5]

In December 2013, Arvind Kejriwal accused Zee News of showing the wrong information about his and Anna Hazare's relationship. Zee media banned Sonu Nigam after he shared a video that proved Dr. Kumar Vishwas voice about the farmer's suicide in Aam Aadmi Party had Voice edited By Zee News to humiliated Dr. Kumar Vishwas image in public.[6][7][8]


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, Chhattisgarh Hindi Zee Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh
Odisha Oriya Zee Kalinga [9]
Rajasthan Hindi Zee Rajasthan News


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