Zee TV

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Zee TV
ZeeTVLogo.png
Launched 2 October 1992
Owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises
Parent: (Essel Group)
Picture format 576i (16:9/4:3) (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Slogan 'वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम्
Country India
Headquarters New Delhi, India
Sister channel(s)
Website www.zeetv.com
Availability
Satellite
Airtel digital TV
(India)
Channel 102
Astro
(Malaysia)
Channel 108 (as Zee Variasi)
CanalSat
(Mauritius)
Channel 140
DStv
(Mauritius)
Channel 452
Dish Network
(USA)
Channel 694 (HD)
Dish TV
(India)
Channel 110
Dialog TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 27
Sky
(UK & Ireland)
Channel 788
Tata Sky
(India)
Channel 117
Yes
(Israel)
Channel 128
Bell TV
(Canada)
Channel 679
DStv
(Nigeria)
Channel 452
Videocon d2h
(India)
Channel 103
Cable
Available on most cable systems Check local listings for channels
Hathway
(India)
Channel 2
Verizon FiOS
(USA)
Channel 1753
iO Digital Cable
(USA)
Channel 1169
Comcast
(USA)
Channel 336
StarHub TV
(Singapore)
Channel 125
Weststar TV
(Cayman Islands)
Channel 191
Hot
(Israel)
Channel 161
UPC Netherlands
(Netherlands)
Channel 910
UPC Ireland
(Ireland)
Channel 808
Ziggo
(Netherlands)
Channel 655
In Digital
(India)
Channel 110
SkyCable
(Philippines)
Channel 145
Destiny Cable
(Philippines)
Channel 7
Shaw Cable
(Canada)
Channel 537
Directv Latin America
(Chile)
Channel 780
IPTV
TalkTalk Plus TV
(UK)
Channel 447
U-verse
(USA)
Channel 3702

Zee TV is an Indian cable and satellite television channel owned and operated by Zee Entertainment Enterprises, a media and entertainment company based in Mumbai.[1] It primarily airs programmes in Hindi and other regional languages of India. The channel is also available in various nations of Southeast Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australasia and North America. A part of the Essel Group, it started broadcasting on 2 October 1992 as the first Hindi-language cable channel in India.[2]

The channel's programming includes Ek Mutthi Aasmaan (TV series), Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke, Jodha Akbar (TV series), Do Dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se, Pavitra Rishta, Kumkum Bhagya, Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya (TV series), Doli Armaano Ki, Fear Files: Darr Ki Sacchi Tasvirein, Dance India Dance Li'l Masters (season 3).

History[edit]

Zee TV was founded by Subhash Chandra and was launched in India on 1 October 1992 as a 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[clarification needed] 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 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 5 September 2012 on Dish Network.

In December 1994, Zee TV also launched a sister channel called El TV. It was an entertainment channel initially. 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.

Programming[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ zeetv.com. "Contact Us". zeetv.com. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  2. ^ "India : Media and publishing - Britannica Online Encyclopedia". Britannica.com. Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  3. ^ "TV Asia". TVARK. Retrieved 2011-06-24. 

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