Zindagi (TV channel)

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Not to be confused with ARY Zindagi.
Zindagi
Zindagi TV.png
Launched June 23, 2014; 2 months ago (2014-06-23)[1]
Owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEEL)[2]
Picture format 576i (4:3) (SDTV)
1080i (16:9) (HDTV)
Slogan Jodey Dilon Ko[1][3][4]
(Brings Hearts Closer)
Country India
Language Hindustani (Hindi-Urdu)
Sister channel(s) Zee TV
(For full list see list of channels owned by ZEEL)
Website Official website
Availability
Satellite
Dish TV (India) Channel 107 (SD)
Airtel Digital TV (India) Channel 113 (SD)
Tata Sky (India) Channel 115 (SD)
Videocon d2h (India) Channel 116 (SD)
Reliance Digital TV (India) Channel 213 (SD)
Cable
Siti Cable (Kolkata) Channel 117 (SD)
AMBC Digital (Kolkata) Channel 212 (SD)
Manthan Digital (Kolkata) Channel 410 (SD) [5]

Zindagi is an Indian entertainment television channel owned by the Zee Entertainment Enterprises, launched on 23 June 2014.[3][4][6][7][8][9] The channel presently airs syndicated shows from Pakistan, all seven days of the week.[4][10][11] It is said that later it would telecast shows from various others countries too, for instance countries like Turkey, Iran, Egypt, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.[3][12][13] Except the shows, the channel also plays their soundtracks in special segments interspaced between two consecutive shows.

The channel and its programmes were very well received by the Indian audience[6][14] and the channel also set many records. It became the first ever general entertainment channel (GEC) to air syndicated content from Pakistan.[3] The channel also embarked a new beginning for cultural exchange between India and other nations. Zindagi was also launched with the incentive to initiate a different direction towards peace between Indian and Pakistan; given the situation between the two countries. In fact, on his visit to India just before the channel's launch, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met Essel Group's chairman, Subhash Chandra, to discuss about the content of the channel.[3]

Aunn Zara premiered on the channel on the day it was launched at 8:55 pm.[6] The show telecasted its final episode on 12 July 2014,[15] making Zindagi the first Hindi GEC in India, to end a show in just 20 days.[16]

Programmes[edit]

Present[edit]

Name Run Notes
Aunn Zara 8 September 2014 – Present Re-run
Ishq Gumshuda 5 September 2014 – Present
Kaash Main Teri Beti Na Hoti 23 June 2014 – Present
Kitni Girhain Baaki Hain 23 June 2014 – Present
Noorpur Ki Rani 1 September 2014 – Present Re-run
Thakan 31 August 2014 – Present

Former[edit]

Name Run / Air Date Notes
Aunn Zara 23 June 2014 – 12 July 2014 Original run
Behadd 30 August 2014 Telefilm
Kahi Unkahi 13 August 2014 – 4 September 2014
Maat 19 July 2014 – 12 August 2014
Mere Qatil Mere Dildar 5 August 2014 - 30 August 2014
Noorpur Ki Rani 13 July 2014 – 4 August 2014 Original run
Zindagi Gulzar Hai 23 June 2014 – 18 July 2014 Original run
13 August 2014 – 7 September 2014 Re-run

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ZEEL to launch Hindi GEC 'Zindagi' with content produced overseas". afaqs news. May 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Zee Entertainment to launch Hindi channel Zindagi: Punit Goenka". Live mint. May 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "5 reasons that make Zee's new channel 'Zindagi' a must-watch". dnaindia. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c Srivastava, Priyanka (4 June 2014). "Pakistani TV shows to be back on Indian small screen". India Today. 
  5. ^ Availability on DTH and Cable
  6. ^ a b c "Bye-bye unending television dramas, welcome Zindagi". Times of India. 1 July 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "New Hindi channel Zindagi". Zee News. 19 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Zindagi Gulzar Hai: cross-border love on screen". Hindustan Times. 7 June 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Imran Abbas glad ‘Zindagi’ will air Pakistan’s best shows". indianexpress.com. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "You can soon watch famous Pakistani soaps on Zee Entertainment’s new Zindagi channel". DNA Webdesk. Daily News and Analysis. 22 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "Spotlight: A lifeline called Zindagi". DAWN.com (Asra Pasha). Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  12. ^ Nair, Nithya (24 June 2014). "Zee launches new channel ‘Zindagi’ with serials from Pakistan". India.com. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  13. ^ Das, R. Krishna (17 June 2014). "Zee eyes 'positive' returns from new channel Zindagi". Business Standard. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  14. ^ Sharma, Nandini. "Gear Up For Two New Shows On Zindagi". businessinsider.in. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  15. ^ "'Aunn Zara', Zindagi's refreshing love story draws for a season closure today". dnaindia. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  16. ^ "Zindagi: New TV channel keeps its promise of new shows every month". Times of India. 13 July 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.