Zee Bangla

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Zee Bangla
Zee Bangla logo
Launched 15 September 1993; 24 years ago (1993-09-15)
Network cable television network
Owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises
Picture format

4:3 (SDTV)

16:9 (HDTV)
Slogan জীবন মানে জী বাংলা
(Jībana mānē jī bānlā)
(Life means Zee Bangla)
Country India
Language Bengali
Broadcast area Worldwide
Headquarters Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Formerly called Alpha Bangla (1993-2004)
Replaced by Zee Cinema
Sister channel(s) Zee TV
Zee Bangla Cinema
Zee Cinema
Zee Lamhe
Zee Marathi
Website https://www.zee5.com/channels/details/zee-bangla/0-9-zeebangla

Zee Bangla (জী বাংলা) is a Bengali language Cable television channel in India and Bangladesh. It is offered by Zee Network, part of the Essel Group.[1][2]

The first Bengali-language television channel in India,[3] Zee Bangla was launched in 1996 by Zee's TV chairman.[3]

It was one of three stations named in a 2014 court case that sought to ban Indian television stations from broadcasting in Bangladesh.[4][5]

It aired the comedy show "Raja and Gaja" before the show switched stations.[6]

It airs very popular shows. Some of the notable shows are Rannaghor,Didi No. 1,Dadagiri Unlimited,Dance Bangla Dance, SaReGaMaPa, Karunamoyee Rani Rashmoni

You can also watch Zee Bangla on ZEE5 App, the online video streaming Over The Top (OTT) platform of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited.

Top Bengali Channels[edit]

This is a list of top five Bangla channels in India as per Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) ratings.[7]

Rank Channel name Weekly ratings (000s)
Week 14 (2018)
1 STAR Jalsha 298787
2 Zee Bangla 250854
3 Colors Bangla 56172
4 Aakash Aath 51466
5 Jalsha Movies 40823


It has its own YouTube Channel and has over 2 million subscribers.[8]

List of Zee Bangla shows[edit]

List of programs broadcast by Zee Bangla


  1. ^ India Business Yearbook 2009. Vikas. 2009. p. 152. ISBN 9788125930860. 
  2. ^ Blumenthal, Howard J.; Goodenough, Oliver R. (2006). This Business of Television. BillBoard Books. p. 483. ISBN 9780823077632. 
  3. ^ a b Mehta, Nalin (2008). Television in India: Satellites, Politics and Cultural Change. Routledge. pp. 158–160. ISBN 9781134062133. 
  4. ^ "Bangladesh court moved to ban Indian Channels". BDNews24.com. 
  5. ^ "Writ seeks ban on operation of 3 Indian TV channels". The Daily Star. 7 August 2014. 
  6. ^ Chakraborty, Aditya (17 September 2011). "Raja and Gaja No Problem". WBRi Washington Bangla Radio USA. Retrieved 2015-12-04. 
  7. ^ "Top five Bangla Channels". BARC India=Week 14 , 2018. 
  8. ^ https://www.youtube.com/user/zeebangla

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