Zee Bangla

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Zee Bangla
Zee Bangla 2011 logo.png
Zee Bangla logo
Launched 1996
Network cable television network
Owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises
Picture format 4:3 1080p SDTV
Slogan জীবন মানে জী বাংলা
Country India
Language Bengali
Broadcast area Worldwide (Mainly India and Bangladesh)
Headquarters Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Formerly called Alpha Bangla
Sister channel(s) Zee TV
Zee Bangla Cinema
Zindagi
&TV
Zing
Zee Cinema
Zee Lamhe
TEN Action
TEN Cricket
Ten Sports etc.
Website www.zeebangla.com

Zee Bangla (Bengali: জ়ী বাংলা) is a Bengali language Cable television channel in India. 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 the mid-1990s after actor Prosenjit Chatterjee lobbied Subhash Chandra, Zee's 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 such as Dadagiri, Mirakkel, Didi No 1, Rajjotok , Dweep Jwele Jaai , Aeso Maa Lokkmi , and Goyenda Ginni.

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  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. August 7, 2014. 
  6. ^ Chakraborty, Aditya (September 17, 2011). "Raja and Gaja No Problem". WBRi Washington Bangla Radio USA. Retrieved 2015-12-04. 

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