Zee Café

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Zee Café
Zee Café Logo
Logo using since October 2017
Launched 15 March 2000
Owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises
Parent: (Essel Group)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Country India
Language English
Broadcast area Indian Sub Continent
Headquarters Mumbai
Sister channel(s) Zee Studio
Zee TV
Website www.zeecafe.tv
Airtel digital TV Channel 168(SD)
Channel 169(HD)
Dish TV Channel 450(SD)
Channel 35(HD)
Reliance Digital TV Channel 254(SD)
Sun Direct Channel 260(SD)
Tata Sky Channel 220 (SD)
Channel 218 (HD)
Videocon d2h Channel 181(SD)
Channel 935 (HD)
Dish Home Nepal Channel 406 (SD)
Channel 964 (HD)
Dialog TV Channel 90
Available on most cable systems Check local listings for channels
Hathway Channel 30
Space Time Network, Nepal Channel 353
Kerala Vision Channel 222
Zee Café's logo used until 18 June 2011
Zee Café's logo used until 17 October 2016
Zee Café's logo used until 15 October 2017

Zee Café, formerly Zee English, is an Indian English-Hindi language cable and satellite television channel owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises, a subsidiary of the Essel Group. It was launched on 15 March 2000 as Zee English and is known as a general entertainment channel (GEC).[1] On 27 March 2005, it was renamed Zee Café.[2] The channel mainly syndicates popular American television shows to appeal to the English-speaking population of India.

International distribution[edit]

Zee Café launched on Sky in the United Kingdom and Ireland on 15 July 2010.[3] The channel originally served as Zee's network hybrid channel, which used to broadcast shows from a number of its existing channels in India. On 11 September 2012, it was repositioned as a classics channel, airing re-runs of old Zee TV programming,[4] covering cookery, dramas, horror and mythology. At the same time the channel became free-to-air.[5] On 10 June 2013, the British version of Zee Café closed and was replaced by Lamhe, another free-to-air classics channel from Zee.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Indiantelevision.com's television industry headlines". Us.indiantelevision.com. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Indiantelevision.com > News Headlines > Dish TV goes mobile, Zee dons new look". Us.indiantelevision.com. 28 March 2005. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "ZEE Cafe launches on Sky Digital EPG". BizAsia. 15 July 2010. Archived from the original on 17 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "ZEE Cafe set to reposition as classics channel". BizAsia. 6 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Change Log: Zee Café". KingOfSat. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Lamhe replaces ZEE Cafe in UK". BizAsia. 10 June 2013. 

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