Zee Café

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Zee Café
Zee Café's logo
Logo used since October 2016[1]
Launched 15 March 2000
Owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises
Parent: (Essel Group)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Country India
Language English
Broadcast area Worldwide
Headquarters Mumbai
Sister channel(s) Zee Studio
Zee TV
Website www.zeecafe.tv
Availability
Satellite
Airtel digital TV Channel 150(SD)
Channel 151(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
Cable
Available on most cable systems Check local listings for channels
Hathway Channel 30
Sim TV 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, 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).[2] On 27 March 2005, it was renamed Zee Café.[3] The channel mainly syndicates popular American television shows to appeal to the English-speaking population of India.

Programming[edit]

The channel airs a range of different shows including dramas, sitcoms and reality shows.

Current programming[edit]

TV Series Season (s) Time Slot
(IST)
Info
Supergirl[4][5] Season 2 7 pm Part of the 'Along with the U.S.' Block
Airs on Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10 pm
Ugly Betty Seasons 1-4 8 pm Airs Monday to Friday
Pretty Little Liars[6] Season 7A Part of the 'Weekend Prime' Block
Airs Saturday and Sunday
The Mysteries of Laura Seasons 1-2 9 pm Airs Monday to Friday
Agent X Season 1 Part of the 'Weekend Prime' Block
Airs Saturday and Sunday
Secret and Lies[4][5] Season 2 10 pm Part of the 'Along with the U.S.' Block
Airs on Mondays
Gotham[4][5][7] Season 3 Part of the 'Along with the U.S.' Block
Airs on Tuesdays
Lethal Weapon[4][5] Season 1 Part of the 'Along with the U.S.' Block
Airs on Thursdays
The Big Bang Theory[4][5] Season 10 Part of the 'Along with the U.S.' Block
Airs on Fridays
Code Black[6] Season 1 Part of the 'Weekend Prime' Block
Airs Saturday and Sunday
Two and a Half Men (Uncut) Seasons 1-12 11 pm Airs Monday to Friday
Uncle Buck (Uncut) Season 1 Part of the 'Weekend Prime' Block
Airs Saturday and Sunday

Upcoming series[edit]

TV Series Season (s) Airing Details
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2016 Premieres on Saturday, 31 December 2016

Premiere Marathon[edit]

TV Series Season (s) Airing Date Days Time Slot
(IST)
Agent X[6] Season 1 12 November, 2016 Saturday 1 pm
13 November, 2016 Sunday

International distribution[edit]

Zee Café launched on Sky in the United Kingdom and Ireland on 15 July 2010.[8] 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,[9] covering cookery, dramas, horror and mythology. At the same time the channel became free-to-air.[10] On 10 June 2013, the British version of Zee Café closed and was replaced by Lamhe, another free-to-air classics channel from Zee.[11]

Former Programming[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zee Café's new positioning 'All Eyes on NEW' promises to give a NEW dimension to the English Entertainment space". Media Infoline. 17 October 2016. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Indiantelevision.com's television industry headlines". Us.indiantelevision.com. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Indiantelevision.com > News Headlines > Dish TV goes mobile, Zee dons new look". Us.indiantelevision.com. 28 March 2005. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Watch Television's Biggest shows, 'Along with the US', only on Zee Café". 
  5. ^ a b c d e f Dilip, Mangala. "Watch 'Secret and Lies' season 2, 'The Big Bang Theory' season 10 and other shows live in India". Retrieved 2016-09-27. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h "Zee Café goes for brand refresh | TelevisionPost.com". www.televisionpost.com. Retrieved 2016-11-10. 
  7. ^ "Robin Taylor: "You can expect a darker Penguin in Gotham season 3" - Times of India". Retrieved 2016-09-22. 
  8. ^ "ZEE Cafe launches on Sky Digital EPG". BizAsia. 15 July 2010. Archived from the original on 17 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "ZEE Cafe set to reposition as classics channel". BizAsia. 6 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "Change Log: Zee Café". KingOfSat. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "Lamhe replaces ZEE Cafe in UK". BizAsia. 10 June 2013. 
  12. ^ "'Zee Café brings alive the DC Comics Universe with Gotham 2 & Supergirl' - Times of India". Retrieved 2016-08-29. 
  13. ^ "World TV Premiere of 'House of Cards' season 4 on Zee Café - Times of India". Retrieved 2016-08-29. 
  14. ^ "Rush Hour's TV reboot to premiere on Zee Café soon". 2016-04-13. Retrieved 2016-08-29. 
  15. ^ "Indian Television Premiere of "Supergirl" on Zee Café on 25th July - Times of India". Retrieved 2016-08-29. 

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