Zee Entertainment Enterprises

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Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.
ISIN INE256A01028
Industry Mass media
Founded October 1992
Founder Subhash Chandra
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India[1]
Key people
Subhash Chandra (Chairman)
Punit Goenka (MD & CEO)
Products Broadcasting, publishing, cable, movie production
Revenue 46.02 billion (US$690 million) (2014)[2]
8.90 billion (US$130 million) (2014)
Number of employees
1,826 (2014)
Parent Essel Group
Website www.zeetelevision.com

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL) is an[3] Indian media and entertainment company based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.[4] It is a subsidiary of the Essel Group. The company's chairman, managing director and founder is Subhash Chandra and its chief executive officer is Puneet Goenka. The Company has 33 channels in India. ZEE also has 34 channels serving Indian content across 169 countries. It also owns a music label, "Zee Music Company".[5]


The company was launched on 15 December 1991 and was previously known as Zee Telefims until 2006, when it was renamed and the news and entertainment units were spun off into four smaller divisions. ZEEL currently operates over 15 different television channels, a cable company Siti Cable, a record label Zee Music Company, a production company and other businesses as well. It has expanded operations abroad, with several of its channels available in the UK and US as well as Africa and Asia.

In 2002 ZEEL acquired a majority stake (51%) in ETC Networks. In 2006, they acquired Integrated Subscriber Management Services Limited and in November 2006, ZEEL acquired an interest (50%) in Taj television TEN Sports.

In February 2010 ZEEL acquired an additional stake (95%) in TEN Sports.

As of May 2011, Star DEN, (which is 50% owned by 21st Century Fox) brought 50% of Zee, making FOX own 25% of Zee.[6]

As Zee Telefilms, the company formed part of BSE Sensex from 2000-2005. The news and regional entertainment channel business was spun off into a separate company in 2006 under the corporate banner Zee News Ltd (ZNL).

Fox also holds an approximate 30% interest in Tata Sky Limited which owns and operates a DTH platform in India. The Company has a 50/50 joint venture, Star Den, with Den Networks Limited to perform channel placement services in India. In May 2011, Star Den entered into a 50/50 joint venture with Zee Turner Limited and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (“ZEEL”) to distribute and market all channels owned by the Company and ZEEL, their respective affiliated channels and other third party channels in India, Nepal and Bhutan. 6


Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. currently operates the following TV channels:

Channel Details
Zindagi Hindi general entertainment channel
&TV Hindi general entertainment channel
9X Hindi general entertainment channel
Zee TV Hindi general entertainment channel
Zee Cinema Hindi movie channel
Zing Hindi music channel
Zee Lamhe Hindi general entertainment channel
TEN Action Sports channel dedicated to football
TEN Cricket Sports channel dedicated to cricket
TEN Sports General sports channel
TEN Golf Sports channel dedicated to Golf
Zee Premiere Hindi new movie channel (Now defunct)
Zee Action Hindi action movie channel
Zee Classic Hindi classic movie channel
&Pictures Hindi youth movie channel
Zee Anmol Hindi general entertainment Channel
Zee Smile Hindi general entertainment Channel
Zee Jagran Hindi religious channel
Zee Trendz Fashion channel
Zee Cafe English general entertainment channel
Zee Studio English movie channel
Zee Aflam Hindi movie channel with Arabic subtitles, It also shows the movies Dubbed in Arabic
Zee Alwan Arabic general entertainment with dubbed Hindi serials, dramas and shows
Zee Salaam Urdu (India) infotainment channel
Zee Variasi Zee's Malaysian Channel
Zee Telugu Telugu general entertainment channel
Zee Bangla Bengali general entertainment channel
Zee Bangla Cinema Bengali movie channel
Zee Kannada Kannada general entertainment channel
Zee Marathi Marathi general entertainment channel
Zee Marathi Cinema Marathi movie channel
Zee Punjabi Punjabi general entertainment channel based in United States, Canada and United Kingdom
Zee Tamil Tamil general entertainment channel
Zee ETC Bollywood Hindi music channel
Zee Purvaiya Hindi general entertainment channel
Zee Kalinga 24x7 Odia News Channel
Sarthak TV Odia general entertainment channel [7]
Zee ETC Punjabi Punjabi general entertainment channel
Living Foodz English and Hindi food and lifestyle channel
Zee Q Edutainment channel
Zee Nung Broadcasts Bollywood films and Indian dramas in the Thai language.
Zee Bioskop Broadcasts Bollywood films in the Indonesian language.
Zee Hiburan Broadcasts Indian dramas in the Indonesian language.
Zee Magic Broadcast Indian Drama, TV show and Bollywood Movies in French Language.
Zee Variasi Broadcasts Bollywood films and Indian dramas with Malay and English subtitles in Malaysia.

Movie productions[edit]

In 2008, Zee Networks launched Zee Motion Pictures,[8] an independent subsidiary of Zee Entertainment Enterprises focusing on development, production, distribution and marketing of mainstream films in Hindi and six regional languages (Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada and Odia). Zee Motion Pictures also operates Zee Limelight.


  1. ^ "Contact Us". zeetelevision.com. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "FY2011 of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited". moneycontrol.com. 
  3. ^ Kohli-Khandekar, Vanita. "Q&A: Punit Goenka, MD, Zee Entertainment Enterprises". Business Standard. BusinessStandard.com. Retrieved 18 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "Contact Us". zeetelevision.com. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Zee Music Company - Official YouTube Channel". YouTube. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "Earnings Report". FOX. 2013. p. 6. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  7. ^ ECONOMIC TIMES (15 July 2015). "Zee Entertainment acquires Odia GEC Sarthak TV for Rs 115 crore". Economictimes.indiatimes.com/. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  8. ^ Hetal Adesara (2 March 2008). "Zee Group launches two motion picture production banners". Businessofcinema.com. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 

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