Zing (TV channel)

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Launched 1997; 21 years ago (1997) (India)
1999; 19 years ago (1999) (UK)
21 July 2011; 6 years ago (2011-07-21) (United States)
18 April 2013; 4 years ago (2013-04-18) (UAE)
29 December 2014; 3 years ago (2014-12-29) (Russia)
25 February 2015; 2 years ago (2015-02-25) (Chanda)
Owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises
Audience share India:
40% (, BARC[1])
Slogan Ekdum Awesome
Formerly called Music Asia (1997-2000)
Zee Muzic (2000-2009)
Website Official website
Channel 59
StarSat TV South Africa Channel 512
CanalSat Reunion Channel 144
Tata Sky (India) Channel 671
Sky (UK & Ireland) Channel 789 (SD)
Dish Network (United States) Channel 717
Videocon d2h (India) Channel 561
CanalSat Maurice Channel 144
F.D.I Digital Cable (India) Channel 304
Cable TV Hong Kong (Hong Kong) Channel 147
Virgin Media (UK) Channel 813
Ziggo (Netherlands) Channel 764
Bouygues Telecom (France) Channel 740
SFR (France) Channel 760
KPN (Netherlands) Channel 114
Channel 313 (Coming Soon)
Streaming media
TVPlayer Watch live (UK only)[2]
Virgin TV Anywhere Watch live (UK only)[3]
Zing logo used from April 2009 until 18 June 2011
Zing logo used from 18 June 2011 until 2014

Zing, formerly known as Zee Muzic and Music Asia, is an India-based satellite music television channel owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises, which carries broadcasts in Hindi and other regional languages of India. It also broadcasts in South Asia and Europe. It is promoted by the Essel Group. Zing was first launched in 1997 as Music Asia, relaunched as Zee Music in 2000, revamped in 2005 and finally repackaged as Zing in April 2009.[4]

Zing features humour, animation, spoofs and celebrity lifestyle in addition to music. Zing also has Chillax Mornings, a non-stop musical extravaganza for music lovers.[citation needed]

Zing for the Asia region is uplinked from Noida in India and uses Asiasat-3S.

In the UK, Zee Muzic was rebranded as Zing on 2 October 2009.[5]

On July 21, 2011, Zing TV officially launched in North America on the Dish Network platform.[6]


Zee media banned Sonu Nigam after he tweeted in support of politician Dr. Kumar Vishwas.[7][8][9]


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  1. ^ BARC[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Watch live
  3. ^ Watch live
  4. ^ "Zee Muzic transforms itself into Zing". April 1, 2009. Archived from the original on April 15, 2009. Retrieved June 17, 2009. 
  5. ^ "End of an era: ZEE Muzic replaced with Zing". Biz Asia. 2009-10-02. 
  6. ^ "Apartment TV Provider for Multi-Family Units | DISH Business". Commercial.dishnetwork.com. Retrieved 2017-07-16. 
  7. ^ [1][dead link]
  8. ^ "News18.com: CNN News18 Latest News, Breaking News India, Current News Headlines". Ibnlive.in.com. Retrieved 2017-07-16. 
  9. ^ "Sonu Nigam accuses music company of announcing ban on him : Bollywood, News - India Today". Indiatoday.intoday.in. 2015-04-29. Retrieved 2017-07-16. 

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