Zee TV

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Zee TV
Zee TV Logo
Launched 2 October 1992; 22 years ago (1992-10-02)
Owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises
Parent: (Essel Group)
Picture format 576i ( 480i and 480p {only in NTSC countries}) (16:9/4:3) (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Slogan Har Lamha Nayi Ummeed
Country India
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra
Sister channel(s)

Zee Living

Website www.zeetv.com
Airtel digital TV
Channel 104 (SD)
Channel 105 (HD)
Channel 108 (as Zee Variasi)
(Mauritius & Réunion)
Channel 142
Channel 452
Dish Network
Channel 694 (HD)
Dish TV
Channel 110 (SD)
Channel 1 (HD)
Dialog TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 27
(UK & Ireland)
Channel 788
Tata Sky
Channel 117 (SD)
Channel 118 (HD)
Channel 128
Bell TV
Channel 679
(Nigeria/South Africa)
Channel 452
Videocon d2h
Channel 103 (SD)
Channel 104 (HD)
Channel 108 (as Zee Variasi)
(South Africa)
channel 166 (as Zee World)
Reliance Digital TV
Channel 209 (SD)
Channel 231 (HD)
Sun Direct (India) Channel 308 (SD)
Available on most cable systems Check local listings for channels
Virgin Media
Channel 809
Channel 2
Verizon FiOS
Channel 1753
iO Digital Cable
Channel 1169
Channel 336
StarHub TV
Channel 125
Weststar TV
(Cayman Islands)
Channel 191
Channel 161
Channel 762
UPC Ireland
Channel 808
In Digital
Channel 110
Channel 123 (Digital)
Destiny Cable
Channel 123 (Digital)
Shaw Cable
Channel 537
Directv Latin America
Channel 780
TalkTalk Plus TV
Channel 555
Channel 3702
Singtel TV (Singapore) Channel 646

Zee TV is an Indian cable and satellite television channel owned and operated by Zee Entertainment Enterprises, a media and entertainment company based in Mumbai, Maharashtra.[1] It majorly airs programmes in Hindi and other regional languages of India. The channel is also available in various nations of Southeast Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australasia and North America. A part of the Essel Group, it started to broadcast on 2 October 1992 as the first Hindi-language cable channel in India.[2]


Zee TV was founded by Subhash Chandra and was launched in India on 1 October 1992 as a Hindi satellite channel. Zee formerly had a partnership with STAR TV. However, STAR TV ended their partnership with ZEE TV when Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation acquired STAR TV. Zee TV was launched in the UK in March 1995, which acquired[clarification needed] TV Asia,[3] the first Asian channel to be launched in the UK and Europe. Zee TV was launched in the USA on 15 July 1998. In the USA, some of programmes are subtitled in English and some commercials are in English. An HD feed first became available in India, Zee TV HD launched in the US on 5 September 2012 on Dish Network.

In December 1994, Zee TV launched El TV, a sister entertainment channel. Zee TV later relaunched it as a hybrid entertainment and news channel under Zee India TV, before converting it into a 24-hour News channel (Zee News) in around 1998-99.



  1. ^ zeetv.com. "Contact Us". zeetv.com. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  2. ^ "India : Media and publishing - Britannica Online Encyclopedia". Britannica.com. Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  3. ^ "TV Asia". TVARK. Retrieved 2011-06-24. 

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