|Headquarters||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to letterboxed 576i for the SDTV feed)
|Sister channels||See list of channels owned by ZEEL|
|Launched||2 October 1992|
|Asianet Digital (India)||Channel 514 (SD)|
Channel 854 (HD)
|Kerala Vision Digital TV (Kerala)||Channel 204 (SD)|
Channel 828 (HD)
|Airtel digital TV||Channel 108(SD)|
Channel 109 (HD)
|Tata Sky||Channel 143 (SD) |
Channel 141 (HD)
Channel 142 (HD+)
|Dish TV||Channel 118 (SD)|
Channel 110 (HD)
|d2h||Channel 103 (SD)|
Channel 102 (HD)
|Sun Direct||Channel 308 (SD)|
Channel 876 (HD)
Zee TV (stylized as ZEE TV) is a Hindi-language general entertainment pay television channel based in India, owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises, a subsidiary of the Essel Group. It is associated with several other sister channels which provide services in other Indian regional languages.
The chairman of the group is Subhash Chandra, who is a member of the Rajya Sabha. It was launched on October 2, 1992, as the flagship channel of Zee Telefilms Ltd (now Zee Entertainment Enterprises). It is India's oldest Hindi-language pay television channel.
In 1982, Essel Group's Empire Holding Ltd. was renamed to Zee Telefilms Ltd, as part of the Essel Group venture into mass media and entertainment. Zee TV was launched on October 2, 1992, as the flagship channel of the company. It began full-day broadcasts in 1993. Zee Telefilms Ltd was renamed into the Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd on January 10, 2007, which continues to operate the entertainment channels of the Zee Network. In 2013, Zee TV, along with its sister channels, went over a branding overhaul. On 15 October 2017, coinciding Zee's twenty-five year silver jubilee, all of its channels rebranded. On 30 May 2021, Zee TV planned to revamp its look and air four new television series, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was postponed.Later, Zee TV planned to revamp on 23 August 2021 launching 2 new shows - Rishton Ka Manjha and Meet.
The Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd is the mass media company which operates the Zee Network, most of which are subscription based with some exceptions. Zee TV is the flagship channel of the company. The Zee Network consists of a number channels in the genres of general entertainment, movies, lifestyle and travel. The Zee Entertainment Enterprises also operates a number of channels under sister brands such as "&", "Big".
|Zee TV||Hindi||General Entertainment||SD+HD|
|Zindagi TV||Broadcast only through ZEE5|
|Big Magic||General Entertainment for Kids||To be rebranded as Zee Josh soon.|
|Zing||Music||Formerly Zee Music |
Rebranded as Zee Jashn soon
|Zee Anmol Cinema||SD|
|Zee Ganga||Bhojpuri||General Entertainment||Formerly Big Ganga|
|Zee Café||English||General Entertainment||SD+HD||Formerly Zee English|
|&flix||Movies||Formerly Zee Studio|
|Zee Zest||Hindi, English||Lifestyle||SD+HD||Replaced Living Foodz|
|Zee Marathi||Marathi||General Entertainment||SD+HD||Formerly Alpha TV Marathi|
|Zee Tamil||Tamil||General Entertainment||SD+HD|
|Zee Thirai||Movies||SD||HD version coming soon|
|Zee Telugu||Telugu||General Entertainment||SD+HD||Formerly Alpha TV Telugu|
|Zee Keralam||Malayalam||General Entertainment|
|Zee Picchar||Movies||SD||HD version coming soon|
|Zee Bangla||Bengali||General Entertainment||SD+HD||Formerly Alpha TV Bangla|
|Zee Bangla Cinema||Movies||SD|
|Zee Sarthak||Odia||General Entertainment||Formerly Sarthak TV|
|Zee Punjabi||Punjabi||Formerly Alpha TV Punjabi|
|Zee Bihar Jharkhand|
|Zee Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand|
|Zee Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh|
|Zee Punjab Haryana Himachal|
|Zee 24 Ghanta||Bengali|
|Zee 24 Taas||Marathi|
|Zee 24 Kalak||Gujarati|
|Zee World||English||General Entertainment|
|Zee Bollynova||General Entertainment|
|Zee Magic||French||General Entertainment|
|Zee Alwan||Arabic||General Entertainment|
|Zee Bing||Thai||General Entertainment|
|Zee Next||Hindi||General Entertainment||SD|
|Zee Smile||Formerly known as Smile TV|
|Zee Premier||Movies||Formerly known as Premier Cinema|
|Zee ETC Bollywood||Music||Formerly known as ETC, then ETC Bollywood|
|Zee Khana Khazana||Lifestyle||Replaced with Living Foodz|
|Zee Studio||English||Movies||Formerly known as Zee MGM, then Zee Movie Zone|
|Zee Select||Formerly known as MX|
|Zee Trendz||Lifestyle||Formerly known as Trendz TV|
|Zee Gujarati||Gujarati||General Entertainment||Formerly known as Alpha TV Gujarati|
|Living Foodz||English, Hindi||Lifestyle||SD+HD||Replaced with Zee Zest|
|Zee ETC Punjabi||Punjabi||General Entertainment||Formerly known as ETC Punjabi|
|Zee 24 Gantalu||Telugu||News|
|9X||Hindi||General Entertainment||Acquired from 9X Media|
The channel mostly airs content intended for family and coming-of-age generations ranging from comedy to drama. It has also aired reality shows such as En Vidya Nokki, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, I Can Do That, India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj, and Dance India Dance.
Zee TV launched a Nickelodeon-branded programming block in 1999 as part of a distribution deal between Viacom International and Zee Entertainment Enterprises. It was replaced by a new Cartoon Network block in 2002.
Zee Rishtey Awards
Since 2007, the channel has presented an annual award show, the Zee Rishtey Awards, to performers on its show based on their popularity. Nominations for the awards are declared by the channel. The winners are selected through voting that is made online and through SMS.
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