Zing (TV channel)

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Zing
Zing new logo.png
Launched 1990
Owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises
Audience share India:
40% (September 2015 (2015-09), BARC[1])
Slogan Ekdum Awesome
Formerly called Music Asia (1990-2000)
Zee Muzic (2000-2009)
Website Official website
Availability
Satellite
StarSat TV South Africa Channel 512
CanalSat Reunion Channel 144
Tata Sky (India) Channel 671
Sky (UK & Ireland) Channel 789 (SD)
Dish Network (USA) Channel 674
Videocon d2h (India) Channel 561
CanalSat Maurice Channel 144
Astra 2F (Europe) 12545 H 22000 5/6
Cable
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
IPTV
Bouygues Telecom (France) Channel 740
SFR (France) Channel 760
KPN (Netherlands) Channel 84
HyppTV
(Malaysia)
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, 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 Muzic 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]

Controversy[edit]

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

Programming[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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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