(Last Updated on : 17/07/2014)
Zee TV Channels are broadcasted in different languages like Hindi, Urdu and other regional languages all over India. Zee TV Channels also broadcast in South Asia, along with audiences in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, East Asia, Australasia and North America. In the month of October of 1992, Zee TV network launched in India. After that the Zee TV Channels became the dominant player in Indian Television. The Zee TV Channels became the first Hindi satellite channels in India. Formerly this channel had a partnership with STAR TV
. When Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation acquired STAR TV, STAR ended their partnership with ZEE TV (now ZEE Telefilms, Ltd.).
According to their official report Zee TV Channels are the largest producer and aggregator of Hindi programming in the world, with more than 30,000 hours of original programming in the library. Today Zee TV Channels are considered as some of the most popular entertainment brands in India. Within a decade of its induction, it ranked as the ninth most popular brand. With an estimated extend to 500 million viewers in all over 120 countries, Zee TV Channels are considered to be the largest Indian Multiple distribution platforms.
The 120 countries that are served by Zee TV Channels involve USA, Canada, Europe, Africa, South East Asia, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. Zee has first listed Media Company in India, which launched the first Hindi movie channel, Zee Cinema. Later Zee network came along with its unsurpassed collection of Zee TV Channels. Zee is counted to be the first launcher of a 24-hour Hindi News Channel in India - Zee News
, now operating as a separate company called Zee News Limited (ZNL). Zee is regarded as the first company to set up MSO operations at a national level - Siticable, now transferred its business to a separate company called Wire and Wireless (India) Limited (WWIL).
Zee Network or Zee Telefilms Ltd. owns over 20 different television channels, a cable company (SitiCable), a record label (Zee Records), a production company and other businesses as well. The Group, during 2006, acquired Integrated Subscriber Management Services Limited and it acquired 50% of interest in Ten Sports channel in November 2006. In India the Zee TV Channels include Zee TV, Zee Business
, Zee Cinema
, Zee Classic, Zee Music
, Zee News, Zee Premiere, Zee Smile
, Zee Sports, Zee Trendz, ETC
Music, ETC in Hindi networks; while Zee Action, Zee Cafe
, Zee Select, Zee Studio, Zee Kasturi in Punjabi networks. In Regional Channels, the Zee TV Channels include Zee Bangla, Zee Gujarati, Zee Kannada, Zee Kashmir, Zee Marathi, Zee Punjabi, Zee Telugu, and Zee Talkies.
Zee TV, under the supervision of the Zee Network is an India-based satellite television channel. Zee TV carries broadcasts in Hindi, Urdu, and other regional languages of India. Zee Cinema is a satellite television channel, which shows Hindi movies. The popular Zee Network owns it. The Zee Cinema was formerly tied-up with STAR TV. Zee News is run by Zee Network and is a Hindi-language News Channel in India. It also circularizes, besides India, to the Middle East and Europe, and other parts of Asia. This news channel is covering all types of news, including current affairs, glamour, crime, and sports. Zee Sports is a sports channel catering to the sports lovers of the South Asian population in the USA.
Zee English is an Indian English language television channel was launched. On March 27, 2005, it was renamed as Zee Caf‚. Zee Studio is an Indian English language movie channel and a part of the Zee Network. On March 15, 2000, the channel was launched as Zee Movies. After October, 2000, a joint venture with MGM was signed by Zee and the channel was renamed as Zee MGM. On October 1, 2004, the channel name was changed to Zee Movie Zone (ZMZ) after Sony bought MGM. As part of Zee Network's revamp, on March 27, 2005, it was renamed as Zee Studio. Zee Kannada is a 24-hour Kannada-language channel was launched which is possessed by Zee Network. A wide lay out of programming including series, movies, soap operas, game shows, talk shows and current affairs programmes are the features of this channel. Zee Kannada is a subscription channel. Thus it is available only via cable and satellite. Zee Kannada caters the Kannada speaking population in India. Zee Talkies is a Marathi television channel that broadcasts movies by Zee Entertainment.
Zee TV Channels are some of the most entertaining channels on Indian television, showing all kinds of programmes, shows round the clock, and caters to all age groups as well.