||Zee TV is an India-based satellite television channel owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, which carries broadcasts in Hindi and other regional languages of India. As well as broadcasting in South Asia, it also reaches audiences in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, East Asia, Australasia and North America. It is a part of the Essel Group.
Zee TV was founded by Subhash Chandra and launched in India in October 1992, becoming the first Hindi satellite channel. This channel formerly had a partnership with STAR TV. However, STAR ended their partnership with ZEE TV when Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation acquired STAR TV. Zee TV was launched in the UK in 1995, acquired TV Asia, which was the first Asian Channel to be launched in the UK and Europe. Zee TV was launched in the USA in 1998. In the USA, some programs on Zee TV are subtitled in English, and some commercials are in English.
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) was previously known as Zee Telefilms Limited (ZTL) which got diversified into 4 singular entities in 2006. ZTL was founded in October 1992 as a programming bank for Zee TV - India's first Hindi satellite channel.
One of the most popular entertainment brands in India; was ranked 9th most popular brand within a decade of its launch.
One of the largest Indian programming content distributors with an estimated reach of more than 500 million viewers in over 167 countries including USA, Canada, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
|Network||Zee Entertainment Enterprises|
|Owned by||Zee Network|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV 16:9, 4:3),
|Broadcast area||Australia, Europe, United Kingdom Hong Kong, India, Middle East, New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom, Mauritius, Indian Ocean, United States, Canada|
|Replaced||Zee TV (1992-1995)|
|Sister channels||Zee Cinema
|Tags zee tv, zee tv india, zee tv channel, indian entertainment tv, zee telefilms, zee network|