ZEE5 is an Indian video on demand website run by Essel Group via its subsidiary Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL). It was launched in India on 14 February 2018 with content in 12 languages.[2] ZEE5 mobile app is available on Web, Android, iOS, Smart TVs, among other devices.[3]

Type of businessPublic
Type of site
OTT Platform
Streaming Media
Video On Demand
Available inEnglish, Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Bhojpuri, Gujarati and Punjabi
Area served190 + countries
OwnerZee Entertainment Enterprises
(Essel Group)
IndustryEntertainment, Mass Media
  • Film production
  • film distribution
  • television production
Users76.4 million worldwide (total),[1]
Launched14 February 2018 (2018-02-14)

The platform also provided the first Tamil web series in 2018 with the title America Mappillai.[4][5] In the same year, the platform also introduced another web series titles, Kallachirippu which was produced by popular filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj.[6][7] and Karenjit Kaur – The Untold Story of Sunny Leone, a biographical web series on Sunny Leone.

The service has been launched everywhere except for United States, because of Dish Network's clause in the contract ZEE has with the satellite provider, which is the major provider for Indian channels in the country[8].


In 2018, ZEE5 was launched with its existing roster of movies, and simultaneously was streaming original shows likes America Mappillai, Life Sahi Hai, Karenjit Kaur – The Untold Story of Sunny Leone which became an instant hit among the audience and kept producing more original shows.

Mobile App

The platform also offers a mobile app on all platforms, and it has partnered with global tech giants like Applicaster,[9][10] Lotame, Talamoos and A.I. video enhancement startup Minute.ly[11] to provide enhanced UI/UX and improved application Performance.[12]

See also


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