Zee TV

Zee TV is an Indian pay television channel owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises, a media and entertainment company based in Mumbai, Maharashtra.[1] A part of the Essel Group, it started to broadcast on 2 October 1992 as the first Hindi-language subscription channel in India.[2]

Zee TV
Launched2 October 1992 (1992-10-02)
Owned byZee Entertainment Enterprises
Parent: (Essel Group)
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 576i for the SDTV feed)
SloganAaj Likhenge Kal
HeadquartersMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Sister channel(s)
Digital terrestrial televisionChannel slots vary on each city
Airtel digital TV(India)Channel 108 (SD)
Channel 109 (HD)
(Mauritius & Réunion)
Channel 142 (SD)
Channel 452
Dish Home
Channel 203 (SD)
Channel 902 (HD)
Dish Network
(United States)
Channel 694 (HD)
Dish TVChannel 118 (SD)
Channel 117 (HD)
Dialog TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 27
Sky (UK & Ireland)Channel 709 (SD)
Tata SkyChannel 143 (SD)
Channel 141 (HD)
Channel 128
Bell TV
Channel 679
Channel 452
Videocon d2h
Channel 103 (SD)
Channel 903 (HD)
(South Africa)
channel 452
channel 166 ( Zee World)
Reliance Digital TVChannel 209 (SD)
Channel 231 (HD)
Sun DirectChannel 308 (SD)
Channel 876 (HD)
Transvision (Indonesia)Channel 151 (as Zee Bioskop)
OSN (Middle East
& North Africa)
Channel 276
Real VU
Channel 183
Channel 181
(South Korea)
Channel 194 (as JTBC Zee TV)
Cable TV Hong KongChannel 851
Virgin Media (UK)Channel 809 (HD)
Channel 2
Verizon FiOS
(United States)
Channel 1753
iO Digital Cable
(United States)
Channel 1169
(United States)
Channel 336 and Channel 691
StarHub TV
Channel 125
Weststar TV
(Cayman Islands)
Channel 191
Channel 161
Channel 762
Virgin Media Ireland
Channel 808
In Digital
Channel 110
Channel 123 (Digital)
Destiny Cable
Channel 123 (Digital)
Shaw Cable
Channel 537
Flow Trinidad
(Trinidad and Tobago)
Channel 55
Channel 187
Asianet Digital (India)Channel 39
Spectrum (cable service)Channel 1533
now TV
(Hong Kong)
Channel 782
TalkTalk Plus TV
Channel 555
(United States)
Channel 3702
Singtel TV (Singapore)Channel 646
KabloTV (Turkey)Channel 152
Streaming media
Sling TV (United States)Internet protocol television
myTV Super
Channel 811

Zee TV HD was launched on 15 August 2011 along with Zee Cinema HD, Zee Studio HD. It overhauled its old logo on 15 October 2017, along with all other channels of the Zee Entertainment Enterprises.[3]


The channel mostly airs content intended for family and coming-of-age generations ranging from comedy to drama.[4] It also aired reality shows such as Shabaash India,[5] Sa Re Ga Ma Pa,[6] I Can Do That,[7] India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj,[8] and Dance India Dance.[9]


Programming blocks

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.[10][11]

International feeds

  • Zee TV UK
  • Zee TV Middle East
  • Zee TV Russia
  • Zee TV Fiji
  • Zee TV Asia Pacific
  • Zee TV Australia
  • Zee TV New Zealand
  • Zee TV Africa
  • Zee TV Mauritius
  • Zee TV Caribbean
  • Zee TV USA
  • Zee TV Mexico
  • Zee TV Canada
  • Zee TV Brazil
  • Zee TV Europe
  • Zee TV Bangladesh
  • Zee TV South Asia


  1. zeetv.com. "Contact Us". zeetv.com. Retrieved 16 July 2010.
  2. "Zee TV completes 23 years". afaqs news bureau. afaqs. 6 October 2015. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  3. "Zee TV unveils its brand new logo and philosophy, 'Aaj Likhenge Kal'". Indian Advertising Media & Marketing News – exchange4media. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  4. "17 New serials are to be launched". IT Team. indianrelevision.com. 9 March 2001. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  5. Sapna, Nair (14 June 2006). "Action and adventure to rule Zee's prime slot". afaqs news bureau. afaqs. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  6. Prachi, Shrivastava (18 December 2014). "Zee TV hikes ad rates for Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs 5". afaqs news bureau. afaqs. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  7. "After Oye! It's Friday, Farhan Akhtar is returning to TV". Hindustan Times. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  8. "Zee launches star hunt 'India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj'". Indiantelevision.com. 21 April 2004.
  9. "DID Little Masters tops the flock; Zee slips back to No. 3". afaqs news bureau. afaqs. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  10. "ZEE TV TO LAUNCH NICKELODEON". 11 October 1999. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  11. "Cartoon Network block replaces Nick on Zee TV". 14 August 2002. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
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