Zing (TV channel)

Zing (formerly known as Zee Muzic and Music Asia) is an Indian pay television music channel owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises.

Zing
Launched1 May 1997 (1997-05-01)
Closed1 June 2019 (2019-06-01) (UK & Ireland)
Owned byZee Entertainment Enterprises
Audience shareUK: 1,3%
India:
40% (September 2017, BARC[1])
SloganEkdum Awesome
Formerly calledMusic Asia (1997-2000)
Zee Muzic/Zee Music (2000-2009)
Replaced byZee Youth
WebsiteOfficial website
Availability
Terrestrial
Oqaab
(Afghanistan)
Channel 59
Satellite
K Vision IndonesiaChannel 155
CanalSat ReunionChannel 144
Tata Sky (India)Channel 671
Dish Network (United States)Channel 717
Videocon d2h (India)Channel 561
CanalSat MauriceChannel 144
MNC Vision IndonesiaChannel 271
Dialog TV (Sri Lanka)Channel 117 (Test)
Cable
F.D.I Digital Cable (India)Channel 304
Cable TV Hong Kong (Hong Kong)Channel 854
Ziggo (Netherlands)Channel 764
IPTV
Bouygues Telecom (France)Channel 740
SFR (France)Channel 760
KPN (Netherlands)Channel 114
HyppTV
(Malaysia)
Channel 351 (Coming Soon)
Streaming media
TVPlayerWatch live (UK only)[2]
Virgin TV AnywhereWatch live (UK only)[3]

It is also distributed in Southeast Asia and Europe. It was first launched in 1997 as Music Asia, rebranded as Zee Music in 2000 and finally rebranded 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 programming block.

In the UK, Zee Muzic was rebranded as Zing on 2 October 2009.[5]

On 21 July 2011, Zing TV was officially launched in North America on the Dish Network platform.[6]

Controversy

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

Programming

Current Programming

Former Programming

  • Fear Files
  • Bad Company
  • Pyaar Pehli Baar
  • Zindagi UTurn

See also

References

  1. BARC
  2. Watch live
  3. Watch live
  4. "Zee Muzic transforms itself into Zing". 1 April 2009. Archived from the original on 15 April 2009. Retrieved 17 June 2009.
  5. "End of an era: ZEE Muzic replaced with Zing". Biz Asia. 2 October 2009. Archived from the original on 9 October 2009. Retrieved 2 October 2009.
  6. "Apartment TV Provider for Multi-Family Units | DISH Business". Commercial.dishnetwork.com. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  7. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 May 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. "News18.com: CNN News18 Latest News, Breaking News India, Current News Headlines". Ibnlive.in.com. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  9. "Sonu Nigam accuses music company of announcing ban on him". India Today. 29 April 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
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