List of All the Media Channels Under Zee Media (Essel Group)

Mahima Sinha Mahima Sinha
Jul 11, 2022 7 min read
List of All the Media Channels Under Zee Media (Essel Group)

One of India's most renowned commercial organizations, Essel Group or the Zee Group, has a broad portfolio of assets in media, marketing, entertainment, enterprise solutions, infrastructure projects, and academia. This conglomerate, which has its headquarters in Mumbai, has distinguished itself in the Indian media sector. Popularly known as Zee, the business is a household name in itself.

The current business sectors of Essel Group are TV broadcasting, publishing, filmmaking, science and technology, manufacturing, infrastructure, academia, valuable metals, healthy living, potash mining, financial services, oil and gas, and nuclear energy, and these are only a few examples.

About Essel Group

Speaking of the history of the Essel Group, it has its roots attached to the pre-independence era. It was founded in 1926 as a commodity trading and export company called Rama Associates Limited.

Ever since, it has transformed into a conglomerate that is a representation of the creativity and strength of Indian entrepreneurship, with overseas operations and a workforce of close to around ten thousand devoted workers all over the nation.

Today, one of the major business areas of Essel Group is Zee Media Corporation. Zee News Limited was the previous name of Zee Media Corporation Limited. It is one of the biggest television news networks in India, offering coverage of both the national and local news. The organization created Zee TV, the first satellite channel ever broadcast in the nation.

It features around 19 news channels nationwide in eight different languages and is run by Subhash Chandra. Dish TV India Ltd., a distribution network, is also present. Zee Media also produces films and videos and manages ZIMA, the Zee Institute of Media Arts, a film school. Shares representing 30.89% of the company are available for trading on the stock exchange. The Essel Group of enterprises owns the remaining 69.11 percent of the shares.

Let us now talk about the different channels owned by Zee Media.

1. Zee News
2. Zee Hindustan
3. Zee Business
4. Zee 24 Ghanta
5. Zee Kannada
6. Zee 24 Taas
7. Zee 24 Kalak
8. Zee Odisha
9. Zee Rajasthan
10. Zee Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand
11. Zee Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh
12. Zee Bihar Jharkhand
13. Zee Delhi NCR Haryana
14. Zee Punjab Haryana Himachal
15. WION
16. Zee Salaam
17. Zee Malayalam
18. Zee Tamil News
19. Zee Telugu News

1. Zee News

Launched: 1999

Language: Hindi

Zee News Logo
Zee News Logo

Zee News is one of the most popular news channels in India at present. It was launched in the year 1999 and today it primarily focuses on Hindi media and has turned out to be one of the most controversial news giants.

2. Zee Hindustan

Launched: 2017

Language: Hindi

Zee Hindustan Logo
Zee Hindustan Logo

Zee Hindustan is one such unique channel without any news anchor or presenter. It was revamped in the year 2018. The motive behind this was to show the real voices and opinions of the Indian masses through unique shows.

3. Zee Business

Launched: 2005

Language: Hindi

Zee Business Logo
Zee Business Logo

Zee Business, as the name suggests, is mainly engaged in the broadcasting of business-related day-to-day affairs. With its insightful debates on the finance and economy of the country with great business personalities, the channel has been growing ever since.

4. Zee 24 Ghanta

Launched: 2007

Language: Bengali

Zee 24 Ghanta Logo
Zee 24 Ghanta Logo

Zee 24 Ghanta is one of the most popular Bengali TV channels. Zee 24 Ghanta focuses on the overall news and shows happening in and around West Bengal.

5. Zee Kannada

Launched: 2006

Language: Kannada

Zee Kannada Logo
Zee Kannada Logo

Zee Kannada is Zee Network’s extension to the Kannada media. The channel deals with all the affairs happening in and around. It was launched back in the year 2006 and has been unstoppable.

6. Zee 24 Taas

Launched: 2007

Language: Marathi

Zee 24 Taas Logo
Zee 24 Taas Logo

Maharashtra, the state of the financial capital of India is one of the most important affairs of India and so is Zee 24 Taas which is broadcasted in Marathi primarily for the people of Maharashtra.

7. Zee 24 Kalak

Launched: 2017

Language: Gujarati

Zee 24 Kalak Logo
Zee 24 Kalak Logo

Similarly, Zee 24 Kalak is Zee Networks’ extension of its channels in Gujarat. The channel is quite famous in the cities of Gandhinagar Ahmedabad,, etc, and is growing in the whole of Gujarat.

8. Zee Odisha

Launched: 2014

Language: Odia

Zee Odisha Logo
Zee Odisha Logo

Zee Odisha is Zee Networks’ extension of broadcasting the Odia news in the region through this channel. The channel is quite popular in Orissa and enjoys excellent viewership.

9. Zee Rajasthan

Launched: 2013

Language: Hindi

Zee Rajasthan Logo
Zee Rajasthan Logo

Zee Rajasthan is one of the most prominent news channels in Rajasthan and has been growing ever since it was launched. The channel enjoys great popularity in the state and often holds big events.

10. Zee Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand

Launched: 2017

Language: Hindi

Zee Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand Logo
Zee Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand Logo

Zee Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand is Zee Networks' extension of broadcasting the news related to the states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, which were originally Uttar Pradesh at one point in time. The channel is quite popular in the region and enjoys great TRP compared to other regional channels of UP and Uttarakhand.

11. Zee Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh

Launched: 2017

Language: Hindi

Zee Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh Logo
Zee Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh Logo

Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh got separated in the year 2000 but the states have always been integral parts of India and friendly neighbors as well. The channel Zee Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh broadcasts the shows in the local languages of the concerned states and enjoys great TRP.

12. Zee Bihar Jharkhand

Launched: 2017

Language: Hindi

Zee Bihar Jharkhand Logo
Zee Bihar Jharkhand Logo

Zee Bihar Jharkhand is Zee Networks' extension of broadcasting the news related to the states Bihar and Jharkhand, which were originally Bihar through this channel. The channel is quite popular in the region and enjoys great TRP compared to other regional channels.

13. Zee Delhi NCR Haryana

Launched: 2022

Language: -

Zee Delhi NCR Logo
Zee Delhi NCR Logo

Delhi NCR and Haryana are bordering states and very often, the affairs of these states have always to do with each other’s welfare. Thus Zee Delhi NCR Haryana broadcasts the NCR and Haryana-related news on this channel and is considered one of the most successful regional TV channels.

14. Zee Punjab Haryana Himachal

Launched: 2013

Language: Hindi

Zee Punjab Haryana Himachal Logo
Zee Punjab Haryana Himachal Logo

Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal are bordering states and very often, the affairs of these states have always to do with each other’s welfare. Thus Zee Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal broadcasts the related news and other TV shows on this channel and is considered one of the most successful regional TV channels.

15. WION

Launched: 2016

Language: English

Wion Logo
Wion Logo

WION is one of the international news channels which has its presence spread overseas in countries like Nepal, Sri Lanka, etc. It also is an integral part of the Essel Group and has been performing great in English news. It was launched in 2006.

16. Zee Salaam

Launched: 2010

Language: Urdu

Zee Salaam Logo
Zee Salaam Logo

Zee Salaam, as the name suggests is the Urdu infotainment of the Zee Networks’. The main aim of the channel was to promote Urdu culture and practices; thus it was launched in 2010 and has been successful ever since.

17. Zee Malayalam

Launched: 2018

Language: Malayalam

Zee Malayalam Logo
Zee Malayalam Logo

Zee Malayalam is Zee Networks’ extension of broadcasting the Malayali news and shows in the region of Kerala state through this channel. The channel is quite popular in Kerala and enjoys excellent viewership.

18. Zee Tamil News

Launched: 2008

Language: Tamil

Zee Tamil News Logo
Zee Tamil News Logo

Zee Tamil mainly deals with the state of Tamil Nadu and broadcasts shows and news concerning the state.

19. Zee Telugu News

Launched: 2005

Language: Telugu

Zee Telugu Logo
Zee Telugu Logo

Zee Telugu is one of the most prominent TV channels in the state of Telangana and the surrounding areas and has been growing ever since it was launched. The channel enjoys great popularity in the state and often holds big events.

Conclusion

We can see that with time Essel Group’s Zee Networks has spread its business to the whole of India. Today Zee TV rules over the Indian media. The secret ingredient behind this is the fact that they understood the people’s needs and love for their language. Thus the expansion in the regional languages helped the group grow to the pinnacles of glory, where they are today.

FAQs

Who is the owner of the Zee News channel?

Essel Group is the parent company of Zee News.

How many channels does Zee News have?

Zee News has 19 channels under its brand.

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