Our Legacy

Back in 1992, as the country was going through some extraordinary times, there was another event that changed the media and entertainment landscape forever in India.

Shri. Subhash Chandra, one of India’s leading entrepreneurs, launched Zee Telefilms Limited, and Zee TV, India’s first Hindi satellite channel, with a vision to create a platform that would converge media and communications and help viewers find a mirror that is relevant to the changing times

Over the years that followed, we grew from an Indian television broadcaster into a global content company, and expanded our footprint from South Asia to almost the whole world. Small and sure steps that helped us set off on our extraordinary journey to become one of the leading media and entertainment powerhouses in the world.


  • Launches Zee Zest

    ZEE’s first lifestyle channel

  • Launches Zee Vajwa

    A Marathi music channel

  • Launches 4 new regional channels

    A GEC - Zee Punjabi and three movie channels - Zee Biskope, Zee Thirai and Zee Picchar launched to strengthen the regional portfolio

  • Launches Zee Plex

    India’s 1st ‘Cinema2Home’ (C2H) service on Television and Digital platforms

  • Re-launches the acclaimed content brand Zindagi on ZEE5

    Featuring 1000+ hours of curated & created content


  • Launches &xplorHD

    The premium HD destination for thought provoking yet entertaining Hindi movies

  • Launches Arth – A Culture Fest

    A three-city cultural festival to celebrate India’s rich heritage

  • Launches Zee Classic

    Relaunch of India's only Hindi movie channel that showcases films from the golden era of Hindi cinema


  • Launches Zee Bollywood

    A one stop destination for wholesome masala entertainers

  • Launches Zee Keralam

    A Malayalam General Entertainment Channel

  • Launches ZEE5

    Most comprehensive entertainment platform for language content in India

  • Secures US patent for a technology platform developed in ZEE Media Lab, Silicon Valley

    Platform to satisfy 5 senses of the viewers, offering an immersive customer experience

  • Launches &flix

    The ultimate destination for movie fanatics with a Hollywood movie premiere every week


  • Launches &privé HD

    A premium English movie channel

  • Launches 106.2 big FM

    Its first radio station in the UAE

  • Launches Z5 Weyyak

    Its video on demand service for the Arabic audience

  • Forays into global production for mainstream audiences

    With the launch of ZEE Studios Intl. in Canada

  • Completes 25 glorious years

    As a Media & Entertainment conglomerate


  • Launches ZEAL for Unity

    A historic peace initiative

  • Launches OZEE

    Its AVOD platform

  • Zee Studios' Sairat becomes the first Marathi film

    To gross over Rs. 100 cr. worldwide

  • Announces the acquisition of the GECs

    From Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group Entities


  • Acquires Sarthak TV

    The number 1 GEC in Odiya language

  • Launches Zee Theatre

    Becomes India’s first M&E company to foray into theatre production


  • Partners with Jaipur Literature Festival

    The world’s largest free literature festival

  • Launches Zee Music Company

    Its new music label

  • Launches Zindagi

    A premium Hindi GEC channel

  • Brings its subsidiary Taj Television on board

    India's largest distribution agency

  • Becomes included in the Nifty

    National Stock Exchange's benchmark index


  • Unveils its new Corporate Brand identity

    And positioning - "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam"


  • Launches Zee Alwan

    Dedicated 24 Hour Arabic Channel

  • Launches ZeeQ

    India's first Kids Edutainment Channel

  • Launches Ten Golf

    India's first and exclusive 24 hour Golf channel

  • Launches Ditto TV

    India's first and only OTT (Over-The-Top TV) Distribution Platform


  • Announces share buyback

    For an aggregate expendable amount not exceeding 7,000 million

  • ZEE's distribution arm, Zee-Turner Ltd

    Enters into a 50:50 JV with Star Den Media Services Pvt. Ltd. to form MediaPro Enterprise India Pvt. Ltd.


  • Launches India.com

    Joint Venture between Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. and Mail.com Media Corporation

  • Launches Ten Action+

    Sports channel showcasing the best football action from around the world.

  • Launches Ten Cricket

    A dedicated 24-hour Cricket Channel

  • Acquires stake in Ten Sports

  • Launches Zee Salaam

    India's first Urdu infotainment satellite television channel


  • Launches Zee Aflam

    First Bollywood channel in MENA


  • Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL)

    Gets listed as an independent company


  • De-merger of Zee Telefilms Limited


  • Launches 'Trendz'

    A premium fashion and style channel, targeted at the fashion conscious Indian consumer

  • Enters into a distribution tie-up

    With Rajshri Pictures for theatrical distribution of films in India

  • Launches 5 new channels for the DTH market

    Viz. Action cinema, Classic cinema, MX, Premier cinema and Smile TV


  • Acquires controlling stakes

    In ETC Networks Limited and Padmalaya Telefilms Limited


  • 'Gadar - Ek Prem Katha'

    Became highest grossing box office movie

  • Introduces Zee TV and Zee News

    As pay television offerings


  • Launches pay bouquet

    Of channels in the Asian region

  • Enters into content distribution joint ventures

    With MGM and Viacom

  • Launches Internet over Cable services

    Becomes first cable company in India to do so


  • Launches regional channels

  • Acquires News Corp's 50% stake in joint ventures

    Of their television broadcasting business tie-up


  • Institutes a prime award 'Zee Cine Awards'

    In the film segment called

  • Launches Zee TV in the US


  • Launches Zee Music

    (Originally called Music Asia)


  • Launches Zee TV, Africa

  • Starts first cable channel

    In India - Siti Channel


  • Zee TV goes global - launches Zee TV, UK

  • Launches Zee News and Zee Cinema

  • Commences Siticable operations Joint Venture with News Corp


  • Initial Public Offering of Zee Telefilms Limited

  • Launches Zee TV