OUR EXTRAORDINARY LEGACY

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.

Dr. 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.

2017

  • 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

2016

  • 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

2015

  • 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

2014

  • 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

2013

  • Unveils its new Corporate Brand identity

    And positioning - "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam"

2012

  • 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

2011

  • 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.

2010

  • 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

2008

  • Launches Zee Aflam

    First Bollywood channel in MENA

2007

  • Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL)

    Gets listed as an independent company

2006

  • De-merger of Zee Telefilms Limited

2003

  • 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

2002

  • Acquires controlling stakes

    In ETC Networks Limited and Padmalaya Telefilms Limited

2001

  • 'Gadar - Ek Prem Katha'

    Became highest grossing box office movie

  • Introduces Zee TV and Zee News

    As pay television offerings

2000

  • 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

1999

  • Launches regional channels

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

    Of their television broadcasting business tie-up

1998

  • Institutes a prime award 'Zee Cine Awards'

    In the film segment called

  • Launches Zee TV in the US

1997

  • Launches Zee Music

    (Originally called Music Asia)

1996

  • Launches Zee TV, Africa

  • Starts first cable channel

    In India - Siti Channel

1995

  • Zee TV goes global - launches Zee TV, UK

  • Launches Zee News and Zee Cinema

  • Commences Siticable operations Joint Venture with News Corp

1992

  • Initial Public Offering of Zee Telefilms Limited

  • Launches Zee TV