Zee Entertainment

India’s Zee One debuts on Rakuten TV in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Indian entertainment and Bollywood channel Zee One has joined FAST operator Rakuten TV across German speaking markets. India’s media giant Zee Entertainment launched the FAST channel Zee One on Rakuten TV in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland in December. Zee holds more than 1.3bn viewers globally, produces over 500 hours of content each week and over […]

Concessions offered by Sony-Zee as watchdog raises concerns

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) and Zee Entertainment have reportedly offered concessions in order to get their merger over the line. Announced in December 202, the merger would create a US$10 billion media behemoth across TV, cinema and streaming with around 92 channels. The pair however received notice from the Competition Commission of India (CCI) […]

Merged Sony-Zee would have ‘adverse effect on competition’, says Indian watchdog

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has reportedly decided that the proposed merger of Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) and Zee Entertainment will hurt competition in the country and will launch a further investigation into the tie-up. The merger, announced in December 2021, would create a US$10 billion media behemoth across TV, cinema and streaming […]

Invesco drops plans to oust Zee Entertainment board

US-based investment firm Invesco has scrapped plans to shake up the management structure of India’s Zee Entertainment. Zee, which has agreed to merge with Sony Networks India, has been facing a months-long revolt from Invesco. Invesco owns 17.88% of Zee, and in October 2021 called on shareholders to implement a revamped executive board including the […]

Sony Pictures Networks India to merge with Zee Entertainment

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) has struck a deal to take control of Indian media giant Zee Entertainment. SPNI and Zee Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL) have signed up to an exclusive, non-binding agreement to combine both companies’ linear networks, digital assets, production operations and programme libraries. The combined company would be a publicly listed company in […]

Report: Sony looks to India as it eyes Zee Entertainment stake

Sony Corporation is in the running to pick up a stake in Zee Entertainment after its owner Essel Group put it out for sale, according to CNBC TV18. Essel revealed in November that it would sell a part of its stake in Zee to a global strategic advisor. Sources told the publisher that the Sony […]

Zee moves into Poland with Bollywood channel launch

Zee Entertainment is moving into Poland with the launch of a customised version of its dedicated Bollywood film and entertainment channel, Zee.One. The channel will offer Bollywood content, specially customised for Polish audiences, and will feature high-budget movies and series. Zee has also appointed NBCUniversal’s former head of affiliate sales for Poland, Pawel Kolasa, as […]

Zee Network to launch &TV channel in the UK

Zee Network Europe is set to rollout its new Hindi-language general entertainment channel &TV in the UK next month, following recent launches in India and the Middle East. Speaking to DTVE, Punit Goenka, managing director of Zee Entertainment, said that while Zee TV is a “more traditional brand”, free-to-air &TV will focus on more young, […]

New Bollywood channels on TVPlayer

Bollywood channels Zing and Lamhe from Zee Entertainment have launched on UK online TV platform TVPlayer, joining its existing DESI pack. Lifestyle channel Zing offers a mix of movies, drama and music and last month ranked as third top channel in the South Asian TV market in the UK, with a monthly reach of 1,048,000 […]