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 buys channels as Reliance exits general entertainment TV

Zee Entertainment Enterprises has acquired a pair of channels from Indian compatriot Reliance Capital, confirming the latter’s exit from general entertainment broadcasting. The agreement hands Indian broadcaster Zee the Big Magic and Big Ganga networks, plus hour other TV licences. Big Magic is a comedy channel for the Hindi-speaking markets, while Big Ganga is a […]

Sony Pictures Networks acquires India’s Ten Sports Network

Sony Pictures Networks India is to acquire Ten Sports Network from Zee Entertainment Enterprises for US$385 million (€345 million). Sony said the acquisition would add South Asia’s leading sports network to its existing portfolio of channels. The channels being acquired include Ten 1, Ten 1 HD, Ten 2, Ten 3, Ten Golf HD, Ten Cricket and […]

Sling TV adds 27 new OTT channels from Zee

US over-the-top service Sling TV will launch 27 new channels from Indian entertainment company Zee as part of a renewed agreement between the firms. Sling will add channels such as &TV, Living Foodz, Zee Bangla, Zee Tamizh and Zee Cinema HD to its line-up, with the 27 networks joining the 10 Zee-branded channels already offered […]

Zee and FilmOn launch online Bollywood channel

Indian broadcaster Zee Entertainment Enterprises has partnered with internet TV provider FilmOn.com to launch a new, global, online channel called Zee Bollywood. The entertainment channel is available now for free via FilmOn.tv, broadcasting in Hindi with English subtitles.    “Zee Bollyworld on FilmOn.com will showcase some of the very best programming that India has to […]

2btube names trio of big hitters to board

Spanish-language MCN 2btube has named former Fox Europe and Africa president Jesus Perezagua, Zee Entertainment Enterprises managing director Punit Goenka and A+E Networks international vice-president Sean Cohan as board members. Perezagua is currently based in Tokyo, advising Fox International Channels Asia. 2btune focuses on Spanish language creators worldwide and on the production of Spanish language […]

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 […]

India’s Zee TV launches Sky offer for DittoTV

Indian broadcaster Zee is making its online live TV and VOD service, DittoTV, available free of charge to UK customers that already subscribe to the Zee channel on Sky. The recently launched online live TV and VOD service is aimed at viewers in the UK and the rest of Europe, with non-Zee TV customers are […]

Zee’s OTT service Ditto to hit one million users

The Siemens-powered over-the-top offering from India’s Zee Entertainment Enterprises is now approaching one million customers, according to Stefan Jenzowsky, head of the multimedia business unit, Siemens Communications. Speaking at the Connected TV World Summit in London, Jenzowsky said that the 2012-launched service would soon reach one million users after ramping up from 100,000 last year, […]

Zee Café reaches Facebook users with Yamgo

South-Asian TV channel Zee Café is now available to Facebook users via the Yamgo TV application. Yamgo has struck a deal with Zee Network to enable the latter to distribute shows from Zee Café on Yamgo’s multi-device distribution platform, which delivers TV to IP enabled devices with a product line-up ranging from smartphone apps and […]