Zee Bangla

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Zee Bangla
Zee Bangla logo
Launched 15 September 1999;18 Years Ago
Network cable television network
Owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises
Picture format 4:3 (SDTV)

16:9 (HDTV)

Slogan জীবন মানে জী বাংলা
Country India
Language Bengali
Broadcast area Worldwide
Headquarters Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Formerly called Alpha Bangla (1999-2004)
Replaced by Zee Cinema
Sister channel(s) Zee TV
Zee Bangla Cinema
Zee Cinema
Zee Lamhe
Zee Marathi
Website www.zeebangla.com

Zee Bangla is a leading Bengali language cable television channel in India. It is offered by Zee Network, part of the Essel Group.[1][2]

The first Bengali-language television channel in India,[3] Zee Bangla was launched in 1996 by Zee's TV chairman.[3]

It aired the comedy show "Raja and Gaja" before the show switched stations.[4]

It airs very popular shows. Some of the notable shows are Rannaghor,Didi No. 1,Dadagiri Unlimited,Dance Bangla Dance, SaReGaMaPa, Karunamoyee Rani Rashmoni, Seema Rekha,Vanumotir Khel, and Bokul Kotha.

Top Bengali Channels[change | change source]

This is a list of top five Bangla channels in India as per Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) ratings.[5]

Rank Channel name Weekly ratings (000s)
Week 1 (2018)
1 STAR Jalsha 324075
2 Zee Bangla 303776
3 Colors Bangla 75541
4 Jalsha Movies 45918
5 Aakaash Aath 45403

YouTube[change | change source]

It has its own YouTube Channel and becomes the 1st Bengali-content channel to cross 1 million subscribers.[6]

Currently Broadcast[change | change source]

Current shows[change | change source]

Drama[change | change source]

Reality shows[change | change source]

Cookery[change | change source]

  • Rannaghor

Game show[change | change source]

  • Didi No. 1 - Season 8

Reality/scripted programming[change | change source]

  • Saregamapa Season 9
  • Mirakkel 10

Cookery[change | change source]

Game Shows[change | change source]

Upcoming Programming[change | change source]

  • Soudaminir Sangsar

References[change | change source]

  1. India Business Yearbook 2009. Vikas. 2009. p. 152. ISBN 9788125930860.
  2. Blumenthal, Howard J.; Goodenough, Oliver R. (2006). This Business of Television. BillBoard Books. p. 483. ISBN 978-0-8230-7763-2.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Mehta, Nalin (2008). Television in India: Satellites, Politics and Cultural Change. Routledge. pp. 158–160. ISBN 978-1-134-06213-3.
  4. Chakraborty, Aditya (17 September 2011). "Raja and Gaja No Problem". WBRi Washington Bangla Radio USA. Retrieved 2015-12-04.
  5. "Top five Bangla Channels". BARC India=Week 42 , 2017.
  6. "Zee Bangla". YouTube.

Other websites[change | change source]