Zee Bangla

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Zee Bangla
Launched15 September 1999;18 Years Ago
Networkcable television network
Owned byZee Entertainment Enterprises
Picture format4:3 (SDTV) 16:9 (HDTV)
Sloganজীবন মানে জী বাংলা
Broadcast areaWorldwide
HeadquartersKolkata, West Bengal, India
Formerly calledAlpha Bangla (1999-2004)
Replaced byZee Cinema
Sister channel(s)Zee TV
Zee Bangla Cinema
Zee Cinema
Zee Lamhe
Zee Marathi

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]


• Didi No.1

• Saregamapa


• Dance Bangla Dance Junior

• Dadagiri Unlimited

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]