Zee Bangla

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Zee Bangla
CountryIndia
Networkcable television network
Sloganজীবন মানে জী বাংলা
HeadquartersKolkata, West Bengal, India
Programming
Language(s)Bengali
Picture format4:3 (SDTV) 16:9 (HDTV)
Ownership
OwnerZee Entertainment Enterprises
Sister channelsZee TV
History
Launched15 September 1999
Former namesAlpha Bangla (1999-2005)
Links
Websitewww.zeebangla.com

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

The first Bengali television channel in India,[3] Zee Bangla was launched in 1999 by Zee TV's chairman.[3]

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

Top 5 Bengali Channels[change | change source]

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

Rank Channel All Platform
Week 8 (20 - 26 February 2021)
1 Star Jalsha
1051
2 Zee Bangla
883
3 Jalsha Movies
194
4 Sun Bangla
168
5 Colors Bangla
158

Top 5 Bengali Programs[change | change source]

Week 7 (13 - 19 February 2021)
Rank Channel Serial TRP
1 Zee Bangla Mithai 5.3
2 Star Jalsha Desher Maati 4.8
3 Zee Bangla Krishnakoli 4.5
4 Zee Bangla Jamuna Dhaki 4.5
5 Star Jalsha Mohor 4.4

YouTube[change | change source]

It has its own YouTube Channel and becomes the 1st Bengali-content channel to cross 1 million subscribers.[5]

Currently Broadcast[change | change source]

Drama[change | change source]

  • Alo Chhaya
  • Karunamoyee Rani Rashmoni
  • Krishnakoli
  • Jamuna Dhaki
  • Khirar Putol
  • Kadambini
  • Phirki
  • Ki Kore Bolbo Tomay
  • Joy Baba Lokenath
  • Soudaminir Sansar
  • Netaji

Reality shows[change | change source]

Rannaghor

• Didi No.1

• Saregamapa

• Mirakkel

• 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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "Zee Bangla". YouTube.

Other websites[change | change source]