Zee TV is an India-based satellite television channel owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, which broadcasts various programmes in Hindi and other regional languages of India. Broadcasting is also present in various nations of South Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, East Asia, Australasia and North America. It is a part of the Essel Group.
Zee TV was founded by Subhash Chandra and was launched in India in October 1992, becoming the first Hindi satellite channel. Zee formerly had a partnership with STAR TV. However, STAR ended their partnership with ZEE TV when Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation acquired STAR TV. Zee TV was launched in the UK in 1995, which acquired TV Asia, the first Asian Channel to be launched in the UK and Europe. Zee TV was launched in the USA in 1998. In the USA, some programmes of Zee TV are subtitled in English, and some commercials are in English. Finnish media-corporation Turner has owned Zee TV since 2006. An HD channel was introduced in 2010.