Zee News

Zee News
Launched 6 July 1999 (1999-07-06)
Network Broadcast television and online
Owned by Zee Media Corporation Limited
Picture format 4:3 (576i, SDTV)
16:9 (1080i, HDTV)
Country India
Language Hindi
Broadcast area Worldwide
Headquarters India
Sister channel(s) Zee Business
Zee Hindustan
Zee 24 Taas
Zee 24 Ghanta
Zee 24 Kalak
Zee Kalinga News
Zee Bihar Jharkhand
Zee Punjab Haryana Himachal
Zee Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh
Zee Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand
Zee Rajasthan
Zee Salaam
Website zeenews.india.com
Channel 45
Airtel digital TV Channel 311
Tata Sky Channel 511
Reliance Digital TV Channel 408
Dish TV Channel 651
Videocon d2h Channel 307
Siti Cable Channel 303
Cable TV Hong Kong Channel 852
Starhub TV
Channel 158
now TV
(Hong Kong)
Channel 785
Streaming media
Live Stream (International) live Web stream at Zee News

Zee News is an Indian news channel launched in 6 July 1999 and is the flagship property of Zee Media Corporation Limited, company and a subsidiary of Essel Group. The channel is owned by Subhash Chandra, an independent member of the Rajya Sabha .[1]


Jindal Group incident

The channel was tried for allegedly extorting Rs 100 crore from the Jindal Group[2] and two senior journalists Sudheer Choudhary and Sameer Ahluwalia[3]were arrested.[4][5] Naveen Jindal accused Zee News of trying to extort Rs 100 crore from him for not airing stories against his company in Coal Scam. Zee News refuted the charges and made counter charges of Jindal offering them Rs 25 crore to halt their investigations against Jindal Steel in the coal scam.[6] Which is now sorted out by both the parties by saying it a miscommunication.

Allegations of fabrications

Zee News reported that some of the students from Democratic Students' Union (DSU) raised slogans such as "Bharat Ki Barbadi" ("Destruction of India") and "Pakistan Zindabad" ("long live Pakistan")[7]. In a letter Vishwa Deepak, who later resigned from the channel after expressing reservations over its 'biased coverage' alleged that "Our biases made us hear Bhartiya Court Zindabad as Pakistan Zindabad." ("long live Indian courts" as "long live Pakistan."). After Delhi police report it was claimed that footage was genuine.[8] Sudhir Chaudhary, Zee News Editor, said "Our channel only showed what was happening there, whatever we have shown is 100 per cent authentic."[9] Later the forensic report revealed that that footage was authentic and the slogans reported were raised.[10]

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