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ZEEL – Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited

Zee TV is an Indian pay television channel owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises, a media and entertainment company based in Mumbai, Maharashtra. A part of the Essel Group, it started to broadcast on 2 October 1992 as the first Hindi-language subscription channel in India. Dr. Subhash Chandra, one of India’s leading entrepreneurs, launched Zee Telefilms Limited, and Zee TV, with a vision to create a platform that would converge media and communications and help viewers find a mirror that is relevant to the changing times.

1.3 Billion Viewers
India’s #1 entertainment network gaining market share across markets
Zee Studios has established itself as one of India’s leading movie production studio
Zee Music Company – India’s fastest growing music label
Intellectual Property rights of over 250,000 hours of content
Produce 500+ hours of content every week
Biggest producer of original content in 6 Indian languages
ZEE5 – 2nd largest digital entertainment platform in India


Domestic Broadcast
Domestic Broadcast vertical has cemented its position as India’s leading television network over two and a half decades. Starting with our Hindi flagship channel, we have gradually expanded our footprint across languages and genres. Our regional language portfolio spanning seven languages – Marathi, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Oriya and Bhojpuri, is the widest in the country. We offer engaging content to our audience in each of these markets, creating iconic shows which have become an integral part of our audience’s lives. Our portfolio of 37 channels across 5 categories – Hindi General Entertainment, Hindi Movies, Regional General Entertainment, Regional Movies and Niche Channels – offers holistic entertainment content for the diverse Indian audience.

ZEE5, our video-on-demand platform, is the latest piece in our content mosaic, enhancing our entertainment portfolio. Leveraging the content creation expertise and the content library of all our businesses, it offers one of the most exhaustive Indian content catalogues to the digital consumer. With original content in 6 languages across 7 genres, one of the biggest Indian movie libraries, catch-up and live TV, international content from around the world, music and much more, ZEE5 aspires to be the one-stop entertainment destination for all Indian consumers seeking quality content.

ZEEL was the first Indian content company to foray into international markets, starting as early as 1995. Over the last 22 years we have built a formidable presence internationally, making us a truly global content company. With a portfolio of 39 Indian language channels, 13 non-Indian language channels and digital platforms, our content reaches over 570 million people outside India in 170+ countries.

Zee Studios
Zee Studios, the film production and distribution arm of ZEEL, produces differentiated and high-impact movies across languages and budgets. The business model of the company is pivoted on strong scripts, and an end-to-end involvement in the execution helps it maintain a strong grip on the story and budget. After winning a National Award (for Rustom), and setting the record for the highest-grossing Marathi movie (Sairat) in 2017, Zee Studios further enhanced its reputation as an astute movie production company with another National Award (for Mom) this year.

Zee Live
Zee Live is the youngest vertical of ZEEL, which focuses on creating memorable onground experiences for audiences.

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(In Rupees Crores) 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15
Total Income 7,126.00 6,658.20 6,007.60 5,111.50
PBT 2,317.50 2,901.40 1,370.90 1,404.00
PAT 1,476.60 2,220.60 821.80 975.50
EPS 15.00 23.00 9.00 9.00


(In Rupees Crores) Q3 2018-19 Q2 2018-19 Q1 2018-19
Total Income 2,166.77 1,975.86 1,772.03
PBT 810.93 648.34 531.18
PAT 562.52 385.92 324.12
EPS 5.86 4.03 3.40
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by , created on April 6th, 2019, last updated on April 6th, 2019

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