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Zee TV South Africa (Pty) Ltd was established in 1996 with its offices based in Johannesburg. ZEE is the number one destination for Bollywood on the continent with 9 channels that are offered across Africa and Indian Ocean Islands, reaching across 50 countries with 50 million viewers across the territory.
These 9 channels are: Zee TV, Zee Cinema, Zee World, Zee Magic, Zing, Zee Tamil, Living Foodz, Zee News and Zee Punjabi which brings the best of Bollywood Entertainment to African shores.
ZEE has grown exponentially in Africa over the last 20 years and will continue to bring the best in Indian Entertainment to the continent - ZEE AFRICA, your Gateway to Bollywood.
Africa was the first international market that Zee TV forayed into, way back in 1996. Zee TV is the largest and oldest Indian broadcaster to be present in the continent with its own offices in South Africa. In addition, Zee TV is the only Indian Hindi General Entertainment Category broadcaster that has a dedicated feed for Africa with English Subtitles since launch. With its presence in Africa for over two decades ZEE TV is the undisputed market leader in the Hindi General Entertainment Category segment, through quality Programming and Marketing techniques.
Zee brings high quality content along with family values which sets it apart from all other channels in the same genre. The channel has innovative and targeted marketing strategies which brings great brand recognition in the continent. The Zee TV Africa brand, besides bringing the best in Indian Entertainment to its viewers, has also associated itself to many local events and charity causes in Africa, giving a true meaning to its tag line: ‘Har Lamha Nayi Umeed’ meaning ‘Every moment brings new hope’.
Zee TV Africa is available in:
- Africa on DStv - (DStv Indian, channel 452)
- Mauritius and Reunion Islands - (Canal+ Bollywood, channel 142)
ZEE’s corporate positioning of "The World is My Family" gave birth to its new and fully customized channel Zee World. The channel bridged the gap between audiences in Africa with its launch in Africa on 3rd February 2015. Zee World is the world’s first English dubbed Indian content general entertainment channel.
The channel was specially created for the mainstream audiences in Africa. Zee World offers its viewers an extraordinary world of entertainment, and is the first of its kind fully customised channel showcasing Bollywood movies, series, reality and variety shows specially adapted for the African viewers. Zee World is available across 48 countries in SSA and the Indian Ocean islands.
Zee World is Available exclusively in:
- South Africa on - Family, Compact, Extra and Premium packages on channel 166
- Rest of Africa on DStv - Access, Family, Compact, Compact Plus and Premium packages on channel 166
- Rest Of Africa on (channel 25 - GOtv Plus)
With its philosophy firmly in place ZEE also launched a French dubbed general entertainment channel for Francophone Africa. Zee Magic is the first of its kind French channel offering Indian content for the mainstream French speaking viewers in Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. Zee Magic launched on the 1st of October 2015 and covers the Francophone countries in Sub-Sahara Africa as well as the Indian Ocean Islands.
Zee Magic is Available in:
- Mauritius and Reunion Islands on - Flashy Bouquet on channel 144
- Central to West Africa on - packages: EVASION, EVASION+, TOUT CANAL+ on channel 51
Zee Cinema is a pioneer in Africa and offers the best of Indian Cinema. The channel has taken strides in the past 5 years and grown to be one of the most popular Indian movie channels on the continent.
Zee Cinema is a Hindi movie channel with English subtitles, showcasing the best of Indian Cinema with its core proposition being 'Movies.Masti.Magic'. This clear leader in its genre, trend setter in the industry and global markets has maintained this reputation since inception in 2001.
Zee Cinema has helped people of Africa to fulfil their appetite for Bollywood movies over the years and has thus grown to become one of the largest distributed South Asian channels in Africa. Encompassing all genres, stars, big banners and eras, Zee Cinema has the largest collection of Hindi films on the continent.
Zee Cinema is available in:
- East Africa on - PLUS ASIAN PAKCAGE, channel 910
- East Africa on - Indian Bouquet, Azam Play and Azam Plus, channel 801
- Mauritius and Reunion Islands on - BOLLYWOOD, channel 143
- East, West and South Africa on - Indian Package, channel 556
- Rest Of Africa on Startimes - Basic, CLASSIC and Unique packages, channel 507
Zee Tamil, the Tamil General Entertainment Channel of Zee Enterprises Entertainment Ltd started its journey of Innovation, Entertainment and Infotainment with a bang on Oct 12th, 2008. It is available in Kenya, 9 countries in Anglophone Sub Sahara Africa and Francophone Africa.
Zee Tamil rebranded itself in 2014. The refreshed logo reflects the color of Manjal (Turmeric) and Kunkumam (Kum Kum), the two most auspicious colors and symbols in Tamil Nadu, India. All good and happy beginnings start with the application of Manjal and Kunkumam, reflecting health, wealth, prosperity and happiness. The channel has positioned itself as the favorite channel of everyone with the new positioning statement "Ithu Namma Channel", meaning "It is Our Channel". This Tamil channel would always be the first choice of entertainment across all age groups in the family.
Zee Tamil is available in:
- South Africa on - Indian Package on channel 566
- Mauritius and Reunion Islands on - BOLLYWOOD on channel 145
Zing is a music television channel from the Zee Entertainment Enterprises stable, which carries content primarily in both English and Hindi. The channel is broadcasted in South Asia and it also reaches audiences in Europe. Zing was first launched in 1997 as Music Asia, relaunched as Zee Music in 2000, revamped in 2005 and finally repackaged as Zing in April 2009. Which collectively has a reach across nine countries in Anglophone and Francophone countries in Sub Sahara Africa.
Zing is Available in:
- South Africa + Rest Of Africa on - STARSAT INDIAN, channel 568
- Mauritius and Reunion Islands on - BOLLYWOOD, channel 144
- East Africa on - PLUS ASIAN PACKAGE, channel 930
- East Africa on - Indian Bouquet, Azam Play and Azam Plus, channel 802
Living Foodz is the new name for the original food channel 'Khana Khazana' launched on 8th December 2010. The channel features shows that define and refine the culinary expertise that are synonymous with "Food". The rebranding into Living Foodz allows the channel to accommodate mainstream audience since 2014. Living Foodz is a 24-hour Food Channel which brings shows in a mix of Hindi and English languages.
Living Foodz is available in:
- East Africa on - PLUS ASIAN PACKAGE on channel 925
- Mauritius and Reunion Islands on - BOLLYWOOD on channel 146
Zee News (Hindi with English subtitles) and Zee Punjabi (Punjabi) are dedicated news channels. These are available are operational in Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda.
Zee Punjabi is available in:
- East Africa on - PLUS ASIAN PACKAGE on channel 938
Zee News is available in:
- East Africa on - PLUS ASIAN PACKAGE on channel 915