Zee News is an Indian pay television channel that was launched on 6 July 1999 and is the flagship property of Zee Media and a subsidiary of Essel Group. The channel is owned by Subhash Chandra, member of the Rajya Sabha.
Zee Media Corporation Ltd (ZMCL), India's largest news network, touches the lives of over 150 million Indians through a clutch of national and regional news channels.
Zee News, which is the flagship channel of the company, has the 'Soch Badlo Desh Badlo' tag line which shows the focus on hardcore and serious news. The channel's programs have won several prestigious national and international awards.
The specific channels operated by Zee Media Corporation Ltd are Zee News, Zee Business, Zee Punjab Haryana Himachal, Zee Kalinga, Zee Rajasthan, Zee Bihar, and Jharkhand, Zee 24 Gantalu, Zee Madhya Pradesh Chattisgarh, Zee Salaam, Zee 24 Taas - the first 24-hour Marathi news channel. 24 Ghanta, a 24 hour Bangla news channel is operated by a subsidiary company known as Zee Akaash News Private Limited.
Zee Media Corporation Ltd also supplies content to the international broadcasting business of Zee in USA, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific.