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Zee TV, the flagship channel of Zee Network was launched in October 1992.

With a reach of more than 120 countries and access to more than 500 million viewers globally, Zee TV has created strong brand equity and is the largest media franchise serving the South Asian Diaspora. With over sixteen (16) years of its launch, Zee TV has driven the growth of the satellite and cable industry in India. The popularity of Zee arises from its understanding of Indian culture and beliefs which are depicted in its programming. Realizing its strength in programming and the need for Indian entertainment in the overseas market, the Company launched Zee TV in the UK / Europe (1995), the USA (1998), Africa (1998) and today is available across five continents. Zee TVs programming delivers a variety of choices for all segments of the audience, including primetime drama series, television movies, theatrical films, specials and daytime dramas. Zee has always believed in bringing innovative programming to its viewers. Since its inception the channel has introduced ground-breaking programming like Just Ek Minute, Saapseedi, the popular game shows, Tara, Banegi Apni Baat, Antakshari and blockbuster programming like Sa Re Ga Ma, Dastaan, Chattan, Hasratein and Sailaab. All these programmes proved to be major successes with local audiences and were bench marks in their times. Other original programming includes Zee Horror Show, X-Zone, Saturday Suspense, Rishtey along with dramas like Amaanat, Ashirwaad, Basera, Koshish Ek Asha and Mehendi Tere Naam Ki. Today the channel has a multi genre offering again and is living up to its image of being a socially conscious channel. With path breaking shows like Hasne aur Hasane Ka Tonic Ladies Special, Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo, Aapki Antara, Pavitra Rishta, Shree, Maayka, Ghar ki Lakshmi Betiyann and Hero Honda Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs, the channel has established icons such as Laali, Archana, Antara, Lakshmi and Saraswati to name a few. Zee TV also carries the proud tag of being the pioneer of the musical game show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa.

Essel

The Essel Philosophy


The Essel Group strives to offer the best to the communities that it serves - shareholders, customers, employees and vendors. 'Faith in innovative and organised growth' is the dictum that drives all business decisions. A multicultural organization with a strong customer focus, Essel Group companies reach out every day to millions of consumers across the globe. Essel Group is among India's most prominent business houses with a diverse portfolio of assets in media, packaging, entertainment, technology-enabled services, infrastructure development and education. The Group started business in 1976 with a commodity trading and export firm, Rama Associates Limited, and has since then metamorphosed into a conglomerate that is a symbol of the ingenuity and power of Indian entrepreneurship, with worldwide operations and a workforce of nearly 8,000 dedicated employees.

Group Profile
MEDIA

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd - India's largest media and general television entertainment network with a range of businesses encompassing the content-to-consumer value chain. Zee News Ltd - a cluster of news channels touching the lives of millions of Indians. DNA - an English language newspaper in a joint venture with the Dainik Bhaskar Group.

TECHNOLOGY

Dish TV - India's first direct-to-home (DTH) entertainment service, brings the latest in digital technology to television viewers, broadcasting high quality programmes straight from the satellite to the consumer's home. Wire & Wireless India Ltd - the largest cable distribution system in India, present in 54 cities. Cyquator Technologies Limited - an IT infrastructure outsourcing company that provides endto-end Internet Data center and high-end managed hosting services.

PACKAGING

Essel Propack - the world's largest specialty packaging company manufacturing laminated tubes for personal care, pharmaceutical, food and industrial businesses.

ENTERTAINMENT

Pan India Network Infravest Pvt Ltd - Playwin, India's first and largest online gaming company, provides infrastructure, data communication, marketing support and service to facilitate a secure online lottery network. Pan India Paryatan Limited - Pan India Paryatan Limited (PIPL), belonging to the 'Essel' group of companies, owns and operates three amusement parks viz. 'EsselWorld' and 'Water Kingdom' at Mumbai and 'Fun- Kingdom' at Jaipur. EsselWorld is the largest amusement park in the country, located on 64 acres of land off Marve beach, at Malad (outskirts of Mumbai). 'Water Kingdom', commissioned in 1998 adjacent to the Essel World, is one of the largest Theme Water Parks in Asia. Fun Kingdom', commissioned in 1996, in Jaipur, has 13 rides and caters to not only people from in and around Jaipur but also the tourist traffic. E-City Bioscope Entertainment Pvt Ltd - a chain of multiplex cinema cum- family activity centers across non-metro towns in India. Fun Multiplex Pvt Ltd - With a leading position in the Indian multiplex market, Fun Multiplex Pvt Ltd operates 81 cinema screens in 20 cities and twenty three locations - Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Gwalior, Delhi, Ghaziabad, Lucknow, Agra, Jaipur, Bangalore, Panipat, Ambala, Karnal, Hyderabad, Gulbarga, Panjim and Margao.

INFRASTRUCTURE

Essel Infraprojects Limited - EIL is engaged in the development of roads, power plants, Sports complexes and Special Economic Zones. E-City Real Estate Pvt. Ltd - The Company behind the successful lifestyle brand Fun Republic plans to develop and operate 20 million sq ft of retail real estate by 2011.

EDUCATION

Zee Learn - The education arm, through its chain of pre-schools (Kidzee), schools (Zee Schools) and youth institutes (ZICA and ZIMA) promises to give light to the paths of children and youngsters who wish to realise their potential in order to set foot on the path of development. Zee Learn's purpose is to improve human capital via quality education

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE & WELLNESS

Veria - Veria is committed to promoting health and wellness in the United states through its High Definition TV network, website and all natural product line. Veria's philosophy is that good health is a fundamental and necessary, right shared by all regardless of age, gender, class and ethnicity.

PRECIOUS METALS

Shirpur Gold Refinery - A world class refinery located at Shirpur, Maharashtra. It has the technical capability to refine and fabricate Gold & Silver upto 999.9 fineness. To facilitate secured logistics, the refinery has its own airstrip with night landing facilities and an established all India dealer network for effective distribution.

About ZEE
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited is one of Indias leading television, media and entertainment companies. It is amongst the largest producers and aggregators of Hindi programming in the world, with an extensive library housing over 100,000 hours of television content. With rights to more than 3,000 movie titles from foremost studios and of iconic film stars, Zee houses the worlds largest Hindi film library. Through its strong presence worldwide, Zee entertains over 500 million viewers across 167 countries. Pioneer of television entertainment industry in India, Zees well known brands include Zee TV, Zee Cinema, Zee Premier, Zee Action, Zee Classic, Ten Sports, Ten Cricket, Ten Action+, Zee Cafe, Zee Studio, Zee Trendz, Zee Khana Khazana, Zee Salaam, Zee Jagran, Zing, ETC Music and ETC Punjabi. The company also has a strong offering in the regional language domain with channels such as Zee Marathi, Zee Bangla, Zee Telugu, Zee Kannada, Zee Talkies and Zee Cinemalu. The Zee stable owns an integrated range of businesses. All of these in singularity adhere to the content-to-consumer value chain model of media and entertainment business. Zee is a pioneer in

every aspect of content aggregation and distribution through traditional media like satellite and cable and new media like the internet, in India.

ZEE is
The largest producer and aggregator of Hindi programming in the world, with more than 100,000 hours of original programming in its archives. One of the most popular entertainment brands in India; was ranked 9th most popular brand within a decade of its launch. One of the largest Indian programming content distributors with an estimated reach of more than 500 million viewers in over 167 countries including USA, Canada, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

ZEE has many 'firsts' to its credit


First listed media company in India. First to launch a Hindi General Entertainment Channel in India - Zee TV. First to launch a Hindi Cinema Channel in India - Zee Cinema. First to corporatise the Hindi film industry with the costliest production and the highest grossing Hindi movie in its time 'Gadar Ek Prem Katha'. First to launch a 24 hour Hindi News Channel in India - Zee News, now operating as a separate company called Zee News Limited (ZNL). First to set up MSO operations at a national level - Siticable, now has transferred its business to a separate company called Wire and Wireless (India) Limited (WWIL). First to launch a 24-hour Food Channel in India Zee Khana Khazana. First to launch Indias Urdu infotainment channel Zee Salaam

About Essel Group


Essel Group is among Indias most prominent business houses with a diverse portfolio of assets in media, packaging, entertainment, technology-enabled services, infrastructure development and education. The Group started business in 1976 with a commodity trading and export firm, Rama Associates Limited, and has since then metamorphosed into a conglomerate that is a symbol of the ingenuity and power of Indian entrepreneurship, with worldwide operations and a workforce of nearly 8,000 dedicated employees.