Zee Media Corporation

Published date: 2022/07/28
  • Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zee Media Corporation Limited (abbreviated as ZMCL; formerly Zee News Limited) is the news broadcasting company of the Essel Group which is controlled by Subhash Chandra.[3] The company is engaged mainly in the business of broadcasting of news and current affairs, and regional entertainment uplinked from India via satellite television channels.

The network has been involved in several controversies and has broadcast fabricated news stories on multiple occasions.


Zee Media Corporation Limited (formerly Zee News Ltd.) was founded by Essel Group and it was incorporated on 27 August 1999, as Zee Sports Ltd. It was a subsidiary of the Zee Telefilms Ltd (later renamed to Zee Entertainment Enterprises). The company was reincorporated on 27 May 2004, as Zee News Ltd.[6] It was demerged as a separate company of the Essel Group in 2006.[3] In 2013,[7] Zee News Ltd changed its name to Zee Media Corporation Limited.[8]

It was involved in a joint venture with the Dainik Bhaskar Group for the publication of the Daily News & Analysis newspaper but the paper was discontinued in 2019 after suffering losses.[9] The corporation also runs the Zee Institute of Media Arts (ZIMA)[10] which is owned by Zee Learn, the schooling subsidiary of the Essel Group.

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