|Launched||6 July 1999|
|Owned by||Zee Media|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 4:3 576i for the SDTV feed)
|Audience share||145,155 (August 2019, BARC India)|
|Sister channel(s)||Zee Business|
Zee Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh
Zee Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand
Zee 24 Taas
Zee 24 Ghanta
Zee 24 Kalak
Zee Bihar Jharkhand
Zee Punjab Haryana Himachal
|Airtel digital TV||Channel 311|
|Tata Sky||Channel 511|
|Reliance Digital TV||Channel 408|
|Dish TV||Channel 651|
|Videocon d2h||Channel 307|
|Siti Cable||Channel 303|
|Cable TV Hong Kong||Channel 852|
|Live Stream (International)||live Web stream at Zee News|
Zee News is an Indian pay television channel that was launched on 6 July 1999. It is also the flagship property of Zee Media, and a subsidiary of Essel Group. The channel is owned by Subhash Chandra, member of the Rajya Sabha as an independent candidate.
The channel was tried for allegedly extorting ₹ 100 crore from the Jindal Group revealed through a sting operation, and two senior journalists Sudhir Chaudhary (journalist) and Sameer Ahluwaliawere arrested. Naveen Jindal accused Zee News of trying to extort Rs 100 crore from him for not airing stories against his company in Coal Scam. Zee News refuted the charges and made counter charges of Jindal offering them Rs 25 crore to halt their investigations against Jindal Steel in the coal scam. Which is not yet sorted by both the parties by saying it a miscommunication.
Zee News reported that some of the students from Democratic Students' Union (DSU) raised slogans such as "Bharat ki barbadi" ("Destruction of India") and "Pakistan Zindabad" ("long live Pakistan"). In a letter Vishwa Deepak, who later resigned from the channel after expressing reservations over its 'biased coverage' alleged that "Our biases made us hear "Bhartiya Court Zindabad" as Pakistan Zindabad." ("long live Indian courts" as "long live Pakistan."). After Delhi police report it was claimed that footage was genuine. Sudhir Chaudhary, Zee News Editor, said "Our channel only showed what was happening there, whatever we have shown is 100% authentic." Later the forensic report revealed that footage was doctored.
Zee News telecasted a video with the claim that the slogans of Pakistan Zindabad were raised at Alwar rally of Navjot Singh Sidhu. However, Congress leaders were defiant and accused Zee News of playing a doctored video. One local journalist came on camera to expose the Congress party and pointed out the “Pakistan Zindabad” slogans were indeed raised while Sidhu was addressing the rally, while Sidhu threatened to file a defamation suit against Zee News.