Zee Punjab/Haryana/Himachal is an Indian bilingual TV news channel that covers the northern states of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, and broadcasts in both Hindi and Punjabi. It is owned by Zee Media Corporation, the news division of Zee Entertainment Enterprises.
The channel was launched as Alpha TV Punjabi on 18 October 1999 and rebranded to Zee Punjabi on 28 March 2005, in line with Zee’s other regional-language channels (Zee Marathi, Bangla, Telugu and Gujarati, of which the last is defunct). Later, on 1 July 2013, it was converted into a bilingual Punjabi–Hindi news channel and renamed to Zee Punjab/Haryana/Himachal.
It is not to be confused with the following channels:
- Zee ETC Punjabi, which shut down in 2014. Originally launched as Alpha ETC Punjabi (also using the Alpha brand, like Alpha TV Punjabi) and later renamed to ETC Punjabi, and then to Zee ETC Punjabi.
- A British channel named Zee Punjabi, which shut down in 2018.
- A new version of Zee Punjabi, an entertainment channel like the original, that launched in January 2020.
|1999–2005||2005–2009||2009–2011||2011–2013||2013–2016||1 January–15 October 2017||15 October 2017–present|
Alpha TV Punjabi
Launched on 18 October 1999.
The Zee network introduced a new set of logos on 28 March 2005; therefore, Alpha TV Punjabi rebranded to Zee Punjabi with a new logo.
Zee Punjabi was resurrected on 13 January 2020.
The rebranding took place on 1 July 2013.
1 January–15 October 2017
The gap in the top right corner of the ‘Z’ was closed and the swoosh within it was modified. This was also done by all other Zee channels and properties.
15 October 2017–present
A new blue logo was introduced during the networkwide rebranding of ZEEL on 15 October 2017.
The on-screen logo bug shows any one of the words Punjab, Haryana and Himachal at a time next to the Zee logo. A similar approach is followed by the bilingual Urdu–Hindi channel Zee Salaam, where the word Salaam is displayed alternately in Hindi, Urdu and English.
|Parent: Essel Group (Sister companies: Dish TV | d2h)
Indian TV channels:
Hindi: Entertainment: Zee TV HD, &TV HD, Zee Anmol and Big Magic | Movies: Zee Cinema HD, &pictures HD, Zee Bollywood, Zee Classic, &xplor HD, Zee Action and Zee Anmol Cinema | Music/youth: Zing | Teleshopping: EZ Mall
News channels: (Zee Media Corp.)
Arab world: Zee Aflam (movies) and Zee Alwan (entertainment) | United States: Zee Living and Zee Smile | Canada: Zee TV Canada | Latin America and US Hispanic: Zee Mundo | Russia: Zee TV | Thailand: Zee Nung | Indonesia: Zee Bioskop | Philippines: Zee Sine | Vietnam: Zee Phim | South Africa/Subsaharan Africa: Zee Alem, Zee World and Zee Bollynova | Francophone Africa: Zee Magic
Non-television businesses: Film production: Zee Studios and Zee Studios International | Music label: Zee Music Company | Theatrical production: Zee Theatre | Live events: Zee Live | Media marketing: Zee Melt
Licensing and syndication arm for international markets: Zee Global Content Sales