Zee Tamil is a Tamil general entertainment channel (GEC) in India. Since its launch on 12 October 2008, it has quickly become one of the most popular Tamil TV channels, alongside Sun TV and Star Vijay, surpassing older channels like Jaya TV and Raj TV. An HD feed was launched on 15 October 2017 during the rebrand of the Zee network with a new logo scheme.
A sister channel, Zee Thirai, was launched on 19 January 2020 that shows Tamil movies.
The logo and channel graphics were heavily borrowed from Zee Marathi.
On 1 January 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.
Zee Tamil introduced a new orange logo during a second broadcaster-wide rebrand of the Zee network on 15 October 2017, as well as the new orange ripple graphics of the parent Zee TV, which were subsequently adopted by Zee Telugu, Zee Kannada and Zee Keralam, as well as Zee Bangla (in red instead of orange). The logo bug was moved from the traditional top right corner to the top left. On the same day, it launched an HD feed.
Zee Tamil HD
Zee Tamil HD was launched on 15 October 2017 to coincide with the rebranding and logo change.
Tamil-language television channels in India
|General entertainment channels:
Major: Sun TV HD | Star Vijay HD | Zee Tamil HD | Colors Tamil HD | Jaya TV HD, 1 | Kalaignar TV 1 | Polimer TV | Sun Life | Raj TV
|Parent: Essel Group (Sister companies: Dish TV | d2h)
Pending a merge with Sony Pictures Networks India
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 World and Zee Bollynova | Ethiopia: Zee Alem | 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