ZEE Withdraws Entire Content from Reliance Jio Platform

Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEE) has ripped down content from Reliance Jio’s all platforms meaning that channels like Zee TV, Zee Cinema, Zee Marathi and others have stopped streaming on Jio TV. Most likely this has happened because both the parties were not able to reach on a definitive agreement over finances. Mukesh Ambani led telco, Reliance Jio and ZEE had signed a long-term contract for sharing content on Jio’s streaming platform in mid-2016. However, that contract now seems to be forgone seeing this new development.


As per an ET report, there seems to be a clash of opinion happening behind closed doors between Reliance Jio and ZEE. One highly placed official remarked about this new development. He said “There are commercial issues. Jio has grown too quickly and today has over 215 million subscribers,” and added “Many subscribers consume live TV channels on Jio TV. ZEE seems to be looking for a better commercial arrangement, which Jio did not favour.”

Not only the TV content, but ZEE had also partnered with Jio to provide library content to the telcos’ viewers under JioCinema. However, after August 6, that collection from ZEE also seems to be off the site as well. Both the parties remain mum on the issue as of now.

On the other hand, Reliance Jio has put out words of reassurance via a spokesperson who remarked that Jio is dedicated to bringing a lot of digital services within reach of the customers. He said, “Jio is working with all the participants in the eco-system in a way that creates a win-win relationship for consumers, broadcasters and others alike.”

It was only in last month when in the Annual General Meeting of Reliance Jio, Mukesh Ambani revealed that Jio had 215 million users on its network within 22 months of operation and data usage on Jio was soaring as high as 240 crore GBs per month, while video consumption had grown to 340 crore hours per month.

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mani dhiman
August 11, 2018 8:21 pm 8:21 PM

After star now zee, Sony will follow soon, some people’s are saying this will hurt zee, ?? zee owns dishtv Videocon d2h and other local cable TV provider, if Jio doesn’t provide good value deals to broadcaster, nobody will remain in jio, expect there own channels.

August 10, 2018 4:18 pm 4:18 PM

Has anyone tried Zee5 on Android TV device like Nvidia Shield TV 2017? The app is a complete joke and crashes left and right. Hell it even crashes on Apple TV4K.

Dipjyoti Roy
August 10, 2018 5:33 pm 5:33 PM

It’s no good on fire stick either. Talking about android tv it won’t even open on mi tv 4a and mi box. Dunno about other android tv boxes. Even the video now stopped playing in the browser.

Sunny | Lucknow
August 10, 2018 4:00 pm 4:00 PM

Nobody cares what happens on online TV apps, it’s a secondary TV viewing option for most and will never replace actual TVs in our rooms. Most people on the move mostly check news and those channels are FTA.

Manoj Singh
August 10, 2018 5:37 pm 5:37 PM

Jio tv and many other online streaming apps have already replaced conventional tv watching experience. I disconnected my tata sky 6 months back and experience has been amazing so far.

Sunny | Lucknow
August 10, 2018 6:51 pm 6:51 PM

So the world revolves around you? Do your survey of all the homes near your location and let me know how many people have stopped their DTH and cable connections.

Manoj Singh
August 11, 2018 7:17 am 7:17 AM

Yes sir, lot of people in my circle and vicinity have been on online streaming and they have not recharged the setup box for very long time.

More n more people are going to smart TV or streaming devices, you also get one and then experience the difference. I’m sure you will not switch on dth any day sooner.