Reliance Big Broadcasting held these licences earlier. In 2016, ZEEL had acquired the TV broadcast business of Reliance Broadcast Network for Rs 298.4 crore. Zee Bhojpuri Cinema licence has been renamed to Ganga Bioskope. Big RTL Thrill licence has been renamed Big Thrill while the licence under the name Big Gaurav has been changed to Big Ganga Talkies.
The company has got the approval to launch Zee Picchar and Zee Thirai. These licences were earlier named Zee Malayalam and Zee Malayalam HD.
ZEEL has plans to launch regional movie channels besides a Punjabi entertainment channel.
The media group is also planning to launch four regional language channels. The company has already acquired a large number of films for the regional movie channels due to which its inventory has increased to Rs 4305.9 crore as on 30th September compared to Rs 3850.5 crore till 30th March 2019.