ZEE set to launch English news channel, WION HD in UK this month

Lakh Baddhan

Senior Editor


ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Limited has confirmed exclusively to BizAsiaLive.com that it will be launching its popular English news service, WION (World Is One News) this month.

The service was made available to UK viewers on digital and mobile platforms in November. WION will now officially be available across linear via Sky. This will also make it the first HD Indian news channel in the UK.

WION is an English news channel with an international appeal. As well as global news, WION will also cover news for the UK Asian population.

BizAsiaLive.com can exclusively reveal that Ofcom has approved the channel’s UK licence. A date for WION’s launch is expected to be announced soon.

Tests for WION are already underway on Sky. See below.

-> Using your Sky Digi remote, go to Services Menu
-> Select System Setup
-> Select Add Channels
-> Enter frequency: 11.265 (V), FEC: 2/3, SR: 27500 / DVB-S / QPSK
-> Find Channels and Press SELECT
-> Highlight “55274” service and press Yellow button
-> Return to Services Menu
-> Other Channels (6) on STB / (8) on Sky+
-> Click on “55274” to view the channel