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Zee plans 2 channels

24-hour learning web, sports venture launching this year

Media mogul Subhash Chandra’s Zee Telefilms has announced the launch of education and sports channels this year.

Education web Zed TV will bow on Tuesday, Indian Independence Day. The first 24-hour learning channel in India, it will initially air for free.

The sports channel will bow Oct. 1.; the venture lost out in its bid against Rupert Murdoch’s Star TV for popular cricket rights.

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