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Friday, January 22, 2016

India's TV mogul, Zee Media's Subhash Chandra, releases his autobiography, The Z Factor, about how he launched Zee TV and changed the TV biz.

Another insider book about making and the business of television, The Z Factor - My Journey as the Wrong Man at the Right Time has been released - and is the story of Subhash Chandra (65), the chairperson of India's largest TV channel network Zee Media, Essel Group.

Some of Zee Media's TV channels are carried and seen in South Africa and Africa like Zee TV (DStv 166)

Published by HarperCollins India and written by Pranjal Sharma, The Z Factor is the fascinating memoir of Subhash Chandra, a self-made billionaire businessman who came to Delhi in India at 20 with only 17 rupees in his pocket and is today worth $6.3 billion.

His Zee TV, India's first private Indian TV channel, changed the rules of the TV game and he also started Zee News, India's first private news channel, Zee News.

The Z Factor tells Subhash Chandra's lifestory - from his journey starting in Hisar, a small town in Haryana where his family ran grain mills, to becoming the Indian media mogul of today and how he tried to make his entry into the cut-throat television business where he was considered an interloper and an outsider.