The Indian TV industry has been growing at a rapid pace over the last couple of decades and television channels have become an incredible source of entertainment for people of all age groups. Airtel, one of the top DTH service providers in India,offers more than 500 channels in superlative pictureand sound quality. The DTH recharge packs begin as low as ₹292 per month. All thanks to the Indian TV channels, you can now get your daily dose of variety entertainment right from the comfort of your home.
Top Hindi Channels for Ultimate Entertainment
Here’s a list of the most popular Hindi TV channels in the country.
Star Plus is a general entertainment channel, which is part of Fox’s Star India network. It was first launched on February 21, 1992. Back then, it used to be an English language channel, broadcasting only international content. Later, following a partnership with Zee TV, it divided its offerings into Hindi and English language channels. Today, it airs a huge variety of genres, from comedy to drama, youth oriented to reality shows and telefilms. But the channel saw its first success in 2000 with the Balaji Telefilms soaps, such asKyun Ki SaasBhiKabhiBahuThi, Kahaani GharGhar Ki, KasautiZindagi Ki and KumkumEkPyaara Sa Bandhan.
Established in 2007, Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd. was a joint venture between Viacom and Network 18 Group in India. Colors’ Hindi entertainment channelwas launched on July 21, 2008,as part of the Viacom 18 family. The channel saw popularity with the airing of KhartonKeKhiladi with Akshay Kumar. With top-notch ratings, this channel achieved new peaks of popularity, leaving behind many of its Hindi entertainment peers. The popular programs on Colors are BalikaVadhu, Uttaran, LagiTujhse Lagan and so on. In 2010, Viacom became popular globally by launching Colors America. In the same year, it entered into a 50/50 joint venture with Sun Network and Sun18.
Set Max is based out of India and is a part of Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt. Ltd. It was previously known as SET India Pvt. Ltd, and was later renamed as Multi Screen Media Pvt. Ltd. Initially, it was made to manage the TV broadcasting business but eventually went on to supervise the other trades of the parent company. The major brands of this channel are Sony Entertainment Television and SAB TV. Other than these two, this TV broadcaster manages many other brands, under the authority of Sony.
Sony Entertainment Television
Better known as SET, this is an entertainment channelin urban Hindi language. It is a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television in India and is owned by Multi Screen Media Private Limited. Founded in 1995, initially, this network airedC.I.D. and Kaun Banega Crorepati. The main target audience was families and kids. It broadcast all genres, including drama, thriller, comedy, horror and live events. A few of Sony’s most popular programs are C.I.D., Boogie Woogie, Entertainment KeLiyeKuchBhiKarega, Indian Idol, JhhalakDikhlaJaa, JassiJaisi Koi Nahi, 10 ka Dum, Big Boss and Aahat. The channel also gave a refreshing makeover to the logo on their 21st anniversary.
ZeeTV is owned by the popular firm,Zee Entertainment Enterprises. This enterprise functions in various countries all across the world and was previously a part of Essel Group. The channel was previously a part of the STAR TV channel authority. Founded in 1995, some of its popular series are KumkumBhagya, KundaliBhagya, Jodha Akbar, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, etc.
Owned by Multi Screen Media Private Limited, SAB TV was launched on April 23, 2000, by Shri Adhikari Brothers, as a general entertainment channel. Itwas later turned into a comedy-centric channel in March 2003. Two years later, it transformed into a youth-centric channel. Later still, in June 2008, the channel announced that it would like to go back to being a youth centric channel. The channel refreshed itself and has come up with a new appearance and new shows. One of the most popular shows on this channel is Tarak Mehta KaOoltahChashma.
Based out of Mumbai, Star One was launched on November 1, 2004. With its shows Remix, The Great Indian Laughter Channel, Nach Baliye, Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai, Dill Mill Gayye, Miley Jab Hum Tum, PyaarKiiYehEk Kahaani, Geet Hui SabseParayi and so on, it became a popular medium of entertainment. Star is among the leading companies in India and airs more than 60 services in 13 different languages to about 300 million viewers in 53 Asian countries. Star broadcasts all genres, including entertainment, news and current affairs.
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