Telugu TV channel space may soon
see overcrowding due to launch of more channels by MAA TV and TV9.
Maa TV will launch 3 Telugu TV channels in Music and Movies, a Devotional and a news
channel in this year. Name of the devotional channel is finalised as Maa Bhakti.
Latest share holders in MAA TV: Chiranjeevi-20% Nagarjuna – 20%
Prasad (Matrix Labs) – 20%.
No.1 news channel of Andhra Pradesh, TV9, is planning
to launch 3 channels in Andhra Pradesh. It will also launch Mumbai centric news channel, TV9
Mumbai in September. TV9 will soon launch religious channel, Sanskriti, in June and
TV1, entertainment channel, in July.
After the launch of these new channels, ETV and SUN networks may face
stiff competition from Maa TV and TV9 networks. Zee group also
has big plans for Andhra market. Is there really any market left for these new
channels? Wait and watch.
Hyderabad has a well-developed
communication and media infrastructure. The city is covered by a large network
of optical fiber cables. The city's telephone system is serviced by four
landline companies: BSNL, Tata Indicom, Reliance and Airtel. There are six
mobile phone companies: BSNL,
Indicom and Reliance.
Several companies offer broadband Internet access.
The city has a good variety of AM and FM radio channels. 5 AM and 2 FM
channels are operated by All India Radio (AIR) - Akashvani,
Hyderabad. The first FM radio
channel to be broadcast in the city was AIR's VivdhBharathi, since early
Nineties. In 2006, Private FM radio stations were launched in the city. These
channels are telecast 24x7 with programming content in Telugu
and Hindi .The FM
Radio channels available to the city listeners are:
Doordarshan transmits two terrestrial television channels and broadcasts One
satellite television channel from Hyderabad.
The Doordarshan Telugu channel Saptagiri is the first TV channel launched in Hyderabad
way back in early seventies. In recent years many private regional television
channels started their broadcast from Hyderabad.
Telugu Television channels broadcast from Hyderabad
Hyderabad is the homeland of Tollywood,
the Telugu movie industry. Apart from being a popular entertainment source and
India's largest film producer, as measured by the number of films made every
year (followed by Bollywood), Tollywood also provides livelihood to thousands
of its citizens and contributes a large amount of revenue to the local