Astro Vaanavil

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Astro Vaanavil
Launched 1 Jun 1996
Owned by Astro
Picture format 4:3 SDTV
Country Malaysia
Language Tamil
Broadcast area Malaysia
Sister channel(s) Astro Vellithirai
Astro Channel 201
NJOI Channel 201
HyppTV Channel 303

Astro Vaanavil is Malaysia's first 24-hour Tamil language television channel broadcast on the Astro satellite television service. It was one of the first 22 channels to commence broadcast on Astro in 1996. Astro Vaanavil is owned by South East Asia's second richest man Ananda Krishnan.

Most of its shows are brought directly from the Southern India subregion. There are also shows that have a local concept from Malaysia. In majority Astro Vaanavil broadcasts shows in Tamil language, as well as programs in Malayalam and Telugu languages.

Astro Vaanavil often broadcasts Tamil movies as well as dramas. Musical shows, talk shows, sitcoms and quizzes are also part of its schedule.

Astro Vaanavil is currently available for free-to-view on Astro and NJOI customers in Malaysia on Channel 201.

Astro Vaanavil is available on Astro via channel 201. Selected programmes is available in simulcast HD on Astro Vinmeen HD (Channel 231).



Director Year
Dr. N.C. Rajamani Present

See also[edit]


  1. ^

External links[edit]