Colors (TV channel)

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This article is about the Indian TV channel. For the Filipino channel, see Colours (TV channel). For the American TV network, see Colours TV.
Colors
Colors TV.svg
Launched July 21, 2008; 6 years ago (2008-07-21)
Owned by Viacom 18
Picture format 576i (4:3) (SDTV)
1080i (16:9) (HDTV)
Country India
Headquarters Mumbai
Sister channel(s)
Website Colors India
Availability
Satellite
Airtel digital TV (India) Channel 110 (SD)
Channel 111(HD)
Tata Sky
(India)
Channel 119 (SD)
Channel 120 (HD)
Dish TV
(India)
Channel 121 (SD)
Channel 02 (HD)
Videocon d2h
(India)
Channel 105 (SD)
Channel 106 (HD)
Reliance Digital TV (India) Channel 220 (SD)
Channel 232 (HD)
Sun Direct
(India)
Channel 304 (SD)
Dish Network (USA) Channel 697 (SD)
Freesat (UK) Channel 662 (SD)
Sky (UK & Ireland) Channel 821 (SD)
Astro (Malaysia) Channel 122 (SD)
Dish Home (Nepal) Channel 201 (SD) Channel 904 (HD)
AsiaSat 3S (Asia,
Middle East and Australia)
4155 H, 9.833-3/5
Shaw Direct (Canada) 810
Cable
Hathway
(Mumbai, India)
Channel 4 (SD)
Channel 371 (HD)
Asianet Digital TV (India) Channel 502 (SD)
SCV
(Chennai, India)
Channel 545 (SD)
DEN Networks Channel 103
StarHub TV(Singapore) Channel 128
Rogers Cable (Canada) Channel 690
Virgin TV (UK) Channel 826
SkyCable (Philippines) Channel TBA
ABNXcess (Malaysia) Channel 507
Shaw Cable (Canada) Channel 538
World Call Cable (Pakistan) Channel 25 (SD)
Channel 30 (HD)
Verizon Fios (USA) Channel 1750
AT&T U-verse (USA) Channel 3712
RCN (USA) Channel 479
IPTV
now TV (Hong Kong) Channel 780
Bell Fibe TV (Canada) Channel 790
Optik TV
(Canada)
Channel 509
mio TV (Singapore) Channel 652
DISH World (USA) Channel 6

Colors, known as Aapka Colors in the United States and Canada, is a Hindi language Indian general entertainment channel based in Mumbai, India,[1] part of the Viacom 18 family, which was launched on July 21, 2008.[2]

The channel features a number of shows, such as Comedy Nights with Kapil, Balika Vadhu, Shastri Sisters, Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi, Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat, Uttaran, Sasural Simar Ka, Udaan, Code Red, India's Got Talent 6 and Bigg Boss 8.

It has a sister channel, Rishtey, which broadcasts re-runs of Colors shows and as of February 2013 some programmes of Pakistani channels, such as Humsafar,[3]

Programming[edit]

Colors HD[edit]

Colors HD was added by various DTH Operators in India and Nepal including Dish Home (Nepal), DishTV,[4] Airtel digital TV,[5] Videocon d2h and Tata Sky.[6] This commercial-free channel is available in 1080i. Hathway digital cable also provides Colors HD.[7]

International[edit]

On 21 January 2010, Colors became available on Dish Network in the U.S., where it is called Aapka Colors (Your Colors) because of a clash with Colours TV.[8] Amitabh Bachchan served as brand ambassador for the UK and USA launches.[9]

Colors launched in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Sky on 25 January 2010.[10] On 9 December 2009, INX Media confirmed that Colors had bought 9XM's Sky EPG slot on channel 829 and on 5 January 2010, Colors secured a deal to join the ViewAsia subscription package.[11][12] Initially the channel was available free-to-air and then subsequently was added to the ViewAsia package on 19 April 2010.[13] Colors was added to Virgin Media on 1 April 2011, as a part of the Asian Mela pack.[14] On 2 September 2013, Colors left the ViewAsia package and became free-to-air on satellite again, as well as moving to Virgin's basic package.[15]

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