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
Owned by Viacom 18
Picture format 4:3, 576i (SD)
1080i, HD
Country India
Headquarters Mumbai
Sister channel(s) MTV
VH1
Comedy Central
Rishtey
Nick
Nick Jr
Teen Nick
Sonic-Nickelodeon
Website colors.in.com/in/
colors.in.com/uk/
aapkacolors.com
Availability
Satellite
Airtel digital TV (India) Channel 105 (SD)
Channel 126 (HD)
Tata Sky
(India)
Channel 123 (SD)
Channel 124 (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 829 (SD)
Astro (Malaysia) Channel 122 (SD)
Dialog TV (Sri Lanka) Channel 49 (SD)
AsiaSat 3S (Asia,
Middle East and Australia)
4155 H, 9.833-3/5
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,[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, Uttaran, Rangrasiya, Madhubala - Ek Ishq Ek Junoon, Sasural Simar Ka, Beintehaa, Udaan Sapnon Ki, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, Fear Factor - Khatron Ke Khiladi, India's Got Talent, Mission Sapne, The Anupam Kher Show - Kucch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai and Bigg Boss 7.

Programming[edit]

Colors HD[edit]

Colors HD was added by various DTH Operators in India including DishTV,[3] Airtel digital TV,[4] Videocon d2h[5] 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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