|Type||Broadcast, television and online|
|Founded||by Ramoji Rao in 1995|
|Key people||Ramoji Rao|
|Launch date||27 August 2008|
|Picture format||480i (16:9 SDTV)
ETV Network (Telugu: ఈటీవీ నెట్వర్క్) is one of the largest networks of satellite television channels in India and is owned by Network 18. It was formerly owned by Ramoji Group. Based at Hyderabad, this network runs a group of 12 regional language news and entertainment channels.
When the satellite TV revolution broke out in India during the late 1990s, the Telugu daily newspaper Eenadu started with its own channel called ETV. Initially launching a Telugu channel the network has later diversified into other Indian languages such as Bengali, Urdu, Kannada, Gujarati, Oriya and Marathi. With 12 channels in regional languages of India, ETV has the largest news-reporting network in India, at the grassroot level. Managed by Newstoday Private Limited, the channels give news in between entertainment programs. 4 Hindi channels for Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Rajasthan, and regional entertainment channels in Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Oriya, Marathi, Urdu, Gujarati - and a 24-hours news channel in Telugu constitute the bunch of ETV Channels.On January 2012 it was announced that ETV will be bought by Reliance Industries Limited and TV 18 group of India
From November 2012, "Global India", a weekly 30-minute magazine style show by BBC Hindi, started to air on five channels (ETV Bihar/Jharkhand, ETV Uttar Pradesh/Uttrakhand, ETV Rajasthan, ETV Madhya Pradesh /Chhattisgarh and ETV Urdu) of the ETV network. The lead presenter of the show is Rupa Jha, a senior journalist with the BBC Hindi.
Global India Schedule
- Friday at 20.00 on ETV Bihar/Jharkhand and ETV Uttar Pradesh/Uttrakhand
- Friday at 18.00 on ETV Rajasthan, ETV Madhya Pradesh/Chhattisgarh and ETV Urdu.
- Saturday at 20.00 on ETV Urdu
- Saturday at 21.30 on all the other channels
- Sunday at 11.30 in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar
- Sunday at at 09.30 in Rajasthan
- Sunday at 13.00 on ETV Urdu
ETV - Sales Ka Baazigar
ETV - Sales Ka Baazigar is the World's first reality show on sales. In the Month of April 2013, ETV Uttar Pradesh/Uttrakhand launched an exciting and challenging talent hunt competition to find India's most enterprising salesperson. The talent hunt show is the first of its kind reality TV show in the country that aims to identify ordinary men with extraordinary selling skills. This show aimed to create a national platform for many aspiring and talented young people to showcase their talent. Mr Ravi Kishan, Noted Bollywood actor has been roped in as the Face of the Competition. The show had an eminent panel of judges that shortlisted the best candidates at each stage.
The panel of judges includes Ravi Kishan, Noted Actor; Ms. Pankaj Bhadouria, Winner of Masterchef India, Season one; and Prof. Kaustubh Dhargalkar, Mentor at Centerfor Innovation & Enterprise- IIM-Ahmedabad. The show was open for participation from anyone in the age group of 21 – 30 years and the minimum qualification required is 10th class matriculation.The top ten finalists from the show shall be absorbed by Su-Kam and the winner will get apackage of ten lacs per annum, followed by the first runner up who will receive a package of six lacs per annum, 2nd five lacs and 3rd fourlacs per annum, and rest three lacs per annum. The auditions for the show took place across eight cities in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand,namely Lucknow, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Agra, Noida, Meerut and Dehradun. The first audition telecast took place on 4 May.[Times Of India 1]
- Telecast Schedule (11th May, 2013 - 2nd August, 2013)
Saturday at 20.00 on ETV Uttar Pradesh/Uttrakhand
Sunday at 11:30 on ETV Uttar Pradesh/Uttrakhand
Wednesday at 23:00 on ETV Uttar Pradesh/Uttrakhand
Friday at 23:00 on ETV Uttar Pradesh/Uttrakhand
Noida boy Uziel Massey took away the winner's crown for the first season of Sales Ka Baazigar. Meerut girl Shweta Jha secured the second position, followed by Nishant Sharma from Noida at the third place. Kanpur girl Ankita Srivastava, who had previously floored the judges with her repartee on stage, walked away with a good package. The remaining six finalists were also absorbed by the presenting sponsor - Su-Kam.
|Owned by||Network 18|
|Sister channel(s)||ETV Telugu, ETV2, ETV Bangla, ETV Bihar, ETV Gujarati, ETV Madhya Pradesh, ETV Marathi, ETV Oriya, ETV Rajasthan, ETV Urdu, ETV Uttar Pradesh|
|Channel||Satellite name||Downlink||Polarisation||Symbol rate (MSPS)||FEC||Signal type
|ETV 2||INSAT-4A at 83°E||4005||Horizontal||22.22||5/6||Digital, MPEG 4, encrypted|
|ETV Telugu||Telugu||Hyderabad||Andhra Pradesh|
|ETV 2||Telugu||Hyderabad||Andhra Pradesh|
|ETV Urdu||Urdu||Srinagar||Jammu and Kashmir|
|ETV Bangla||Bengali||Kolkata||West Bengal|
|ETV Bihar Jharkhand||Bhojpuri||Patna||Bihar|
|ETV Madhya Pradesh Chatishgarh||Hindi||Indore||Madhya Pradesh|
|ETV Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand||Hindi||Kanpur||Uttar Pradesh|
- "BBC News - BBC Hindi launches new TV show". Bbc.co.uk. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2012-11-03.
- Times Of India
- Times of India