STAR Vijay

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STAR Vijay
Vijaytelevision.jpg
Launched 1994
Owned by STAR Group
(21st Century Fox)
Picture format 576i (SD)
Country India
Singapore
Malaysia
Sri-Lanka
Language Tamil
Broadcast area India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan, Canada, Hong Kong, United States, Europe, Malaysia , Mauritius, South Africa
Headquarters Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Availability
Satellite
Dialog TV
(Sri-Lanka)
Channel 110
Airtel Digital TV (India) Channel 502
Dish TV (India) Channel 950
Videocon d2h (India) Channel 553
Reliance Digital TV (India) Channel 803
Sun Direct (India) Channel 124
Astro (Malaysia) Channel 224
Eurobird (Europe) Eurobird 9A
StarSat
(South Africa)
Channel 166
Cable
Hathway (India) Channel 52
Kerala Vision Digital TV (India) Channel 55
Asianet Digital TV (India) Channel 202
Starhub TV (Singapore) Channel 135
SkyCable (Philippines) Channel TBA
Destiny Cable (Philippines) Channel TBA
Cablelink (Philippines) Coming Soon
IPTV
Mio TV (Singapore) Channel 634
Freebox (France) Channel 685
eLifeTV (UAE) Channel 761
Peo TV (Sri Lanka) Channel no 73
Streaming media
MIVO TV Coming soon

STAR Vijay (Tamil: ஸ்டார் விஜய்; commonly known as Vijay TV) Tamil general entertainment television channel based in India. Star Vijay channel is part of 21st Century Fox's STAR India network. The shows include a mix of family dramas, comedies, reality shows, shows on crime and movies.

History[edit]

The channel is owned by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox through STAR TV and Fox International Channels. In 1994, the channel was started as Golden Eagle Communication by N.P.V. Ramaswamy Udayar, which was later changed to Vijay TV after it was acquired by Vijay Mallya within a year. Before acquisition by Rupert Murdoch in 2001 it was owned by UTV Software Communications.

Popularity and competition[edit]

STAR Vijay has produced numerous popular reality shows, including Jodi Number One, Airtel Super Singer, Neeya Naana, Adhu Idhu Edhu, Neengalum Vellalaam Oru Kodi and Nadanthathu Enna. It hails successful serial such as Kaviyanjali, Sambha, Maharaani, Kana Kaanum Kaalangal, Roja Kootam, 7c, Anbe Vaa, Dharmayutham, Katthu Karuppu, Khakhi, Madhurai, Pirivom Santhipom and went on to sponsor Yuvan Shankar Raja's first live in concert in Chennai.

The annual Vijay Awards ceremony, commemorating artistic and technical achievements in Tamil cinema, has been hosted by STAR Vijay since its inception in 2006.

In most of the movies in Vijay TV, instances of bloodshed are blurred in order to reduce violence.

Star Vijay Asia[edit]

This is a new feed of Vijay TV provided for licenced broadcast of programs outside the Indian Subcontinent to reduce the issues of piracy.

Star Vijay SD[edit]

Star Vijay SD is expected to launch from end of 2015 or from 2016..

Serials[edit]

Year Show No. of episodes
2010 – present Uravugal Thodarkathai 1010+
2010 – present Saravanan Meenatchi 880+
2012 – present En Kanavan En Thozhan 580+
2013 – present Office 490+
2013 – present Deivam thandha Veedu 400+
2014 - Present Idhu Kadhala? 320+
2014 - Present En Vaazhkai 320+
2014 - Present Nandhavanam 320+
2014 - present Puthu Kavithai 290+
2014 – present Andal Azhagar 110+
2014– present Kalyanam Mudhal Kadhal Varai 70+
2014 – present En Anbu Thangaikku 55+

Reality Programs[edit]

Rank Show Status Anchors
1 Adhu Idhu Edhu On Air Sivakarthikeyan, Ma Ka Pa Anand
2 Airtel Super Singer Junior On-Air Bhavana, Ma Ka Pa Anand
3 Jodi No.1 On-Air Dhivyadharshini, Ramya and Mahesh
4 Neeya Naana On-Air Gobinath Chandran
5 Connexion On-Air Jagan
6 Kitchen Super Star (season 4) On-Air Suresh
7 Koffee with DD On-Air Dhivyadharshini
8 Naduvula Konjam Disturb Pannuvom On-Air Balaji and Mahesh
9 Samayal Samayal with Venkatesh Bhat On-Air Venkatesh Bhat
10 Namma Veetu Kalyanam On-Air Dhivyadharshini, Archana
11 Oru Varthai Oru Latcham On-Air James Vasanthan

Notable Anchors[edit]

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