Asianet Movies logo
|Launched||15 July 2012|
|Owned by||STAR India|
("Movie Has Begun")
|Country||Indian sub-continent, South East Asia, Middle East, Europe, USA and the lower half of the former Soviet Union|
|Headquarters||Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India|
Asianet Middle East
|Airtel Digital (India)||Channel 820|
|DishTV (India)||Channel 936|
|Sun Direct (India)||Channel 229|
|Reliance Digital TV (India)||Channel 874|
|Videocon D2H (India)||Channel 860|
|Kerala Vision Digital TV (Kerala)||Channel 16|
|Asianet Digital (India)||Channel 140|
|Starhub TV (Singapore)||Channel 140|
Asianet Movies is a 24-hour Malayalam TV channel from the Asianet Communications Limited launched on 15 July 2012. It is the first Malayalam satellite TV channel for movies. The channel started airing Tamil and Hindi movies on weekends as the parent Star Group owns the rights of films in other languages as well. A channel dedicated to movies in Malayalam launched very late when comparing to other southern languages even though most of the Keralites like to watch their favorite movies on television. Soon after its launch Sun TV also launched its movie channel by changing its music channel Kiran Tv to show only movies.
Thiruvananthapuram-based Asianet Communications Limited (ACL) is owned by STAR India. The footprint of the free-to-air channel which started test run on 1 July 2012 includes India, the Gulf and other countries in the region. In Kerala, the channel is available through all major cable TV operators including ACV and KeralaVision as well as on major DTH platforms. Asianet Movies will telecast not only Malayalam movies but also hit movies in Tamil and Hindi languages.
- Satellite: IS-6
- Orbital location: 66 Degrees East
- Downlink Pol: Horizontal
- Downlink frequency: 4006 MHz
- Symbol rate: 144001 Ksps
- Carrier: DVB-S3
- Modulation: 8 PSK; FEC: 3/5
- Airtel Digital TV: Channel 820
- Asianet Digital TV: Channel 140
- Dish TV: Channel 936
- HATHWAY : Channel 236
- Kerala Vision Digital TV: Channel 16
- Reliance Digital TV: Channel 874
- Sun Direct: Channel 229
- Videocon D2H: Channel 860
- Yes Digital TV: Channel 209
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