Asianet Movies

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Asianet Movies
Asianet Movies.png
Asianet Movies logo
Launched 15 July 2012
Owned by STAR India[1][2]
Slogan പടം തുടങ്ങി
(Padam Thudangi)
("Movie Has Begun")
Country Indian sub-continent, South East Asia, Middle East, Europe, United States and the lower half of the former Soviet Union
Headquarters Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Sister channel(s) Asianet
Asianet Plus
Asianet Middle East
Asianet Sitara
Sitara News
Asianet Suvarna
Suvarna Plus
Asianet HD
Website asianet.co.in
www.asianetindia.com
www.asianetglobal.com
www.asianetnews.tv
Availability
Satellite
Airtel Digital (India) Channel 809
DishTV (India) Channel 936
Sun Direct (India) Channel 229
Tata Sky (India) Channel 866
Reliance Digital TV (India) Channel 874
Videocon D2H (India) Channel 621
Cable
Kerala Vision Digital TV
(India)
Channel 016
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.[3][4] 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.[1] 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.

The inaugural film of the channel was Spanish Masala (2012), directed by Lal Jose and starring Dileep.[3]

Technical details[edit]

  • 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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Star buys majority in Asianet; forms JV with Rajeev Chandrasekhar | Reuters". In.reuters.com. 2008-11-17. Retrieved 2010-07-16.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "in.reuters.com" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ VCCircle (2008-11-17). "M & A Star Buys Majority In Asianet; Forms JV With Rajeev Chandrasekhar". contentSutra. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  3. ^ a b "Asianet to launch movie channel on July 15". Business Line. 11 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Asianet to launch 24 hour movie channel". Business Standard. 11 July 2012. 

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