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.
Launched July 21, 2008; 7 years ago (2008-07-21)
Owned by Viacom 18
Picture format 576i (4:3) (SDTV)
1080i (16:9) (HDTV)
Audience share UK:
0.08% (July 2015 (2015-07), BARB)
Country India
Headquarters New Delhi, India
Replaced 9XM
Sister channel(s)
DVB-T2 (India) Check local frequencies
Airtel digital TV
Channel 110 (SD)
Channel 111(HD)
Tata Sky
Channel 119 (SD)
Channel 120 (HD)
Dish TV
Channel 111 (SD)
Channel 02 (HD)
Videocon d2h
Channel 105 (SD)
Channel 106 (HD)
Reliance Digital TV (India) Channel 220 (SD)
Channel 232 (HD)
Sun Direct
Channel 304 (SD)
Dish Network
Channel 697 (HD)(SD)
Channel 662 (SD)
(UK & Ireland)
Channel 821 (SD)
Channel 122 (SD)
Dialog TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 49 (SD)
Dish Home
Channel 201 (SD)
Channel 904 (HD)
AsiaSat 3S
Middle East and Australia)
4155 H, 9.833-3/5
Shaw Direct
Channel 810
Channel 140
(Mumbai, India)
Channel 4 (SD)
Channel 371 (HD)
Asianet Digital TV
Channel 502 (SD)
(Chennai, India)
Channel 545 (SD)
DEN Networks Channel 103
StarHub TV
Channel 128
Rogers Cable
Channel 690
Virgin TV
Channel 826
Channel 507
Shaw Cable
Channel 538
World Call Cable
Channel 25 (SD)
Channel 30 (HD)
Verizon Fios
Channel 1750
AT&T U-verse
Channel 3712
Channel 479
Now TV
(Hong Kong)
Channel 780
Bell Fibe TV
Channel 790
Optik TV
Channel 509
mio TV
Channel 652
Sling TV (USA) Channel TBA
My.T (Mauritius) Channel 94

Colors, known as Aapka Colors in the United States and Canada, is a Hindi language Indian general entertainment channel based in Mumbai, India,[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, Comedy Nights Bachao, Balika Vadhu — Kachchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishte, Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi, Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat, Sasural Simar Ka, Udaan Sapnon Ki, Swaragini — Jodein Rishton Ke Sur, Code Red, Code Red Talaash, Thapki Pyaar Ki, Ishq Ka Rang Safed, Naagin, 24 Season 2, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8, Bigg Boss 9 and The Anupam Kher Show — Kucch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai.


Colors HD[edit]

Colors HD was added by various DTH Operators in India and Nepal including Dish Home (Nepal), DishTV,[3] Airtel digital TV,[4] Videocon d2h and Tata Sky.[5] This commercial-free channel is available in 1080i. Hathway digital cable also provides Colors HD.[6]


On 21 January 2010, Colors became available on Dish Network in the U.S., where it is called Aapka Colors (Your Colors) to not be confused with now-defunct Colours TV.[7] Amitabh Bachchan served as brand ambassador for the UK and USA launches.[8]

Colors launched in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Sky on 25 January 2010.[9] 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.[10][11] Initially the channel was available free-to-air and then subsequently was added to the ViewAsia package on 19 April 2010.[12] Colors was added to Virgin Media on 1 April 2011, as a part of the Asian Mela pack.[13] 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.[14]


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