List of Hindi language television channels

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This is a list of television channels broadcast in the Hindi language.

Entertainment[edit]

Channels type

General Re-run Youth Cultural
Name Owner Notes Type
Star Plus STAR India Star Plus is a Hindi language general entertainment television channel based in India. It was first launched on 21 February 1992. Pay
Life Ok Life OK is a Hindi language Indian cable and satellite television channel based in India. The channel launched on 18 December 2011, and is distributed in many parts of the world. Pay
Star Utsav STAR Utsav is a free-to-air Hindi general entertainment channel based in Mumbai. It telecasts the TV serials of Star Plus and Life OK. FTA
Channel V Channel V is an Indian Hindi/english language music television channel. Pay
Zee TV Zee Network Zee TV was founded by Subhash Chandra and was launched in India on 1 October 1992 as a Hindi satellite channel. Zee formerly had a partnership with STAR TV. Pay
Zindagi Zindagi is an Indian entertainment television channel launched on 23 June 2014. The channel presently airs syndicated television shows from foreign countries Turkey, Korea. Pay
Zee Anmol Zee Anmol is an Indian Hindi general entertainment TV channel launched on 1 September 2013. It telecasts the old TV serials of Zee TV and &TV. FTA
&TV &TV (And TV) is the second Hindi entertainment channel from Zee Entertainment Enterprises. Pay
Sony TV Multi Screen Media Private Limited Sony TV is a Hindi general entertainment television channel in India. It was launched in October 1995. Pay
Sab TV SAB TV is a comedy genre Hindi entertainment channel launched in India on April 23, 2000. Pay
Sony Pal Sony Pal is a new Hindi GEC that launched on 1 September 2014. It is aimed at women, with stories about women and at family. Later this channel started airing the TV shows of Sony TV and Sab TV. FTA
Colors Viacom 18 Colors is an Indian general entertainment channel based in Mumbai, is part of the Viacom 18 family, and was launched on July 21, 2008. Pay
Rishtey Rishtey is a free-to-air Hindi general entertainment general entertainment TV channel. The channel broadcasts re-runs of programming shown on sister channel Colors. FTA
MTV MTV India is the Indian version of MTV, a channel specialising in music, reality, and youth culture programming. It was launched in 1996 and is now part of the Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd, based in Mumbai, a 50/50 joint venture operation between Viacom Inc. and Network TV 18. Pay
Bindass UTV Bindass is a Hindi entertainment channel in India targeted at Indian youth. It was launched on 24 September 2007. Pay
Sahara One Sahara One Media & Entertainment Limited Sahara One was launched as Sahara TV on March 28, 2000, and in April 2003 was renamed as Sahara Manoranjan. As to compete with other channels and attract a larger audience, the channel once again changed its name to Sahara One on October 10, 2004. Pay
DD India Doordarshan DD India is an Indian satellite television channel which is marketed towards Indian audiences living abroad, and offers an update on the social, cultural, and political aspects of India. FTA
DD Bharati DD Bharati Channel was launched on 26 January 2002. FTA
DD National DD National (DD1) is a state-owned general interest terrestrial television channel in India. FTA
EPIC EPIC Television Networks Pvt. Ltd The EPIC Channel is an Indian television station that airs action, drama, comedy and narrative non-fiction programming with a focus on Indian history, folklore and mythology genre.This channel was launched on 19 November 2014. Pay

Top ten hindi general entertainment channels in India[edit]

This is a list of top ten Hindi general entertainment channels in India as per BARC ratings.[1]

Rank Channel name Weekly ratings (000s)
Sum
Week 24 (2016)
1 Sony SAB 664517
2 STAR Plus 641404
3 Zee TV 529237
4 STAR Utsav 520494
5 Zee Anmol 457988
6 Sony Pal 445750
7 Life Ok 417981
8 Colors 367376
9 Sony Entertainment Television 365704
10 Rishtey 345618

Top five Youth Channels in India[edit]

This is a list of top five Youth Channels in India as per BARC ratings.[2]

Rank Channel name Weekly ratings (000s)
Sum
Week 24 (2016)
1 MTV 10969
2 Bindass 8309
3 Zing 8109
4 Zoom 6764
5 E24 3564

Movies[edit]

Channels type

Mix movies Only classic Action
Name Owner Notes Type
Sony Max Multi Screen Media Private Limited Sony Max is one of the leading Hindi movie channels in India. Pay
Sony Max 2 Sony MAX 2 is an Indian Hindi movie television channel owned and operated by Multi Screen Media. It is the second Hindi movie channel from Multi Screen Media. Pay
Sony Wah Sony Wah is an Indian Hindi movie television channel owned and operated by Multi Screen Media. It is the third Hindi movie channel from Multi Screen Media. FTA
Zee Cinema Zee Network Zee Cinema was launched in 1995. It is the No. 1 Hindi movie channel of India. Pay
Zee Action Zee Action boasts of an outstanding library of Indian cinematic classics. It is the most popular after Zee Cinema. Pay
Zee Classic Zee Classic boasts of an outstanding library of Indian cinematic classics. It is the most popular after Zee Cinema. Zee Classic was created to air only classic and blockbusters of yesteryear, to revive nostalgic moments and memories. Pay
& Pictures This channel, which went on-air on 18 August 2013, goes beyond a television channel to help viewers come close to their favorite movie stars. Pay
Zee Premier Cinema Zee Premier Cinema Zee Classic is a free to Air channel from zee network. FTA
Star Gold STAR India Star Gold is a Hindi movie channel. It features a mix of contemporary as well as classic movies from the 1950s to the present. Star Gold possesses one of the largest Indian film libraries enabling it to offer a wide variety of films for the entire family. Pay
Movies OK Movies OK is a Hindi movie television channel broadcast in India. It is the second Hindi movie channel from STAR India. Pay
Star Utsav Movies Star Utsav Movies is the third Hindi movie channel from STAR India. It is India's first Hindi movie channel for rural areas FTA
B4U Movies B4U B4U Movies is a Bollywood movie digital TV channel based in Mumbai. The channel broadcasts a mixture of classic and contemporary Bollywood films, as well as featuring star interviews, behind-the-scenes documentaries, and movie news. FTA
UTV Movies UTV UTV Movies is a Hindi movie channel based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, and is owned by UTV. It airs blockbuster Bollywood films from UTV's own library as well as other major movie studios in India. Pay
UTV Action UTV Action is an Indian movie channel which features Hollywood action movies dubbed in Hindi and Bollywood action movies. Pay
Filmy Sahara One Media & Entertainment Limited Filmy is an Indian Hindi language movie channel. It was launched on February 12, 2006. Pay
Enterr 10 Enterr 10 TV Limited Enterr10 is India’s No. 1 free to air Hindi movie channel, which is available across India and particularly doing well in the Hindi speaking market. FTA
Manoranjan TV Manoranjan TV Group Limted Manoranjan TV is an Indian cable and satellite television channel. It was launched on 14 Oct 2010, as a 24-hour Hindi movie channel. FTA
Cinema TV Softline Creations Cinema TV is an Indian cable and satellite television channel. It was launched on 1 June 2012, as a 24-hour Hindi movie channel. FTA
Maha Movie Maha Network India Maha Movie is an Indian cable and satellite television channel. It was launched on 1 May 2013, as a 24-hour Hindi movie channel. FTA
WOW Cinema Cinema TV group WOW Cinema is an Indian cable and satellite television channel. It was launched on 1 Jun 2015, as a 24-hour Hindi movie channel. FTA
RT Movies Royal Television Ltd RT Movies is an Indian cable and satellite television channel. It was launched on 23 July 2015, as a 24-hour Hindi movie channel. FTA
Housefull Movies Housefull Movies is an Indian cable and satellite television channel. It was launched on 1 Sep 2015, as a 24-hour Hindi movie channel. FTA
Housefull Action Housefull Movies is an Indian cable and satellite television channel dedicated to action movies FTA
Rishtey Cineplex Viacom 18 Rishtey Cineplex was launched on 8 May 2016. It features a mix of contemporary as well as classic movies from the 1950s to the present. FTA

Top five Hindi Movies Channels in India[edit]

This is a list of top five Hindi Movies Channels in India as per BARC ratings.[3]

Rank Channel name Weekly ratings (000s)
Sum
Week 24 (2016)
1 Sony MAX 452567
2 STAR Gold 337794
3 Zee Cinema 311458
4 Star Utsav Movies 239438
5 Rishtey Cineplex 178877

Music and Bollywood[edit]

Top five Music Channels in India[edit]

This is a list of top five Music Channels in India as per BARC ratings.[4]

Rank Channel name Weekly ratings (000s)
Sum
Week 24 (2016)
1 Mastiii 85214
2 B4U Music 83893
3 9XM 74611
4 Sony MIX 62005
5 9X Jalwa 46689

Kids[edit]

Top five Kids Channels in India[edit]

This is a list of top five Kids Channels in India as per BARC ratings.[5]

Rank Channel name Weekly ratings (000s)
Sum
Week 24 (2016)
1 NICK 89348
2 Hungama 71472
3 Disney Channel 67889
4 Pogo TV 45064
5 Sonic Nickelodeon 35465

Infotainment & Lifestyle[edit]


Top five Infotainment Channels in India[edit]

This is a list of top five Infotainment Channels in India as per BARC ratings.[6]

Rank Channel name Weekly ratings (000s)
Sum
Week 24 (2016)
1 Discovery Channel 4509
2 History TV 18 3348
3 National Geographic Channel 3247
4 Nat Geo Wild 3114
5 Animal Planet 2394

Top five Lifestyle Channels in India[edit]

This is a list of top five Lifestyle Channels in India as per BARC ratings.[7]

Rank Channel name Weekly ratings (000s)
Sum
Week 24 (2016)
1 Living Foodz 1761
2 Fox Life 942
3 Home Shop 18 829
4 TLC 564
5 Shop CJ 490

News & Business[edit]

Top two Hindi Business News Channels in India[edit]

This is a list of top two Hindi Business News Channels in India as per BARC ratings.[8]

Rank Channel name Weekly ratings (000s)
Sum
Week 24 (2016)
1 CNBC Awaaz 511
2 Zee Business 304

Top five Hindi News Channels in India[edit]

This is a list of top five Hindi News Channels in India as per BARC ratings.[9]

Rank Channel name Weekly ratings (000s)
Sum
Week 24 (2016)
1 Aaj Tak 70126
2 India TV 66035
3 ABP News 46554
4 India News 42324
5 News Nation 38299

Religious[edit]

Sports channels[edit]

Top five Sports Channels in India[edit]

This is a list of top five Sports Channels in India as per BARC ratings.[10]

Rank Channel name Weekly ratings (000s)
Sum
Week 24 (2016)
1 Ten 1 62483
2 Ten 3 53548
3 Sony SIX 41322
4 Ten 2 41012
5 Sony ESPN 40805

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top ten hindi general entertainment channels in India". BARC India=Week 24: Saturday,11th June 2016 to Friday,17th June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Top five Youth Channels". BARC India=Week 24: Saturday,11th June 2016 to Friday,17th June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Top five Hindi Movies Channels". BARC India=Week 24: Saturday,11th June 2016 to Friday,17th June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Top five Music Channels". BARC India=Week 24: Saturday,11th June 2016 to Friday,17th June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Top five Kids Channels". BARC India=Week 24: Saturday,11th June 2016 to Friday,17th June 2016. 
  6. ^ "Top five Infotainment Channels". BARC India=Week 24: Saturday,11th June 2016 to Friday,17th June 2016. 
  7. ^ "Top five Lifestyle Channels". BARC India=Week 24: Saturday,11th June 2016 to Friday,17th June 2016. 
  8. ^ "Top two Hindi Business News Channels". BARC India=Week 24: Saturday,11th June 2016 to Friday,17th June 2016. 
  9. ^ "Top five Hindi News Channels". BARC India=Week 23: Saturday,11th June 2016 to Friday,17th June 2016. 
  10. ^ "Top five Sports Channels". BARC India=Week 24: Saturday,11th June 2016 to Friday,17th June 2016.