Lists of television stations in India
There are currently 857 permitted private satellite television stations in India. As of 2 December 2015, there are also more than 190 government channels. Hindi-language television channels have the highest market share. Numerous regional channels are also available throughout India, often distributed according to languages.
- List of HD channels in India
- List Of 3D channels in India
- List of 4K channels in India
- List of Assamese-language television channels
- List of Bengali-language television channels
- List of Bhojpuri-language television channels
- List of English-language television channels in India
- List of Gujarati-language television channels
- List of Hindi-language television channels
- List of Kannada-language television channels
- List of Konkani-language television channels
- List of Malayalam-language television channels
- List of Marathi-language television channels
- List of Odia-language television channels
- List of Punjabi-language television channels
- List of Tamil-language television channels
- List of Telugu-language television channels
- List of Urdu-language television channels
Top ten television channels in India
This is a list of top ten television channels in India as per BARC ratings.
|Rank||Channel name||Weekly Impressions (000s) Sum
Week 47 : Saturday, 19 November 2016 to Friday 25 November 2016
|9||Sony Entertainment Television||436928|
List of Tamil language channels
List of Tamil Channels from India
(Note: S.No 29 to 43 are Multi Audio includes Tamil) (Note: Following channels HD: Jaya TV HD, Sun TV HD, KTV HD, Sun Music HD, STAR Vijay HD, Nick HD+, History TV 18 TRUE HD, Nat Geo HD, Nat Geo Wild HD, Fox Life HD)
List of Kannada language channels
High definition channels
|Colors Kannada HD||GEC||2016||Full HD||Dolby Digital | 5.1||Viacom 18||Mumbai, Maharashtra||Simulcast||HD version of Colors Kannada, launched in May 2016.|
|Zee Kannada HD||GEC||2016||Full HD||Dolby Digital | 5.1||Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.||Mumbai, Maharashtra||Simulcast||HD version of Zee Kannada, to be launched in 2016.|
|Star Suvarna HD||GEC||2016||Full HD||Dolby Digital | 5.1||Star India||Mumbai, Maharashtra||Simulcast||HD version of Star Suvarna, to be launched in 2016.|
Standard definition channels
|DD Chandana||Infotainment||1991||SD||Stereo | 2.0||Doordarshan, Prasar Bharati||Bengaluru, Karnataka||Official Channel of the State Government of Karnataka.|
|Udaya TV||GEC||1994||SD||Stereo | 2.0||Sun TV Network||Chennai, Tamil Nadu||First Kannada satellite channel to go on air.|
|Colors Kannada||GEC||2000||SD||Stereo | 2.0||Viacom 18 (formerly ETV Network)||Mumbai, Maharashtra||Launched as ETV Kannada, re-branded in March 2015.|
|Udaya News||News||2000||SD||Stereo | 2.0||Sun TV Network||Chennai, Tamil Nadu||First Kannada news channel; was also known as Udaya Varthegalu.|
|Udaya Movies||Movies||2001||SD||Stereo | 2.0||Sun TV Network||Chennai, Tamil Nadu||Formerly known as Ushe TV.|
|Zee Kannada||GEC||2006||SD||Stereo | 2.0||Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.||Mumbai, Maharashtra||Launched along with Zee Telugu in 2006.|
|Udaya Music||Music||2006||SD||Stereo | 2.0||Sun TV Network||Chennai, Tamil Nadu||Formerly known as Udaya 2 / U2.|
|TV9 Karnataka||News||2006||SD||Stereo | 2.0||ABCL Broadcasting Pvt. Ltd. & Sneha Television Network||Hyderabad, Telangana||First 24X7 news channel in Kannada.|
|Star Suvarna||GEC||2007||SD||Stereo | 2.0||Star India (formerly Asianet Communications)||Mumbai, Maharashtra||Launched as Suvarna; re-branded as Star Suvarna in July 2016.|
|Kasthuri||GEC||2007||SD||Stereo | 2.0||Kasthuri Media Pvt. Ltd.||Bengaluru, Karnataka||Briefly under WHNS, re-branded and reverted to original.|
|Suvarna News||News||2008||SD||Stereo | 2.0||Asianet News Network||Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala||Known as Suvarna News 24X7 till January 2016.|
|Star Suvarna Plus||GEC||2009||SD||Stereo | 2.0||Star India (formerly Asianet Communications)||Mumbai, Maharashtra||Second Kannada GEC from Asianet; re-branded as Star Suvarna Plus.|
|Udaya Comedy||Comedy||2009||SD||Stereo | 2.0||Sun TV Network||Chennai, Tamil Nadu||Launched initially as Sun Direct exclusive channel.|
|Chintu TV||Kids||2009||SD||Stereo | 2.0||Sun TV Network||Chennai, Tamil Nadu||Launched initially as Sun Direct exclusive channel.|
|Raj Musix Kannada||Music||2009||SD||Stereo | 2.0||Raj Television Network||Chennai, Tamil Nadu||First venture from Raj Television in Kannada.|
|Samaya News||News||2010||SD||Stereo | 2.0||RSM Broadcasters Pvt. Ltd.||Bengaluru, Karnataka||Known as Samaya 24X7 till 2013.|
|Janasri News||News||2011||SD||Stereo | 2.0||Yash Broadcasting Industries Pvt. Ltd.||Bengaluru, Karnataka|
|Kasthuri Newz 24||News||2011||SD||Stereo | 2.0||Kasthuri Media Pvt. Ltd.||Bengaluru, Karnataka||Second venture from the company after Kasthuri.|
|Public TV||News||2012||SD||Stereo | 2.0||Writemen Media Pvt. Ltd.||Bengaluru, Karnataka|
|Polimer Kannada||Music||2013||SD||Stereo | 2.0||Polimer Media Pvt. Ltd.||Chennai, Tamil Nadu||First venture from Polimer Media in Kannada.|
|ETV News Kannada||News||2014||SD||Stereo | 2.0||ETV Network & Network 18||Hyderabad, Telangana|
|Raj News Kannada||News||2014||SD||Stereo | 2.0||Raj Television Network||Chennai, Tamil Nadu||Second venture from the company after Raj Musix Kannada.|
|Public Music||Music||2014||SD||Stereo | 2.0||Writemen Media Pvt. Ltd.||Bengaluru, Karnataka||Second venture from the company after Public TV.|
|Btv News||News||2014||SD||Stereo | 2.0||Btv Networks||Bengaluru, Karnataka||Claimed to broadcast over 250 countries.|
|Kalki Kannada||GEC||2015||SD||Stereo | 2.0||White Horse Network Services Pvt. Ltd.||Bengaluru, Karnataka||Second venture from the company after losing stake in Kasthuri.|
|Prajaa TV Kannada||News||2015||SD||Stereo | 2.0||Prajaa TV Networks||Bengaluru, Karnataka|
|Naaptol Kannada||Shopping||2015||SD||Stereo | 2.0||Naaptol Limited||New Delhi, Delhi||First Shopping channel in Kannada.|
|Saral Jeevan||Infotainment||2016||SD||Stereo | 2.0||CG Parivar Global Vision||Bengaluru, Karnataka||Claimed to be first Kannada infotainment channel.|
|Colors Super||GEC||2016||SD||Stereo | 2.0||Viacom 18||Mumbai, Maharashtra||Second Kannada GEC from Viacom 18; launched in July 2016.|
|Suddi TV||News||2016||SD||Stereo | 2.0||Yash Techno Media Pvt. Ltd.||Bengaluru, Karnataka|
Multilingual channels with Kannada feed
|Sri Sankara TV||Spiritual||2008||SD||Stereo | 2.0||Kamadhenu Telefilms Pvt. Ltd.||Bengaluru, Karnataka||Kannada and Tamil Hindu spiritual channel.|
|Sri Venkateswara Bhakti Channel||Spiritual||2008||SD||Stereo | 2.0||Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams Trust||Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh||Hindu devotional channel with Kannada feed.|
Top five Kannada channels in India
This is a list of top five Kannada channels in India as per BARC ratings.
|Rank||Channel name||Weekly Impressions (000s) sum||Source|
|Week 27 (2 July 2016 - 8 July 2016)|
|1||Colours Kannada||262693||BARC Weekly Data|
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