List of Tamil-language television channels

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This is a list of television stations in the Tamil language.


State Owned[edit]

  • DD Podhigai - GEC from Doordharshan for Tamil Nadu.[1]
  • DD India - GEC from Doordharshan for Overseas Indians in Hindi, Tamil, Punjabi, etc.

General entertainment channels[edit]

Movie channels[edit]

Classic channels[edit]

Music channels[edit]

News channels[edit]

Comedy channels[edit]

Kids' channels[edit]

Infotainment channels[edit]

Sports channels[edit]

Shopping Channels[edit]


HD channels[edit]

Local TV channels by cable TV operators[edit]

There are many local tv channels run by the cable TV operators with the permission and license from Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation Limited.



Sri Lanka[edit]



Internet Protocol Television[edit]

Top five Tamil Channels in India[edit]

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

Rank Channel name Weekly ratings (000s)
Week 24 (2016)
1 Sun TV 808071
2 KTV 267954
3 STAR Vijay 177581
4 Zee Tamil 120480
5 Polimer 42305

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tata Sky channels list with numbers". 
  2. ^ "Top five Tamil Channels". BARC India=Week 24: Saturday,11th June 2016 to Friday,17th June 2016.