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Star Maa TV
స్టార్ మా
Launched 2002 (2002)
Network STAR India
Picture format
Slogan అదే బంధం... సరికొత్త ఉత్తేజం....
Same bonding ... New Inspiration...
Country India
Language Telugu
Headquarters Hyderabad, India
Formerly called Maa TV
Sister channel(s) MAA Movies, Maa Music and Maa Gold
Airtel digital TV Channel 881 (SD)
Channel 882 (HD)
Tata Sky Channel 1423 (SD)
Channel 1422 (HD)
DishTV Channel -(SD)
Channel -(HD)
Reliance Digital TV Channel -(SD)
Channel -(HD)
Sun Direct TV Channel -(SD)
Channel - (HD)
Videocon d2h Channel -(SD)
Channel -(HD)
Hathway Channel -(SD)
Channel -(HD)
Mio TV
Channel 671

STAR MAA TV is a Telugu-language television channel based in Hyderabad, India. STAR MAA TV and its subsidiary channels are part of 21st Century Fox's STAR India network. STAR MAA TV is a leading Telugu TV channel network known for its vibrant, innovative, pleasant and interactive programming. As the name 'MAA' indicates (maa means ours in Telugu), MAA TV is very close to the hearts of its viewers and it stands out from the cluster of channels through its programming quality. Emotional connection with the viewers has been the core strength and hallmark of MAA TV.

In February 2015, STAR India, a unit of 21st Century Fox, has acquired the entire broadcast business of MAA Television Network Ltd for a whopping 2,500 crore (US$390 million). So all big channels of Telugu language are owned by either a Ramoji Group, national network or a network from their neighboring states.

In terms of programme ratings, MAA, the main General Entertainment Channel (GEC) in the network, is among the top 20 TV channels in India.

MAA Television Network Limited as a corporate entity was formed in 2001 and the main GEC channel, MAA TV, was launched in 2002. The second channel, MAA Music, was launched in 2008. With the launch of MAA Movies in February 2011 and MAA Gold (a trendy GEC with a focus on urban and youth audience) in February 2012, MAA TV has emerged as a major Telugu television network with a bouquet of four channels.

Known for its events, MAA TV establishes a bond with the audience by providing a complete ground experience.

CineMaa Awards, the flagship event of MAA, has earned the reputation as a platform for the film industry to come together and celebrate excellence in Telugu cinema.

Over the years, MAA TV has built a strong movie library that boasts cult classics and blockbusters in Telugu cinema to enthrall its viewers.

It is one of the Telugu-language TV channels. The channel is available on cable, DTH and IPTV platforms in India. In the USA it is available through Dish TV and IPTV. It is now available in Singapore on IPTV Singtel mio TV Channel 671. MAA TV is also available in Malaysia on Cable TV ABNXcess on Channel 583 and Dubai.


Maa Tv founded by Penmetsa Murali Krishnam Raju, MAA TV Network has four channels in the network: Star maa, maa Music, maa movies and maa Gold.


The channel gained popularity among Telugu television viewers. Daily serials such as Chinnari Pellikuturu, Radha-Madhu,, Laya, Maa Pasalapoodi Kathalu, and Sivaranjani helped in maintaining the channel's popularity. MAA TV expanded its operations with the launch of MAA Music channel in 2008. In 2011 it launched two new channels, MAA Movies and MAA Juniors. MAA Juniors channel ceased operations on 25 January 2012. A new entertainment channel, MAA Gold, was launched on 4 February 2012 during the MAA Music Awards event.[1]

Popular shows[edit]

  • Ali Talkies - a film-based talk show hosted by ace comedian Ali; film celebrities come to "Ali Talkies" to chat up regarding their recent releases
  • Maa Mahalakshmi - a game show targeted at women, hosted by Anasuya Bharadwaj
  • Maa Voori Vanta - the longest running cookery show on MAA TV, which brings various recipes from across the world closer to the audience
  • Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu (Seasons 1 and 2) - Telugu version of the highly popular show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, hosted by actor Nagarjuna Akkineni
  • " mek "(Season 4 ) hosted by actor Chiranjeevi
  • Rangam (Seasons 1 and 2) - a dance show featuring Telugu television celebrities
  • Rela Re Rela (Seasons 1–3) - a music talent show which brought out the hidden Telugu folk talent from across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
  • Super Singer (Seasons 1–8) - a music talent show targeted at introducing new singers to the Tollywood music industry
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Popular serials[edit]


CineMAA awards[edit]

Maa TV presents the CineMAA Awards to Tollywood personalities every year. The trophy was designed by Neil Foley Designs.[2]

Award functions[edit]

  • CineMAA Awards
  • Maa Music Awards
  • Maa TEA Awards


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