Star Maa

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Star Maa
Star Maa.jng.jpg
Launched2002 (2002)
Owned byStar India (21st Century Fox)
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 576i for the SDTV feed)
Sloganఅదే బంధం... సరికొత్త ఉత్తేజం....
Same bonding ... New inspiration...
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu
HeadquartersHyderabad, Telangana, India
Formerly calledMaa TV (2002-2017)
Sister channel(s)
Websitewww.hotstar.com/channels/star-maa
Availability
Satellite
Airtel digital TVChannel 881 (SD)
Channel 882 (HD)
Tata SkyChannel 13 (SD)
Channel 22 (HD)
DishTVChannel 6 (SD)
Channel 5 (HD)
Reliance Digital TVChannel 78 (SD)
Channel 57 (HD)
Sun Direct TVChannel 156 (SD)
Channel 76 (HD)
Videocon d2hChannel 8 (SD)
Channel 7 (HD)
Cable
HathwayChannel 406 (SD)
Channel 405 (HD)
Asianet DigitalChannel 271 (SD)
IPTV
Mio TV
(Singapore)
Channel 671
APSFLChannel 5

Star Maa is an Indian pay television channel based in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. STAR MAA TV and its subsidiary channels are part of 21st Century Fox's STAR India network.

History[edit]

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.

In February 2015, Star India, a unit of 21st Century Fox, has acquired the entire broadcast business of MAA Television Network Ltd for 2,500 crore (US$350 million). The major 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, STAR MAA, the main General Entertainment Channel (GEC) in the network, is among the top 20 TV channels in India.

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. Star Maa is also available in countrysMalaysia on Cable TV ABNXcess on Channel 583 and Dubai.

Channels[edit]

Star Maa has four channels in its network and Star Sports has one Telugu Sports channel in its network.

  • Star Maa
  • Star Maa Music
  • Star Maa Movies
  • Star Maa Gold
  • Star Sports 1 Telugu

Current Shows[edit]

TELEVISION SERIALS
Title Timing Notes
Bharya 12:00 Noon
Kumkuma Puvvu 12:30 PM
Kante koothurne kanali 1:00 PM
Krishnveni 1:30 PM
Geetha Govindam 5:30PM
Shambhavi 6:00 PM
Agnisakshi 6:30 PM
Lakshmi Kalyanam 7:00 PM
Karthika Deepam 7:30 PM
Koyilamma 8:00 PM
Mounaragam 8:30 PM
Kathalo Rajakumari 9:00 PM
Manasuna Manasai 9:30 PM
Ave Kallu అవే కళ్ళు 10:00PM
Television Shows
Title Timing Notes
Pellichoopulu with Pradeep Sat-Sun hosted by Suma Kanakala
Sixth sense seaaon 2 Sat-Sun hosted by Ohmkar
JAYAM Daily Spiritual show

Popularity[edit]

Daily serials such as Kodala kodala koduku pellama and Chinnari Pellikuturu. And also Radha-Madhu, ammamma.com, Laya, Maa Pasalapoodi Kathalu helped in maintaining the channel's popularity.[citation needed] MAA TV expanded its operations with the launch of MAA Music channel in 2005. 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]

Former Shows[edit]

SHOWS
  • Tollywood Squares - (Telugu version of the popular show Hollywood Squares) Hosted by Navdeep
  • BIGG BOSS - (Season 2) Hosted by Nani
  • 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 (Seasons1—4) - Telugu version of the highly popular show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
  • 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 1–9) - a music talent show targeted at introducing new singers to the Tollywood music industry
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Former Serials (Partial list)

CineMAA awards[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MAA music awards to honour Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 25 January 2012.
  2. ^ http://www.indiantelevision.com/release/y2k10/aug/augrel28.php