TV9 (Telugu)

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Launched January 2004
Network Tv9
Slogan For A Better Society (మెరుగైన సమాజం కొసం)
Country India
Language Telugu
Headquarters Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Sister channel(s) TV9 Kannada, TV9 Gujarat, News9, Jai Telangana Tv, and TV9 Maharashtra

TV9 (Telugu: టీవీ9) is a Telugu news channel started in January 2004 by a team of journalists led by Ravi Prakash and Deepak Naga Sai. It gained instant popularity among the masses with the punchline "మెరుగైన సమాజం కొసం" (For a Better Society).


Srini Raju is the founder Chairman of Tv9 and ABC.Ravi Prakash is the CEO of Associated Broadcasting Company the news leader in media. Following success in Andhra Pradesh, TV9 expanded its network with news channels in Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Bengali and Gujarati languages. These channels are broadcast by Associated Broadcasting Company Private Limited of Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

Social responsibility[edit]

TV9 has been famous for organising various programs both on the screen and in the society directly for enhancing the public life standards. This includes a helping hand for flood victims in Andhra Pradesh, a run to eradicate flourosis problem in Nalgonda district, and operating children with heart diseases.[1] To bring environmental awareness among public, TV9 management installed a huge eco-friendly clay Ganesha idol at Hyderabad.[2]

The majority of the government schools across Andhra Pradesh have been lacking in basic facilities like proper buildings, black boards, benches and tables and books. Most of them have been functioning without electricity, drinking water or drainage facilities. TV9’s seminar on the Right to Literacy in 2006 demanded better conditions in schools.[3]


TV9 News Reporter Badri alias Kalla Veera Bhadriah died in a road accident on 8 February 2015 while he was on a family trip accompanied by his wife Lakshmi Sujatha and son Sai Sathwik and Sandesh to Dwaraka Tirumala for his relatives marriage.[4][5]


  1. ^ "I dream to see TV9 as the news headquarters of India". The Sunday Indian. 2011-08-01. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  2. ^ "'Green Ganesh' campaign by TV9". The Hindu. 2011-09-01. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  3. ^ "'Right to Literacy'". 
  4. ^ "TV 9 reporter Badri death news". Retrieved February 14, 2015. 
  5. ^ "TV 9 reporter Badri family picture". Retrieved February 14, 2015. 

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