Kerala TV History – Malayalam Television Milestones
1, Which is the first malayalam television channel ?
DD Malayalam is the very first tv channel in malayalam language, launched on 1985. It’s Launched as DD4 and later changed name to DD Malayalam, used terrestrial mode. Users installed VHF Antenna and Signal Boosters to receive the signal. Now they are transmitting via Satellite, terrestrial transmission no longer available.
Oru Kudayum Kunjupengalum , Poovan Pazham , Jwalayayi , Punnaykka Vikasana Corporation, Angadipaattu, Chithrageetham (Latest Film Songs), Smrithilayam (Old Movie Songs) are some of the Popular Shows.
2, First Private Channel In Malayalam
It’s the Very first attempt from private sector, Asianet ruling the TRP Charts and Now a Part of Disney. Channel started as FTA (Free to Air) now having SD and HD versions Available in Pay Mode. Later Started Asiaet Global for Middle East Viewers, Later Renamed as Asianet News. Asianet Plus, Asianet Movies, Asianet Middle East, Asianet HD are the Other Ventures from this network.
3, First Public Limited Channel
Malayalam Communications Owned Kairali is the first Public Ltd Attempt, Launched on 17th August 2000 under the chairmanship of Actor Mammootty. It’s Running in FTA Mode, People TV (Kairali News), We TV , Arabia are the other Malayalam channels from the network.
4, First Movie Channel
Asianet Movies is the first 24 Hour Cinema Channel, Started in FTA mode later moved as Scrambled. This is the most popular movie channel as per TRP rating reports. Kiran TV from Sun Network was the second channel, Later Renamed as Surya Movies. Currently no FTA Channels in Malayalam Movies Category.
5, First Malayalam HD Channel
Asianet communications, which has a long 20 plus years of experience in visual media which made uneasable stamp in minds of Keralites residing globally, creates a new history by opening the High Definition visual quality Asianet HD and Dolby 5.1 sound quality to the viewers.