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Asianet Movies

Asianet Movies
Asianet Movies logo
Launched July 15, 2012
Owned by STAR India[1][2]
Slogan പടം തുടങ്ങി
(Padam Thudangi)
(Translated to: "Movie Has Started")
Country Indian sub-continent, South East Asia, Middle East, Europe, USA and the lower half of the former Soviet Union
Headquarters Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Sister channel(s) Asianet
Asianet Plus
Asianet Middle East
Asianet Sitara
Sitara News
Asianet Suvarna
Suvarna Plus
Airtel Digital (India) Channel 820
DishTV (India) Channel 936
Sun Direct (India) Channel 229
Reliance Digital TV (India) Channel 874
Videocon D2H (India) Channel 860
Kerala Vision Digital TV (Kerala) Channel 16
Asianet Digital (India) Channel 140

Asianet Movies is the new 24-hour Malayalam TV channel from the Asianet Communications Limited launched on July 15, 2012. It is the first Malayalam satellite TV channel for movies.[3][4] The channel started airing Tamil and Hindi movies on weekends as the parent Star Group owns the rights of other languages films as well .A channel dedicated to movies in Malayalam launched very late when comparing to other southern languages even though most of the keralites like to watch their favorite movies in television .Soon after its launch Sun TV also launched its Movie Channel by changing its music channel Kiran Tv only for Movies.

Thiruvananthapuram based, Asianet Communications Limited (ACL) is owned by STAR India[1] The footprint of the free-to-air channel which started test run on 1 July 2012 includes India, Gulf and other countries in the region. In Kerala, the channel is available through all major cable TV operators including ACV and KeralaVision as well as on major DTH platforms.Asianet Movies will telecast not only Malayalam movies but also super hit movies from Tamil and Hindi.

The inaugural film of the channel is to be Spanish Masala (2012), directed by Lal Jose, starring Dileep, Daniela Zacherl, Kunchacko Boban and Biju Menon in the lead roles.[3]

Technical details

Satellite: IS-6; Orbital Location: 66 Degree East; Down Link Pol: Horizontal; Down Link Frequency: 4006 MHz; Symbol Rate: 144001 Ksps; Carrier: DVB-S3; Modulation: 8 PSK; FEC: 3/5 …



  1. ^ a b "Star buys majority in Asianet; forms JV with Rajeev Chandrasekhar | Reuters". 2008-11-17. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  2. ^ VCCircle (2008-11-17). "M & A Star Buys Majority In Asianet; Forms JV With Rajeev Chandrasekhar". contentSutra. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  3. ^ a b "Asianet to launch movie channel on July 15". Business Line. July 11, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Asianet to launch 24 hour movie channel". Business Standard. July 11, 2012. 

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