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Asianet Movies

Asianet Movies
Asianet Movies.png
Asianet Movies logo
Launched15 July 2012
Owned bySTAR India[1][2]
Sloganപടം തുടങ്ങി
(Padam Thudangi)
("Movie Has Begun")
Broadcast areaWorld wide
HeadquartersThiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Sister channel(s)Asianet
Asianet Plus
Asianet Middle East
Star Vijay
Vijay Super
Star Suvarna
Suvarna Plus
Asianet HD
Airtel Digital(India)Channel 809
DishTV (India)Channel 1941
Sun Direct (India)Channel 229
Tata Sky (India)Channel 1815
Reliance Digital TV (India)Channel 874
Videocon D2H (India)Channel 621
Asianet Digital
Channel 139
Kerala Vision Digital TV (India)Channel 016
Starhub TV (Singapore)Channel 140

Asianet Movies is a 24-hour Malayalam pay television channel from the Asianet Digital Network Private Limited launched on 15 July 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 films in other languages 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 on television. Soon after its launch Sun TV also launched its movie channel by changing its music channel Kiran Tv to show only 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, the Gulf and other countries in the region. In Kerala, the channel is available through all major cable TV operators including Asianet Digital TV and KeralaVision as well as on major DTH platforms.

The inaugural film of the channel was Spanish Masala (2012), directed by Lal Jose and starring Dileep.[3]


  • I-League (Malayalam Commentary)
  • ISL (Malayalam Commentary)
  • IPL (Malayalam Commentary)
  • Hero Super Cup (Malayalam Commentary)

Technical details

  • Orbital location: 66o East
Satellite Intelsat 17
Band C
Downlink Frequency 4006 MHz
Symbol rate 144001 KSPS
FEC 3/5 (8PSK)
Polarisation Horizontal
Modulation DVB-S2 MPEG 4


  • HATHWAY : Channel 236
  • Yes Digital TV: Channel 209


  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. 11 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Asianet to launch 24 hour movie channel". Business Standard. 11 July 2012.

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