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Colors TV

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Colors TV
Owned byViacom18
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
HeadquartersMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Websitecolorstv.com

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Colors TV is an Indian general entertainment broadcast network owned by Viacom18.[1] The network's programming consists of family dramas, comedies, youth-oriented reality shows, shows on crime and television films.[2]

History[edit]

It was launched on 21 July 2008 by Viacom18 under then Chief Executive Officer Rajesh Kamat.[3]

Reception[edit]

Over the years, series like Balika Vadhu, Uttaran, Bigg Boss, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi, Sasural Simar Ka, Naagin and Udaariyaan helped the channel to pass the decade-old market-leader StarPlus in weekly Gross Rating Points (GRPs).[4][5]

Programming[edit]

Colors HD[edit]

Colors HD was added on 24 October 2011 by various MSO & DTH Operators in India and Nepal including Dish Home (Nepal), Asianet Digital TV, DishTV, Airtel digital TV,[6] Videocon d2h and Tata Play.[7] Hathway digital cable also provides Colors HD.[8]

International[edit]

On 21 January 2010, Colors became available on Dish Network in the United States, Canada and Mexico, where it is called Aapka Colors (Your Colors) that gives English subtitles on every show and to avoid confusion with now-defunct Colours TV.[9][10]Amitabh Bachchan served as brand ambassador for the UK and USA launches.[11]

Colors launched in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Sky on 25 January 2010.[12][13] On 9 December 2009, INX Media confirmed that Colors had bought 9XM's Sky EPG slot on channel 829 and on 5 January 2010, Colors secured a deal to join the ViewAsia subscription package.[14][15] Initially the channel was available free-to-air and then subsequently was added to the ViewAsia package on 19 April 2010.[16] Colors was added to Virgin Media on 1 April 2011, as a part of the Asian Mela pack.[17] On 2 September 2013, Colors left the ViewAsia package and became free-to-air on satellite again, as well as moving to Virgin's basic package.[18]

Golden Petal Awards[edit]

Golden Petal Awards is an award function to honour personalities a reward for their contribution to the Colors TV channel. It last happened in 2017 and is since defunct.[19][20]

References[edit]

  1. "Raj Nayak is new CEO of Colors". www.businesstoday.in. 18 April 2011. Archived from the original on 10 February 2018. Retrieved 2020-05-09. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. "Colors TV Website: Colors TV Shows, Colors Videos, Photos, News, Live Colors TV". ColorsTv. Archived from the original on 6 June 2012. Retrieved 2020-05-05. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. Singh, Gurbir. "Colors Gets A New Nayak". BW Businessworld. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  4. "How 'Colors' jumped into the top league". Rediff. Archived from the original on 27 July 2009. Retrieved 2020-05-09. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. "TV channel Colors touches a new high". News18. 2009-03-14. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  6. "Airtel DTH HD Connection Online, Buy Digital TV HD Connection". www.airtel.in. Archived from the original on 7 May 2020. Retrieved 9 May 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. "Tata Sky DTH packages, digital TV, DTH India". Archived from the original on 20 October 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. "Viacom18 launches Colors HD in the UK". Broadband TV News. 2017-02-21. Archived from the original on 15 July 2017. Retrieved 2020-05-09. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  9. "Colors to launch on U.S.' Dish Network; UK next". Biz Asia. 2009-12-03. Archived from the original on 30 March 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  10. "Viacom18's AAPKA COLORS Launches in the United States". Dish. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  11. "Colors ropes in Big B to endorse UK/USA launch". Biz Asia. 2010-01-14. Archived from the original on 8 March 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  12. "Colors to launch on Monday on Sky Digital". Biz Asia. 2010-01-19. Archived from the original on 8 March 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  13. "Channel profile: Colors TV". Sky Media. Archived from the original on 23 July 2019. Retrieved 2020-05-09. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  14. "EXCLUSIVE: Colors to replace 9XM on Sky". Biz Asia. 2009-12-09. Archived from the original on 9 September 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  15. "EXCLUSIVE: Colors joins VIEWASIA package". Biz Asia. 2010-01-05. Archived from the original on 8 March 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  16. "EXCLUSIVE: Date confirmed for Colors encryption". Biz Asia. 2010-04-07. Archived from the original on 8 March 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  17. "Colors & Sunrise Radio launch on Virgin Media". Biz Asia. 2011-03-29. Archived from the original on 8 March 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  18. "Colors goes free-to-air on Sky Digital in UK". Biz Asia. 2013-09-02. Archived from the original on 10 September 2016. Retrieved 5 May 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  19. "Colors Golden Petal Awards". colors. Retrieved 26 April 2021.
  20. "Colors Golden Petal Awards 2017 Winners: Complete list of winners". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 April 2021.

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