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TV9 news(Telugu)
TV9 (Telugu)
Launched January 2004
Network TV9 Mumbai
Owned by Velicheti Ravi Prakash
Slogan For A Better Tomorrow
Country India
Language Telugu
Headquarters Hyderabad
Sister channel(s) TV9 Kannada, TV9 Gujarat, Sanskruthi, News9, TV1

TV9 is a Telugu news channel started in January 2004. It gained instant popularity among the masses with the punchline "Merugaina Samajam Kosam". Later it expanded its network with news channels in Kannada, Malayalam and Gujarati languages. These channels are broadcast by Associated Broadcasting Company Private Limited of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. ABC Private Ltd. had also launched a Telugu spiritual channel, Samskruthi. It is said to have supported for United Andhra movement.


Other channels

1.TV9 Karnataka– the first news channel in Kannada, and a runaway TRP topper 2.TV9 Gujarat – the only Gujarati news channel, and a resounding success 3.Indiavision– fierce competitor in the Malayalam news space 4.Kolkata TV – path-breaking Bengali news channel 5.TV1: niche channel in telugu devoted to Spirituality Entertainment and News. 6.News9 (English) – a happening channel for our most happening city 7.TV9 Mumbai (Hindi) – our stake in the financial capital

Two new channels are all set to start in 2009:

1.TV9 New Delhi (Hindi) – will make us a national player 2.TV9 Chennai (Tamil) – an independent channel for an independent people

ABCL is promoted by iLabs Capital, a $350 million India-focused venture capital fund.


ABC Private Ltd has announced plans to expand into Maharashtra, West Bengal, and Delhi markets under the TV9 name.[1].ABC Private Ltd has brought a Malayalam Channel, Indiavision, for an undisclosed amount.[] [], The channel is funded by Srini Raju


TV9 channels are streamed live online.


  1. ^ Indian Television, 4 February, 2006


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