ETV Network

Viacom 18
Type Broadcast, television and online
Country India
Availability National
Owner Network 18
Key people
Umesh Upadhyay
Launch date
25 july 1995
Picture format
480i (16:9 SDTV)
Official website

ETV Network is a network of satellite television channels in India, news and entertainment channels. It is based in Hyderabad, India.


The Hyderabad daily newspaper Eenadu (Telugu for 'today') started its own channel named Eenadu TV on 27 August 1995[1] The network later added regional channels in other Indian languages and built a large local news network. Ramoji Group divested its TV asset to TV18 in 2013.

In March 2015 Viacom 18 decided to rebrand five ETV regional general entertainment channels (owned by Prism TV). They are ETV Marathi, ETV Gujarati, ETV Kannada, ETV Bangla and ETV Odia will be rebranded into Colors Marathi, Colors Gujarati, Colors Kannada, Colors Bangla and Colors Odia.[2]

In April 2016 ETV network added three more regional news channels catering to the audience of Kerala, Tamilnadu Assam and North East under the brand name of News 18. The channels are named News 18 Kerala, News 18 Tamilnadu, News 18 Assam NE


Channel Language City Office
ETV Telugu Hyderabad Telangana
ETV Plus Telugu Hyderabad Telangana
ETV Life Telugu Hyderabad Telangana
ETV Cinema Telugu Hyderabad Telangana
ETV Abhiruchi Telugu Hyderabad Telangana
ETV Andhra PradeshTelugu Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh
ETV TelanganaTelugu Hyderabad Telangana
ETV Urdu Urdu Hyderabad Telangana
ETV News Bangla Bengali Kolkata West Bengal
ETV News Gujarati Gujarati Ahmedabad Gujarat
ETV News Kannada Kannada Bengaluru Karnataka
ETV News Odia Odia Bhubaneswar Odisha
ETV Bihar Jharkhand Hindi Patna Bihar
ETV Madhya Pradesh Chatishgarh Hindi Bhopal Madhya Pradesh
ETV Rajasthan Hindi Jaipur Rajasthan
ETV Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand Hindi Lucknow Uttar Pradesh
ETV Haryana/Himachal Hindi Chandigarh Haryana
News 18 Kerala Malayalam Thiruvananthapuram Kerala
News 18 Tamil Nadu Tamil Chennai Tamilnadu
News 18 Assam/North-EastAssamese Guwahati Assam


  1. Shrivastava, K M (2005). Broadcast Journalism in the 21st Century. New Dawn Press Inc. p. 60. ISBN 1932705457.
  2. "ETV rebranding to Colors". Retrieved 4 March 2015.

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