KTV (India)

KTV is an Indian pay television channel, broadcasting Tamil-language films. It was launched on 22 October 1997.[1] It is a part of the wider Chennai-based Sun TV Network, a subsidiary of the Sun Group.

Launched22 October 1997 (1997-10-22)
NetworkSun TV Network
Owned bySun Group
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 576i for the SDTV feed)
Audience share302,662 (July 2020, BARC India)
Broadcast areaIndia, Sri Lanka, Singapore
HeadquartersChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Sister channel(s)Sun TV, Sun News, Sun Music, Sun Life, Adithya TV, Chutti TV, Sun Action
Tata SkyChannel 1508 (SD)
Channel 1507 (HD)
Dish TVChannel 1851 (SD)
Channel 1850 (HD)
Videocon d2hChannel 566 (SD)
Channel 982 (HD)
Reliance Digital TVChannel 810 (SD)
Sun DirectChannel 102 (SD)
Channel 961 (HD)
Dialog TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 109 (SD)
Sky (UK & Ireland)Channel 771
HathwayChannel 565 (SD)
Asianet Digital TVChannel 223 (SD)
Peo TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 103 (SD)
Singtel TV
Channel 625 (HD)
StarHub TV
Channel 159 (HD)


The letter K in KTV stands for kondatam which means celebration. It was launched on 22 October 1997 by Kalanidhi Maran, the Chairman of Sun TV Network. At the time of launch, Sun TV Network's library had over 5,000 movies.[2] Its HD counterpart was launched on 11 December 2011.[3]

List of moviesEdit


  1. ^ Pande, Shamni. "Sun Network flexes muscles; to launch KTV channel on October 22". afaqs.com. agencyfaqs!. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Sun Network will feed the movie hungry KTV". indiantelevision.com. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Sun TV to launch 4 HD Channels on December 11, 2011". bseindia.com. Retrieved 4 April 2014.

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