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Surya TV is an Indian pay television channel headquartered in Trivandrum that was launched in 1998. It is the second privately-owned television channel in Malayalam-language, which began to air after Asianet. The channel is part of Sun TV Network, which is headquartered at Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Surya TV
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Launched1998 October 19; 21 years ago (19-10-1998)
NetworkSun TV Network
Owned bySun Group
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 576i for the SDTV feed)
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam
Broadcast areaIndia, Singapore and Middle East
HeadquartersTrivandrum, Kerala, India
Sister channel(s)Surya HD
Surya Music
Surya Movies
Kochu TV
Surya Comedy Channel
Sun TV
K TV
Sun News
Chutti TV
Sun Music
Adithya TV
Gemini TV
Gemini Movies
Gemini Music
Gemini News
Kushi TV
Gemini Comedy
Udaya TV
Udaya Movies
Udaya News
Udaya Comedy
Chintu TV
Udaya Music
Sun Bangla
WebsiteSurya Tv
Availability
Satellite
Sun DirectChannel 200 (SD)
Channel 850 (HD)
Tata SkyChannel 1804 (SD)
Channel 1803 (HD)
Dish TVChannel 1904 (SD)
Videocon D2HChannel 601 (SD)
Channel 992 (HD)
OSN (Middle East
& North Africa)
Channel 291 (SD)
Reliance Digital TVChannel 862 (SD)
Airtel Digital TVChannel 828 (SD)
Channel 829 (HD)
Cable
Asianet Digital TVChannel 101 (SD)
Kerala Vision Digital TVChannel 9 (SD)
DEN NetworksChannel 602 (SD)
IPTV
Singtel TV (Singapore)Channel 640 (SD)

On 16 March 2017, Surya TV became the third Malayalam-language channel to launch a high-definition simulcast feed broadcasting at 1080i.

ProgrammingEdit

Surya TV is a general entertainment channel with programmes in a wide variety of genres including Malayalam language movies reality shows, talk shows, news programmes, and music-based shows.

Current programmingEdit

Title Genre Original Language
Primetime soap operas
Vaalsalyam TV series Hindi
Alauddin
Bhadra Malayalam
Oridathoru Rajakumari
Pranasakhi Hindi
Nilapakshi
Chocolate Malayalam
Thamara Thumbi
Other shows
Kadakkalkkapuram
Celluloid
Super Taste
Marumakal Rani
Aviyal
Laughing villa 3
Gulumaal
Ithanu Njanga Paranja Nadan
Kuttypachakam

Former showsEdit

  • Thenum Vayambum (2018-2019)
  • Agnisaakshi (2018)
  • Gauri (2018-2019)
  • Avaril Oral (2017-2018)
  • Ayalathe Sundari (2017-2018)
  • Sahayathrika (2016)
  • Moonu Pennungal (2016-2017)
  • Ennu Swantham Jani (2016-2019)
  • Mizhirandilum (2016)
  • Sagaram Saakshi (2016-2017)
  • Bhagyalakshmi (2014-2016)
  • Ishtam (2014-2015)
  • Vadhu (2014-2015)
  • Sangamam (2014-2015)
  • Snehasangamam (2015)
  • Mohakadal (2012-2013)
  • Avakashikal (2011-2012)
  • Sarayu (2013-2014)
  • Soubhagyavathy (2014)
  • Snehajalakam (2014-2015)
  • Spandanam (2015)
  • My Marumakan (2015-2016)
  • Chechiyamma (2016)
  • Mattoruval (2010)
  • Punarjani (2015-2016)
  • Kaavyanjali (2004-2007)
  • Kadhaparayum Kaavyanjali (2009-2010)
  • Paatukalude Paatu (2011-2012)
  • Kanmani (2013)
  • Kalyani (2006-2007)
  • Sneehaveedu (2014)
  • Manasariaythe (2015-2016)
  • Amma Manasam (2014)
  • Kudumbayogam (2008)
  • Geethanjali (2013)
  • Kadhayariyathe (2012-2013)
  • Vava (2001-2002)
  • Innale (2012)
  • Aakashadoothu(2011-2013)
  • Dream City (2010-2011)
  • Venal Mazha (2002)
  • Peythozhiyathe (1999)
  • Porutham (2001)
  • Indraneelam (2010)
  • Dambathyam
  • Chakravakam (2011-2013)
  • Swapnakood
  • Thaali (2001-2002)
  • Snehakoodu (2011-2013)
  • Priyamanasi (2007)
  • Vismayam
  • Chitta (2004-2005)
  • Mayamadhavam (2012)
  • Sthreevtham (2005)
  • Sthreevtham (2015-2016)
  • Sthreehridayam (2004-2005)
  • Sthreejanmam (2001-2003)
  • Swayamvaram (2002)
  • Snehasammanam (2000)
  • Charulatha (2000-2001)
  • Kanaakkinavu (2006-2007)
  • Murapennu
  • Ahalya
  • Pookalam
  • Parasparam
  • Abhinethri (2013)
  • Penmanassu (2013-2014)
  • Rudhraveena (2011)
  • Mounam (2005)
  • Parayathe
  • Mazhayariyathe (2009-2010)
  • Sthreevtham (2005)
  • Minnukettu (2004-2009)
  • Nilavilakku (2009-2013)
  • Swantham Maalootty (2000)
  • Ramanan
  • Jalam
  • Oomakkuyil (2003)
  • Sathyameva Jayathe (2013-2014)
  • Sthree Manassu (2009)
  • Koottukkari (2008-2009)
  • Thulabharam (2009-2010)
  • Chilluvilakku
  • Snehatheeram (2010-2011)
  • Alipazham (2003-2004)
  • Ilam Thennal Pole (2011-2012)
  • Nandanam (2007)
  • Avalude Kadha (2014)
  • Prayanam (2007)
  • Punarjanmam (2007)
  • Manassariyathe (2006)
  • Minnal Kesari (2007)
  • Nandanam (2013-2014)
  • Manasaputhri (2002)
  • Neelakurunji
  • Koodevide
  • Manaporutham (2006-2008)
  • Parvathy

Dubbed seriesEdit

Children's serialsEdit

  • My Dear Bhootham
  • Snehajalakam
  • Hello Mayavi
  • Kuttichathan
  • Hello Robo
  • Butterflies

Comedy seriesEdit

  • Ettu Sundarikalum Njnum
  • In Panchali House
  • Mahathma Gandhi Colony
  • Culcutta Hospital
  • Calling Bell
  • Chakkarabharani
  • Indumukhi Chandramathi
  • Indumukhi Chandramathi 2

HistoricalEdit

  • Kayamkulam Kochunni (2004-2007)
  • Kayamkulam Kochunniyude Makan (2016-2017)
  • Parayipetta Panthirukulam (2008-2010)
  • Veera Marthanda Varma (2010-2011)
  • Gajarajan Guruvayur Keshavan (2008-2009)

HorrorEdit

MythologicalEdit

Other showsEdit

The channel has also broadcast reality contests:

  • Surya Super Singer, sponsored by Eastern (starting on 13th May Mon-Fri 8:00 pm onwards)Hosted By Ranjini Haridas
  • Surya Singer, sponsored by the confectionery company Cadbury Oreo; two seasons
  • Voice of Kerala, sponsored by Malabar gold
  • Sangeetha Mahayudham, sponsored by Amul (hosted by Poornima Indrajith); two seasons
  • Champions
  • Rasika Raja NO:1
  • Thillana Thillana
  • Super Jodi
  • Kaliyum Chiriyum
  • Aadam Paadam
  • Rasika Raja NO:1 Season 2
  • Koateshwaran
  • Bol Baby Bol
  • Suryaotsavam
  • Super Challenge
  • Old Is Gold
  • Malayalee House
  • Kalikkalam (2012-2016)
  • Kuttipattalam (2012-2016)
  • Sreekandan Nair Show (2013)
  • Kidilol Kidilam
  • Laughing Villa Season 1 (2016-2017)
  • Star War (2017)
  • Star War Season 2 (2017-2018)
  • Laughing Villa Season 2 (2017-2018)

Popular showsEdit

Title Original telecast Host Notes
Kodeeshwaran 2000 Mukesh Adaptation of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Swarnamazha 2006-2007 Urvashi Remake of Thangavettai
Mega Swarnamazha 2007-2008 Poornima Indrajith Remake of Mega Thangavettai
Aadam Paadam 2008 Aneesh Ravi
Rasika Raja NO:1 2008-2012 Remya Nikhil, Ashwathi Ashok
Kaliyum Chiriyum 2009 Nadirshah
Deal or No Deal 2008-2011 Mukesh Adaptation of Deal or No Deal
Honeymoon Travels 2009 Lalu Alex / Shweta Menon
Rani Maharani 2010-2011 Urvashi
Mummy and Me 2012 Urvashi
Kaiyil Oru Kodi 2012 Mamta Mohandas Adaptation of the British game show The Million Pound Drop Live
Super Challenge 2014 Vidhu Prathap and Rajisha Vijayan
Surya Super Challenge 2015-2016 Shruthy Menon and Poojitha Menon
Laughing Villa 2016-2017 Navya Nair
Deal or No Deal 2017 Suraj Venjaramoodu
Laughing Villa 2 2017-2018 Jyothikrishna / Gayathri Arun
Star War 2017 Aneesh Ravi, Akshaya Raghavan and Anu Joseph
Star War 2 2017 Aneesh Ravi, Anu Joseph and Amala Rose Kurian
Super Jodi 2018 Manikuttan
Laughing Villa 3 2018-2019 Gayathri Arun
Rani Maharani 2018-2019 Manikuttan

The channel covers the South Indian International Movie Awards, also known as the SIIMA Awards, which reward the artistic and technical achievements of the South Indian film industry.

External linksEdit