Asianet Communications Private Limited company was incorporated in Delhi on 5th March 1991. Later the office of this company was shifted to Chennai of the 3rd of December 1997. The company then became a Public Limited Company from 15th January 2000. Asianet channel was promoted by Dr.Raji Menon and Mr.Sasikumar in the year 1991 at the time when the Satellite television broadcasting began to emerge in India. The well known television companies like Star TV, ZEE, etc were also giving form at that time. Up-linking from Indian soil was not permitted.
Initially Asianet hired a transponder on Russian satellite named “EKRAN” and the up-linking were from the USSR, after which they began to hire transponder on “RIMSAT” satellite. The up-linking was moved to an island in Philippines named Subic Bay Island and then to Manila. In the beginning, the transmission time was just three hours per day but by the year 1994, it was slowly increased to 12 hours per day. In early 1995, up-linking was moved to Singapore and it gained complete operational status. As there was a change in the policy of the Indian Government, Asianet began up-linking from Chennai through VSNL. And finally from 15th July 2002, the channel started to up-link from Asianet’s own earth station or Teleport that was set up at Asianet Complex in Thiruvananthapuram.
The first 24X7 satellite television channel that started in Kerala was Asianet. There are a wide range of programmes that are provided by Asianet which includes serials, music, talk shows, interviews, live shows, reality shows, Malayalam movies and live news bulletins. Asianet channel proudly presents a program list that satisfies the taste of all the people. The credit of this goes to the creative and talented production team.
Asianet Communications Ltd.
Trivandrum – 695 573
Phone : Asianet Studio : 0471-3051305, 0471-2378407
Asianet Studio (Fax) : 0471-2378581
News Desk (Studio) : 0471-2378820
Bureau : Thiruvananthapuram : 0471-2338982
Kottayam : 0481-2569910
Ernakulam : 0484-3012810
Thrissur : 0487-2339158
Palakkad : 0491-2546810
Kozhikode : 0495-2368999
Kannur : 0497-2760569
New Delhi: 011-23012920
Mumbai : 022-26100084 / 26104168
Chennai : 94442-17193
Dubai (Office) : 009714-3914156
E-mail : [email protected]