Gemini TV

Published date: 2022/07/27
  • Location: Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Gemini TV is an Indian Telugu language, general entertainment pay television channel based in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It is the first Telugu satellite channel in India. Launched by the Sun Network on 9 February 1995, the channel's programming consists of Telugu-language television series, films, film-based programs and game shows alongside some of reality shows. Its own HD feed was launched on 11 December 2011.[1] Gemini TV completed its silver jubilee for broadcasting on 9 February 2020.


Kalanithi Maran launched Gemini TV as a private limited company engaged in television broadcasting with its registered office in Hyderabad, Telangana on 9 February 1995.[2] Gemini TV is the first Telugu satellite channel.[citation needed] It has its own first in many avenues like doing live shows, presenting daily soaps, and live interaction shows with film stars.[3] In November 2006, Maran merged Gemini TV Ltd with Sun TV Network Ltd along with Udaya TV for the IPO listing of Sun TV Network.[4][5][6]


Viacom 18 has 50% dealing distribution with Sun TV Network, which led them to make Sun18, creating a solid distribution identity. With the creation of Sun18, Sun TV Network became responsible for the South Indian market, while Viacom18 was responsible for the North Indian market.[citation needed]

Within a few years, Sun TV Network began distributing its channels as its own companies, while Viacom18 distributed its tracks through a single company named IndiaCast Media Distribution Private Limited.

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