Asianet is an Indian general entertainment pay television channel. It is based in Kochi, Kerala and is owned by Disney Star, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company India. The channel broadcasts in Malayalam. It is available on cable and satellite. It offers an extensive lineup of shows from movies to music.
Asianet is an innovative and state-of-the-art network that caters to over a million households and businesses in the state of Kerala. In addition to providing broadband internet, Asianet offers high-definition cable television service. Customers can get HD channels for a one-time charge of Rs 2350.
Asianet has been one of the first providers in the country to provide digital cable TV services. Today, it is the leading provider of multi-system television in the states of Kerala and South India. It is also the largest cable service provider in the state. Asianet Digital TV is a fully-digitized network that offers 240 TV channels. The company has a complete digitalization program and has also introduced High Definition television services. These signals are available all over the state and offer theatre-quality sound.
Asianet was originally a Malayalam entertainment television company. The channel was promoted by Sashi Kumar and Reji Menon, who provided seed capital for the company. However, Reji Menon partially pulled out in late 2006 and Rajeev Chandrasekhar took over the company. In 2008, Star India acquired a 51% stake in Asianet Communications and eventually purchased the entire company.