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This article is about the Indian TV channel. For the Filipino channel, see Colours (TV channel). For the American TV network, see Colours TV.
Launched July 21, 2008; 6 years ago (2008-07-21)
Owned by Viacom 18
Picture format 576i (4:3) (SDTV)
1080i (16:9) (HDTV)
Audience share UK:
0.09% (April 2015 (2015-04), BARB)
Country India
Headquarters Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Replaced 9XM
Sister channel(s)
Website colorstv.com
Airtel digital TV
Channel 110 (SD)
Channel 111(HD)
Tata Sky
Channel 119 (SD)
Channel 120 (HD)
Dish TV
Channel 111 (SD)
Channel 02 (HD)
Videocon d2h
Channel 105 (SD)
Channel 106 (HD)
Reliance Digital TV (India) Channel 220 (SD)
Channel 232 (HD)
Sun Direct
Channel 304 (SD)
Dish Network
Channel 697 (SD)
Channel 662 (SD)
(UK & Ireland)
Channel 821 (SD)
Channel 122 (SD)
Dish Home
Channel 201 (SD) Channel 904 (HD)
AsiaSat 3S
Middle East and Australia)
4155 H, 9.833-3/5
Shaw Direct
Channel 810
(Mumbai, India)
Channel 4 (SD)
Channel 371 (HD)
Asianet Digital TV
Channel 502 (SD)
(Chennai, India)
Channel 545 (SD)
DEN Networks Channel 103
StarHub TV
Channel 128
Rogers Cable
Channel 690
Virgin TV
Channel 826
Channel 243
Channel 507
Shaw Cable
Channel 538
World Call Cable
Channel 25 (SD)
Channel 30 (HD)
Verizon Fios
Channel 1750
AT&T U-verse
Channel 3712
Channel 479
Now TV
(Hong Kong)
Channel 780
Bell Fibe TV
Channel 790
Optik TV
Channel 509
mio TV
Channel 652
DISH World (USA) Channel 6

Colors, known as Aapka Colors in the United States and Canada, is a Hindi language Indian general entertainment channel based in Mumbai, India,[1] part of the Viacom 18 family, which was launched on July 21, 2008.[2]

The channel features a number of shows, such as Comedy Nights with Kapil, Balika Vadhu — Kachchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishte, Shastri Sisters — Chaar Dil Ek Dhadkan, Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi, Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat, Sasural Simar Ka, Udaan Sapnon Ki, Swaragini — Jodein Rishton Ke Sur, Code Red, Talaash, Thapki Pyaar Ki, India's Got Talent 6, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8 and Farah Ki Dawat.

It has a sister channel, Rishtey, which broadcasts re-runs of Colors shows and as of February 2013 some programmes of Pakistani channels, such as Humsafar,[3]


Colors HD[edit]

Colors HD was added by various DTH Operators in India and Nepal including Dish Home (Nepal), DishTV,[4] Airtel digital TV,[5] Videocon d2h and Tata Sky.[6] This commercial-free channel is available in 1080i. Hathway digital cable also provides Colors HD.[7]


On 21 January 2010, Colors became available on Dish Network in the U.S., where it is called Aapka Colors (Your Colors) to not be confused with now-defunct Colours TV.[8] Amitabh Bachchan served as brand ambassador for the UK and USA launches.[9]

Colors launched in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Sky on 25 January 2010.[10] On 9 December 2009, INX Media confirmed that Colors had bought 9XM's Sky EPG slot on channel 829 and on 5 January 2010, Colors secured a deal to join the ViewAsia subscription package.[11][12] Initially the channel was available free-to-air and then subsequently was added to the ViewAsia package on 19 April 2010.[13] Colors was added to Virgin Media on 1 April 2011, as a part of the Asian Mela pack.[14] On 2 September 2013, Colors left the ViewAsia package and became free-to-air on satellite again, as well as moving to Virgin's basic package.[15]


The Viacom 18 only channels brought rights of Prism TV who produces 5 regional channels and recristened to Colors brand. It has been relaunched on their regional festivals.


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Lauderdale Daily News

Lauderdale Daily News
Mon, 25 May 2015 04:31:56 -0700

There have also been complaints lodged with the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting alleging that the Colors TV channel was promoting pornography by having Leone appear on the show; among those who have filed are the Indian Artistes and ...

Times of India

Times of India
Mon, 18 May 2015 23:56:15 -0700

Swanky designs transporting us to our glorious past, sensational cast, gripping storyline and intricate high-end visual effects! The historical drama 'Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat' that airs on Colors TV channel has got everything to entertain and educate.

Times of India

Times of India
Tue, 19 May 2015 23:14:18 -0700

These ever popular TV shows based on fictional as well as real life crime stories focus on solving crimes, creating awareness about and dealing with themes and issues the viewers are aware of through their engagement with news and current affairs.
Economic Times
Thu, 07 Mar 2013 08:44:27 -0800

Viacom18's Colors TV channel was removed from the list of silver sponsors to the annual event in the WIEF website on Thursday. There has not been any official word from either the Wharton School or the organisers of the WIEF on withdrawal of sponsors ...


Mon, 18 Mar 2013 08:44:42 -0700

As per information available with Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) three Sikh advocates from Nagpur, namely Jatinder Singh Uppal, Taranjeet Singh Bewali and Jagjeet Singh Bamrali had also sent a legal notice to the Colors TV channel, raising objections to the ...
Indian Express
Tue, 18 Dec 2012 04:33:26 -0800

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry today said a representation alleging misuse of national anthem by a private TV channel for promotion of a reality show has been forwarded to the Home Ministry. This information was shared in Lok Sabha by I&B ...

International Business Times, India Edition

International Business Times, India Edition
Wed, 31 Dec 2014 02:55:55 -0800

Colors channel will mark New Year's Eve with a colourful and glitzy event "Got Talent World Stage Live", which will be premiered on television on Wednesday, 31 December. The show will witness some of the biggest names in Bollywood, who will entertain ...
India Today
Thu, 01 Nov 2012 09:19:58 -0700

The sixth edition of Bigg Boss had its first brush with controversy on Thursday as suspected RPI activists attacked an office of Colors TV channel over demands to eliminate contestant Aseem Trivedi from the reality show . The Ramdas Athavale-led ...

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