Hyderabad Media

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When it comes to media and telecommunications infrastructure, Hyderabad is among the most well-developed in all of India. This is mostly due to the fact that Hyderabad is one of the fastest growing cities in the country, with one of the leading IT and ITES hubs located there. In fact, the whole city is covered by a large network of optic fibers, ensuring uninterrupted and fast data communication transfers. As a result, Hyderabad’s media remains on the forefront of modern technology.


Way back in the early 70s, Saptagiri, a Doordarshan Telugu channel, became the first TV channel to be launched in Hyderabad. Since then, many private television channels have followed suit. Hyderabad both has satellite and cable channel broadcasts that provide a variety of choice entertainment for the average Hyderabadi. They include:

Satellite channels: DD-Saptagiri, Zee Telugu, ETV, ETV 2, Gemini Music, Shubhavartha TV, and Bhakthi TV.

Cable channels: C Channel, CTV, Siti Cable, and Hi Music


When it comes to radio stations and programming, Hyderabad has a variety of them as well. All India Radio (AIR) — known officially as Akashvani and the radio broadcaster of India — operates 5 FM and 2 AM channels. Private FM stations are then launched in the city in 2006. Now, there are a lot of FM channels available for listeners. They include:

  • AIR Rainbow FM 101.9 Mhz
  • Big FM 92.7 Mhz
  • Deccan Radio
  • Radio Mirchi FM 98.3
  • S FM 93.5 Mhz
  • Radio City FM 91.1 Mhz

Print Media/Newspapers

There are three print media groups in Hyderabad that publish several magazines and newspapers in English, Telugu and Urdu. The major English prints are the Business Standard, The Deccan Chronicle, The Times of India, The Hindu, The Economic Times, and The Indian Express. The major Telugu dailies include Andhra Jyoti, Eenadu, Surya, Sakshi, Andhra Broomi, Andhra Prabha, and Vaarthu, which is also published in Hindi. The major Urdu dailies, on the other hand, include The Etemaad Urdu Daily, The Siasat Daily, The Daily Milap, and The Siasat Daily.


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