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Media of Maharashtra

Media of Maharashtra has a diversified presence. It includes the print media, radio stations and television channels.

Print Media

The newspapers and magazines constitute the print media of Maharashtra. The daily newspapers in Maharashtra are published in Marathi, Hindi and English. Some of the popular Marathi newspapers in Maharashtra are Maharashtra Times, Kesari, Lokmat, Sakal, Pudhari, Loksatta and Aikya. Mumbai Mid-Day ePaper is the online version of the evening newspaper. Daily News & Analysis, Gomantak Times, Times of India, The Indian Express are some of the famous English newspapers. Nav Bharat Times is the newspaper published in Hindi language. Bombay Samachar is a newspaper published from Maharashtra, in Gujarati language.

The newspapers and magazines constitute the print media of Maharashtra. The daily newspapers in Maharashtra are published in Marathi, Hindi and English. Some of the popular Marathi newspapers in Maharashtra are Maharashtra Times, Kesari, Lokmat, Sakal, Pudhari, Loksatta and Aikya. Mumbai Mid-Day ePaper is the online version of the evening newspaper. Daily News & Analysis, Gomantak Times, Times of India, The Indian Express are some of the famous English newspapers. Nav Bharat Times is the newspaper published in Hindi language. Bombay Samachar is a newspaper published from Maharashtra, in Gujarati language.

Radio Stations

There are many broadcasting and relay centers of All India Radio (Akashvani) in the state of Maharashtra. There are several FM and AM radio channels, which are aired in various cities of Maharashtra. Vividh Bharati, that provides different entertainment programs, is very popular throughout the state. Now-a-days, Radio Mirchi has become extremely popular. Some of the famous radio stations in Maharashtra are:

  • Vividh Bharati

  • Radio Mirchi

  • All India Radio

  • Gyan Vani

  • Radio City

  • Red FM

  • Radio One

These radio stations provide the daily news and various entertaining programs.

Television Channels

The television is the visual media of Maharashtra. Previously, Doordarshan was the only television channel to air news, views and entertainment through the audio-visual medium. Now-a-days, many private channels are launched. In 1998, a full-blown Marathi channel was launched by Doordarshan. It is known as DD-Sahyadri. The Zee Network launched their Marathi channel known as Alpha Marathi, in 1999. Now it is known as Zee Marathi. It provides various quality programs such as theatre reviews, breakfast shows, spirituality, satire, etc.

Many new channels such as ETV Marathi, Tara Marathi and Prabhat TV were launched during 2001 and 2002. Since 2002, Tara TV and Prabhat TV channels were stopped. Other three channels such as Zee Marathi, ETV Marathi and DD-Sahyadri have consolidated their mind-share. Adhikari brothers have launched a new channel known as Mi Marathi, at the beginning of 2007. There was also the launching of the first round-the-clock Marathi news channel in 2007, known as Zee 24 Tas. Star's Marathi channel Star Majha is launched in June 2007.

Very recently, a new channel known as Zee Talkies is launched by the Zee Tele Films. It broadcasts an impressive array of Marathi cinema.

Last Updated On: 2011/07/15

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