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Raj Television Network Ltd. Company History and Annual Growth Details

Raj Television Network Limited (RTNL) was incorporated on 3rd June
1994 as a public limited company with the objective of carrying
entertainment business. Our Company was promoted by Mr. M.
Raajhendhran, Mr. M. Rajaratnam, Mr. M. Raveendran and Mr.
M. Regunathan. The registered office of our Company is situated at 32
Poes Road, 2nd Street, Teynampet Chennai, Tamilnadu.

Raj Group consisting of all the four brothers commenced operations in
1983, primarily as a videocassette lending library, under the name of 'Raj
Video Vision'. The group started acquiring rights for Tamil feature films
from various producers from 1984 onwards. During this period, the group
also started acquiring the television, cable, overseas and other rights
associated with the movies.

In 1987, Raj Group ventured into the media and entertainment business with
the setting up of an integrated studio viz. 'Rajendras'. The facilities in the
studio were used by independent movie and serial producers. Raj Group
also commenced the production and export of tele-serials, movies and other
programmes using the studio and exported 35mm movies and tele-serials to
various countries including Malaysia, Singapore, UK, U.A.E, and others.
This helped the group to building up a brand image with the various overseas

During the year 1992-93, the Raj Group was among the first private
producers to be allotted airtime by the Doordarshan Metro Channel (Madras)
by taking air time slots during the prime time slot from 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm,
for three days a week by producing film and song based programmes which
were very popular with the South Indian audience.

Raj Group's next foray into Television broadcasting business was by launching
its 24 hour Tamil channel viz. 'Raj TV' on 14 October 1994. The vast
storehouse of film rights, which the Raj group built up over a period of time, is
what sustained the channel in the initial years. Initially the channel was
functioning with main revenues from airtime sales. With progress of time, as
Raj TV's viewership grew, the Channel built up significant capabilities in the
content development area. The Channel grew from strength to strength, and
today is positioned as the 'People's Channel'.

Our company launch 24 hours Tamil movie channel viz. 'Raj Digital Plus' on
14 March 1998 as an Analog channel, which was subsequently converted into
a digital channel in 1999. Raj TV, the flagship channel of the Company, was
also subsequently converted into a digital channel in September 2000.

Currently we have about 13 production controllers on our rolls, and we
develops a sizeable part of our content software library comprising of serials,
shows and other programmes which have been developed in-house by the

RTNL, today, is an established Television Company in the Tamil broadcasting
industry in South India. The Company's two 24-hour channels, Raj TV and
Raj Digital Plus (RDP), cater primarily to the entertainment requirements of
the Tamil population in the area covered by the footprints of the channels. The
broadcast of these two channels can be received in the whole of India,as well
as parts of South East Asia, and the Middle East.

Key Events and Milestones

Year Key Events, Milestones and achievements

1994 Incorporation of our company 'Raj Television Networks Limited'
on 3rd June 1994 in the State of Tamil Nadu.
Company's flagship channel 'Raj TV' was launched on 14th
October 1994
1998 Second Channel 'Raj Digital Plus' was launched on 14th March 1998
in analog format
1999 Raj Digital Plus was converted into a digital channel and was amongst
the first Indian channels to convert to the digital signal format.
2000 Raj TV, the flagship channel was also converted into Digital Channel
2001 Established its 5 Storied Studio Cum Corporate Office
2003 Entered into Transponder Service Agreement with Shin Satellite Public
Company Limited to utilize their transponder on ThaiCom 3.
2004 Tie-up with SRLC in Srilanka for downloading RAJ TV and Raj Digital
Plus in Srilanka.
2006 Our serial 'Geethanjali' completed 766 episodes.
Our company organized award event felicitating the actors of yesteryears.
The event celebrated 75 years of tamil movie entertainment. The event
was well received by the top actors of the south Indian movie industry.
Oct 27, 3:53 pm
Oct 27, 4:14 pm
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