Kolkata TV is a Bengali-language TV news channel in India. It is named after Kolkata, the capital city of the eastern Indian state of West Bengal. It is one of the oldest 24-hour Bengali news channels, having been launched on 27 March 2006, a year after Star Ananda (now ABP Ananda). Other competitors include Zee 24 Ghanta, News Time Bangla, Calcutta News, News18 Bangla and R Plus.
Associated Broadcasting Company Private Limited, the owner of TV9-branded channels in the country, acquired an 86% stake in the owner of the channel in January 2008. However, the channel was sold in 2009.
Bengali-language television channels in India
|General entertainment channels:
Major: Star Jalsha HD | Zee Bangla HD | Colors Bangla HD | Sun Bangla | Aakash Aath | Rupashi Bangla
Upcoming: Sun Bangla HD
|Television news channels: Hindi national: TV9 Bharatvarsh | Telugu: TV9 Telugu | Kannada: TV9 Kannada | Marathi: TV9 Marathi | Gujarati: TV9 Gujarati | Bengali: TV9 Bangla
Upcoming channels: Tamil: TV9 Tamil
Digital channel: English: News9
Defunct channel: Telugu: TV 1 Jai Telangana
Divested channels: Kolkata TV