TV9 is a Kannada news channel that started broadcasting in January 2004. The founding was initiated by a team of journalists led by Ravi Prakash. The TV channel gained instant popularity among the masses with the punchline “Merugaina Samajam Kosam”.
TV9 Kannada is a 24-hours Kannada language news channel. It was launched on the 9th of December, 2006. The channel aires hourly news, analysis of major news events and interviews etc.
The news channel is owned by Associated Broadcasting Company Private Limited, Hyderabad which has news channels in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Maharashtra and other states.