AzerSpace 1 / Africasat-1A @ 46° East
Azia TV & Sanat TV started on
11015 H 13000 3/4
TV Asia was the first Asian TV channel to be founded in the UK in 1990. It was Europe’s first entertainment and information channel for the South Asian community from the Indian subcontinent. TV Asia was conceptualised & founded by Wasim Mehmood and Mohan Thariyan. Once TV Asia secured its Channel status in the UK in 1992, it was sold to a partnership formed between the top Indian talent represented by Amitabh Bachchan; after two successful years the channel was sold at a profit to Dolphin Group owned by Ketan Somaiya. Dolphin Group negotiated the deal for the channel to be sold to Subash Chandra’s flagship Zee (India) and TV Asia was renamed as Zee TV (UK).