The network was founded in 1993 by legendary Indian movie star Amitabh Bachchan. In 1997, as part of a network restructuring effort, H.R. Shah, a well-known entrepreneur, philanthropist and leader in the Indian community, purchased TV Asia.
Under Mr. Shah’s leadership, the channel has experienced tremendous growth by providing quality programming focused on the culture and traditions of the Indian community within the US.
Today, TV Asia is considered the premier South Asian network located in and for North America. Currently the channel can be viewed on Dish Network, many cable systems, IPTV and Telco.
Headquartered in Edison, New Jersey, TV Asia boasts 40,000 square foot office and multiple modern live studio space. As South Asian Americans continue to follow and maintain a close interest with the affairs of their homeland, the channel dedicates its efforts to bringing the community together by delivering the highest quality programming both in content and on-screen presentation. Broadcast and produced in America, TV Asia provides a wide range of programming including regularly scheduled world and local news in Hindi, English, and Gujarati, community educational programs, dramas, music, movies and original programs.
TV Asia’s broadcasting and online services provide individual regions with their own distinctive voices, drawing a perspective on both global and local issues and events. The channel has 30 news bureaus located across the country providing a voice and mirror for the community.