Vijay TV is a well-known popular Tamil television channel. It is an entertainment channel. The channel was started by Golden Eagle Communication (GEC) by Sri Ramachandra University in 1994 but was later acquired by Vijay Mallya and changed the name to Vijay TV; he later sold the channel to Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation through STAR TV and Fox International Channels. Now it is called as STAR Vijay or Vijay TV. The channel is also broad cast in several other countries and also available in several DTH services.
The channel became popular by introducing many reality channels to Tamil audience; it doesn’t have much soaps or mega serials. Some of the popular programs which impressed audience are Airtel Super Singer, Boys vs Girls, Ungalil Yaar Prabhu Deva, Kallakkapovadhu Yaaru, Loolu Sabha, Neeya Naana etc. They are one of the main competitors to SUN TV.
Actor Santhanam , Actor Sivakarthikeyan , Gopinath( Neeya Naana Gopinath)and several others became popular through STAR Vijay.
Serials and Present Popular programs of Vijay TV:
Programs from Monday to Friday:
- Uravugal Thodarkathai - 2.00 PM
- Shivam – 6.00 PM
- Aval- 6.30 PM
- 7 c – 7.00 PM
- Aahaa – 7.30 PM
- Kanaa Kaanum Kaalangal -8.00 PM
- Saravanan Meenakshi - 8.30 PM
- Airtel Super Singer Junior 3 -9.00 PM
- Nadanthathu Enna – 11.00 PM
- Perithium Perithu Kael (Saturday) – 5.00 PM
- Adhu Idhu Edhu (Saturday) – 7.00 PM
- Airtel Super Singer Junior 3(Saturday and Sunday) – 8.00 PM
- Mun Jenmam (Saturday) – 11.00 PM
- Home Sweet Home (Saturday) -9.30 PM
- Oru Varthai Oru Latcham (Sunday) – 10.00 AM
- Ungalil Yaar Prabhudeva (Sunday) -6.30 PM
- Neeya Naana (Sunday) -9.30 PM