TV 9 is a 24-hour News TV channel. The channel started broadcasting in 2004 led by a team of journalists led by Ravi Prakash. It gained instant popularity among the masses with the punchline “Merugaina Samajam Kosam”. Later it expanded its network with news channels in Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi and Gujarati languages. These channels are broadcast by Associated Broadcasting Company Private Limited of Hyderabad, Telangana, India.