Asianet Communications Limited was originally incorporated as a private limited company by the name â€œAsianet Communications Private Limitedâ€ at Delhi on 05/03/1991. The Registered Office of the Company was shifted to Chennai on 3rd Dec. 1997. The Company has since been converted to a Public Limited Company w.e.f.15th January 2000.
Asianet was promoted by Dr.Raji Menon and Mr.Sasikumar in 1991, when Satellite television broadcasting in India was at its nascent stage. Television companies like Star TV, ZEE, etc, were all in their formative stages. Up-linking from Indian soil had not been permitted.