On 15th September 1959, public broadcaster Doordarshan launches in Delhi.
Classroom instructional programmes for secondary and higher secondary school children.
Launch of Doordarshan Mumbai Kendra on 2nd October 1972 brings 4 children's shows: Kilbil (in Marathi), Khel Khilone (in Hindi), Santakukadi (in Gujarati), and Magic Lamp (in English).
Film Division India's 7 minute short film airs on Doordarshan.
2 landmark initiatives by ISRO - SITE (Satellite Instructional Television Experiment) and Kheda Communications Project - air children's shows.
Doordarshan becomes a National Broadcaster.
India's first homegrown serialized animation.
Hindi children's fantasy series by Ramanand Sagar.
The Swami and Friends series of Malgudi Days, Shankar Nag's television adaptation of RK Narayan's novels, becomes hugely popular among children.
Doordarshan's mystery show for children.
A science fiction show for children inspired by the American film series Back to The Future
A live-action show which involved children visiting places of their interest (e.g. museums)
Economic liberalization of India in 1991 opens the gates to private players.
A puppetry based show by Sanjit Ghosh.
Adaptation of Japanese anime Jungle Book Shōnen Mowgli.
Children's mystery show.
First Indian show using 3D animation.
American media conglomerate Turner Broadcasting System launches the first Indian channel for children.