Malayalam newspapers published in Kochi include Malayala
Manorama, Mathrubhumi, Deshabhimani, Deepika, Kerala Kaumudi,
Madhyamam and Veekshanam. Popular English newspapers include
The Hindu, The New Indian Express and The Pioneer. A number of
evening papers are also published from the city. Newspapers in
other regional languages like Hindi, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu
are also available.
Being the seat of the Cochin Stock Exchange, a number of
financial publications are also published in the city. These
include The Economic Times, Business Line, The Business
Standard and The Financial Express. Prominent magazines and
religious publications like the Sathyadeepam, The Week and
Vanitha are also published from the city. Television stations
in Kochi include Asianet Cable Vision, Indiavision, Kairali
TV, Jeevan TV, Amrita TV, and Manorama News. Satellite
television services are available through Doordarshan Direct
Plus, Dish TV and Tata Sky. There are five FM radio stations
in Kochi, of which two are operated by the All India Radio.
Private satellite radios such as WorldSpace, are also
available. There are over ten cinema halls that screen movies
in Malayalam, Tamil, English and Hindi. A film festival, known
as the Cochin International Film Festival (CIFF), is held in
the city every year.
Kochi has the highest density of telephones in India.
Telephony services are provided by various players like Airtel,
Idea cellular, Vodafone, Reliance Infocomm, Tata Indicom and
the state owned BSNL.