Hindi edition was first published in September 1996 but officially the magazine was launched on 14 October 1996 in a glittering ceremony where former Information and Broadcasting Minister Mrs Sushma Swaraj released the first issue. The function was graced by ex I&B Minister Sh P Upendra, S. Harsharan Singh Balli, Minister for industry Delhi, Sh O.P. Babbar, M.L.A, S. Onkar Singh Thapar, Sh K.S. Sarma, Director General Doordarshan, Mrs Urmila Gupta DDG Doordarshan, eminent journalist Mr Vinit Narayan, N Bhaskar Rao of CMS, Kunwar Sachdeva of Su-Kam. Top ranking officials from broadcasters, MSOs, Manufacturers and cable operators from many parts of the industry also were the guests in attendance. The function was held at the Defence Services Officers Institute (DSOI), New Delhi.