MMNL entered into television software production in the year 2002 through Manipal Entertainment Network Ltd., and thus became the first media house in the state of Karnataka to have an imprint over all three channels of communication, print, internet and commercial television.

Operating in the businesses of television serial programming, game-shows and tele-films, MENL focused on quality programming from the very onset, relying on the strength of the script, production qualities and an unyielding effort to create quality.

Employing out-of-the-box, fresh programming concepts as well as adapting tried and tested successful shows for Kannada channels, MENL was able to cement its place in the minds of its programme viewers as standing out from the crowd with its intelligent and innovative efforts.

Guided from its inception by the vision of Mrs. Sandhya Pai and the current MD of Manipal Group, Mr. Gautham Pai, MENL today stands tall in the television programming industry in Karnataka with records and benchmarks for television audiences being created with almost every new venture that it is involved in.

Some of the most popular and memorable programmes that have been a part of the everyday lives of people in Karnataka:

  • Bidhige Chandrama – (Daily fiction show) Etv – 2002 to 2004.
  • Gupthagamini – (Daily fiction show) Etv – 2003 to 2010 where it was the first ever serial to telecast highest number episodes (1605) of original story by the year 2010 and received in all 7 Aryabhata awards under various categories during its 6 years run on ETV.
  • Yava Janmada Maithri – (Daily fiction show) Etv – 2005 to 2007 and received Aryabhatta awards for Best Producer – Mrs Sandhya S Pai and Best actress Sushma K Rao.
  • Agnishikhe – Etv – (Daily fiction show) 2008 to 2009.
  • Chill Madi – (Tele – film) ZeeTV – 2010 to 2010.
  • Inthi Nimma Ankitha - (Daily fiction show) – ZeeTV – 2010 to 2011.
  • Kula Gaurava - (Daily fiction show) – Etv – 2010 to 2011.
  • Dance Karnataka Dance - (Reality dance show on weekends) – ZeeTV – 2010 - 2010.
  • Super Shreemathi – (Women’s daily game show) Etv – 2011 to 2011.
  • Hosa Balige Nee Jotheyade - (Daily fiction show, currently being telecast) – Etv 2012.