Pope Paul VI said that “The Church would feel guilty before the Lord if she did not utilize these powerful means that human skill is daily rendering more perfect. It is through them that she proclaims "from the housetops" the message of which she is the depositary. In them she finds a modern and effective version of the pulpit. Thanks to them she succeeds in speaking to the multitudes.“ It is needless to say that in the age of electronic and social media the pulpits have changed drastically. Today 90% of Indian homes have television connectivity. Thus television has become the popular medium and the best vehicle to reach masses.
The Catholic Church which is also the single largest group among Christians has realised the need and started setting up Channels like Prardhana Bhavan TV, Shalom TV, Goodness TV and Madha TV in Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil languages and running successfully. After Hindi Telugu is the largest spoken language in India. Taking into account the long felt need of the people expressed particularly at the Prabhu Yesu Mahotsavam in May 2012 held in Vijayawada Fr. Udumala Bala Showry the new Director of Amruthavani Regional Communication Centre made the initial proposal to the Telugu Catholic Bishops council (TCBC) in their meeting in September 2012 to start a Telugu Catholic TV Channel. With the consent of the bishops, a survey was ministered to 1,30,000 people in 13 dioceses where people reaffirmed with 65% of them ready to support financially. Amruthavani under the leadership of Fr. U. Balashowry for the same was given the responsibility to further study the feasibility of the proposal in detail and a sub-committee of Bishops (3), Religious (2) and lay (3) representatives was set up by TCBC on September 19th 2013 for the same. A reality check was to be made at least with a pledge of one crore to go forward in taking a decision favourably. Fr. U. Balashowry with some lay people met donors in Hyderabad who pledged for the same. TCBC finally made a formal decision on 28th August 2014 and the same was later announced officially. Divyavani Social Communications a section 8 company was registered on 27th February 2015 under the Company"s Act 2013 and Divyavani TV channel was launched on 31st August 2016 in the presence of Nuncio Most Rev. Salvatore Pennacchio and all the Telugu Bishops attended by 5000 faithful in St. Mary"s High School grounds, Hyderabad.
The triangle shaped logo symbolizes the Holy Trinity and the family. The families are called to be united in love like the Trinity.
The Sacred book of the Bible stands for God’s Word (Divya Vani).
The dove in the middle represents Holy Spirit and the Sacraments that will form and nourish the Catholic faith.
The gold colour signifies Divinity and sense of sacredness. The color in gold also represents the Divine warmth and spirit of love.
The blue color represents Water (symbol of Baptism and Mother Mary).
The Red stands for the Holy Eucharist.
The bottom of the triangle indicates Divyavani TV to be a platform for this revival of the Telugu church and building up of the families creating a 24x7 platform for various programs.
The Cross in Divyavani TV title and Trinity triangle also represents the Christianity and the Catholic perspective.
Gospel to Every Family