RxPG News XML Feed for RxPG News   Add RxPG News Headlines to My Yahoo!  

Medical Research Health Special Topics World
 Latest Research 
 Clinical Trials
 Infectious Diseases
 Public Health
 Alternative Medicine
 Sports Medicine
 Medical News 
 Awards & Prizes
 Special Topics 
 Odd Medical News
  India Business
  India Culture
  India Diaspora
  India Education
  India Entertainment
  India Features
  India Lifestyle
  India Politics
  India Sci-Tech
  India Sports
  India Travel
 Reservation Issue
 Overseas Indian Doctor

Last Updated: May 21, 2007 - 4:00:57 AM
News Report
India Politics Channel

subscribe to India Politics newsletter
India Politics

   EMAIL   |   PRINT
DMK to launch two new TV channels
May 21, 2007 - 3:23:28 PM
Raj TV Network Ltd. was one of the first broadcasters to convert analog transmission into digital. It currently operates two channels - Raj TV and Raj Digital plus, which are 24-hour Tamil channels. The new news channel for the DMK will be its third channel.

Article options
 Email to a Friend
 Printer friendly version
 India Politics channel RSS
 More India Politics news
[RxPG] Chennai, May 21 - Tamil Nadu may soon get two new television channels sponsored by the ruling DMK and its leader M. Karunanidhi, with one being launched on June 3 - his 84th birthday.

The Sun Media group, and its television channels Sun News and Sun TV - synonymous with the DMK for the last 10 years - has been asked to vacate its offices at Anna Arivalayam, the DMK headquarters at Mount Road, it is learnt.

Meanwhile, posters have been splashed on the walls advertising a new channel, to be launched by the Raj TV group on the chief minister's birthday. It is to be called 'Kalaignar TV'.

The party will launch another channel, Anna TV, by June 15. The ruling DMK has not yet said who will launch the new channel, but it will be a party television, knowledgeable sources here said.

Whatever the name or names of the new ventures may finally be, the DMK will soon have its official channel.

Raj TV managing director M. Rajendran told media persons that the channel launched by him would be a 'news channel belonging to the Raj Television group'.

Karunanidhi's son M.K. Stalin is likely to have a stake in the Raj group's new venture, which 'will telecast news, news-based programmes and views'.

However, Rajendran has told Indiantelevision.com: 'There is no political affiliation or influence relating to financial matters.'

Last week, the DMK dissociated itself with the Sun group, and its television channels, newspapers and magazines, owned by Kalanidhi Maran, following the publication of an opinion poll in the Dinakaran newspaper that said Karunanidhi's younger son Stalin was preferred as his political heir rather than elder son M.K. Azhagiri.

On May 9, Azhagiri supporters set fire to the Dinakaran office in Madurai, and three of its employees were killed.

The DMK and Karunanidhi blamed the 'Dinakaran and its owners' of fomenting 'anti-party activities' aimed at creating a rift in the Karunanidhi family.

The party forced union Minister for Telecommunications and IT Dayanidhi Maran to resign from the central cabinet. On May 11, the party entrusted the telecast of the grand function to felicitate Karunanidhi for his 50 years in the assembly to Raj Television.

The investigation into the attack on the Dinakaran office was entrusted to the Central Bureau of Investigation -. The CBI team, led by superintendent of police T.S.C. Bose, arrived in Madurai in the weekend and has started its investigation.

Rights groups have called for a protest against the attack on the Dinakaran on May 31. The umbrella organisation Human Rights Protection Vigil and Agitation Committee has invited activist writer Arundhati Roy, journalists Kuldip Nayar and B.G. Varghese to participate in its demonstration.

Peoples' Watch leader Henri Tiphagne told the media here, 'The investigators should probe all the incidences of violence in and around Madurai on May 9 as all were related to the attack on the Dinakaran newspaper.'

Half a dozen rights groups are demanding the re-arrest of Azhagiri for the May 9 incidents. He is out on bail in a case of murder of former DMK leader T. Kiruttinan in 2003.

Meanwhile, the Sun media group's shares have seen a steady slide over the past week.

On the other hand, the possibility of supporting the DMK has jacked the scrip of Raj Television Network.

Raj Television Network Limited, a regional broadcaster and media company set up in 1994, has posted revenues of Rs.386.42 million and a profit - of Rs.107.17 million for the financial year ended March 31. It earmarked Rs.892,055 as interim dividend. The issued, subscribed and paid-up share capital is Rs.129.78 million.

Raj TV Network Ltd. was one of the first broadcasters to convert analog transmission into digital. It currently operates two channels - Raj TV and Raj Digital plus, which are 24-hour Tamil channels. The new news channel for the DMK will be its third channel.

In March, Raj Television Network Ltd. signed an agreement with the Singapore government-owned TV 12 for exporting content to TV12's Vasantham Central, a popular channel airing programmes for the Indian community in Singapore.

Related India Politics News
Main accused in Dinakaran attack arrested
UPA constituents in Jharkhand field separate candidates in by-election
Rajya Sabha adjourned over Dinakaran issue
Lok Sabha adjourned over 'forced land acquisition'
Mayawati promises welfare for upper castes as well
Of Jharkhand's 82 MLAs, 44 have beacon light vehicles
Exercise on for consensus on presidential candidate
Parties agree on state-level meeting to stop Nandigram violence
Mayawati moves to end 'transfer industry'
Parliament session may be curtailed: Dasmunsi

Subscribe to India Politics Newsletter
E-mail Address:

For any corrections of factual information, to contact the editors or to send any medical news or health news press releases, use feedback form

Top of Page

© All rights reserved 2004 onwards by RxPG Medical Solutions Private Limited
Contact Us