London Tamil Media Ltd. has launched test transmission of IBC Bakthi TV today. IBC Bakthi will telecast programmes about Hinduism, and the channel is available as IPTV - free-to-air on www.ibctamil.com/spiritual and through the pay-TV IPTV provider Lebara Play. In the beginning the channel will only have a block of fresh programmes which will be repeated again and again until next day. In the future the channel will telecast fresh hinduism-related programmes round the clock. Some of programmes on IBC Bakthi will be daily horoscope, natchinthanai, dance, bakthi songs, sangeetham, serials like Mahabharatham and Ramayanam, live telecast of festivals from temples in Europe, Eelam and Canada etc.
With the launch of IBC Bakthi, London Tamil Media Ltd. is currently operating:
1. IBC Tamil Radio
1. IBC Tamil TV
2. IBC Isai (music)
3. IBC Pagadi (comedy)
4. IBC Bakthi (Hinduism)
In January 2018 London Tamil Media Ltd. is going to launch a kids channel, and a news channel telecasting directly from Eelam is expected to be launched on IBC Tamil TV's birthday in April.
IBC Bakthi TV is not the first Hindu TV-channel in Europe. In 2008 a Hindu TV-channel from Sri Lanka, called Ohm TV Tamil, was launched on satellite in Europe. The channel stopped transmission in Europe in 2009 and is now telecasting in Sri Lanka under the Dish Asia Network (DAN) package of channels.
In 2014 a new Hindu channel from UK was launched on Eurobird 9A satellite. The name of the channel was Omkara TV, and was launched by AUM Network (A United Media Network). Due to some unknown reasons the channel later stopped satellite transmission and online webcast.
Now IBC Bakthi TV has emerged as the only Tamil Hindu channel in Europe - and also the one and only Hindu channel on Lebara Play.
Our best wishes to IBC Bakthi! :-)
- MEDIA ASIA