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trttamilolliTRT Tamil Olli radio from Paris, France - which is the first 24 H Tamil radio station in Europe started on Pongal day in 1997, ended its normal schedule of programmes in April due to the corona (COVID-19) crisis in France. The web- and satellite transmission was replaced by non-stop music and main news broadcast and some recorded programmes. 
From June 5th from the morning TRT Tamil Olli is starting its operations again with live programmes with radio presenters from Paris again. 

upcomingtamiltvsjune2020In the crowed free-to-view live Tamil TV channels space online and through IPTV, some new channels have launched and more are to come. Here is an overview of some of the channels that we are aware of:

asianetThe channel has started airing popular shows from 1 June.

Prominent GEC in Kerala Asianet is back with some exciting entertainment for the audience. TV shoots which were stalled due to the Covid2019 outbreak have resumed following the guidelines issued by the government.

The GEC has started airing a few episodes in the content bank and the newly shot episodes from 1 June. Popular shows Maunaragam and Kudumbavilakku will go on air from 15 June.

kitevicterschannelThe Kerala State Government has recently announced online classes for Class 1 to Class 12 (except Class 11) which will be accessible to students through the Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) Victers channel. The online classes will be available through live stream on the official KITE Victers channel that falls under the State General Education Department. The sessions have been organised to make sure that students in Kerala do not miss out on the classes due to the current lockdown situation in the country.

zeekeralamAfter a two-month break, the serials of ZEE Keralam are starting afresh with new content. The seven serials that were already running successfully in the channel will start its telecast from 1 June onwards.

Adding to their list of entertaining programmes, ZEE Keralam is also bringing a new supernatural fantasy serial to their viewers from June. Naagini, a new serial that saw success in ZEE TV and other regional ZEE channels will start airing on Zee Keralam from Monday night at 10 PM.

itryugamradioITR France programmes is going to be broadcasted through Yugam Radio in Canada from 10.02.2020 daily from 11.00 to 13.00 CET (5 to 7 AM Canadian time). The new change is coming after the change in ITR Canada, which is now broadcasting in Canada as "Time FM". ITR France is a web based online radio broadcasting from Paris in France. 

lycatvyupptvLyca TV has merged with Yupp TV last week. Both are IPTV providers of channels in different languages from different countries. Yupp TV is a major player in the IPTV market in different parts of the world and in 2018 it took over Lebara Play, which was a competitor to Lyca TV. 

Currently Lyca TV's Athavan TV and Athavan Music channels are now available in Yupp TV - and the other channels from the Lyca TV packages are expected to migrate to Yupp TV in the near future - like the channels from Lebara Play. 

trttamilolliIf you would like to work for TRT Tamil Olli Radio from France, there is now an opportunity to join the team of RJs. TRT Tamil Olli is looking for RJs and programme producers for their radio channel. Please contact this number: TP 0033148371675 or write an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ibctamilIBC Tamil is looking for RJs in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, who would like to work for them from their office/studio in Jaffna. IBC Tamil Radio is an UK-based 24H Tamil radio station broadcasting on DAB in Greater London and worldwide through various sources like their website, Yupp TV IPTV provider etc. IBC Tamil Radio is currently broadcasting programmes live from their studio in both UK and Sri Lanka.

From 04.00 to almost 17.00 CET the programmes are produced and broadcasted live from Jaffna studio, while the broadcast from 17.00 until 23.00 CET is broadcasted live from UK studio. 

discoverychannelDiscovery, after featuring PM Modi in the first episode of Man Vs Wild, which was shot in India, has now signed Superstar Rajinikanth, to feature in the first episode of a new format series called ‘Into The Wild with Bear Grylls’ produced by The Natural Studios and Banijay Asia. The show marks the television debut for Rajinikanth, admiringly addressed as Thailavia, who has gained a cult status for being a Humane Superstar – simple, humble, generously loved – and adored by millions for more than four decades. Rajinikanth will join the world's most recognizable face of survival and outdoor adventure, Bear Grylls.

zeethiraiZee has covered most of the regional space with its GEC and movie channels. With the launch of Zee Thirai it strengthened its footprint in the southern market. Unveiling the plans and programming strategies for the channel to have strong consumer pull in Tamil market, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL) South Cluster Head Siju Prabhakaran says, “Our commitment is to keep ourselves in-line with the demand for content driven or star driven movies in that market.”

He further says, “The ability to differentiate viewers by offering brand propositions and our engagement with audiences, are what we believe will make us stand apart from other players and help us garner viewership share.”

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