After entering the Tamil GEC market, Viacom18, one of India’s largest entertainment conglomerates, has launched Colors Tamil HD on Star Hub, (channel no. 132) in Singapore.
The channel went live on 3 July 2018, on Star Hub with five original fiction series. On 14 July, Tamil superstar Arya will visit Singapore to celebrate the channel launch and engage in a fan meet and greet whilst in the city.
With the success of VIVO IPL’s regional broadcast, Star Sports is now looking to widen the scope and popularity of regional commentary while bringing cricket ever closer to the hearts of the fans across the country.
Star Sports1 Tamil is offering cricket fans abonce in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of the commentary panel of the third edition of Tamil Nadu Premier league (TNPL) with the sensational #MicUpforTNPL contest.
Direct to home (DTH) operator Sun Direct has issued a public notice stating that Star India channels will be available on a la carte basis from 1 August.
While the DTH operator has not given a reason for issuing the notice, such notices are generally issued whenever parties fail to arrive at mutual terms to renew the agreement. Issuing a notice is also used as a means to put pressure on the rival party.
A+E networks’ infotainment and lifestyle channels, History TV18 and Fyi TV18, are all set to make the most of the Tamil market. Both entities are now making a switch from using Tamil audio feeds to being full-fledged channels.
The network has started a test transmission service on Intelsat20 satellite at 68.5 degree east. Both the Tamil channels will be paid channels.
The Tamil language is a strategic market with its high TV penetration and viewership. Indiantelevision.com tried reaching out to the company's representatives, but they chose not to comment on the same.