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athavantvLyca's Athavan TV is currently announcing on their channel, that they are soon going to launch to new channels. The two new channels are Athavan Comedy and Athavan Movies. Both channels are going to be HD channels like the other Athavan TV channels and will be launched on Lyca TV IPTV box. It is also expected that Athavan Comedy will be available for free on Athavan TV website, while it is unsure if Athavan Movies will be available for free on Athavan TV website.

colorstamilHaving disrupted the Tamil Nadu market with its launch last year, Colors Tamil is planning to strengthen its footprint in the market that has strong players like Sun TV, Zee Tamil, and Star Vijay.

“We plan to strengthen our footprint in the Tamil Nadu market and become one of the top players with content that stands out and initiatives that are talked about,” said Colors Tamil business head Anup Chandrasekharan.

mipThe Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) issued two more TV channel licences in the month of April, with Media Worldwide Ltd and IBC Tamil Private Ltd being its beneficiaries.

Media Worldwide Ltd and IBC Tamil Pvt Ltd applied for a licence under the channel name of Bong and IBC Tamil respectively under the non-news category.

channeldMounting financial losses forced an Indian owner of a Dubai-based Malayalam TV station to flee from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) leaving his employees in disarray.

“We had not been paid for months but in the hope of a turnaround the dozen odd staffers lumbered on. Nobody expected the end to come so soon,” a senior staff told Gulf News.

Despite the TV channel's office on 2nd December street in Jumeirah 1 remaining non-functional, the channel is still broadcasting programmes. Operations of the channel’s Kochi unit are, however, halted, the report said.