ibcbakthiLondon 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. 

dreamtvhindiDespite the glut of pure-play Hindi music channels on television today, Popular Entertainment Network (PEN) is adding one more to the fray. The new channel, called Dream TV, will provide 24-hour programming.

Playing all Hindi Bollywood songs, Dream TV will be a free-to-air (FTA) channel. A source close to the development confirmed that the new music channel will comprise entirely Hindi music content and is likely to be launched in January.

focustvkannadaFocus Group is now focusing on south India with its upcoming news channel Focus TV Kannada News.

According to the sources, the channel will launch by the end of this year which will have 24x7 news programming.

keralavisionKeralavision Channel Broadcast Limited (KCBL) is all set to launch a new Malayalam satellite general entertainment channel Kerala Vision Digital. Testing began on 1 November 2017 while the commercial launch of the same is planned by end of March 2018 for the free-to-air (FTA) channel.

Talking to Indiantelevision.com, Kerala Communicators Cable Limited (KCCL) CEO Shaaji Mathews said, " The normal composition of this regional channel will include news also apart from movies, serials events, game shows and such gec content.

tactvCable operators in Kancheepuram district, excluding Tambaram division, owe more than ₹4 crore to the Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV (TACTV) Corporation.

Sources revealed that nearly 1,200 licenced operators had not paid the monthly subscription collected from the public for the past few years.