fyitv18A+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.

zeetamizhZee Tamil, the tamil general entertainment channel of ZEEL, recently announced its decision to spruce up its fiction bands for weekends.

Since 23 June it has added three popular shows - Poove Poochudava, Yaaradi Nee Mohini and Sembarathi – to its weekend line up.

The three shows have been slotted between 8pm to 9.30pm on Zee Tamil and Zee Tamil HD.

v6newsVIL Media Pvt Ltd-owned V6 News, a 24-hour Telugu satellite news broadcaster, is set to launch a general entertainment channel.

V6 News, launched in March 2012, managed to gain popularity among the audience in Hyderabad and Telangana market within a short span of time. Earlier, it was reported that Teenmaar news had become the most watched news program for the channel.

ibcsiluvaiLondon Tamil Media Ltd. has launched their 5th channel, IBC Siluvai. The channel is about Christianity and it is possible to watch the test transmission live through "MY IBC TAMIL" app on mobile devices, tablets and android TV boxes. The test transmission was launched yesterday evening on MY IBC TAMIL app, but the launch of the new channel was mentioned today on IBC Tamil Radios 21th birthday. 

athavantvAthavan Radio and Athavan Radio have started free-to-air on a new frequency on Eurobird 9B (9 degree East): 11823, Horizontal, SR 27500 and fec 3/4. They are leaving their old frequency (11766, Vertical) at the end of this month. Other Tamil channels on Eurobird 9B are; IBC Tamil TV, IBC Tamil Radio, Star Vijay TV, Tamilan TV Europe, Holy God and NLM TV.