Rmipajinikanth fans, listen up. A Rajini TV channel is in the works. Yep, that's right -- although it could also be called Thalaivar TV or Superstar TV.

But don't call your cable operators yet. The Rajini Makkal Mandram, a launch vehicle for the actor's prospective political party, has begun the process of registering trademarks for these names. A letter from Rajinikanth to the registrar of trademarks has gone viral.

ibctamilIBC Tamil TV and IBC Tamil Radio are going to leave Eurobird 9B satellite on 31st December. The channels are going to follow the trend among Tamil media in Europe where many Tamil TV- and radio channels have left satellite transmission. Satellite transmission is very expensive and because many Tamil viewers in Europe have shifted the satellite decoder with an IPTV box from various providers, many Tamil channels have left Eurobird 9A on 9 degree East. 

thuthifmThuthi FM - a Tamil Christian radio-channel from Norway, has started on Lyca IPTV box in the radio section as the first Tamil Christian channel available on the box. 

Thuthi FM is available on App Store for iOS devices and through Thuthi FM app on Google Play store. 

hotstarThere’s a lot happening at Star India at the moment with its integration into the media and entertainment giant Disney underway. A crucial aspect of that arrangement played out on Thursday as president 21st Century Fox, Asia and chairman and CEO of Star India Uday Shankar was named chairman Star and Disney India, and president The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific as part of an international business unit restructuring.

Another interesting development that has taken place at Star India is the bet it has taken to adopt a digital-only approach in the key US market. Starting 5 January, Star India’s TV channels will be streaming only on Hotstar in the US. The entire Star India network, including Star Plus, Star Gold, Star Vijay, Maa, Asianet and Movies OK, will no longer be available on any cable TV provider in the US including Dish TV, Sling TV, Comcast, Verizon.

zee5Following through on its vision of becoming the largest multi-language entertainment OTT platform, ZEE5 announced its special subscription packs for the Kannada speaking audience. In afirst of its kind category initiative, the Kannada Premium packs are priced at INR 49/- monthly and INR 499/- yearly. Subscribers will have unlimited access to the entire repertoire of Kannada content on the platform including their favourite ZEE Kannada shows ‘Before TV’, blockbuster Kannada films and ZEE5 Originals.

This comes close on the heels of the success enjoyed by the Tamil and Telugu Premium packs that ZEE5 announced similarly for the respective audiences. In fact, subscribers can also avail a further flat 50% cashback if they avail the subscription via Paytm.


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