maaveramtvAnother channel with focus on Tamil Eelam and Eelam related programmes, called Maaveram TV, has been launched. It is currently telecasting for free through their website and through Eagle TV on channel 227 and Star Network on channel 1017. 

nationaltvoftamileelamNational Television of Tamil Eelam (NTT), which was launched from Tamil Eelam on 26.03.2005, by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The channel was telecasted live through TTN Tamil TV from Paris through satellite in Europe, Middle East and North Africa at that time. In August the channel also started to telecast for some hours through satellite in South-East Asia under the name "TCP" (Tamil Cultural Programmes). Due to the civil war in Sri Lanka and the Sri Lankan military's attacks the channel was forced to close down for a period. 

ottplayersIn India, content is king and over-the-top (OTT) players are increasingly dishing out programming to audiences in their local flavour, moving beyond the Hindi and English speaking segment. As developments in these frontier markets gain momentum, Tamil has emerged as an obvious choice. Some domestic players have already planted a flag in this domain over the last couple of years, and now, the deep-pocket streaming colossuses are also moving in.

Disney+Hotstar, which started focusing on regional content since 2019, recently revealed its first Tamil original content slate, including feature films. A few days before that, Amazon Prime Video announced nine direct-to-digital premieres, and two of these big ticket releases are in Tamil language.

suntvMedia tycoon Kalanithi Maran-owned broadcaster Sun TV is planning to invest around Rs 300-400 crore in the movie business and another Rs 200 crore in SunNxt, the company's OTT platform.

With gradual opening of theatres in the short term, Sun TV is planning to push the pedal in the movies business.

During the analyst call, company's management said that they would be investing in some big ticket movies, which will feature actors including Rajanikanth, Dhanush, Suriya and Vijay among others. Sun is planning for eight big budget movie releases starting from January 2021 till next Diwali.

tataskycuriositystreamTata Sky has joined hands with factual streaming service CuriosityStream to bring thousands of hours of documentary films and series to viewers across India.

Tata Sky subscribers will now have access to CuriosityStream’s content via Tata Sky Binge, which is available on the Tata Sky Binge+ Smart set top box and on the Amazon Fire TV Stick - Tata Sky Edition. Tata Sky Binge aggregates the best of premium OTT and catch-up TV content under a single interface and subscription.


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