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itryugamradioITR France programmes is going to be broadcasted through Yugam Radio in Canada from 10.02.2020 daily from 11.00 to 13.00 CET (5 to 7 AM Canadian time). The new change is coming after the change in ITR Canada, which is now broadcasting in Canada as "Time FM". ITR France is a web based online radio broadcasting from Paris in France. 

lycatvyupptvLyca TV has merged with Yupp TV last week. Both are IPTV providers of channels in different languages from different countries. Yupp TV is a major player in the IPTV market in different parts of the world and in 2018 it took over Lebara Play, which was a competitor to Lyca TV. 

Currently Lyca TV's Athavan TV and Athavan Music channels are now available in Yupp TV - and the other channels from the Lyca TV packages are expected to migrate to Yupp TV in the near future - like the channels from Lebara Play. 

trttamilolliIf you would like to work for TRT Tamil Olli Radio from France, there is now an opportunity to join the team of RJs. TRT Tamil Olli is looking for RJs and programme producers for their radio channel. Please contact this number: TP 0033148371675 or write an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ibctamilIBC Tamil is looking for RJs in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, who would like to work for them from their office/studio in Jaffna. IBC Tamil Radio is an UK-based 24H Tamil radio station broadcasting on DAB in Greater London and worldwide through various sources like their website, Yupp TV IPTV provider etc. IBC Tamil Radio is currently broadcasting programmes live from their studio in both UK and Sri Lanka.

From 04.00 to almost 17.00 CET the programmes are produced and broadcasted live from Jaffna studio, while the broadcast from 17.00 until 23.00 CET is broadcasted live from UK studio. 

discoverychannelDiscovery, after featuring PM Modi in the first episode of Man Vs Wild, which was shot in India, has now signed Superstar Rajinikanth, to feature in the first episode of a new format series called ‘Into The Wild with Bear Grylls’ produced by The Natural Studios and Banijay Asia. The show marks the television debut for Rajinikanth, admiringly addressed as Thailavia, who has gained a cult status for being a Humane Superstar – simple, humble, generously loved – and adored by millions for more than four decades. Rajinikanth will join the world's most recognizable face of survival and outdoor adventure, Bear Grylls.

zeethiraiZee has covered most of the regional space with its GEC and movie channels. With the launch of Zee Thirai it strengthened its footprint in the southern market. Unveiling the plans and programming strategies for the channel to have strong consumer pull in Tamil market, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL) South Cluster Head Siju Prabhakaran says, “Our commitment is to keep ourselves in-line with the demand for content driven or star driven movies in that market.”

He further says, “The ability to differentiate viewers by offering brand propositions and our engagement with audiences, are what we believe will make us stand apart from other players and help us garner viewership share.”

stargold2Star India has announced the launch of Star Gold 2, its latest offering in the Hindi movie channel category. In an industry-first move, the network is introducing movie theatre’s “multiplex strategy” to the small screen, enabling it to showcase the myriad premieres of the newly acquired Bollywood movies on both Star Gold and Star Gold 2.

Star Gold has acquired 25 recently released blockbusters and upcoming Bollywood movies of 2020, further strengthening its library of over 1500 titles including Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, Baaghi 3, ’83, Angrezi Medium, Panga, War, Chhapaak, Bala, Housefull 4, Mardaani 2, among others. Starting February 01, viewers will be able to enjoy hits starring leading Bollywood talent - Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Akshay Kumar, Alia Bhatt, Hrithik Roshan, Sara Ali Khan, Kartik Aaryan and more on both channels.

viacom18networktamilNickelodeon the category leader that has remained the undisputed No. 1 over 6 years has added yet another feather in its cap. Nick and Sonic, are now present in 8 languages- Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. This step fortifies Nickelodeon’s category leadership, making Nick and Sonic the only two channels that are available in 8 languages making them the most inclusive kids television channels, entertaining kids across the country- be it north, south, east or west.

zeethiraiMedia conglomerate ZEEL will launch its Tamil movie channel Zee Thirai on 19th January. The new channel was unveiled at the first-ever Zee Cine Awards Tamil 2020 that was held on 4th January.

The announcement was made during the momentous occasion by ZEEL CEO India Broadcast Business Punit Mishra along with the actor Dr Kamal Hassan. While Mishra thanked the audience for their immense love and support towards Zee Tamil and dedicated the new channel to the people of Tamil Nadu, Kamal Hassan officiated the launch of Zee Thirai with a clapboard to an ecstatic audience.

jayatvnetworktamilMavis Satcom, which operates channels under the Jaya TV banner, has become the first broadcasting company to comply with regulator TRAI’s order to publish updated channel prices by end of day today.

The company published prices of four channels and one bouquet.

The channel prices remain unchanged and range from Rs 0.50 for Jaya Plus to Rs 6 per month for Jaya TV HD. A bouquet or pack containing all four channels has been priced at Rs 8 per month.

On January 1, TRAI unveiled new rules for the pricing of TV channels under which no channel that is priced above Rs 12 per month can be included in a bouquet/package. The purpose of the amended regulations is to bring down consumer prices.

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