DMK plans Kalaignar TV revamp ahead of polls with Sharad as CEO

CHENNAI: The DMK family-promoted Kalaignar TV is ready for a revamp including adjustments in operations and shareholding development. Sources said the plans come with bringing back the channel's former CEO and having the two.0 version able prior to the 2019 elections.

Kalaignar TV was introduced in 2007 after difference cropped up between the Karunanidhi family and the Marans who owned Sun Network. Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi and wife Dayalu Ammal have been shareholders within the company. They were named within the 2G scam for taking financial the aid of probably the most beneficiaries of telecom license when DMK minister A Raja was the telecom minister. The trial courtroom pushed aside the case and set Sharad Kumar and shareholders of the channel free. The govt has long gone on appeal towards the trial courtroom verdict.


"A core group is working on reviving the channel," said a source.


Channel to speculate extra for polishing up content


Several conferences have happened at Stalin’s residence with E V Velu (former DMK minister), A Raja, Amirtham, (director in Kalaignar TV) have been involved within the discussions.” Stalin’s son Udayanidhi and son-in-law Sabareesh have additionally been part of the dialogue being spearheaded by means of Siva Subramanian, the auditor of the channel. Kanimozhi, although a vital shareholder, has refrained from those discussions, said the source. The channel needs to speculate extra to spruce up its content. “It is also possible that an exterior investor might step in, however that is just a probability at this stage,” said a source. Messages and calls to Sharad Kumar went unanswered whilst Amirtham said he was now not aware of such plans. The thought for the inner debate is to make sure the birthday celebration and the family is not depending on Sun TV.


“The Marans let us know that there an independent industry when the DMK is in hassle or out of energy, and speaks the other when the DMK is in energy. The family thinks that Sun TV didn’t give a boost to the DMK as much as it should have within the remaining assembly elections,” said a source. The channel, meanwhile, has made job offers to the posts of news editor and programming head. Even from a fully industry point of view, restructuring is very important given that the channel has been on a sluggish burner for some years now. The TV entertainment map is impulsively changing with the access of OTT avid gamers. It is imperative for current operators to switch the way in which they did industry and take a look at more recent rising fashions.
DMK plans Kalaignar TV revamp ahead of polls with Sharad as CEO DMK plans Kalaignar TV revamp ahead of polls with Sharad as CEO Reviewed by kailash soni on June 14, 2018 Rating: 5
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