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Visual Media in Kerala - List and Details of Malayalam News Channels


Visual Media is quite strong in Kerala with a number of channels that broadcast general entertainment programmes. There are few excellent Malayalam news channels in Kerala too. Read this article to know the list of Malayalam news channels along with their details such as programs aired on the channels, frequency details, official website and contact address of Malayalam news channels.

1. People TV

People TV Logo
People TV is a Malayalam News TV channel which is owned by Malayalam Communications Ltd (Kairali TV network). The caption of People TV is 'Channel for the people' and also 'The news clock of Kerala'. The first channel that was launched by this group is the Malayalam entertainment channel called Kairali TV. People TV is a channel which is made only to deliver news and current affairs to the public. The channel does not have any entertainment programs such as reality shows and soaps. Kairali TV network owns three TV channels namely Kairali TV, People TV and WE TV.

A unique feature of People TV is that it was the first TV channel which successfully completed the camera sting operation in Malayalam television. As it is the channel's unique strength, it does not use this operation very often and keeps it as a stored asset to be used when it is most needed. Another interesting fact about People TV is that this is the channel which stood out from the other news channels by bringing out the sms campaign opposing the death sentence of Saddam Hussain. This campaign was very successful and the channel got more recognition and fame as almost 75000 people from the public came into the open and raised their voice and feelings against the US imperialism.

The Chairman of the Kairali TV network is none other than the popular Malayalam actor, Mammotty whereas the Managing Director of Kairali TV network is John Brittas (a leading journalist in Kerala). Some of the other people associated with Kairali TV network include N.P Chandrasekharan, Abraham Mathew, Anand Narayan, Manoj Varma, M.Rajeev, R. Subhash, K.Rajendran and Rajeesh Rehman.

People TV Malayalam News channel Frequency details


Satellite - Insat 2E/3B
Location - 83 Degree East
Frequency - 3696
Polarity - Vertical
Symbol Rate - 5787
FEC - ¾

Contact address of Malayalam Communications Ltd


Malayalam Communications Ltd,
4/2392, Chandragiri,
Vikramapuram Hills - 61,
Kuravankonam, Kowdiar P.O.,
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 003
Tel No - +91-471-2436614

Official website of People TV Malayalam news channel - http://www.peopletv.in
Official website of Kairali TV channel - http://www.kairalitv.in

2. Indiavision

Indiavision logo
Indiavision is also a 24 hours Malayalam news TV channel which was launched in the year 2003. The unique feature of Indiavision is that it is Kerala's first full-fledged channel which is dedicated to news and current issues. The company's registered office is based in Kochi district of Kerala. Indiavision has been founded by M.K Muneer (the Minister for Social Welfare) who is the chairman of Indiavision news channel. The resident director of Indiavision is Jamaludheen Farooque. The channel is available in India, Sri Lanka and the Middle East. The official website of Indiavision gives the public high-speed internet with the news video that they wish to see from trusted sources. The former CEO of Indiavision was M.V Nikesh Kumar who recently launched his own Malayalam news channel called Reporter TV. As Indiavision was the first news channel for the Malayalee public, it became an instant success right from day one. The channel is very accurate in the news that it delivers to the public after doing a lot of research on the actual truth before telecasting the news. This news channel is always neutral in its political views and never tries to conceal any important news from its viewers. Indiavision made it a point that the public was always updated with the latest breaking news and also kept updating their old news every hour. On February 14th, 2007, Indiavision opened its second channel called YES TV which is a channel meant for the youth of Kerala.

Programs aired by Indiavision Malayalam news TV Channel - News Night, 24 Frames, Vote N Talk, Mukhamukham, Politrics, Good morning Keralam, The Great Indian Circus, Kaleidoscope, Box Office, Autoshow, Varanthyam, Meow, Dhanakaryam, Sports Today, Gulf Today, Arogyavicharam and World Today.

Indiavision Malayalam news TV Channel Frequency details


Satellite - Insat 2.E
Location - 83 degree East
Frequency - 3914.25 Mhz
Symbol rate - 3.0000 msps
Polarity - Vertical
FEC - 3/4

Contact address of Indiavision Malayalam news TV channel


Registered Office,
32/1787, 6th floor,
Tutus tower, Padivattom,
N.H By-pass Road,
Kochi - 682024,
Kerala
Tel No - +91-484-2338350/ 2338869/ 2535230
Fax No - +91-484-2535306
E-mail - news@indiavisiontv.com

Official website of Indiavision Malayalam news TV channel - http://www.indiavisiontv.com


3. Reporter TV

Reporter TV Logo
Reporter TV is a new Malayalam news channel which was launched on 11th May 2011. The unique feature of Reporter TV is that it is Kerala's first High Definition (HD) news channel. Reporter TV has been formulated under the leadership of M.V Nikesh Kumar who was the former CEO and Executive Editor of Indiavision new channel. Reporter TV is a 24 hours channel which is entirely dedicated for the coverage of news and current issues in Kerala. M.V Nikesh Kumar is the Managing director and Chief Editor of Reporter TV. The company's headquarters are based in Kochi district of Kerala. The channel became successful as soon as it was launched because of the timing of its opening which coincided with the results of the Kerala Elections 2011. Reporter TV is also slated to be available in the Middle East. The budget for the set up of this new channel was Rs 15 crores. Reporter TV will focus on delivering up-to-date trusted news coverage to its viewers. It concentrates only on hard news related to Kerala with a small section given for feature stories. The channel has also appointed an ombudsman to clear all errors that are given in the news reports before it is aired for the public. The chairman of Reporter TV is popular Malayalam writer, M.T Vasudevan Nair whereas the main news reader and managing editor for Reporter TV is Venu Balakrishnan who has previously worked with Asianet and Manorama.

Reporter TV Malayalam news channel Frequency details


Satellite - Insat 2.E
Location - 83 Degree East
Format - MPEG4
Frequency - 4050 Mhz
Symbol rate - 5084 Mbps
Polarity - Vertical
FEC - 7/8

E-mail address of M.V Nikesh Kumar - hr.reporter@gmail.com

Official website of Reporter TV Malayalam news channel - http://www.reporteronlive.com

4. Manorama News

Manorama NEws logo
Manorama News is a successful 24 hours Malayalam news channel which was launched by Malayala Manorama news group. The channel is also known as 'MM TV' and is based in Kochi district of Kerala. Its headquarters are in Kottayam district of Kerala. Manorama News channel was launched on August 17th, 2006. The unique feature of Manorama News is that it is the first TV channel in India which launched separate regional news broadcast that airs at the same time (a thirty minute telecast of regional news called Nattuvartha which) to three different areas(South, Central and North) in Kerala. There is a separate telecast for Middle East region also. Manorama News also owns an Internet edition which airs updated news and videos. The news director of Manorama News channel is Johny Lukose and K.P Jayadeep is the Coordinating Editor.

Programs aired on Manorama News Channel - Sakalaka, Business Manorama, Pularvela, News section, Nattuvartha Thekkanmeghala, Ee lokam, Vanitha, Panchayath, Thiruva Ethirva, Orumani Vartha, Nere Chowe, Kazhcha, Sandhya Vartha, Ningal Parayu, Ettumani Vartha, Sportzone, Counter Point, Prime Time News, Niyanthrana Rekha, Kuttapathram, Veedu, Ormachithram and News Tonight.

Manorama News Malayalam TV channel Frequency details


Satellite - Insat 2E/3B
Location - 83 Degree East
Frequency - 4125
Polarity - Horizontal
Symbol Rate - 5555
FEC - 3/4

Contact address of Manorama News Malayalam TV Channel


MMTV Ltd
Near Aroor Toll Gate,
NH Bypass Road,
Aroor P.O.,
Alappuzha - 688534, Kerala
Tel No - +91-478-6610000
E-mail - editorial@mmtv.in

Official website of Manorama News Malayalam TV Channel - http://www.manoramanews.com

5. Asianet News

ASianet News Logo
Asianet News is a sister channel of Asianet network. It is that section of Asianet network which is wholly dedicated for broadcasting news related to Kerala. Asianet is a general entertainment Indian TV channel which is broadcasted to the public in Malayalam language. It is the most famous Malayalam television channel as it covers every area of broadcast such as reality shows, news, soaps, comedy shows, travel shows, cookery shows, movies, talk shows etc. Asianet has programmes which cater to people of all age groups. The founder and chairman of Asianet Group is K Sasikumar.

Programs aired on Asianet News Malayalam TV Channel - Some of the programs that are aired on Asianet News include News Hour, Asianet News Bulletin, Focus Kerala, News Plus, Market Watch, Van Veezhchakal, Kauthukalokam and India Gate News Bulletin.

Asianet News Malayalam TV Channel Frequency Details


Satellite - APR 1
Frequency - 3642
Polarity - Vertical
Symbol Rate - 19531
FEC - ¾

Contact address of Asianet Communications Ltd


Asianet Communications Ltd,
Asianet Complex,
Puliyarakonam P.O.,
Thiruvananthapuram - 695573, Kerala
Tel No - +91-471-2378407
Fax No - +91-471-2378581
E-mail - webmaster@asianetglobal.com

Official website of Asianet News Malayalam TV Channel - http://www.asianetglobal.com


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