Tuesday, November 25, 2014

#GovtGagsMedia #NEWS9 & #TV9 off air in #Karnataka; Channel blames Karnataka Govt.

Kannada news channel TV9 its sister concern English news channel News 9 owned by Associated Broadcasting Company Limited, were taken off air in several parts of the Karnataka as well as in Bangalore, according to a press release issued by the two channels.

The channel claimed that “The action of the cable operators emanates from a meeting between them and Karnataka minister for Energy D K Shivakumar a few days ago, at which the minister ordered them to stop telecasting TV9 and NEWS9.”

However, president of the Karnataka State Cable Operatora Association (KSCOA), Patrick Raju denied such reports said the channels were taken off because of their focus on Telugu speaking population and carrying negative news about cable operators.
Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah has refused to comment on this issue so far.