Monday, October 2, 2017

Launch of New #Kannada News Channel @tv5kannadatv in #Bengaluru today

Bengaluru : Hyderabad-based Shreya Broadcasting, which owns and operates Telugu news channel TV5 News has launched a New Kannda News Channel named TV5 Kannada on Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary, October 2nd.

BJP state President BS Yeddyurappa,Union Cabinet Minister for Chemicals, Fertilizers & Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar,Karnataka energy Minister DK Shivakumar,Former Deputy chief minister of Karnataka R. Ashok and newly-elected mayor of Bengaluru Sampath Raj were present at the launch ceremony.

B.R. Naidu, Chairman, TV5 Network in a statement said, “Today, we unravel another golden chapter in our splendid saga as we officially step in to Karnataka and launch TV5 Kannada News channel.” “There could not have been a holier occasion than Mahatma’s birth anniversary to step in to Karnataka.” While sharing his plans for the new channel during the launch invite, he mentioned that, “It will be our endeavour to replicate the best practices, uncompromising standards and journalistic ethics besides an uncharted promise to be on the side of the society. While doing so, we enchant to give our best to Kannada homes with knowledge, information and thought-provoking content,”

TV5's foray into Karnataka came after a decade long successful run in Andhra Pradesh since its launch in 2007. TV5 Telugu has apparently been among the top two news channels of the region. TV5 is also the only Telugu news channel available in the USA on the Dish Network.

Karnataka News market is already overcrowded with 10+ lisenced news channels and dozens of local/cable news channels. But only 4 channels are able to pop up in TRP Chart.  TV9 Kannada continues to be market leader followed by Public TV. Suvarna News and ETV Kannada is trying hard to gain the third position in Karnataka.