Trivandrum : Panorama Television Pvt Ltd, Which is part of the Mukesh Amabani’s Media Ventures TV18 and ETV News Network is set to enter the Malayalam News and Infotainment space with the launch of News 18 Kerala on 5th July.
The Launch in Kerala is part of recent expansion plan of News 18 franchise in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Assam-North East. The test signals of News 18 Kerala, News 18 Tamil Nadu, News 18 Assam-North East is already in progress on the respective markets. The Channels are also available on leading DTH Platforms like TataSky.
News 18 Kerala will be the youngest Malayalam Language News Channel and it is Scheduled to be launched on 5th July 2016. Newly elected Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will Inaugurate the launch of News 18 Kerala. The Channel has roped in many leading experts such as S V Pradeep from Kairali TV along with many leading News readers and reporters from other news channels to strengthen its Editorial team.
News 18 Tamil Nadu and News 18 Assam-North East will also be commencing its operations parallely one after the other simultaneously along with launch in Kerala.
News18 Kerala has chosen Intelsat 20 satellite at 68.5°East for transmission. Majority of the malayalam channels using Intelsat 20 for the transmission. The technical Parameters of news18 Kerala channel are : Satellite – Intelsat 20 at 68.5°Est, Frequency – 4036, Symbol Rate – 21600, Polarization – Vertical, FEC – 5/6, Mode – MPEG4 DVB S2.
News18 Kerala is available at asianet cable vision and tata sky now. They will add this news channel soon in all leading cabel and direct to home dth services.
TV18 and ETV News Network is strengthening its presence in more language markets with the expansion of News 18 franchise. It may be noted that very recently CNN IBN was renamed as News 18 IBN in line of various developments from TV 18 Group.