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Malayala Manorama to launch TV channel

Sunday, 13 August 2006 - 1:06pm IST | Agency: IANS
The Malayala Manorama group, publishers of Kerala's leading daily of the same name, is set to launch a television channel on August 17.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Malayala Manorama group, publishers of Kerala's leading daily of the same name, is set to launch a television channel on August 17.
 
MMTV will be a 24-hour news channel with news and news-based programmes.

 

"Chief editor KM Mathew will light a lamp at our new studio at Kochi on Aug 17 and that would be the only event for the launch of our channel," a close aide of the media baron said.

 

Groundwork for the channel began some time back though their operations have been a closely guarded secret.
 
Mathew's grandson, Jayanth Mammen Mathew, is said to be the key person behind the setting up of the channel.
 
There are seven media groups in Kerala that run several television channels, apart from the regional channel from the country's public broadcaster Doordarshan.

 

Ever since the news of MMTV's launch became public, Kairali TV and Asianet TV have launched their second and third channels and on the anvil is a second channel from India Vision.
 
Industry watchers say the state will see the launch of two more news channels soon.




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