Chennai: The ruling party in Tamil Nadu, AIADMK, will unveil the logo, website and mobile app of the news channel NewsJ today, AIADMK’s Joint Co ordinator and the Chief Minister of Tamilnadu Mr. Edapadi K Palanisamy along with the AIADMK’s Co ordinator and the deputy Chief Minister of Tamilnadu Mr. O. Paneer Selvam will jointly launch the logo, mobile app and the website in grand launch event to be held on 12th September 2018 at 6.00pm at the Kalaivanar Arangam, Chennai.
The new channel launch is due to the party’s strained relationship with Jaya TV, which used to be the parties propaganda Vehicle until recent times. Jaya TV turned hostile after the ouster of Sasikala and her family from AIADMK during the aftermath of the demise of Late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. The ownership control of Jaya TV rests with TTV Dinakaran and other relatives of Sasikala.
Apparently, AIADMK is planning to launch four new channels namely, JTV, NewsJ, MusicJ, MoviesJ. Out of the four ‘J TV’ will be the General Entertainment Channel in Tamil and other channels focuses on Music (MusicJ), Movies (MoviesJ) and News & Current affairs (NewsJ). The ownership of the channel is likely to be held by the senior leaders of the party and their relatives. The channels are expected to start broadcasting in the next three months, and behind-the-scenes work, including recruitment, has been going on for several months.
The website of the news channel can be accessed on www.newsj.tv which is currently live. The channel will also be live across social media like facebook, twitter and instagram. The mobile app is available for download on Apple store and Google playstore.
With the availability of state owned Arasu Cable TV, the distribution of the channels will be a cakewalk for all the party and it will be able to get placed in other platforms also without much ado due to the cross ownership interests.