Chennai: News 7 Tamil is the newest entry in the Tamil television media space, which commences its operation from today (30th October) with an aim to reach out to the entire global Tamil Diaspora spread across various countries, continents and time zones offering news and infotainment content with a distinct global perspective.
Broadcasting to the global Tamil audience from their state-of-the-art studios in Chennai which has the world’s largest video wall, News 7 Tamil will be the youngest and technologically most advanced Tamil news channel in the world. It will be the first end-to-end HD Tamil news channel from production to broadcast, equipped with some of the world’s best news-gathering, broadcast and presentation equipment and technology, the channel will be the first Tamil news station to have a dynamic integrated studio news room.
The news bulletins and programs will emphasise on in-depth coverage of state, national and world issues with a distinct Tamil perspective. Each broadcast band of the day will be unique and each bulletin / programme will have a distinct presentation style.
With the widest international network of news gathering hubs and teams, News 7 Tamil promises to bring to its viewers, news as it breaks around the world, round the clock.
News & Tamil will be distributed across the globe through carriage arrangements with major cable operators, satellite Distribution companies and DTH operators worldwide. The channel will offer customised prime time news in each major time zone, which will be yet another uniqueness.
The channel is targeting young, tech savvy, educated, upwardly mobile audience with a global outlook. Catering to this segment of audience, the channel will be available in all major digital platforms.
Editorially, the channel assure to be stridently independent with an emphasis on neutrality, speed and fair play. The editorial team would work without fear of favour from any political party, vested interest group or bias towards any corporate entity.
The channel also plan to constantly engage with its viewers on socially relevant issues and run campaigns in its bulletins and programmes to promote social causes in the larger public interest and function like a social movement.
Oscar Award winning Music director A.R.Rahman has composed the theme music of the channel and conducted a Global Concert during the soft launch on 2nd October. The channel will be airing the same today to mark the grand opening of the channel.
News 7 Tamil was spear headed by its Head of Operations S Senthil Velavan, who has vast experience in Media and Television broadcasting that goes more than two decades and promoted by Alliance Broadcasting owned by its Director V Subramanyam.
The editorial board of News 7 Tamil will be led by a team of globally experienced professionals including Nick Walshe former Head of News gathering for the launch of AL Jazeera English (and previously a reporter and editor with ITN of London and the BBC); R Bhagwan Singh former Executive-Editor- Deccan Chronicle, Chennai; current News Head Rajesh Sundaram, former India correspondent, AL Jazeera English (and previously Editor- Input at TV Today Network and founding editor of News National and South Africa’s Africa News Network 7); Meena Kandasamy, a well-known poet, novelist and social activist based in London; Priti Mohan a 30 year old lawyer and columnist with a keen interest in culture and music.
Apart from them, Amrita Gandhi granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi will be acting as executive producer for special programs.