Chennai: Tamil Nadu is going to witness another Tamil satellite channel Madhimugam TV, for sympathisers and supporters of the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK), will be launched by party general secretary Vaiko on 14th July in Chennai.
Apparently, the channel name Madhimugam resembles the Tamil initials of MDMK that reads Ma.Thi.Mu.Ka, However, Mr Vaiko state that “It is a news-cum-entertainment television channel. It is neither a party channel nor a mouthpiece of the party. The channel, however, will provide adequate space for my statements and functions without making a compromise on neutral views,”
“There is a need for a television channel as we are not able to get adequate coverage in the mainstream media. Many times, my statements and functions are not carried in newspapers and other channels,” added Mr. Vaiko explaining the reason behind the launch the channel.
The owners of the new channel are holding talks with cable TV operators and Arasu Cable to get a placed in all distribution platforms. Mr. Vaiko, who is also the editor of the party’s weekly Sangoli.
Tamil Nadu already has many TV channels associated with political parties – Jaya TV (AIADMK), Kalaignar TV (DMK), Makkal TV (PMK), Captain TV (DMDK), Vasanth TV & Mega TV (Congress), Velicham TV (VCK), Lotus TV (BJP) and Tamilan TV (Naam Tamilar Katchi).