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Kalaignar TV

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September 2006


Dialog TV (Sri Lanka)

Owned by
Kalaignar TV (P) Ltd

Astro (Malaysia)
Channel 223

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Kalaignar TV (Tamil: கலைஞர் தொலைக்காட்சி) (also known as Kalaignar) is a Tamil-language satellite television channel based in Chennai, India.



Recently on the weekend this channel telecasts children's films of CSFI.


The Kalaignar Network has introduced many channels to support views over public dominance within South Asia. They are:

  • Kalaignar TV
  • Seithigal
  • Chithiram
  • Murasu
  • Isai Aruvi
  • Sirippoli
  • 2G scam

    As per the charge sheet filed by CBI, Kanimozhi has a 20% stake in her family-owned Kalaignar TV. Her step-mother Dayalu Ammal owns 60% stake in the channel. CBI alleges that Kanimozhi was an "active brain" behind the channel's operations and that she worked along with former telecom minister A. Raja to get DB Realty promoter Shahid Balwa to circuitously route INR2 billion (US$33 million) to Kalaignar TV. According to CBI, Kanimozhi was in regular touch with A. Raja regarding the launching of Kalaignar TV channel and its other pending works. CBI alleges that A. Raja was further pursuing the cause of Kalaignar TV not only for getting registration of the company from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting but also for getting it into the DTH operator TATA Sky's bouquet. She was also summoned by the Income Tax Department, Chennai for alleged tax evasion charges.


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