News Media is one of the important way of delivering news and information about the world to the general public. It is one of the strongest medium of communication between the world and the peoples. In a broadcast system (television), journalists or reporters are also involved with editing the video material that has been shot alongside their research, and in working on the visual narrative of the story. In this article, we pick up some famous News channels in Malayalam news industry and we have tried to provide a small description of each news media.
Asianet News is one of the news channel that stands tall amidst the clutter of news television channels in Kerala as the most trusted source of news. This channel was first launched as Asianet Global on 2001, and then they re-launched it as present Asianet News on 2003. The channel is owned by Jupiter Media and Entertainment Venture. Viewers tune into Asianet News for its unbiased reportage and its strong advocacy for the rights of the underprivileged and the marginalized. Equipped with the latest technology, Asianet News has been consistently been on top of TV rankings across all viewership strata.
Mathrubhumi News is another prominent news channel in Malayalam media. It was launched on 23 January 2013. The main persons behind the News media of Mathrubhumi are Mohanan Nair, the CEO and Unni Balakrishnan, the Chief-of-News. The company entered the world of television and telecasting with a significant production house, MBTV (Mathrubhumi Television), which has been producing Serials and Telefilms of the highest quality. Taking a step into the world of broadcasting, the group has launched FM stations in four major districts of Kerala, namely Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Kannur.
Manorama News is owned and operated by Malayala Manorama’s television venture. The channel was launched on 17 August 2006. The channel was launched with the assistance of media consulting company Mediaguru Consultants Pvt. Ltd. Malayala Manorama Company Ltd. is one of the largest media groups in India with a diverse portfolio of leading brands in print, online, radio and television.The investment in talent and technology enabled Manorama News to offer varied programmes, catering to different regions and offers hyper local news through its three geographical distinct beams.
People TV is a Malayalam television channel based in Trivandrum. It was launched by Malayalam Communications Limited. Mammootty, a leading Malayalam film actor, holds the post of Chairman and John Brittas is Managing Director. The channel focuses on news and current issues. People TV introduced on-camera sting operations to Malayalam television journalism on a limited basis.
Reporter TV is a Malayalam news channel owned and operated by Indo-Asian News channel Pvt Ltd. It was launched on 13 May 2011. During the time of launch Reporter TV was the first HD news channel from South India. Reporter TV is a Left Liberal leaning Malayalam television news channel. M V Nikesh Kumar, a popular media person in Kerala, India, is the CEO of Reporter TV.
Media One TV
Media One TV is a Malayalam news channel owned and operated by Madhyamam Broadcasting Limited. It was launched on 10 February 2013. The main Studio is located at Velliparamba, Kozhikode. T.K Farook is the Executive Director, Abdul Majeed M is the Chief Executive Officer, O Abdurahman is the group editor (madhyamam-media one) and CL Thomas is the chief editor.