Thanthi TV is a 24-hour Tamil news satellite television channel based in Chennai, India. It is owned by Dina Thanthi. Previously known as NDTVHindu[1][2]

Thanthi TV
pochu TV
Broadcast areaIndia
HeadquartersChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Picture format576i (SD)
OwnerMetronation Chennai Television Pvt Ltd.
Sister channelsMaalai Murasu News
Launched13 November 2012 (2012-11-13)

History edit

NDTV Hindu was launched on 16 May 2009, owned by NDTV (51%) and The Hindu Group (49%).[2] It was started as a Chennai city-specific English news and entertainment channel, broadcast only in Chennai.

After the Dina Thanthi group took over NDTV Hindu, it rebranded the channel as Thanthi TV.[1][3] Initially it was a Chennai city-specific channel but after the acquisition, it was rebranded and relaunched on 13 November 2012 as a 24-hour Tamil news channel which serves and broadcasts to Tamil Nadu, India.[4]

One of the channel's most watched shows is the Kelvikenna Bathil (What is the answer to the question) show, where the show's host interviews various leaders in Tamil Nadu, mainly political leaders.

Election predictions edit

Thanthi TV commissioned an extensive pre- and post-poll surveys through Krish Info Media for the 2014 Parliamentary and 2016 Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu. The results predicted by the Krish Info Media-Thanti TV combination was claimed to be close to the actual results in both cases. The findings of the 2014 polls were telecasted through a show called 40/40 - Narpadhuku Narpadhu. The findings of the 2016 polls were telecasted through the widely popular show called "Makkal Yaar Pakkam." Both shows were hosted by the former Chief News Editor Rangaraj Pandey and data explained by Krish Info Media's chief Psephologist Arun Krishnamurthy.[5][6][7][8]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Dina Thanthi group buys NDTV Hindu, The name is changed to " THANTHI TV " NEWS and entertainment channel,owned by Daily Thanthi Group". The Financial Express. 8 October 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Front Page : NDTV HINDU to go on air today". The Hindu. 16 May 2009. Archived from the original on 17 May 2009. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  3. ^ "NDTV Hindu sold to Dina Thanthi". 10 October 2011. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Rajeev Nambiar: Thanthi TV to roll out on Nov 13". Archived from the original on 8 December 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2022.
  5. ^ Ramakrishnan, T. (19 May 2014). "AIADMK's vote share is the highest since 1977". The Hindu – via
  6. ^ Rohit, T. k (23 May 2016). "Anti-incumbency did have an impact on results: Pollster". The Hindu – via
  7. ^ "TN polls: Thanthi TV survey predicts close fight between AIADMK-DMK". 9 May 2016.
  8. ^ "The prediction industry". Frontline. 25 May 2016. Retrieved 19 April 2021.

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