Udaya News

Udaya News (also known as Udaya Varthegalu) was Kannada language's first News Channel and belonged to the Sun Network. The channel ceased its operation after 19 years on 24th October 2017 due to mounting losses and competition from existing players[1].

Udaya News
Closed27 October 2017
Owned bySun Network
HeadquartersBengaluru, Karnataka, India
Replaced bySun Marathi
Sister channel(s)

“We have been operating Udaya News division for the last 19 years and have made substantial investments in building the news business in Karnataka. Despite our best efforts, the news division has been incurring substantial losses over the past couple of years .Further, given the competition Udaya News has faced, the viewership share of Udaya News is also relatively low and that has further worsened the situation. Considering the above, we are compelled to close down Udaya News for business reasons as we are not able to justify the insurmountable losses which have been accumulated and which it continues to incur.” read the official statement by the Broadcaster[2].

The Broadcaster also shut-down Gemini News, another regional news channel, due to same reasons[3]

Some of the other channels from Sun Network group are, Udaya TV, Udaya Music (a 24-hour Kannada music channel) and Udaya Movies (a Kannada Movie Channel), Udaya Comedy (a 24-hour Kannada Comedy channel) and Chintu TV (Kannada children's channel).

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  1. ^ www.thenewsminute.com https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/after-19-years-sun-tv-shut-down-udaya-news-over-insurmountable-losses-67360. Retrieved 27 July 2020. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Bureau, Kannada Media News (24 August 2017). "Sun Network to Shut Udaya News". Kannada Media & Entertainment Industry News. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Sun TV Network mulls closing down operations of Udaya News and Gemini News". MediaNews4U. 26 August 2017. Retrieved 27 July 2020.

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