Kalaignar TV

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Kalaignar TV
கலைஞர் தொலைக்காட்சி
Launched September 2007
Owned by Kalaignar TV (P) Ltd [1]
Country India
Headquarters Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Astro (Malaysia) Channel 223
Dialog TV(Sri-Lanka) 111
mio TV (Singapore) Channel 630 (previously Channel 33)

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


Rank Year Show Status No. of episodes
1 2013 – present Madipakkam Madhavan On-Air 380+
2 2014 – present Romapuri Pandian On-Air 240+


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[edit]

As per the charge sheet filed by CBI, Kanimozhi has 20% stake in her family owned Kalaignar TV, her step-mother Dayalu Ammal owns 60% stake in the same channel.[50] CBI alleges that Kanimozhi was an "active brain" behind the channel's operations[50] and 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.[51] According to CBI, Kanimozhi was in regular touch with A Raja regarding launching of Kalaignar TV channel and its other pending works.[51] CBI alleges that A Raja was further pursuing the cause of Kalaignar TV not only for getting registration of the company from Ministry of Information and Broadcasting but also for getting it in the DTH operator TATA Sky's bouquet. She was also summoned by the Income Tax Department, Chennai for alleged tax evasion charges.


  1. ^ "Karunanidhi family owns New TV channel Kalaignar". The Times Of India. June 14, 2007. Retrieved 6 Nov 2009. 

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