Tamil One

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Tamil One
Tamil One.svg
Tamil One logo
Launched September 6, 2001
Owned by Tamil One Inc.
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Formerly called TamilTV
Rogers Cable Channel 868
Bell Fibe TV Channel 844

Tamil One is a Canadian exempt Category B Tamil language specialty channel. It offers a variety of programming from Canadian productions to Tamil programming from around the world. Tamil One is owned by Subanasri.

Programming consists of news, cultural programs, comedies, children's programs, movies, music, religious programming, live special events and more. A majority of the shows it broadcasts are from its media partner Kalaignar TV in Chennai, India.


Tamil One was originally owned by Network Television International, who were awarded a license by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch a specialty channel called NTI Tamil Service, described as "a national ethnic Category 2 pay television service targeting the Tamil/Tamil-speaking community."[1]

The channel subsequently launched on September 6, 2001 on Rogers Cable as TamilTV.

On February 9, 2001, Peethambaran Koneswaran sold Network Television International to Medianet Canada Ltd. which was operated by Phillip Koneswaran, who subsequently converted NTI into a subsidiary of Medianet Canada. On December 5, 2002, NTI was granted approval for a specialty channel license allowing them to convert TamilTV from a Pay TV service to a regular specialty service.[2]

In September 2006, the channel was re-branded Tamil One.

On February 1, 2008, Medianet Canada sold the channel to Tamil One Inc. (controlled by Subanasiri Vaithilingam).[3]

On August 30, 2013, the CRTC approved Tamil One Inc.'s request to convert Tamil One from a licensed Category B specialty service to an exempted Cat. B third language service.[4]

On June 2016, Tamil One switched to High Definition service on both Rogers and Bell channels respectively.


  1. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2000-636 CRTC 2000-14-12
  2. ^ http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2002/db2002-403.htm
  3. ^ Tamil One - Acquisition of assets
  4. ^ Tamil One– Revocation of licence

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