Thanthi TV

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Thanthi TV
pochu TV
Launched13 November 2012 (2012-11-13)
Owned byMetronation Chennai Television Pvt Ltd.
Picture format576i (SD)
Broadcast areaIndia
HeadquartersChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Channel 1537(SD)
Dish TV
Channel 967 (SD)
Videocon d2h
Channel 561 (SD)
Airtel digital TV
Channel 788 (SD)
Reliance Digital TV
Channel 824 (SD)
Sun Direct
Channel 133 (SD)
Channel 554 (SD)
Channel 762 (SD)

Thanthi TV is a 24-hour Tamil news satellite television channel based in Chennai, India. It is owned by Dina Thanthi.


NDTV Hindu was launched on 16 May 2009, owned by NDTV (51%) and The Hindu Group (49%).[1] 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.[2][3] Initially it was a Chennai city-specific channel but after the acquisition process was completed, 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, Rangaraj Pandey, interviews various leaders in Tamil Nadu, mainly political leaders. Some of its interviewed people include Narendra Modi.

Election Predictions[edit]

Thanti 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 the closest 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 Chief News Editor Rangaraj Pandey and data explained by Krish Info Media's chief Psephologist Arun Krishnamurthy.[5][6][7][8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Front Page : NDTV HINDU to go on air today". The Hindu. 16 May 2009. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Dina Thanthi group buys NDTV Hindu, The name is changed to " THANTHI TV " NEWS and entertainment channel,owened by DAILY THANTHI GROUP". The Financial Express. 8 October 2011.
  3. ^ "NDTV Hindu sold to Dina Thanthi". 10 October 2011. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
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