Indiavision

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Launched July 14, 2003 (2003-07-14)
Closed March 31, 2015 (2015-03-31)
Network

TV9 Network

[1]
Owned by Indiavision Satellite Communications Ltd
Slogan The 24 hours news channel
Country India
Language Malayalam
Broadcast area Indian sub-continent, Sri Lanka, Middle East
Headquarters 32/1787, 6th floor, Tutus Tower, Padivattom, N. H. By-Pass Road, Kochi, Kerala
Sister channel(s) TV9
TV9 Kannada
TV9 Gujarati
Website www.indiavisiontv.com

Indiavision was a Malayalam news channel owned by Indiavision Satellite Communications Limited, based at Kochi, Kerala.[2][3]

Indiavision Satellite Communications launched Indiavision under the chairmanship of M. K. Muneer on 14 July 2003. M. K. Muneer resigned from post of Indiavision Chairman in 2011, on being the minister.[4] Jamaludheen Farooquee is the resident director.

Indiavision launched its second channel, YES Indiavision (Youth, Entertainment & Sports) on 14 February 2007. Due to certain problems the channel has stopped airing 31 March 2015

The channel[edit]

The company was in the news twice in 2014 when its editorial team went on strike over non-payment of salaries. In latest developments, service tax raids were conducted at the channel's main office in Kochi and the resident director Jamaludeen Farooqi was arrested on March 4, 2015. According to reports, the channel hadn't paid service tax to the tune of almost Rs. 9 crore.[5]

Visibility of Indiavision in Kerala is 100 percent. It has reached every village in Kerala.


Programming[edit]

  • News
  • Politrics
  • Varanthyam (presented by Advocate A. Jayashankar)
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Box Office
  • Gallery
  • Raag Rang
  • Special Correspondent
  • World This Week
  • Debate the Week
  • Colour Pencil
  • Yugatharam
  • Crime Patrol
  • Mukhamukham - Face to Face

Criticism[edit]

Police Case for Insulting Religious Sentiments[edit]

In accordance with an order from Ernakulam judicial first magistrate court, on 11 March 2014, Kerala Police registered a case against Indiavision channel and some other media organizations, in response to a petition[6] accusing of insulting religious sentiments. Indiavision was booked under Sections 153A (Promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony), 153 B (imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration), 295A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs), 298 (uttering words, etc., with deliberate intent to wound religious feelings), 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.[7]

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