Thursday, September 11, 2008

SUN TV TO ENTER FILM PRODUCTION

MUMBAI (Reuters) - South India-based television broadcaster Sun TV Network Ltd said on Monday it will start film production through its unit, Sun Pictures.

The company did not disclose any financial details of the venture, but said it would open a new revenue stream and add to its movie library.

Sun TV currently operates 20 television channels in several regional languages and also operates radio stations

Sun TV News Editor summoned for police enquiry

CHENNAI: Police summoned the news editor, Mr Raja, Sun TV for an enquiry in connection with a complaint filed by a leading Tamil daily Dinamalar, accusing the channel of resorting to 'provocative' coverage.

Mr Raja was summoned for an enquiry on Tuesday night, a senior police official told PTI. The daily had filed a complaint with the state government on Tuesday, alleging that a cartoon of Prophet Mohammed carried out by the paper's Vellore edition recentl y was 'misrepresented' by the TV channel.

A number of Muslim outfits staged violent demonstrations in front of the newspaper's Vellore office last week. Some protest demonstrations were also held near the newspaper's office in Chennai.

The daily subsequently issued an apology for publishing the cartoon. The daily's complaint has been referred to the Central Crime Branch (CCB) of the city police, which registered case under Sections 153 (provocation with an intent to cause riots) and 5 03 (criminal intimidation), they said. - PTI

Sunday, September 7, 2008

TN flays Sun TV for delay in providing feed

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government has accused the Marans-run Sun TV network of delay in providing feed to the state-owned Arasu Cable TV Corporation (ACTC) despite the latter “fulfilling all legal obligations.”

“Sun TV is continuing its delaying tactics in giving feed to ACTC,” an official release said here, echoing the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Mr M Karunanidhi's statement early this week that the TV channel owned by his estranged grandnephews, Dayanidhi and K alanidhi Maran, was employing “delaying tactics,” in prodiving feed to ACTC.

“Sun TV is spreading false information that the government officials have sought time to provide information wanted by Sun TV to give the feed” it said.

Despite providing all legal details periodically as required, Sun TV was not providing feed, it said. The state-owned multi-system operator (MSO) would cover the entire state of Tamil Nadu from September 15, the birth anniversary of DMK founder, late C N Annadurai, it said adding areas including Madurai would come under the ACTC ambit and control rooms at Coimbatore and Thanjavur had already been beaming signals in these areas.

The latest episode of the cable war follows Mr Karunanidhi refuting Sun TV's allegations that Royal Cable Vision, owned by his Madurai-based son Mr M K Azhagiri, was blocking ACTC in the temple town.

The RCV, like any other MSO, should cooperate with ACTC, the DMK leader had said early this week.

LEKHA WASHINGTON IN A TAMIL FILM



Lekha, the former VJ SS music turned Cricket commentator of Sony TV has now become the most wanted actress in Tamil. Offers are pouring in after the success of Jayam Kondan and now she is careful in selecting roles.

Though Jayam Kondan is a simple remake of Ace director Mani Rathnam's Agni Nakshathram, the film fetched rave reviews from all the corners and gave a new life to its three lead actors Vinay, Lekha Washington and Bhavana.

Lekha especially, is very happy and thinks that the film is the meaningful reply to Simbu, who had blamed her earlier for 'poor performance' in Kettavan.

Lekha had started her film career with Simbu's Kettavan, but later Simbu halted the shooting of the film for some reasons. According to Simbu, Lekha's poor performance was one of the reasons for the suspension of the shooting. But now after seeing Jayam Kondan, Simbu will be convinced about the performance of Lekha

VASANTHAM COMPLETES 250 EPISODES


BY, KARPAGAM THYAGARAJAN

Vasantham on Sun Tv channel has recently completed 250 episodes. The serial is being appreciated by lot of viewers especially the house wives. Akila (Chandra Lakshman) fights for her husband who is in the Dubai Jail. Her husband Jeeva ( shyam Ganesh) is an accused for a murder of his friend but, he is an innocent. His friend’s death is an accident but not an murder. The dead person’s family members waiting for Jeeva’s punishment. But Akila tries to prvoe the family by entering with her child as an orphan.

She faces a lot of problems with her mother and mother-in-law.

Serial Director Rishi says in future story a new character is going to come and viewers can see twist and turns.

Screenplay by kumaresan and camera by Nagasaravanan. Produced by R.Raja. Creative head R.Dinesh

Chandrasekar, Shobana, Delhi Ganesh, Apsar, Manoharan, Vandana are the co-stars
Watch Vasantham Monday to Friday at 1 PM.