29 July 2019
#HelloChange: StarHub Scales New Heights of Indian Entertainment with Launch of Kalaignar TV
Singapore, 29 July 2019 – Kalaignar TV is the latest member to join over more than 40 unique and world class channels only available on StarHub Entertainment. With this new addition, StarHub will house 22 top-tiered Indian channels offering the best selection of Indian Entertainment in Singapore. Indian Entertainment Pass customers are in for a treat - the popular Tamil general entertainment channel promises an eclectic mix of fiction and non-fiction programmes and will be available from 31 July 2019, at no additional cost.
Launched in 2007, Kalaignar TV has rapidly grown to become one of the top-ranking Tamil general entertainment channels in India. The channel will feature 70% fresh and original productions. Boasting a movie library of 700 titles from classic hits to the latest blockbusters, Kalaignar TV comprises of a wide variety of entertainment ranging from reality dance shows, talk shows and drama serials, to cater to the different demands of their global audience.
Must-watch programmes from Kalaignar TV include flagship talent contest Nalaya Iyakkunar: returning for the sixth season, the show aims to provide a platform for budding filmmakers to showcase their work. The prestigious competition has contributed to the success of some of the biggest names in Kollywood like director Karthik Subburaj and actor Vijay Sethupathy. Starring Mounika and Niyas Khan, Poove Sempoove is another one not to be missed, the series follows the story of Badhra, a righteous police officer struggling to make a choice between justice and kinship.
“We are always in search of programmes that would strike a resonance with our customers. Kalaignar TV has enjoyed a successful run worldwide and we are confident our customers will enjoy the repertoire of content in store for them,” said Mr Yann Courquex, Vice President, Home Product, StarHub. “Moving ahead, what we plan to do is clear-cut and simple, to always put our customers first and continue delivering the best entertainment experience through freshly acquired and top-notch programing, with no increase in prices.”
“The launch of Kalaignar TV on StarHub will enhance our global footprint and help us reach the global Tamil community through our qualitative programme and content,” said Mr S.Karthikeyan, Group CFO. “This is indeed an exciting moment for us and we look forward to continuing this partnership for many years to come.”
It’s the month of double happiness for Tamil entertainment fans with the launch of Kalaignar TV, and addition of Vannathirai channel into the Indian Entertainment Pass. At $29.90 per month, with a 24-months contract, customers will now be able to tune in to programmes from 22 top-notch Indian channels like Zee TV, Vijay and Sun TV, across multiple screens. Customers can also enjoy a free preview of Kalaignar TV from 31 July to 14 August on StarHub Fibre TV and StarHub Go app.
Some of the upcoming programmes on Kalaignar TV include:
Nalaiya Iyakkunar (Every Sunday, 11am) - Nalaiya Iyakkunar is Kalaignar TV’s trademark show which aims to find the next big film maker of Tamil Cinema. It is an illustrious contest for budding filmmakers, judged by Cheran and Vetrimaran.
Poove Sempoove (Premieres 5 August, every Monday to Friday, 930pm) - Set in Chennai, Badhra a police officer from a middle-class family is set to marry Karthik, son of retired Judge Kasi Viswanathan, who belongs to the upper-class society. Badhra faces the decision of having to choose between family or duty when she has to arrest Karthik’s sister Shamitha, who is involved in a murder case. Starring Mounika as Badhra, Niyas Khan as Karthikeyan, Shamitha as Uma Maheshwari.
Dum Dum Dum (Premieres 5 August, every Monday to Friday, 10pm) - Aadhimoolam and Veerapandi are arch-rivals for decades and a crucial situation arises to end their enmity. Their kids are made to get married to each other against their wishes. The couple try to dissolve the marriage later on by creating problems between the families but eventually fall in love.
Super Family (Every Sunday, 1230pm) - Hosted by Annand Pandiyan, Super Family is a fun-filled family game show where contestants get to play inside their own houses/ apartment. Two families compete against each other to win hampers at the end of the gaming rounds.
Inga Enna Solludhu (Every Sunday, 130pm) - Comedian Jagan injects his personal touch of fun and humour in Inga Enna Solludhu, an entertaining game show where celebrities test the accuracy of their intuitions based on various game rounds.