GTV
Logo of Global Tamil Visiob GTV.jpg
CountryAustralia (Head Office)
Broadcast areaEurope, Australasia, Middle East, North Africa
Programming
Language(s)Tamil
Ownership
OwnerGTV - Synergy Media Group
History
LaunchedJuly 2008
Former namesTharisanam TV (In Australia), Thendral TV (In Europe)
Links
Websitegtv-network.com

Global Tamil Vision (GTV) is a Tamil language digital satellite television channel. Its main audience are Sri Lankan Tamils living in Europe, Australia and the Middle East.

Tharisanam TV Australia was launched in January 2007 after the closure of Sigaram TV Australia in September 2006 due to Sigaram's bankruptcy. Tharisanam TV acquired the existing subscribers from Sigaram TV.

In May 2007 when the France-based pay TV, Tamil Television Network (TTN) was shut down, Tharisanam TV acquired the assets and subscribers of Tamil Television Network (TTN) and expanded its service to Europe. However Tharisanam TV Europe was not broadcasting the same programmes that were broadcast in Australia and New Zealand.

In Europe for a short period of time during mid-2008 Tharisanam TV's name was changed to Thendral TV due change of management. However, in Australia, the channel continued to operate as Tharisanam TV.

The channel changed its name to Global Tamil Vision in October 2008.[1] The channel is available across Europe, Middle East and North Africa via Eutelsat's Hot Bird 8 satellite. The channel is available in Australia via Globecast TV. The channel is licensed to broadcast by Ofcom, the British TV regulator.[2]

Today Global Tamil Vision (GTV) is one of the largest Tamil TV networks in the world.

References

  1. ^ "Television Broadcast Licensing Update October 2008". Licensing updates. Ofcom. Archived from the original on May 2, 2009. Retrieved 19 December 2009.
  2. ^ "Global Tamil Vision". TV Licensing: Cable and Satellite Services. Ofcom. Archived from the original on 1 May 2009. Retrieved 19 December 2009.