MediaOne TV (Malayalam: മീഡിയവണ് ടി വി) is
an Indian television channel broadcasting in Malayalam, operated by
Madhyamam Broadcasting Limited. The channel was licensed in September
2011 and was officially launched on 10 February 2013. The main
studio is located at Velliparamba, Kozhikode. Mini news studios are
available in all the major cities of India. T.K. Farook is the
Executive Director, Abdul Majeed M is the Chief Executive Officer, O
Abdurahman is the group editor (Madhyamam-Media One) and CL Thomas is
the chief editor.
1 Channel history
2 Coverage, viewership and impact
3 Satellite information
4 Channel availability
4.1 Direct to Network (DTN)
4.2 Direct to Home (DTH)
4.3 Digital cable
5 Awards and recognitions
5.1 State government awards
6 Criticism and controversies
7 Key people
9 External links
Main article: List of programs broadcast by Media One
Oommen Chandy inaugurated the foundation stone laying ceremony.
MediaOne TV headquarters and studio
Kerala Chief Minister Mr. Oommen chandy inaugurated the foundation
stone laying ceremony of MediaOne headquarters and studio complex at
Velliparambu near Kozhikode.
On 16 June 2012, Union Cabinet Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs
Vayalar Ravi unveiled the MediaOne Logo at
Kochi Le Meridian
The channel was officially launched on 10 February 2013 by Defence
Minister A K Antony at a gala function held at Swapna Nagari,
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Opposition Leader V.S.
Kerala IT & Industry Minister P.K Kunhalikkutty,
film director Ranjith, BJP Leader Adv. Sreedharan Pillai, novelist
Mukundan, Jamaet Ameer T Arifali, and Madhyamam-MediaOne group editor
O.Abdurahiman also delivered felicitation speeches in the function.
Oommen Chandy delivered the inaugural address while the
leader of the Opposition
V S Achuthanandan
V S Achuthanandan inaugurated the studio
complex and industries minister P K Kunjalikutty inaugurated the news
Malayalam film director Ranjith released the Signature Music
Media One TV
Media One TV at the inaugural ceremony.
Established in 1987,
Madhyamam has within two decades added 11
India and 9 in the Middle East, and is the largest
circulated international Indian newspaper.
Coverage, viewership and impact
MediaOne TV is widely accepted by Malayalis because of its alternative
media culture based on moral and human values. The channel boasts of
the highly advanced technology, presents a unique treat in both
visuals and content. It is the most popular
Malayalam channel among
Kerala expats in the Middle East.
Special Edition news programme was top rated by the TAM
rating (week 41 2014).
Media One's Facebook page reached one million followers within first
29 months of broadcasting. Media One became the fourth Malayalam
channel out of 32 to reach the 1 million follower threshold, after
Manorama News and Reporter. Now, it has got 1.65 million
followers on Facebook.
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Direct to Network (DTN)
JAINHITS (available all over India)
Direct to Home (DTH)
SUN Direct (channel no. 217)
Dish TV (channel no. 723)
Airtel DTH (channel no. 850)
Reliance Big TV (channel no. 779)
Videocon D2H (channel no. 631)
Tatasky (channel no. 1840)
ACV (channel no. 108)
Kerala Vision Digital TV,
Kerala (channel no. 21)
Asianet Digital TV,
Kerala (channel no. 125)
E-Vision, UAE (channel no. 809 Media One and Channel no. 810 Media One
OOREDOO, Qatar (channel no. 646 )
Awards and recognitions
State government awards
Aneesh Ravi won Best Anchor awards in
Kerala State Television Awards
2013 for the programme Cucumber City.
Sunil Baby and Sajith Ajmal of Media One were selected the best
investigative journalists for the programme Truth Inside (The death of
a river) in
Kerala State Television Awards 2013.
Mediaonetv was presented five awards in the state television awards
for the year 2016 in different categories.
The award for best news presentator was given to Mediaonetv broadcast
journalist KR Gopikrishnan.
Special Edition, a news-based debate
program bagged him the award. Mr Arun Kumar, who led the ‘Kerala
Summit’, was presented with the award for best anchor/presentator.
‘Beyond the Headline’, a weekly program telecasted on Mediaonetv,
was selected as the best television show. The award was presented to
Sanoop Sasidharan, reporter at Mediaonetv who prepared the episode
namely ‘Vaipinile Amma’. Syam Krishnan was presented with the
award for best science and environment documentary. The award was
received by Mediaonetv Public Relations manager Shakkir Jameel.
Criticism and controversies
In February–March 2014, an autobiography of Gail Tredwell, a former
female disciple and closest personal attendant of Mata
Amritanandamayi, titled Holy Hell: A Memoir of Faith, Devotion, and
Pure Madness made an allegation against Amritanandamayi and her
ashram in Kerala. The book, sponsored by Christian missionaries,
alleges that a senior follower of the ashram, Balu, had a sexual
relationship with Amritanandamayi and the author for many years. It
also alleges that Amritanandamayi behaved in a rude, aggressive manner
and abused the author for many years. The mainstream media of
Kerala was afraid to report the allegations made by the book.
In accordance with an order from
Ernakulam judicial first magistrate
court, on 11 March 2014,
Kerala Police registered a case against Gail
Tredwell and some media organisations, including TV channels
Media One TV
Media One TV and newspapers the
Madhyamam, in response to a petition.
Dr. Yaseen Ashraf : Managing Director
O. Abdurahman : Group Editor (
Madhyamam - MediaOne)
CL. Thomas : Editor in Chief
^ a b "
MediaOne TV channel launched"[permanent dead link],
Kerala Official Website, 11 February 2013
^ "Mediaone TV logo unveiled". http://www.madhyamam.com. Retrieved
2012-06-17. External link in publisher= (help)
^ MediaOne Team Archived 19 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
^ "മീഡിയ വണ് മിഴി തുറന്നു",
MEDIA one Official website, 10 February 2013
MediaOne TV channel launched:
Madhyamam Daily News"
MediaOne TV Signature Song"
^ "Satellite Information", MEDIA one, 11 February 2013
^ "SUN dth Information" Archived 24 December 2013 at the Wayback
Machine., MEDIA one, 26 March 2013
^ a b "State television awards announced". The Hindu. 22 April 2015.
Retrieved 2 May 2015.
^ a b Tredwell, Gail (2013). Holy Hell A Memoir of Faith, Devotion and
Pure Madness. ISBN 978-0-9896794-0-4.
^ "Book on Amma: Petition against media organizations, others". The
Hindu. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
^ "Call to bring out truth about charges against Math". The Hindu. 10
March 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
^ a b "Amritanandamayi mutt row: Gail Tredwell, five news
India Today. 12 March 2014. Retrieved 12 March
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