VIL Media Pvt Ltd-owned V6 News, a 24-hour Telugu satellite news broadcaster, is set to launch a general entertainment channel.
V6 News, launched in March 2012, managed to gain popularity among the audience in Hyderabad and Telangana market within a short span of time. Earlier, it was reported that Teenmaar news had become the most watched news program for the channel.
The network has executed a soft launch of its GEC, starting test transmission service on Intelsat17 satellite at 66.5 degree east. Indiantelevision.com has also learnt that V6 News' GEC will be a free-to-air (FTA) channel.
In 2016, V66 News had asked Broadcast Audience Research Council India (BARC India) to suspend its ratings review for some weeks. The channel then temporarily suspended the review of its viewership owing to suspected mala fide practices.
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