For the past few years, it has been mentioned now and then in the press that Ilayathalapthy Vijay and his father and director-producer S.A. Chandrasekar might jointly float a television channel soon. The reports have gained momentum ever since Vijay converted all the fans’ clubs operating in his name into the Makkal Iyakkam some time back.
The preliminary work that precedes the launch of the channel has already begun with the setting up of a small office to cater to the needs of those working for the channel. Vijay’s wife Sangeetha is said to be ‘supervising’ all the work relating to the channel including the name to be selected for the channel and the technical matters like satellite feed, etc.
Sangeetha is taking suggestions about the technical issues from a person who has recently joined them and who once worked for a leading vernacular channel. She is now reportedly finalizing the number of staff members to be recruited at the office as well at leading cities to report for the channel from their respective places. The logo and the name of the channel would be released on the eve of Pongal next year.
A popular editor is likely to take over as the CEO of the channel. The name of the person would also be revealed later, it is said.
Dear readers, what do you think this proposed channel’s name would be? Feel free to post your suggestions and ideas.