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Polimer News

Polimer News is the top rated news television channel in Tamil language. The channel has held its own against competition from establishes media houses like Daily Thanthi – which owns Thanthi TV, Sun Network’s Sun News and Jaya News. It is widely believed that the channel is riding on a robust distribution network, thanks to its origins in Cable TV distribution business.

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Free to Air / Satellite + Cable

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Polimer Media


Ownership Structure

Polimer News is owned by Polimer Media Private Limited, which solely belongs to the Kalayanasundram Family. Pattanam Velappan Kalyanasundaram owns 81.25% share of the company, his wife S. Aruljothi owns 8.75%, and his son Varun Kalyanasundaram holds 10% of Polimer Media Private Limited.

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Pattanam Velappan Kalyanasundaram

is the founder as well as the major shareholder of Polimer News. Kalyanasundaram began his media business by manufacturing television sets in 1985. He later ventured into cable TV distribution business and launched VK Digital Network Private Limited, one of India’s leading cable TV distribution companies. Polimer is the second largest Multi-System Operator (MSO) catering to millions of TV homes across the state of Tamilnadu, according to the company’s LinkedIn profile.

Kalyanasundaram launched Polimer Media Private Limited in 2007 with his GEC channel, Polimer TV. He launched Polimer News in 2009, riding on his cable TV distribution network capabilities. As of January 2019, the Broadcast Audience Research Council has ranked Polimer News as the most viewed Tamil news channel in the state of Tamilnadu.

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Pattanam Velappan Kalyanasundaram

Managing Director, Polimer Media Private Limited
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Varun Kalyanasundaram

Besides being a shareholder of the company the son of the founder also holds the position of a director in Polimer Media Private Limited.
In addition he is registered as a director at VK Digital Network Private Limited, the TV distribution business of his father, a designated partner at Ultron Communications LLP, an internet and televisions service provider and a director at Ultron Broadband Private Limited.


Polimer TV, Balaji Nagar 1st St, Sripuram, Balaji Nagar,

Royapettah, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600014


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For a news channel that is ranked number one for viewership ratings for a long time, there is very little information about the company that owns it. There is not much news readily available about the directors of the company, other businesses if any or about their future plans. The ownership data, however, is easily accessible and available on the company’s papers filed with the Ministry of Corporate Governance, Government of India. The company was written to, by email on the 18th January 2019 and by courier on the 1st February 2019, seeking information on the company and the channel. No response has been received from the company yet.

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