In Kerala, obtaining the satellite rights for Malayalam films has
become a tough job as the producers charge an exorbitantly high
price for it. Certain Malayalam channels have now asked for a
reduction in the fee for satellite rights of movies.
The Kerala Television Federation (KTF), a new forum for the
Kerala TV channels, was set up just two months ago. This forum was
basically formed to take up the problems, faced by the cine
industry in Kerala.
In a press statement, general secretary John Britas and KTF
president K.Madhavan said, “The current rate of obtaining the
satellite rights for a Malayalam film is too expensive for the TV
A sub-committee was formed at a KTF meeting, which will discuss
the matter with the other organizations such as the Kerala Film
Chamber as well as the film producers. The federation has demanded
that the satellite rights fee be reduced by 30 percent.
The KTF also decided to ask the state government to include the
channels in the PRD advetisers" beneficiary list. They also asked
for a cut in the electricity charge from the Kerala State
Electricity Board (KSEB)
The meeting was attended by the representatives of various
channels in the state. They include Vijay Babu, Jamaluddin Farooqi,
K.P.Mohanan, K.P.Jayadeep, M Venkataraman, Baby Mathew and