Asianet's Kannada GEC Suvarna will kick off on 17 June.
channel will carry the tagline 24-carat manoranjane, or 24 carat entertainment.
Suvarna will be a wholesome family entertainment channel with the best of daily
soaps and serials, game shows and talk shows, movies and movie-based programs,
news and current affairs, an official release said.
has been reported by Indiatelevision.com earlier, Asianet
has been on a Kannada movie content buying spree with around
200 titles already in their kitty. The channel promises to
have 80 per cent inhouse produced programming.
and Guru Datta who have reportedly shot over 10,000 hours of content for 15 Kannada
soaps and 35 South Indian language soaps (Sthree or Woman
in Malayalam and one of the first Kannada popular megasoaps for DD Bangalore Mannethana
or Family) have been roped in as chief creative officer and head of
of the serials announced by Asianet is a historical series Sangolli
Rayanna. Freedom fighter and chief of army of Kittur Rani Chennamma, Kraantivera
Sangolli Rayanna were hanged by the British rulers at Nandgad of Khanapur taluk.
The story of this Kannada freedom fighter with a Robin Hood element will probably
be portrayed on the small screen for first time. This serial will be directed
by Sunil Puranik who also plays the lead role, and has worked with GV Iyer.
Baleku or the light of the house is a soap based on the female child and
will be directed by Sushil Mokashi who has worked with Udaya TV and Balaji in
Kumar, who worked towards the fag end of Ramanand Sagars magnum opus Ramayana
and other serials from the Sagar stable such as Alif Laila will be
directing Veer Hanuman, a mega serial for Suvarana.
Rao will be directing two comedy serials Athe Sase (or mother-in-law
daughter-in law the Saas Bahu theme) and Parmeshi Paradhata,
which covers the travails of a man who has to support eight women which include
his wife, mother, sister-in-law and other relatives in his home.
state celebrated the golden jubilee or suvarna jubilee
of its formation (earlier named Mysore state) on 1 November, 2006. Hence
the channel has been called Suvarna, the release said.
in Asianets sight are Telugu, Tamil and Marathi regional channels.