Kuala Lumpur – Astro has announced that Vinmeen HD, the first 24-hour Tamil HD channel in Southeast Asia, which will air local and international Tamil content, will debut on October 18, 2013 for the Astro B.yond HD customers on the Maharaja Package.
Vinmeen HD launched by (from left) Dr.Rajamani, SVP of Indian Consumer Business and South Indian actors Prasanna & Sneha
The HD Tamil content will cover reality, travelogues, fitness, lifestyle, documentary, cooking shows, Indian classical music and blockbuster movies.
Dr. Rajamani, Senior Vice President of Indian Consumer Business at Astro said: “There is a strong interest amongst our customers for High Definition Tamil content and in efforts to meet their viewing needs, we are excited to introduce Vinmeen HD, Southeast Asia’s first 24-hour Tamil HD channel offering quality, wholesome HD entertainment for the entire family. The ways in which our Indian customers watch TV and movies have changed immeasurably in the past years, as such, we’re progressing to offer a variety of content via various platforms including offering selected programmes via Astro On-The-Go, our OTT service.”
Vinmeen HD offers new, local and international content such as Ramayanam, Fear Files, Bipasha Basu Aerobics, an aerobics show featuring famous Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu, Auto Show, Therintha Kovil Theriyatha Puranam, Parampariya Samayal, Naan Thaan Vallavar; a mixture of Fear Factor and The Amazing Race; Iyarkai Thedi. Also, upcoming shows such as Thadam; a show that traces back the ancestral roots of Indians who has migrated to countries outside India and lost their roots; Evening Talk Show on weekdays will focus on the latest happenings locally and internationally.
Vinmeen HD joins Astro’s bouquet of 37 HD channels of various genres and languages.