Tamil news channel, “News7Tamil” launched a little earlier in the day today, and in a first of its kind, the launch broadcast was led by an all women editorial and technical team, a channel official stated. A complete women crew was in command of the editorial and technical operations related to the launch programs.
In a proud moment for the members of the launch crew, and the new channels top management, the launch that commenced at 6 am was an all-women show – Pramila Krishnan was the shift in-charge of the newsroom, Rafia Begam led the Output shift and Dhanya Lakshmi led the studio floor camera team. The Production Control Room was commanded by Anandhi G and Uma Gomathi. The Broadcast and IT shifts were led by Bhuveshwari G and Divya V.
The inaugural broadcast, the official added, will feature reports from women reporters across Tamil Nadu including Tamilarasi and Sherly in Coimbatore, Jansi M in Madurai and Anbarasi in Puducherry.
The channel stated that with an average employee age of 25 years, News7Tamil has the youngest television newsroom in the world. It is also the only television news station in the world to have a separate social media studio, it added. The channel is said to be equipped with one of the largest video walls in the world, the latest versions of the most advanced broadcast, news gathering and newsroom automation systems, and News7Tamil would be one of the most technologically advanced news stations in the world.