Daily Thanthi Group, which runs Tamil newspaper Daily Thanti (DT), is set to launch a new English Newspaper ‘DT Next’. The 74-year-old Group’s Tamil Newspaper Daily Thanthi is one of the largest newspapers in the country and claims to have a readership base of around 82.83 lakh. The group, which also has a 24-hours news channel, is also planning to float a GEC channel.
Several calls and messages to Bala Adithyan, Executive Director of the company, who belongs to the founder family have not been responded
Sources confirmed that DT Next will be launched on November 1 in Chennai. The Chennai edition will be given free initially to Daily Thanthi’s Tamil Newspaper readers at free of cost.
Besides, Daily Thanthi morning Tamil paper, the Group also runs an evening Tamil newspaper Malai Malar and magazines including Rani Muthu, Rani, Gokulam Kadir, an FM channel Hello FM and 24 hours news channel Daily Thanthi, which was acquired from NDTV Hindu.
The newspaper roped in Times of India’s Ninan Thariyan to head its new division as CEO. He was with Times of India (TOI) nearly for 36 years and roped in some of the senior executives from TOI and Deccan Chronicle Group.