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Safari TV

Safari
Launched 1-11-2013
Owned by Safari Multimedia (p)Limited
Slogan Exploration Channel.
Country India
Headquarters Marangattupilly, Kottayam, Kerala, India,
Sister channel(s) Sancharam
Website http://safaritvchannel.com
Availability
Satellite
Sun Direct (India) Channel 221
Dish TV (India) Channel 731
Videocon d2h (India) Channel 646
TATA Sky (India) Channel 884
Airtel Digital (India) Channel not added yet
Cable
Asianet Digital TV (India) Channel 115
Kerala Vision Digital TV(India) Channel 44
Etisalat (UAE) Channel 724

Safari TV (Malayalam: സഫാരി ടിവി) is a Malayalam-language television channel dedicated to travel-based programs. This channel is owned by Safari Multimedia (P)Limited. It is a venture by Malayalam visual travelogue series named Sancharam, which is previously telecasted in Asianet.

History

The origin of Safari TV - the Malayalam channel exclusive for travel based programs and contents was from the success of Santhosh George Kulangara, and is based on his travels. The program has completed over 550 episodes and has been shot in more than 75 countries during the last 15 years.

Santhosh George Kulangara, the globetrotter, started his solo journeys outside India in 1997. He has already travelled through around ninety countries, spanning the seven continents, with his camera. The wonderful experiences and splendid sights of those journeys were telecasted by Asianet as ‘Sancharam’, a realistic visual travelogue. The viewers, who have always been fond of travel and knowledge, welcomed ‘Sancharam’ with great exuberance. In his turn, Santhosh George went about capturing in his camera the sights of the various lands, which the viewers haven’t seen and presented before them the diversity of world countries, as they longed to see. After 16 years since he had started travelling, ‘Sancharam’ has turned out to be an exclusive, round-the-clock exploration channel, And that is Safari. Thus, Safari has a unique history of transforming itself from a half-an-hour travelogue programme telecast once in a week into a 24 X 7 channel. Safari is a channel that brings the diversity of the global expanse to the visiting room of every Malayalee. This is the first exploration channel in India. Safari presents diverse programmes that provide entertainment and knowledge alike. World travels, Indian travels, numerous other journeys, history, geography, culture, art and adventure- all come before the viewers through this. The curiosity to know ‘what is beyond that’ is the real motive of all the explorations of mankind. The objective of Safari is to inspire each and every viewer to take up travels, both short and extensive, for seeing and experiencing the world.

Programming and shows

Unlike other Malayalam channels, Safari TV focuses on travel-based programs. Safari TV broadcasts programmes in a wide variety of genres, including travelogues, art, hospitality, lifestyle, health and music. All these fields has been associated with travelling.
some of the shows are :

  • Sancharam (സഞ്ചാരം; travel): The first visual travelogue series in Malayalam language television. Which has covered more than 80 countries in 7 continents.
  • Aa yathrayil
  • Movies On the Road
  • ( 20th century ) : Programme that focuses on the major developments and events that happened in the 20th century. This is a history-oriented program.
  • Ente India My India: Travelogue on Indian journeys.
  • Opera house: Show that features different art forms from all around the globe.
  • Location Hunt
  • Cruise Ship Carnival
  • Oru Sanchariyude Diary Kurippugal: A Programme that features the experiences and knowledge of Beeyar Prasad
  • History:The Biography of Certain Popular Ideals around the World e.g.:Che Guevera, Michael Jackson, Joseph Stalin etc.
  • Freedom at Midnight: Programme which features the Struggle of India for freedom and also shows the Aftermaths of the Freedom Struggle
  • Charithram Chalachithram
  • Smrithi
  • Charithram Enniloode
  • Animal Kngdom
  • Around the world in 30 minutes

References

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External links

  • Official Website
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