Watch Indiavision live from India
IndiaVision was an Indian pay television news channel based at Kochi, Kerala. It broadcast in the Malayalam language.
IndiaVision was launched on 14 July 2003. The network launched a second channel, YES Indiavision (Youth, Entertainment & Sports) on 14 February 2007. Due to internal problems, it stopped broadcasting on 31 March 2015.
The company was in the news twice in 2014 when its editorial team went on strike over non-payment of salaries. In the latest developments, service tax raids were conducted at the channel's main office in Kochi and its director, Jamaludeen Farooqi, was arrested on 4 March 2015. According to reports, the channel hadn't paid service tax to the tune of almost Rs. 9 crores.
In accordance with an order from the Ernakulam Judicial First Magistrate Court, on 11 March 2014, the Kerala Police registered a case against Indiavision and some other media organizations, in response to a petition accusing of insulting religious feelings.
IndiaVision was booked under Sections 153A (Promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony), 153 B (imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration), 295A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs), 298 (uttering words, etc., with deliberate intent to wound religious feelings), 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code. The channel closed down on 31 March 2015.