Goa’s First English TV Channel, since 2004
Goa365 is Goa’s first English channel, started on 7 July 2004. it was a joint venture started by Mr Suhan Karkal and Mr Kedar Dhume. Dempo Group of Companies officially took over the channel in January 2016 and shifted it from Patto Plaza to Navhind Bhavan in Panaji.
The cable-networked channel had started by producing DVDs of News bulletins and Programmes and circulating them among the cable operators throughout Goa. It was then eventually networked from the main studio to the cable operators through Optical Fibre Cable.
Besides having a privilege of broadcasting Goa’s first English News bulletin in 2004, the channel has also been consistently broadcasting Konkani News as well as variety InfoTainment programmes in Konkani and English.
Some programmes, which made a mark in Goa’s TV media, are 100 episodes each of ‘Gavponn‘by Subhash Jaan and‘Family No 1’ by Sarika Shirodkar as well as varied Cookery programmes by Odette Mascarenhas and ‘Sight & Sound: Voices of Goa’ by Jaffrey Manuel.
Goa365 is also one of the first TV channels which started telecasting Assembly Live. It has also to its credit many other Live telecast of major events of Goa, including Shigmo, Carnival etc.
After taking over by Dempo Group of Companies, Goa365 has widened its horizon to the world of Internet as well as Social Media.
Its website www.goa365.tv provides the facility of Live Streaming as well as instant news called ‘Goa365 Shorts’, which can be downloaded on WhatsApp and forwarded. It’s a first website of a TV channel in Goa, which also provides news in Text as well as Video, besides video programmes.
The news and programmes are also made available on Facebook on a page ‘goa365tv’ www.facebook.com/goa365tv and on a Twitter handle ‘goa365tv1’ www.twitter.com/goa365tv1.
The channel is also known for Live Debates and Instant Live News at the time of elections, budget, Assembly sessions etc.
Besides politics, the channel also highlights events and analysis of Business, Sports, Art & Culture, Literature, Lifestyle etc.