The mission of 8K Miles Media Group is to bridge the gap between South Asian communities worldwide, by creating and delivering stimulating South Asian content through entertainment and news outlets. With a diverse portfolio of assets, we are original, creative, and innovative in the way we produce and provide our content and services. Using cutting-edge technology along with a variety of platforms and carriers, we are able to efficiently reach and engage precise target markets across the local and global South Asian population, in the key-spoken languages of English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati, Punjabi and Bengali. Our vision is to become one of the world’s premier South Asian media connect with mainstreams in information, and entertainment.
8K Miles Media Group is an international media and information services conglomerate, catering exclusively to the South Asian diaspora around the world. Headquartered in the United States, 8K Miles Media Group aims to become the first South Asian focused enterprise to provide premier news and entertainment content in multiple languages worldwide. 8K Miles Media Group encompass businesses across the media and entertainment spectrum, including: legacy radio stations, internet radio platform, print and digital media, IPTV, film and television production, film studios, VFX studios, film distribution, movie theater chains, event management and sports franchise. Led by a dedicated and experienced team, 8K Miles Media Group looks to build a unique global portfolio that revolves around producing creative and original content for its audiences, while creating a sustaining profitable environment for its investors.
With a population of 4.4 million and counting, South Asians are the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States. The rising population creates a great demand for a reliable source of information and entertainment.The largest segment of the South Asian market are Indians, making up over 80 percent of the ethnic population, followed by Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Nepalese, Sri Lankans, Bhutanese, Burmese, and Maldivians. Building a global hub for media, 8K Miles Media Group also seeks to reach Indians outside the U.S., many of whom now reside in the UK, UAE, South Africa and Australia. 8K Miles Media Group aims to serve the most affluent ethnic group in the U.S in two ways: bringing intriguing content from abroad into the United States, and creating and delivering original content catered exclusively to the South Asian population residing in the United States. Also, 8K Miles Media Group sees a potential to create opportunities for the south asian millennials / first generation Americans with South Asian descent to not only showcase their talent in the United States but also in bigger South Asian markets abroad.
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8K Miles Media Group, Inc. announced the official launch of 8K Radio – long awaited by Tamil-speaking community in the U.S.
SAN FRANCISCO, State of California, 2015-03-11 00:00:00×
8K Miles Media Group, Inc., is an umbrella Media Holding aiming to consolidate highly fragmented South Asian media market announced the official launch of 8K Radio -- one-of-a-kind, 24/7 live, digital radio for Tamil-speaking Community in the U.S. 8K Radio is aiming to bridge the 8000 miles between Tamilnadu and the U.S. 8K Radio can be conveniently downloaded as an App for Android and iOS, as well as accessed via web in three time zones: Eastern, Central and Pacific. With the best of Tamil music, infotainment and entertainment - 8K Radio is exclusively created for Tamil-Americans.
Originated from a newly built, state-of-the-art production studios and seamlessly delivered from a broadcast facilities in Chennai, India and East Brunswick, New Jersey, USA - the 8K Radio offers not just the best and the latest of Tamil hits, news and entertainment, but also invites the listeners to participate in the 8K Radio polls and contests, to interact with the 8K Radio RJ’s, to openly debate and discuss topics that important to them, to get the latest gossip on Tamil celebrities -- and so much more!
The official launch has been celebrated on July 3rd and July 4th during the largest and the most prominent annual event in Tamil-American community – FeTNA 2015 (http://www.fetna2015.org).
Suresh Venkatachari, Founder and Chairman of 8K Miles Media Group said, “8K Radio has been long awaited and breached the gap for Tamil-Americans that were missing news, information and entertainment in native language up until today. At the same time, 8K Radio is the first 100% original media property created and successfully launched by our Company”.
Michael E. Lakshin, CEO of 8K Miles Media Group continued, “8K Radio Tamil together with NE Media and other potential acquisition targets -- is our way to consolidated highly fragmented South Asian media by providing high quality syndicated content both, local & “from home”, through vastly diversified media services from broadcast to satellite to cable to digital, to the South Asian diaspora in the U.S., Canada Worldwide in the key-spoken languages, such as: Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Urdu, Guajarati, Punjabi and Bengali.”
“I am very excited in welcoming our listeners to be an essential part of the 8K Radio greater future”, added RJ Dheena, original creator of 8K Radio who is leading the young team of multi-talented RJ’s from Chennai working behind microphones to produce the most unique and exciting content in Tamil language.
The official launched of 8K Radio was crowned by the 2-hours celebrity show hosted by RJ Dheena together with two other famous Tamil stars: “Tamilian Eddie Murphy” - comedian Gopi, and one of the oldest Tamilian RJ’s, B.H. Abdul Hameed, who is the household voice for several generations of Tamilians and Tamil-Americans.
The 8K Radio Launch Tour will continue throughout July 2015 in the following cities in the U.S.:
Suresh Venkatachari is a visionary with more than 26 years of experience in the IT solutions, consulting and media industries. As a successful entrepreneur, Suresh has founded four IT companies over the past 14 years: successfully taking two of these companies public and selling the other two in private transactions. The latest and one of the most successful ventures of Suresh Venkatachari is 8K Miles Software – one of the Silicon Valley leading experts in Cloud solutions helping to mitigate the challenges of improving security, streamlining operations and managing access risk while constantly signifying compliance for the Enterprises. 8K Miles Media Group - the most recent venture of Suresh Venkatachari - was founded with the vision to consolidate highly fragmented South Asian media market in the U.S. and worldwide. During his corporate career, Suresh Venkatachari had been the Head of Electronic Banking at Deutsche Bank, Singapore. Suresh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and an honorary Doctorate in Business.
President and COO (Content and Distribution Division)
Prashant Shah heads the Movies, Television, Digital content, and live events division of 8K Miles Media and he is responsible for the P&L and day-to-day operation of the business With 25+ years of experience in Media & Entertainment industry, Prashant has become a startup specialist in key growth media in both the US and India. Prashant has produced more than 26 feature-length blockbuster Bollywood and Hollywood movies working with academy-nominated directors and several TV shows in the US, Canada, the UK and India. Prashant is a regular speaker at various film festivals , film and business schools and was nominated as Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young and "Producer of the Year” by Department of Commerce, Washington DC in 2010. He studied computer science in India and Business from London, UK.
Executive Vice President and COO, (Radio, Print and Exhibition Division)
M.K. Srinivasan heads the Radio, Print, Exhibition and digital content for Radio and Print division of 8K Miles Media and he is responsible for the P&L and day to day operation of the business division. M.K. Srinivasan, has more than 30 years of experience in Operations, Sales and Marketing, Production for media, entertainment and advertising organization in the United States and international markets including the UK, the UAE, India and Sri Lanka. His media experience includes television, print (both newspapers and magazines), and digital; in the entertainment and advertising side, his experience encompasses theaters along with a range of clients from consumer goods to music labels to financial institutions to theme parks and entertainment. MK holds a master's degree in Mass Communications, a diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute in the UK, and a mini-MBA in Social Media from Rutgers University.
Mr. Sundar has over 20 years of experience in Audit & Accounting, Due Diligence, Management Consulting, Equity Research & Corporate Finance. Prior to this he had worked in Vodafone India & PWC Middle East & Grant Thornton India. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and is an Associate of Chartered Accountants of India.
Senior Vice President (Theatrical Exhibition Business)
Raman Sanchulla heads the Theatrical Exhibition Business of 8K Miles Media and he is responsible for the P&L and day to day operation of the business division. Raman has more than 15 years’ experience as a global movie distributor as well as running a successful theater chain all over the US. He has a great track record of running successful businesses and has built valuable relationship with multiple non-profits organizations all over the world.
V. Murali Raaman
Senior Vice President (Content Creation and Distribution – South Indian division)
Murali Raaman heads the South Indian content creation and distribution division of 8K Miles Media and is responsible for the P&L and day to day operation of the business division. Murali had taken up Direction and Screenplay Writing while doing his diploma in Film & Television Technology from the Tamil Nadu Film and Television Institute of Technology in Taramani, Chennai. He started his early television career with Sun network and had been on the management team for several television networks like Jain TV, JJ TV, Astro Malaysia, and VPS Communication UK, which was followed by a 10 years stint in Jaya TV as Vice President. He also helped launch Channel Polimer TV, which is currently the number one news channel in the South India. He has extensively produced two feature films [ POTTA POTTI and NAAN ]. With an Experience of over 25 years in the Television and Film Industry he has now moved into Digital and OTT platforms as a Creative Consultant.