M TV or Manorama News is a 24-hour Malayalam news channel owned and operated by the Malayala Manorama news house. The company is headquartered in Kottayam. The channel, based at Aroor near Kochi, was launched on August 17, 2006, which coincides with the Malayalam New Year. The channel was launched with the assistance of media consulting company Mediaguru Consultants Pvt. Ltd. The thirty minute simultaneous newscast of regional news, the Nattuvartha, from three regions of Kerala, viz. Malabar region, Kochi Region and Travancore region was done for the first time in the country. Also, the exclusivity includes separate persons for daily programmes, which include entertainment, business and crime which is new in Malayalam.Johny Lukose is the News Director and he also anchors a programme "Nere Chove".K P Jayadeep is the Co ordinating Editor and anchors the programme, 'Kazhcha'.Noted film personality Jude Attippety heads the programme wing.