Kerala's edutainment channel KITE Victers turns 15
Thiruvananthapuram: KITE Victers, the state-run education channel has completed 15 years on Tuesday. The official telecasting of the first ‘edutainment’ television channel in Malayalam started on August 3, 2006.
When the state was closed in 2020 following the Covid-19 outbreak, the state made optimum use of the channel. The classes of the 2020-21 academic year were kicked off through the channel.
Around 50 lakh students now watch classes through KITE-Victers, said KITE CEO K Anvar Sadath.
Then chief minister VS Achuthanandan officially inaugurated the telecasting of the channel. However, the Victers channel was launched by former president APJ Abdul Kalam on 28 July 2005.
The Versatile ICT Enabled Resource for Students (Victers) runs under Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) which was formerly known as IT@School.
The channel was made available by all service providers including the DTHs only in 2020, Sadhath said in his Facebook post. Victers’ YouTube channel currently clocks millions of views every day.