Singtel’s MioTV Indian package: Only 2 Tamil channels compared to 6 Hindi ones
Posted by temasektimes on May 5, 2012
Though most Singaporean Indians speak Tamil, the new Singtel’s MioTV Indian package has only 2 Tamil channels as compared to 6 Hindi ones.
One irate netizen ‘sghippo’ posted his thoughts on Hardwarezone forum:
“Was brought up to this issue about my indian friend who was complaining about Mio. Our fellow Singapore brothers are predominantly Tamil speaking while the so called FTs, speak Hindi. Look at miotv’s indian package.”
The original ethnic Indians in Singapore hailed mostly from the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu while the newcomers are largely from the northern Indian states where Hindi is predominantly used.
The spoken language and written script of both Tamil and Hindi are vastly different from each other.
A large number of Indian expatriates have come to Singapore to find work in recent years with some settling in Singapore eventually such as prominent Young PAP leaders and grassroots activists Sinha Shekhar and Frederic Fanthome.