The Indian owner of a Dubai based TV station Malayalam he has fled from United Arab Emirates (UAE) as it struggled to keep it afloat in the midst of increasing losses, leaving employees unpaid in limbo, media reported.
Launched about two years ago, Channel D had two live shows every day.
A senior employee on channel D said the gulf news on Monday: "We were not paid for months, but in the hope of a change, the dozen strange employees continued to be weighed in. Nobody expected the end to come so soon."
The office of the television station remains closed but the channel is still in the air.
"They are running repetitions of old programs, but even that is likely to stop when their contract with Etisalat Beat this end of the month, "he said.
A cameraman, who says the company owes him a seven-month salary, said he was repeatedly assured that his fees would be paid.
Employee fingerprint access control was deactivated in March, while phone lines They were disconnected a month earlier.
"These were obvious warning signs, but we do not suspect anything wrong because we trust the owner," said another employee.
The channel also had a unit in Kochi, Kerala, but that has also been closed.
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