Only now, not after some years. Most of these Kannada news channels will shut down due to lack of viewership and funds. Just see this post. The oldest Kannada news channel, Udaya News, is brain-dead. Just like Channel V, it is on life support. When Channel V shuts down (and becomes Star Sports 1 Kannada), then alone Kannadigas can rejoice. Also, when Zee Kannada HD launches.
Many channels have thrown quality in their dustbins. No news channel in Kannada actually wants to deliver quality. Every channel has a political link one or the other way. 'Suddi TV' is a news channel that broadcasts in 16:9 format with good graphics and overlays but their content is absolute sh*t. They claim they are Kannada's first HD News channel but they are not. They only show their content in 16:9 but no DTH operators have set this channel's aspect to 16:9. On pillar-box mode, it appears compressed. I expected News 18 Kannada (formerly ETV News Kannada) to be good on visual elements but they disappointed. TV9, Suvarna News, Dighvijay News are okay; Public TV is a sh*tload. BTV is the sh*ttiest news channel ever made by humankind. Raj News Kannada and TV5 Kannada still have no luck in Karnataka, nobody watches them. Udaya News died a silent death. Nobody cares what Kasturi Newz does. There probably are a dozen more channels which nobody can remember. This whole news channel market in Karnataka is a complete mess.