The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has issued licences to nine private television channels in the month of July. These include two non-news channels of Viacom18 â€“ My Cam and The Office.
The total number of television channels is 890 â€“ 390 news channels and 500 non-news channels. In June, seven licences were given.
|Licences Issued to Channels in July|
|Channel Name||Name of the Company||Type||Language|
|ATR||Lex Sportel Vision||Non News||English and Hindi|
|V6 Ent||VIL Media||Non News||Telugu|
|Travelxp||Media Worldwide||Non News||Gujarati, Hindi, English and Multilingual|
|My Cam||Viacom18||Non News||English, Hindi and other Indian regional languages|
|The Office||Viacom18||Non News||English, Hindi and other Indian regional languages|
|Pitaara||Paul E-commerce||Non News||All Indian languages|
|Cauvery News||Cauvery Power Trading Chennai||News||Tamil|
|Shop 5Â||Shopping Zone TV||Non News||Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malyalam and all Indian languages|
|TV5 Kannada||Shreya broadcastingÂ||News||Kannada|
Two out of the nine are news channels, TV5 Kannada from the stable of Shreya Broadcasting for the Kannada audience and Cauvery News, which will run under Cauvery Power Trading Chennai News in Tamil. Both the channels got the licences on July 7.
Lex Sportel Vision got a licence for a non-news channel in English and Hindi languages, tentatively named channel ATR. VIL Media got a licence for it non-news channel V6 ENT for Telugu audience. The non-news channel Travelxp got clearance under the Media Worldwide for the multilingual channel. Another non-news channel Pitaara got licence under the company Paul E-Commerce. Shopping Zone India got a licence for a non-news channel Shop 5 TV.