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MIB issues three TV licences in January

Star Suvarna HD, Dighvijay TV and Jai Paras TV were the three channels to get licences

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | February 27, 2017


The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has issued three new television licences for the month of January. Star India’s subsidiary Asianet Communication has got an uplinking licence for Star Suvarna HD, a non-news Kannada channel. VRL Media’s Dighvijay TV has got a news uplinking licence while Parsvnath Medias’ Jai Paras TV has got a non-news uplinking licence for all Indian languages. Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV is not in the January list of licensed channels.

The Ministry had issued six licences in December 2016. Malayalam Communication’s ‘We’ received a non-news uplinking licence. Shop CJ Tamil and Telugu from the Shop CJ Network won non-news uplinking licences. Sony Pictures Network Media too got a non-news downlinking licence for Sony Pix 2 HD. Kerala Vision and Mubu TV from Kerala Communicators Cable and Mass Telecasting were the other two channels which were granted licences.

The master list of permitted satellite television channels includes 889 channels. The Ministry has cancelled licences for four non-news channels and seven news channels due to security denial by the Ministry of Home Affairs. However, a stay order has been given by the court.

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