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MIB issued licences to nine TV channels in July

Viacom 18 has got two licences under the non-news category for its channels tentatively named My Cam and The Office

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 – My Cam and The Office.

The total number of television channels is 890 – 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 5  Shopping Zone TV Non News Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malyalam and all Indian languages
TV5 Kannada Shreya broadcasting  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.

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