Tata Sky has published a public notice that says Network18 and Viacom18 channels will not be available on the DTH platform after 15 days of the notice. Published in an English daily newspaper on September 9, 2018, the notice mentions the names of all the channels that are operated by the broadcast networks.
The reason to discontinue the broadcast of these channels is the non-agreement between the two parties to renew the annual deal for distribution. Tata Sky has a 24% market share in the active DTH subscribers’ base, which is expected to be 67.56 million, as per a TRAI report ending December 2017.
The notice says the following channels will not be available on Tata Sky starting September 24:
Cineplex HD, CNBC Bajar, CNBC TV18 Prime HD, CNN News18, Colors Bangla HD, Colors Infinity HD, Colors Kannada HD, Colors Marathi HD, Colors Odia, Colors Super, Comedy Central HD, ETV Abhiruchi, ETV Andhra Pradesh, ETV Cinema, ETV HD, ETV Life, ETV-Plus, ETV-Telangana, News18 Bihar/ Jharkhand, News18 Madhya Pradesh/ Chhattisgarh, News18 Bangla, News18 Gujarati, News18 Odia, New18 Uttar Pradesh/ Uttaranchal, News18 Urdu, News18 Rajasthan, News18 Kannada, News18 Punjab/ Haryana/ Himachal Pradesh, News18 India, News18 Kerala, News18 Tamil Nadu, News18 Lokmat, News18 Assam/ North East, Colors Tamil, Rishtey Cineplex, Rishtey, Nick Jr, Nick HD+, FYI TV19, History TV18, MTV, MTV Beats, MTV Beats HD, MTV HD+, VH1, VH1 HD, CNN International, HBO HD, WB, Colors HD, Comedy Central, History TV18 HD, Cartoon Network, HBO, Pogo, Sonic and News18.