3 new channels get licenses from MIB
The NDA government has issued channel licences for Patrika TV Rajasthan, ABP Sanjha and Peace of Mind.
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has issued licences to 3 new channels. Out of these three, two are news channels. The 2 news channels are – ABP Sanjha,Media Content and Communications Services(MCCS) Punjabi news channel and Patrika TV Rajasthan, which is given permission to air news in all languages including Hindi, English ,as mentioned on the MIB portal. The 3rd channel is God Media’s Peace of Mind, which will also air content in Hindi, English and other Indian languages.
Rajasthan Patrika already had a cable TV channel and Patrika TV Rajasthan is going to be its first satellite channel. The others in the TV business include ABP Group (ABP News,ABP Ananda and ABP Majha), Dina Thanthi (Thanthi TV), Andhra Jyothi (ABN Andhra Jyothi), Gujarat Samachar (GSTV News),Sakshi Group (Sakshi TV) & Sandesh (Sandesh News). The Group Rajasthan Patrika is also into radio business with Tadka 95 FM, OOH advertising with Planet Outdoor, outdoor events with Patrika Even and education academics with Patrika In Education (PI).
According to the latest statistics ‘status of permitted TV satellite channels in India’, 798 private satellite Tele Vision Channels have permission/authority to broadcast.Out of these, 397 are current affairs and news channels and the remaining are non-news and current affairs channels.
The other channels, which have received licenses issued this year include Maha Movie,Satlon News, Fata Fati,Sandesh News, SET One,Daati Ahsas, Satkar, VIP News, Prabhatam LIFELINE, Green TV, iConcerts,AXN HD, NSN News and Mi Marathi.
- Source Afaqs