Eenadu Television Private Limited surrendered 6 Non-News satellite TV channel licenses in January 2022. These are ETV Bal Bharat Gujrathi, ETV Bal Bharat Marathi, ETV Bal Bharat Punjabi, ETV Balya Bharat-Assamese, ETV Balya Bharat Bangla, and ETV Balya Bharat Odia.
KCP Infra Limited too withdrew 2 News satellite TV channel licenses, Update News and Update TV.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting cancelled the satellite TV channel license of Mahua Plus, ATV, Media One, and Shiva Shakti Sai.
The licenses for Aadri Entertainment’s ‘Mahua Plus’ and Shiva Shakthi Sai both Non-News category TV channels were cancelled since the company did not seek permission for an extension of the use of foreign satellite apart from the outstanding annual permission fee and its non-operational status. On same grounds, Opportunity Media Private Limited’s ‘A TV’ license was also cancelled.
Madhyamam Broadcasting Limited’s ‘Media One TV’ TV license was also cancelled due to the security clearance denial by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). BCS Bureau