This time we can expect more regional language channels as R1 genre is now dedicated to channels other than Hindi/Urdu/Punjabi/Marathi/Bhojpuri language.
I guess bengali channels can come.
It is also a golden opportunity for south channels.
Fans from south should request those broadcasters to participate in auction. Later, No point in cribbing about lack of south channels for rest of year. Everyone starts from zero.