Hope TV and TV1 News 24×7 licenses cancelled by I&B Ministry

Both channels dropped on November 3rd from the database with the reason for cancellation given as ‘not required’.

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The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) on November 3rd has cancelled licenses of 2 private satellite TV channels TV1 News 24×7 and Hope TV stating the reason for cancellation as ‘not required’. 

Hope TV was a free to air Christian devotional channel from Noida Software Technology Park Ltd. (NSTPL). Earlier in June this year, the I&B Ministry prohibited the broadcast of this channel for 30 days due to failure in depositing the annual permit fee for downlinking and use of an unauthorised logo.

TV1 News 24×7, on the other hand, was a Kannada news channel from Lakshmi Gold Khazana Pvt. Ltd. headquartered in Bengaluru. It was owned by Sri K.P. Nanjundi and had Mr Shiva Prasad T.R as the group Editor-in-chief. 

Earlier in October, the ministry had cancelled the license of Sony Marathi HD and granted TV Today Network Limited a fresh satellite TV license for the Aaj Tak Bangla channel in the news genre. With the recent changes, the total number of cancelled channels increased to 355. 

Thanks: Kannadiga, DreamDTH Community Forums

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Abhinav is an editor at DreamDTH. He is passionate about staying up-to-date with the latest developments in the industry and bringing forth their shortcomings. He enjoys writing about the latest developments and trends in DTH, television, broadcasting, and the entertainment industry. When not working, you can find him listening to podcasts or watching light-hearted, sci-fi and thriller shows.

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117 HOPE TV NOIDA SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY PARK LTD. DOWNLINKING ONLY NON-NEWS 2009-11-11T00:00:00.000Z 03/11/2021 Not required
321 TV1 News 24*7 Lakshmi Gold Khazaanaa Pvt. Ltd. UPLINKING & DOWNLINKING NEWS 19/06/2017 03/11/2021 Not required

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