The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has approved the renaming of two Satellite TV licenses ‘Sahana’ and ‘Janta TV Uttar Pradesh Uttrakhand’ owned by Polimer Network and Hari Bhoomi Communications Private Limited.
MIB has given the nod to rename ‘Sahana’ as ‘Jothi TV’ while ‘Janta TV Chhattisgarh’ license has been renamed as ‘Janta TV Uttar Pradesh Uttrakhand’. Haribhoomi Communications had got a new license in the name of ‘Janta TV Chattisgarh‘ which has now made way for ‘Janta TV Uttar Pradesh Uttrakhand’.
|‘Janta TV Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand (earlier Janta TV Chhattisgarh)’||HARI BHOOMI COMMUNICATIONS PVT. LIMITED (EARLIER KNOWN AS LEGEND TRAVEL PVT LTD)|
|‘CNA (earlier CHANNEL NEWS ASIA INTERNATIONAL)’||MCN INTERNATIONAL INDIA PVT LTD.|
|‘JOTHI TV (earlier Sahana)’||POLIMER MEDIA PRIVATE LIMITED|
Polimer Media got the license for Sahana in 2012 which has now been renamed to make way for Jothi TV which is said to be a 24*7 devotional Tamil channel since 2017. The channel is available on VK Digital with availability in Chennai and Pondicherry as a local channel which now seems to be foraying into a satellite channel. The official launch of Jothi TV as a local channel is reported to have happened on 14th April 2017.
The Ministry has separately renamed ‘Channel News Asia International’ license as ‘CNA’. MCN International has chosen a smaller name with the ‘International’ word done away with. The database continues to remain out of update as of now with many changes missing. Separately the TV licenses of News18 J&K, News18 Goa, Isaaq, Play My Movie and Play My Song have been cancelled by the MIB.