The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) in the month of January 2022 cancelled the satellite TV channel license of Mahua Plus, ATV, Media One, and Shiva Shakti Sai for various reasons.
The Ministry cancelled Aadri Entertainment’s ‘Mahua Plus’ TV license on 19th January 2022. The Non-News category TV channel license was 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.
Aadri Entertainment’s ‘Shiva Shakthi Sai TV’ TV license was also cancelled on 19th January 2022. The Non-News category TV channel license was cancelled for similar reasons as the company did not seek permission for an extension of the use of foreign satellite apart from its non-operational status and outstanding annual permission fee.
|Channel Name||Company||UL & DL/ UL Only/ DL Only||Category||Date of Cancellation of Permission (DD/MM/YYYY)||Reason for Cancellation|
|Mahua Plus (earlier AGRO ROYAL TV (Earlier AADRI WELLNESS)||AADRI ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA WORKS PVT.LTD.||UPLINK AND DOWNLINK||NON-NEWS||19-01-2022||Not seeking permission for extension to use foreign satellite, outstanding annual permission fee and non-opearational|
|Shiva Shakthi Sai TV (earlier BENZE TV (Earlier AADRI ENRICH)||AADRI ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA WORKS PVT.LTD.||UPLINK AND DOWNLINK||NON-NEWS||19-01-2022||not seeking permission for extension to use foreign satellite, outstanding annual permission fee and non-opearational|
|A TV||OPPORTUNITY MEDIA PRIVATE LIMITED||UPLINK AND DOWNLINK||NON-NEWS||19-01-2022||non-operational, non-payment of annual permission fee and not applying for 10 year renewal|
|MEDIA ONE TV||MADHYAMAM BROADCASTING LTD||UPLINK AND DOWNLINK||NEWS||31-01-2022||Security Denial by MHA|
Opportunity Media Private Limited’s ‘A TV’ TV license was also cancelled on 19th January 2022. The Non-News category TV license was cancelled due to its non-operational status and non-payment of annual permission fee and failure to apply for a 10-year renewal.
Lastly, the Ministry cancelled Madhyamam Broadcasting Limited’s ‘Media One TV’ TV license on 31st January 2022. The News category TV license was cancelled due to the security clearance denial by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
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