MIB cancels Zee ETC Bollywood license 4 months after shutdown

The Ministry cancelled the satellite TV channel license terming the reason for cancellation as ‘Not Required’.

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The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) today updated its database with the cancellation of Zee Entertainment’s ‘Zee ETC Bollywood’ satellite TV channel license. The cancellation comes almost 4 months after ZEEL pulled the plug on its trade bollywood channel on 17th October 2020.

The Ministry cancelled the satellite TV channel license terming the reason for cancellation as ‘Not Required’. The license was granted by MIB initially on 6th April 2009 to ZEEL to operate a NON-NEWS channel named ‘ZEE Bollywood’ which was subsequently renamed to ‘ETC Bollywood’.

ChannelCompanyDate of Cancellation of PermissionReason for Cancellation

ZEEL had on 10th September 2020 issued a new Reference Interconnect Offer notifying the launch of Marathi Music channel ZEE Vajwa along with the shutdown of ZEE ETC Bollywood. The RIO was later amended on 17th September 2020 to push back the shutdown and launch to 17th October 2020.

The Ministry yesterday cancelled two satellite TV channels namely ‘Mauja Mosti’ and ‘Tak Dhina Din’ held by Krishna Showbiz Service Private Limited. The Ministry also renamed ‘Tulasi News’ satellite TV channel license held by ‘Tulasi Broadcasting Network Limited’ to ‘NK TV 24*7’.

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