The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) last month issued permission in respect of 1 News TV channel apart from the cancellation/surrendering of 1 TV channel during the month of March 2022. The disclosure was made in the Ministry’s monthly significant activities report submitted to the Cabinet on Wednesday.
The total number of private satellite TV channels permitted by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) for up-linking and downlinking in the country as of 31st March 2022 stood at 902. The total number of private satellite TV channels at the end of 28th February 2022 also stood at 902.
The name of the TV channel granted permission in the ‘News and Current Affairs’ category and the TV channel whose permission was cancelled/surrendered remains unavailable in the public domain from the Ministry’s end.
The Ministry had earlier in February 2022 issued permission in respect of 5 News TV channels and 1 Non-News TV channel. The Ministry did not cancel any TV channel license during the month of February 2022 as per its disclosure to the Cabinet.