The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) issued 3 new TV channel licenses and accepted the surrender request/cancelled 1 TV channel license during August 2022, according to the monthly summary for the cabinet.
As per the Ministry, the total number of private satellite TV channels for up-linking and downlinking in India as of 31st August 2022 stood at 897. The total number of private satellite TV channels for up-plinking and downlinking stood at 895 in the preceding month.
In July 2022, the Ministry issued 5 new permissions and, accepted the surrender request/cancelled 3 TV channels during the month. In June 2022, the Ministry granted 2 new permissions and, accepted the surrender request/cancelled 6 TV channels.
In August 2022, the Ministry signed seventeen (17) new grant of permission agreements (GOPAs) and renewed nine (09) GOPAs during the month.