MIB grants TV license to Aaj Tak Bangla, Times Now Navbharat, SVBC-3, SVBC-4, NHK World, & NHK World Premium

MIB grants fresh satellite TV license to TV Today Network, Catvision Limited, Sri Venketeshwara Bhakti Channel, and Bennet Coleman and Company Limited.

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The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has recently granted several fresh satellite TV channel licenses to various broadcasters. The Ministry has green-lighted the launch of Aaj Tak Bangla, Times Now Navbharat, SVBC-3, SVBC-4, NHK World and NHK World Premium through fresh TV licenses.

The Ministry on 7th October 2021 granted TV Today Network Limited a fresh satellite TV license named ‘Aaj Tak Bangla’ in the ‘NEWS’ category. The license has uplinking and downlinking permission with authorization to broadcast in Bengali, English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil and Urdu. The channel will air from Intelsat-20.

The Ministry on 21st September 2021 granted Catvision Limited two fresh satellite TV license namely ‘NHK World Japan’ and ‘NHK World Premium’. The former is in the ‘NEWS’ category whereas the later is in the ‘NON-NEWS’ category. The licenses have downlinking permission with authorization to broadcast in English. The channels will air from Intelsat-20.

ChannelCompany NameCategoryUplinking Only/ Downlinking Only/ Uplinking & DownlinkingLanguageDate of PermissionSatellite
Aaj Tak BanglaTV TODAY NETWORK LIMITEDNEWSUPLINKING & DOWNLINKINGBengali, English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil and Urdu.2021-10-07T00:00:00/000ZIS- 20
NHK WORLD JAPANCATVISION LTD. (Earlier CATVISION PRODUCTS LTD.NEWSDOWNLINKING ONLYENGLISH2021-09-21T00:00:00/000ZIS- 20
NHK WORLD PREMIUMCATVISION LTD. (Earlier CATVISION PRODUCTS LTD.NON-NEWSDOWNLINKING ONLYENGLISH2021-09-21T00:00:00/000ZIS -20
Sri Venkateswara Bhakti Channel-3 (SVBC-3, Kannada)SRI VENKATESWARA BHAKTI CHANNEL PRIVATE LIMITEDNON-NEWSUPLINKING & DOWNLINKINGKannada2021-09-27T00:00:00/000ZGSAT 30
Sri Venkateswara Bhakti Channel-4 (SVBC-4, Hindi)SRI VENKATESWARA BHAKTI CHANNEL PRIVATE LIMITEDNON-NEWSUPLINKING & DOWNLINKINGHindi2021-09-27T00:00:00/000ZGSAT 30
TIMES NOW NAVBHARATBENNETT COLEMAN AND COMPANY LIMITEDNEWSUPLINKING & DOWNLINKINGEnglish, Hindi and all remaining Indian scheduled languages2021-09-24T00:00:00/000ZIS- 20

The Ministry on 27th September 2021 granted Sri Venketeshwara Bhakti Channel Private Limited two fresh satellite TV license namely ‘Sri Venkateswara Bhakti Channel-3 (SVBC-3, Kannada)’ and ‘Sri Venkateswara Bhakti Channel-4 (SVBC-4, Hindi)’. The duo have been granted in the ‘NON-NEWS’ category with the former having permission to broadcast in Kannada whereas the later has the permission to broadcast in Hindi. The duo have uplinking and downlinking permission and will air from GSAT-30.

MIB has last month on 24th September 2021 also granted a fresh satellite TV license to Bennett Coleman and Company Limited named ‘Times Now Navbharat’. The license has been granted in the ‘NEWS’ category with authorization to broadcast in English, Hindi and all remaining Indian scheduled languages. The license has uplinking and downlinking permission and will air from Intelsat-20.

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Date of permission is 21 -09 - 2021.
Iooks like new license

487 NHK WORLD JAPAN CATVISION LTD. (Earlier CATVISION PRODUCTS LTD. L92111DL1985PLC021374 E-14 & 15, Sector-8, Gautam Budh Nagar, Noida-201301 NEWS DOWNLINKING ONLY ENGLISH 2021-09-21T00:00:00.000Z 2031-09-20T00:00:00.000Z IS- 20 2022-09-20T00:00:00.000Z Uplink from Abroad
488 NHK WORLD PREMIUM CATVISION LTD. (Earlier CATVISION PRODUCTS LTD. L92111DL1985PLC021374 E-14 & 15, Sector-8, Gautam Budh Nagar, Noida-201301 NON-NEWS DOWNLINKING ONLY ENGLISH 2021-09-21T00:00:00.000Z 2031-09-20T00:00:00.000Z IS -20 2022-09-20T00:00:00.000Z Uplink from Abroad

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Times Now navabharat SD.

769 TIMES NOW NAVBHARAT BENNETT COLEMAN AND COMPANY LIMITED U22120MH1913PLC000391 Trade House, Kamala Mills Compund,Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013 NEWS UPLINKING & DOWNLINKING English, Hindi and all remaining Indian scheduled languages 2021-09-24T00:00:00.000Z 2031-09-23T00:00:00.000Z IS- 20 2022-09-23T00:00:00.000Z Planetcast Media Services Ltd.

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