MIB greenlights satellite TV channel license for Goldmines Bhojpuri, Times Now City, Q Marathi and 2 others

Goldmines Bhojpuri, Times Now City, and Q Marathi get TV channel license as Goldmines, Romedy Now HD, and Agamwani 24×7 make way for it.

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The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) in the last few months has okayed the renaming of more than a dozen existing permitted satellite TV channel licenses held by various companies. The Ministry has greenlighted various TV licenses namely Goldmines Bhojpuri, Times Now City, Q Marathi among others.

Goldmines Telefilms Private Limited’s ‘Goldmines‘ TV channel license has been renamed as ‘Goldmines Bhojpuri’ by the Ministry. The Non-News and Current Affairs category TV channel license was initially granted last year on 22nd July 2021 named ‘Goldmines’.

Bennett Coleman and Company Limited’s ‘Romedy Now HD‘ TV channel license has been renamed as ‘Times Now City’. The Non-News and Current Affairs category TV channel license was initially granted on 23rd December 2015 named ‘Romedy Now HD’.

MGK Printing and Broadcasting Private Limited’s ‘Agamwani 24×7‘ TV channel license has been renamed as ‘Q Marathi’. The Non-News and Current Affairs category TV channel license was initially granted on 14th October 2011 named ‘MGK’ and subsequently renamed as ‘MGK Naaptol Tamil’ and ‘C7’ at varying time periods.

CompanyCategoryChannel NamePermission TypeSATLanguageSatellite Type
Goldmines Telefilms Pvt. Ltd.NON- News and Current AffairsGoldmines Bhojpuri (earlier Goldmines)Uplinking and DownlinkingGSAT-30All Indian Scheduled langauge, English, HindiIndian
STAR INDIA PRIVATE LIMITEDNON- News and Current AffairsJalsha Josh (earlier Star Sports 1 Bangla, Star Movies Kids HD)Uplinking and DownlinkingASIASET-7Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, BengaliForeign
STAR INDIA PRIVATE LIMITEDNON- News and Current AffairsStar Utsav Movies (EARLIER:Star Gold Family, STAR UTSAV MOVIES, STAR GOLD ROMANCEUplinking and DownlinkingASIASET-7Assamese, Bodo, Dogri, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Urdu, Bengali, TeluguForeign
MGK PRINTING Broadcasting PVT LTD (earlier MGK PRINTING WORKS PVT LTD)NON- News and Current AffairsQ Marathi (earlier Agamvani 24×7, C7, MGK NAAPTOL TAMIL, MGK)Uplinking and DownlinkingGSAT-30All Indian Scheduled langauge, English, Punjabi, HindiIndian
BENNETT COLEMAN AND COMPANY LIMITEDNON- News and Current AffairsTimes Now City (earlier ROMEDY NOW HD)Uplinking and DownlinkingIS-20All Indian Scheduled langauge, EnglishForeign

As per the Ministry, Star India’s ‘Star Gold Family’ TV channel license has been renamed back to ‘Star Utsav Movies’. The Non-News and Current Affairs category TV channel license was initially granted on 13th February 2016 named ‘Star Gold Romance’ and subsequently renamed as ‘Star Utsav Movies’ and ‘Star Gold Family’ at varying time periods.

Star India’s ‘Star Sports 1 Bangla’ TV channel license has been renamed as ‘Jalsha Josh‘. The Non-News and Current Affairs category TV channel license was initially granted on 11th December 2018 named ‘Star Movies Kids HD’ and subsequently renamed as ‘Star Sports 1 Bangla’. The exact date of renaming of these TV channel licenses is unavailable.

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" The Non-News and Current Affairs category TV channel license was initially granted last year on 22nd July 2022 named ‘Goldmines’. "

In this sentence it's 22nd July 2021/2020 but not 2022.

One more query,

Romedy Now HD is listed under non-news category, but upcoming Times Now City should be under news category.
So, this will be also changed by them I feel?

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" The Non-News and Current Affairs category TV channel license was initially granted last year on 22nd July 2022 named ‘Goldmines’. "

In this sentence it's 22nd July 2021/2020 but not 2022.

Corrected.

One more query,

Romedy Now HD is listed under non-news category, but upcoming Times Now City should be under news category.
So, this will be also changed by them I feel?

Possible if not already done

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