The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) on Tuesday updated its permitted Satellite TV channels database with the cancellation of 5 TV licenses belonging to 2 broadcasters namely Pen Music Private Limited, and TV18 Broadcast Ltd.
The licenses are likely to have been cancelled at some point of time earlier however the database reflects today’s data as it was updated today. News18 J&K, News18 Goa, Isaaq, Play My Movie, and Play My Song have been cancelled by the MIB.
|Name of Channel||Broadcaster||Date of Cancellation|
|News18 Goa||TV18 Broadcast Limited||18/08/2020|
|News18 J&K||TV18 Broadcast Limited||18/08/2020|
|Play My Movie||Pen Music Private Limited||18/08/2020|
|Isaaq||Pen Music Private Limited||18/08/2020|
|Play My Song||Pen Music Private Limited||18/08/2020|
The licenses were granted to Pen Music Private Limited on 21st October 2019 while Network18’s licenses were granted on 8th April 2016. The cancellation of their licenses reflect that neither Pen Music nor Network18 will be expanding their bouquet offerings anytime soon.
As of this moment, the Ministry’s database reflects 919 permitted TV channels although the same may not be up to date, given the database still isn’t reflecting major updates that are already live.