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MIB asked 11 channels to go off air for content violation in 2014–17
MUMBAI: The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) ordered 11 TV channels to go off air between 2014 and 2017 for airing content that violated the Programme and Advertisement codes.
Six of these were entertainment channels while five were news channels. These 11 channels were WB, NTV, DY 365, NDTV Good Times, TLC, Satlon News, Jai Hind, Al Jazeera News, NDTV India, Care World and News Time Assam.
As many as 11 TV channels have been ordered to stop transmission for periods ranging from 1 to 30 days in the last three years and the current year, Minister of State in the MIB Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said in the Lok Sabha.
In response to another question, Rathore said that in 30 instances broadcasters were pulled up for airing obscene content between 2006 and 2010. Channels like Star Plus, Colors, Sony TV, Channel V and MTV were issued orders or advisories for content violation.