Seven regional TV licence applications under MIB’s consideration

MUMBAI: The ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) is considering seven licence applications of regional TV channels.

The companies whose licence applications are under consideration include Yahova TV, Asianet News Tamil, Siddharth TV, 6TV, 6TV Telangana, Bharat Today and Jaya TV.

Yahova TV is a Tamil non-news application by Jesus Entertainment. The company had submitted the application on 8th August 2016.

Asianet News Tamil is a Tamil news application from Asianet News Network. The application is dated 26th July 2018.

Siddharth TV is a non-news application in Odia by Sidharth Broadcast dated 14th September 2018.

LCGC Broadcasting India’s application is dated 30th October 2018 to launch Telugu news channels 6TV and 6TV Telangana.

Sahara Television has applied for Telugu news channel Bharat Today on 26th December 2018. Mavis Satcom’s Tamil news licence for Jaya TV was submitted on 2nd January 2019.

As per the status of applications for new channels in regional languages, the ministry has received 31 applications between 1st January 2016 to 31st January 2019 of which 24 have been cleared.

Eenadu Television had received licences to launch ETV Life HD, ETV Cinema HD, ETV Abhiruchi HD, and ETV Plus HD on 12th December 2018.

Meanwhile, the ministry has informed all the broadcasters that the online module for submitting applications for new TV channels is now operational on the web portal. Accordingly, it has requested that henceforth, all such applications for new TV channels should be made through online mode only on web portal broadcastseva.gov.in and no application should be sent through offline mode.

Further, the Broadcasters are required to submit the following documents through offline mode after submitting the online application on the portal:-

A. Company already holding Channel/Teleport permission:
a) Acknowledgement print out of the online application
b) Prescribed Affidavits in the name of proposed TV channel (s)
c) Copy of coloured logo and trademark

B. For a new company:
a) Acknowledgement print out of the online application
b) Details of company & its directors in the prescribed format for security clearance from MHA
c) Memorandum of Association
d) Balance Sheet of the company for the last 03 years
e) Chartered Accountant’s certificate indicating the net worth of the company
f) Prescribed Affidavits in the name of proposed TV channel (s)
g) Copy of coloured logo and trademark