The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) knocked off 19 TV channel licences, between 1 August and 5 September, from its list of permitted TV channels. Consequently, the total number of cancelled licences shot up to 216, as on 5 September. In July, two licences were cancelled, taking the total to 197.
Chandigarh-based Kohinoor Broadcasting Corporation’s licence under the name KBC News was also annulled. Kohinoor was a listed company, but it has been suspended from trading on the BSE.
The others that were cancelled are :