India lists 784 permitted TV channels

Rebecca Hawkes | 06-12-2013

India's Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has published the names of 784 private television channels now licensed to broadcast in the country, down from 848 in December 2012.

Around 64 permissions have been revoked by the ministry during the year for non-compliance to various licence conditions, while some 50 permits are still pending, according to

Epic TV, MBC's Al Arabiya News Channel, Maha Movie, and Blue TV are all currently seeking license clearance to broadcast in India, the publication reports.