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Permission to 126 TV channels remains cancelled even as total of permitted channels rises to 869

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New Delhi, 10 March: While the total number of satellite television channels uplinking from or downlinking into India has risen by twelve to 869 in the past month, the number of channels to whom permission had been cancelled remains 126.

Thus, the government had given permission to a total of 995 channels which included those whose permissions were cancelled later.

Of the permitted channels, 402 are news and current affairs channels while 467 are general entertainment channels until 29 February.

Unlike previous times, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry has not uploaded details of the twelve new channels that have been permitted during February.

Twenty channels including seven news channels have been permitted to uplink from India but not downlink within the country. 

A total of 755 channels including 375 GECs are allowed to uplink and downlink in the country while 94 including 79 GECs are uplinked from overseas but allowed to downlink into TV homes in the country.    

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