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MIB grants Viacom18 nine TV channel licenses; Star Gold 2 HD gets nod

MIB handed a total of 11 TV channels licenses in non-news category

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MUMBAI: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has issued eleven new TV licenses in the non-news category.

While Viacom18 received nine of those, the other two licenses were bagged by Star India and Hare Krsna Content Broadcast.

BDM, Connected, Eco-lution, Hawa Mahal, IMIX, My Tube, Pick-a-trick, Story City and Treble are the names of the Viacom18 channels, which in all likelihood are bound to be renamed when they are launched.

From the Star India stable, Star Gold HD 2 was the beneficiary of the MIB license while Hare Krsna from Hare Krsna Content Broadcast too got the ministry’s nod.

Earlier this month, the MIB had approved two Star India and two Sun TV Network name change applications.

While Star India got the ministry approval to rename its licenses Star Movies Kids and Star Movies Kids HD to Star Sports 1 Bangla and Star Sports 1 Marathi, the Sun TV Network was allowed to rename Udaya News and Gemini News to Sun Marathi and Sun Bangla respectively. 

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