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India Has 886 Private Television Channels On Air

886 Private Television Channels

According to officials data the Information And Broadcasting Ministry has cancelled the licences of 149 private TV channels till July this year while there are 886 functioning in the country. 1,035 private channels have been given permission by government to operate in the country. 399 of the 886 permitted private satellite TV channels in India beam news and current affairs. 768 TV channels have been permitted to uplink from as well as downlink into India. 377 of these are news channels. 96 TV channels have been permitted to downlink only into India and are uplinked from abroad. Of these 15 are news channels. 22 TV channels in the country are permitted for uplink from India but not allowed to downlink. Of these 7 are news channels.