As on date Ministry has permitted 87 TV channels which are uplinked from outside India and have been granted permission to downlink in India under the policy guidelines for Downlinking of Television Channels. The list of permitted channels is available on Ministry’s website i.e. www.mib.nic.in
Second offence – 5 years of imprisonment or fine of Rs.3 lakh or both
According to Government of India and Press sources, here are banned TV channels list in India.
|Banned TV Channel||Country (Uplinking From)|
|Saudi TV||Saudi Arabia|
|P TV Home||Pakistan|
|P TV World||Pakistan|
Indian Government Downlinking Guidelines (Source: mib.nic.in)
Application for Downlinking of Foreign TV channel in India (Source: mib.nic.in)
All Notifications for downlinking and uplinking of TV channels (Source: mib.nic.in)
Press News Sources:
24 foreign TV channels banned for not seeking permission
Published on : NDTV / December 11, 2012 23:08 IST
Government puts 24 foreign ‘hate channels’ on notice for showing anti-India TV shows after intelligence alert
Published on : DailyMail / 22:26 GMT, 5 December 2012
No Banned Pakistani Channels Being Aired in India: Centre to High Court
Published on Ndtv.com / September 02, 2015 21:57 IST
‘Action will be taken against unauthorized TV channels banned by the Central Govt’
केंद्रशासनाने बंदी घातलेल्या अनधिकृत दूरचित्रवाहिन्यांच्या विरोधात कारवाई करणार !
Published on Sanatan Prabhat
Immediately stop transmission of banned channels through cable in some areas of West Bengal and initiate proper action against offenders.
Published on Change.org
24 unauthorised foreign TV channels beaming in India, IB tells MIB
Published on televisionpost.com / 7/12/2015 08:27 AM
11 Pakistan channels among illegal foreign TV networks viewed in India; some content is a security threat, IB warns.
Published on ibtimes.co.in December 7, 2015 16:02