MIB also informed that the timeline for operationalization of 23 channels in 20 existing cities has been extended up to 30th September 2018.
The report said that Purvy Broadcast, JCL Infra, and Ushodaya Enterprises operationalised four radio stations each while Malar Publications operationalised three radio stations. ENIL has operationalised 21 operational stations, followed by Sambhaav Media who operationalised 13 stations. South Asia FM operationalised seven stations while Kal Radio operationalised six radio stations.
The Mathrubhumi Printing & Publishing, Abhijit Realtors, The MalayalaManorama, and Rockstar EI operationalised one radio station each.