The ministry has already approved four other channel renaming applications from Star India and Sun TV. The newly renamed channels were Star Sports 1 Bangla, Star Sports 1 Marathi, Sun Marathi and Sun Bangla. In a bid to showcase animated movies to the viewers, Star India had earlier planned to launch Star Movies Kids, which was renamed to Star Sports 1 Marathi.
In Jan-Feb this year, MIB also gave licenses to six new channels and February. The channels were Skystar Bangla, Skystar Telugu, PTC Music, PTC Punjabi, PTC Simran, and Zee Classic. All the six channels were under non-news category.