The Ministry has granted permission to 908 TV channels. Recently, Star India had received the ministry’s approval to launch Star Sports 1 Malayalam on 20th May.
VIL Media (Nikit Investment) was granted the non-news uplinking/downlinking licence on 24th July. Apart from V6 Ent, which was a Telugu GEC, the group also has a Telugu news uplinking/downlinking licence under the name V6.
V6 News was launched on 1st March 2012. The channel’s chief editor and CEO is Ankam Ravi.
VIL Media, incorporated in June 2000, has authorised share capital is Rs. 40 crore and its paid-up capital is Rs. 39.15 crore. The company’s directors are Shafiulla Singanamala, Ashok Kumar Parthasarathy, Rahul Haridas, and Vaishnavi Gaddam.