He said: “The ‘NaMo TV’ is not listed in the list of channels of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting as it was a ‘Platform Service’ offered by DTH operators to its subscribers.”
As reported widely in the media, NaMo TV was launched on 31st March on direct to home (DTH) platforms as part of its voter outreach. It aims to provide real-time coverage of Modi’s Lok Sabha election campaign. The channel will live broadcast his election rallies and speeches. The service is available on Tata Sky, Airtel Digital TV, Dish TV, and cable TV network Siti Networks.
It was a controversial channel during election 2019, and the Congress and AAP had filed complaints with EC stating that the service is a violation of the Model Code of Conduct. Subsequently, the EC had sought a report from MIB which clarified that NaMo TV is not a licenced channel but a DTH advertisement platform.