Time for SOLAR ECLIPSE: Sun TV Network and its other channels banned

The Sun TV Network is one of India’s largest media groups whose TV channels reach more than 95 million households in India. The Home Affairs Ministry banned Sun Network and its 33 other channels from being aired. Kalanithi Maran’s sun TV network channels will be stopped telecasting after the cancellation of broadcasting licence says a report.

It is learnt that the clearance has been refused on the basis of an ongoing probe against Kalanithi Maran, owner of the group, by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

The Maran brothers are facing a CBI probe over alleged allotment of 300 high-speed BSNL telephone lines to the residence of former Communications and Information Technology Minister Dayanidhi Maran in Chennai which were extended to his brother’s channel.

There are two other pending criminal probes against Sun TV Network and its owner Kalanithi Maran – CBI’s Aircel-Maxis case and an Enforcement Directorate case of money laundering.

The television channels are free to seek a legal recourse. The decision could also be altered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi if he intervenes and overrules the Home Ministry’s decision.

Earlier in April, the Home Ministry had also denied clearance for the 40 FM channels of Sun in which the Group had managed to get stay from Madras High Court till the petition disposed off. Sun TV Network is one of India’s largest media groups whose TV channels reach more than 95 million households in India.

However, there has been no change in Home Ministry’s decision.
The Sun Network had already moved the Madras High Court seeking interim relief in the Sun FM matter and the court has granted it a stay till the petition is disposed of.
It is expected to move the court again in the Sun TV Network issue.

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List of 33 channels of Sun Network

  • Sun TV
  • Sun Music
  • K TV
  • Sun News
  • Adithya TV
  • Sun Life
  • Sun Action
  • Chutti TV
  • Gemini TV
  • Surya TV
  • Gemini Music
  • Gemini Movies
  • Gemini News
  • Gemini Life
  • Gemini Comedy
  • Kushi TV
  • Gemini Action
  • Udaya TV
  • Udaya Music
  • Udaya Movies
  • Udaya News
  • Udaya Comedy
  • Suriyan TV
  • Surya Action
  • Chintu TV
  • Kochu TV
  • Chirithira
  • Kiran Tv
  • Surya Music
  • Sun TV HD
  • Gemini TV HD
  • Sun Music HD
  • K TV HD

– Spadman

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