Ten new FM radio channels commissioned

MUMBAI: Ten new FM radio channels have been commissioned during April 2007, taking the total of private FM radio channels in India to 68.

These include, four FM channels by Adlabs Films Ltd, namely, Big FM for Bareily, Bhubaneshwar, Guwahati and Jalandhar, two by Entertainment Network (India) Ltd (ENIL) which runs Radio Mirchi for Patna and Jalandhar, three by Puran Multimedia, namely, Mantra FM for Bareilly, Karnal and Jalandhar and MY FM Channel at Jalandhar, belonging to Synergy Media.

The government received a sum of Rs 72.8 million (Rs 7.28 crore) as annual fee from the private FM radio broadcasters during the period, it is learnt.

During the month, permissions were also granted to three companies to uplink their TV channels from India. These are TG Angel Media Pvt. Ltd, Triveni Media Ltd and Creative Channel Advertising and Marketing Pvt Ltd.