Direct-to-home (DTH) operator Tata Sky has issued two separate notices saying it will drop six channels from its platform due to non-payment of dues by the broadcasters.
On 31 July, the DTH operator had issued a notice stating that Tollywood, Sri Sankara and MBC TV would cease to be on its platform starting three weeks from the date of issue of the notice due to non-payment of dues. Tollywood is a Telugu general entertainment channel owned by Aspiration Media. Sri Sankara TV is a national multilingual spiritual channel promoted by Kamadhenu Telefilms. MBC TV is an Odia news channel promoted by Durga Prasad Mishra, a subsidiary of Micro Broadcasting Corporation Group.
In another notice issued on 4 August, the DTH company said that Indiavision News, Ashirwad Gold/Studio One HD and Reporter TV would no longer be on its platform due to breach of agreement terms. Indiavision News and Reporter TV are Malayalam news channels owned respectively by Indiavision Satellite Communications and Indo Asian Channel. Ashirwad Gold/Studio One HD is a Telugu entertainment channel owned by Ashirwad Telenetwork.