Ten new FM radio channels have been commissioned during April 2007 taking the total number of private FM radio channels in the country to 68. These include four FM channels from Adlabs Films -- BIG FM for Bareily, Bhubaneshwar, Guwahati and Jalandhar; two from Entertainment Network (India) Ltd. (ENIL) -- Radio Mirchi for Patna and Jalandhar; three of Puran Multimedia -- Mantra FM for Bareily, Karnal and Jalandhar; and MY FM at Jalandhar belonging to Synergy Media of the Bhaskar Group.
The Government received a sum of Rs 7.28 crore as annual fees from the private FM radio broadcasters in April. BIG FM in Goa was commissioned last week.
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.