Say you have an exceptional idea for a local television channel in India.
This TV station of yours will transmit signals to the satellite from India. (In telecom language, you will uplink from India, which most broadcasters do.) To do so, you need to check these boxes first. Your company should have a net worth Rs 5 crore ($769,500) for a non-news channel and Rs 20 crore ($3.07 million) for a news channel. You need permission from the government. So, you approach the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry with your application and a processing fee of Rs 10,000 ($153.9).