The weekend of 26 January saw Harvest TV—a new English news channel—go live on air in India. Its honeymoon period was short-lived. Just two days later, a few hours into the first business day after the channel’s launch, Harvest TV briefly disappeared from airwaves. It was blacked out on both the platforms it was available on—Airtel’s direct-to-home (DTH) service and cable platform Den Networks.
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Harvest TV’s ambitions threaten to come a cropper
English news channel Harvest TV has barely been around for a week, but it already has a name issue, a logo problem, an unclear shareholding pattern, and there are rumours of partisan political affiliations
English news channel Harvest TV went live on 26 January, but the channel is already embroiled in controversy
The channel's alleged political connections have seen it come under intense scrutiny from authorities
While ghosts from its promoter's past are also out to knee-cap the fledgeling endeavour
With legal notices and government complaints flying thick and fast, what's going on with India's latest English news channel?