New Delhi: The Delhi high court on Wednesday extended relief to Red FM radio channel, allowing it to broadcast in New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata till 9 February.

The licence for Red FM, part of Sun TV Network Ltd, was earlier extended by the court until 18 November by an order of Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw on 29 September.

The licence was set to expire on 30 September.

Red FM is a part of Digital Radio Broadcasting, part of the Kalanidhi Maran-promoted Sun TV Group. The information and broadcasting ministry had rejected the radio channel’s application to participate in phase III auctions, saying it had not received security clearance from the home ministry. The FM channel approached the court in July against this move, which quashed the government order.

However, while all other broadcasters had their existing licences renewed as phase III ones, Red FM’s were not.

The next date of hearing is 9 February.

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