More here: “Telecast of some Indian news and entertainment
channels has been barred by cable operators in Bhutan, after local media
labelled them as a threat to their cultural values. The channels that were
taken off air from April this year included SUNTV, Asianet,
ETV Bangla, Aaj Tak and Zee News, apart from foreign channels like FTV and Ten Sports.
"There was no formal directive from the government and the above decision was taken by the cable operators themselves, following a series of articles, which appeared in the media in Bhutan," Reddy said.
He said it was alleged in most of the articles that some of these channels were "culturally degrading and were undermining Bhutanese cultural values, besides distracting students from their studies."