Varietas Media Group Tamil and Hindi News, two new Category B services, were approved by the CRTC on Monday. In one decision, the commission said it approved an application from numbered company 2329785 Ontario Inc., owned by Pras Kayilasanathan, to operate Varietas Media Group Tamil, a service for Tamil Canadians. The CRTC said the company would broadcast 55 to 60 per cent of its programming in English and 40 to 45 per cent in Tamil. In a separate decision, the commission said it approved an application from Ethnic Channels Group Ltd. to operate Hindi News, a niche, third-language specialty service offering news, information and public affairs programming for the Hindi-speaking community. Both licences expire Aug. 31, 2019, the CRTC said.