Tag Archives: Information and Broadcasting Ministry

Star gets MIB’s license to launch regional sports channels

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) has awarded 10 new licences to the broadcaster to launch Star Sports Marathi, Star Sports Bengali, Star Sports Malayalam, Star Sports Tamil, and Star Sports Telugu in standard definition (SD) as well as high definition (HD). Currently, the broadcaster has eight sports channels including four SD and four [...]

I&B Ministry directs cable operators to beam DD channels from C-band

Information and Broadcasting Ministry has mandated multi-system operators and last mile cable operators to beam only C-band signals of Doordarshan rather than Ku-band. The quality of transmission on Ku-band is said to be inferior while C-band signals ensures good quality. The Ministry had issued a notification in September 2013 to avail only C-band signals for [...]

I&B Ministry directs 6 DTH players to pay INR 20 bn in licence fee

Indian Information and Broadcasting Ministry has issued demand notices to six DTH operators Tata Sky, Dish TV, Sun Direct, Airtel Digital TV, Reliance Digital TV and Videocon D2H to pay over INR 20 billion (USD 335 million) collectively as licence fee within 15 days; after seeking an opinion from the law ministry. The [...]