Tag Archives: MIB

Jammu and Kashmir government asked to stop unauthorised broadcast of Pakistan channels

Jammu and Kashmir government asked to stop unauthorised broadcast of Pakistan channels Union information and broadcasting minister Venkaiah Naidu has expressed his concerns against the Pakistan channels being aired in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and asked the government to stop the diffusion. The minister is afraid of these channels due to possible anti-India ideas and [...]

The MIB grants nine MSO licences

The Ministry Information and Broadcasting decided to give nine multi system operator (MSO) licences in April. These licenses went to various companies two are Odisha-based and the rest went to different region such as Gujarat, New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Andaman & Nicobar The MIB has granted 193 MSO licences between march and April. Even [...]

MIB sets up a new central regulatory body for content issues

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) is currently setting up a new control body to inspect content-related complaints against TV and radio channels. This is a blow to the self-regulation mechanic that is the norm for the industry. As of today, two way exists to complain about content violations. The first is to fill [...]

The MIB to action against MSOs using analogue signals

The Indian information and broadcasting ministry (MIB) issued statement asking all Indian states to take measure against Multi System Operator (MSO) and cable operator who are still using analogue signals instead of digital. Since The Cable Television Network Act 1995 was rather clear on the subject and stated: Where the Central Government is satisfied that [...]

Star India hand over seven sport channels to the MIB

Star India surrender seven local sports channel licences received in 2015. The firm is not the only one to do so and was followed by Aries Telecasting, Lamahas Entertainment and GA. The seven surrendered licenses were Star Sports Bengali, Star Sports Malayalam, Star Sports Malayalam HD, Star Sports Tamil, Star Sports Tamil HD, Star Sports [...]

MIB licensed six new channels on Republic TV

The Indian Ministry of information and Broadcasting allowed licensed content to be air on six televisions channels on is Republic TV owned by ARG Outlier media private limited, the licence was for English and Hindi languages only. Out of the six granted licences only two are news channels while the other four are entertainment. Bangla [...]

MIB to take actions against cable operators using analogue signals

The Indian Ministry of information and Broadcasting asked officers of states and union territories to start taking legal actions against multi-system operators and local cable operators using analogue signals on cable TV networks. The deadline for the Phase III of digital addressable system (DAS) was set on March since 2012 the beginning of the digital [...]

DTH operators require 68 additional transponders to accommodate more channels

Direct-to-home (DTH) operators need 68 additional transponders to accommodate more television channels on their platform. The requirement of satellite transponder capacity for DTH services has been increasing with increase in demand for high-definition (HD) channels. Until 31 March 2017, the number of satellite transponders in use for DTH stood at 104. Venkiah Naidu, Minister of [...]

MIB requests DoS to stop signals from ABS

The Ministry of Broadcasting and Information (MIB) has requested the Department of Space to stop Asia broadcast Satellite (ABS)s signals, in an attempt to deter illegal TV channel distribution in the country. The communication satellites operator is actually transmitting signals in India with the absence of a licence from the ministry. It is operating a [...]

MIB in India awarded 177 TV licences in the last two years

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) in India said that they have awarded 177 new television channel licences in the last two years in addition to 164 new FM channels in 103 cities. The information was revealed by Secretary Ajay Mittal during a conference. Mittal also said that the broadcasting sector had shown strong [...]