Tag Archives: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

MIB ordered 11 TV channels to suspend their activities

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) has asked 11 television channels to suspend their activities between the period of 2014 to 2017. The reason put forward was that they were responsible for airing content that violated the Programme and Advertisement codes. Of the 11 accounted, six of them were entertainment ones and the rest [...]

MSOs deploy the iCAS in 300000 STBs

The Indigenous Conditional Access System (iCAS)s design approved by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) back in 2015, was rolled out in January 2016. It has been deployed in 300000 set-top boxes (STBs) by about 80 multisystem operators (MSOs) across India. The information was reported by the Standing Committee on Information & Technology [...]

Satellite TV channels totals to 892, with valid permission  

  Recently considering provisional licenses as regular, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has revealed about the number of satellite television channels in India, till date. With 889 a month ago, the new total as of February 28, amounts to 892. Last month, the MIB cancelled a license while issuing four TV channel licenses. [...]

MIB not to extend deadline for DAS III scheduled on January 31

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has stated that the deadline scheduled on January 31, will not be extended for the switching off of analogue signals in digital addressable system (DAS) Phase III. It is to be noted that deadline for both Phase III and Phase IV were extended last year until January 31, [...]

Living Entertainment acquires four licences for infotainment channels

Living Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (LEEL), owned by the Essel Group, has acquired four new licences by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB). The four licences are in the name of Living Flavourz, Living Travelz, Living Rootz and Z Living. Revealing its plans two years back, Essel Group will now launch infotainment channels under the [...]

MIB allocates MSO licence to Fastway Media Cable Network  

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in India has granted Fastway Media Cable Network from Ludhiana, with a provisional Pan-India multi-system operators (MSO) licence. The cable operator also holds the temporary MSO licence for digital addressable system (DAS) Phases II, III and IV. The ministry also granted recent provisional licences to MSOs last month. With [...]

Star gets licences to launch regional HD channels

Star India has received licences from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) to launch high-definition (HD) channels in the regional space. Star has got uplinking licences to launch the HD versions of its Telugu GEC Maa TV, Telugu movie channel Maa Movies, Bengali GEC Star Jalsha, Bengali movie channel Jalsha Movies and Marathi GEC [...]

Government in India claim success for Phase III digital switchover

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) of India revealed that the third phase rollout of Digital Addressable System (DAS) as “very positive” with over 75 per cent seeding of digital set-top-boxes (STBs). The task force of MIB noted that most of the notified urban areas had been seeded with STBs except only around 400 [...]