Tag Archives: Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB)

Ambani wins overs 11 TV channel licences

Out of the 16 TV channel licences granted by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB), 11 were won by the two media firms headed by Mukesh Ambani. The remaining five licences went to four different broadcasters.   The MIB has democratised licences for seven news channels and nine entertainment ones. While TV18 Broadcast has [...]

Hotline set-up for Cable TV digitisation

The Indian government has set up a free hotline for queries in a bid to ensure the successful implementation of the Cable TV digitisation. Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has put forward a Toll Free Telephone Number 1-800-180-4343 to answer queries of stakeholders, including consumers, for seamless transition to digitization. The queries can be answered [...]

200 TV channels awaiting government nod

As many as 200 TV channel licences are awaiting approval from the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB). According to R Jaya, who is the joint secretary of MIB, the government has cleared around 830 TV channels. With the deadline for the digital addressable system phase III fixed on 31 December, 2015, Jaya has asked [...]

Government grants six new permanent MSO licences

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting or MIB has approved six new permanent licences to multi system operators (MSOs). Around 33 companies have even received provisional licences in digital addressable system Phase III areas. Deadline for the third leg of TV digitisation programme in India is 31 December, 2015. The number of registered MSOs for [...]

MIB to discuss with SIDBI on financing for MSOs to procure indigenous STBs

Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) has considered to discuss with Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to aid multi-system operators gain access to long-term financing for procuring set-top-boxes from indigenous manufacturers. During the fifth meeting of the DAS Task Force, JS Mathur, Joint Secretary of broadcasting, MIB and Chairperson of Task Force, has [...]

MIB to initiate e-filing of MSO registration

Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) has considered to smoothen the registration process of multi-system operator. The ministry is likely to introduce electronic filing of applications for MSO registration and establish regional units to facilitate registration of MSOs. MIB has also extended the timeline for registration by four to five weeks under Phase III in [...]