Tag Archives: Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

MIB directs TV channels with expired licence to provide details for renewal

  With the 10-year licences of many TV channels expiring, the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) has directed them to apply for renewal of permission by providing the necessary details within 15 days from issue of this notice, which is dated 28 March. The uplinking licences of 36 channels, downlinking licences of 13 channels [...]

MIB requests cable TV operators in DAS IV to apply for MSO licence

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) has advised cable TV operators in digital addressable system (DAS) Phase IV areas to apply for multi-system operator (MSO) licence before 30 April 2016. The ministry has requested cable TV operators to apply early, as adequate time is required for issuance of registration. The set date for DAS [...]

MIB task stakeholder to sign interconnection deals for DAS IV

In the process for digital addressable system (DAS) Phase IV implementation, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) special secretary and DAS Task Force chairperson JS Mathur has advised multi-system operators (MSOs) and broadcasters to start working on interconnection agreements for the final phase covering rural areas. Mathur said that the MSOs and broadcasters should not [...]

MIB approves 33 provisional Multi-System Operator licences

Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has approved one permanent and 33 provisional multi-system operator licences. Valarr Gokkulam from Coimbatore won the permanent MSO licence while OM Systems from Madhya Pradesh and Sanny Digital Communications from Telangana received nod for provisional permits. The approvals are expected to accelerate work on in regions that are being covered [...]

7 SEA, ABC News denied security clearance

Four news channels- 7 SEA, Mahuaa News UP, ABC News and Voice of Nation- have lost Ministry of Information and Broadcastings permission. The channels were denied security clearance from the Home Ministry, which has resulted in MIB withdrawing its permission. Mohali-based Panj Darya Telecasting runs 7Sea while Mahuaa News UP is owned by Mahua Media. [...]

MIB grants provisional registration to 60 MSOs

  Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has given provisional registration to as many as 60 multi-system operators, mostly in the regions coming under the third phase of DAS, Digi Home Cable Entertainment India private limited from Mumbai, Sumangala Enterprises from Gulbarga, Karnataka, Manthan Broadband Services Pvt. Ltd and Reliance Jio Media Private Limited are among [...]

Sun TV case: MIB asks for detailed report from Home Ministry

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has sought a detailed report on the Sun TV case from Ministry of Home Affairs. Sun TV was recently denied security clearance by the MHA due to cases against the networks promoters. Lack of security clearance could lead to Sun TV losing licence to broadcast its 33 TV channels. [...]

Swadesh News, Da Vinci Learning win I&B approval

Information and Broadcasting Ministry (I&B) has given broadcast permission to two new channels; Swadesh News owned by Sri Sai Media Pvt Ltd and Da Vinci Learning a non-news channel owned by Da Vinci Media India Pvt. Ltd. The latest permits take the total number of channels in India to 832. As many as six [...]