MIB releases data on MSO registrations and denials
According to a recent report released by The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, 139 MSOs have been given a 10 year Digital Addressable System licence. Majority of these MSO’s were given a licence earlier as well. Digi Cable Network India Pvt. Ltd, Kal Cables Pvt Ltd and licence was cancelled due to denial of security clearance by MHA and SR Cable TV Pvt Ltd licence was cancelled due to shut down of operations.
On the other hand there were 24 MSOs were denied permission during the registration process do to various reasons. Skynet Digital Services Pvt Ltd and Silverline Entertainment licences were restored by security clearance and now enjoy a permanent 10 year DAS licence in the state of Uttar Pradesh except in cities Agra, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut and Varanasi.
In all a total of 10 new multi-system operators from the country have been given a DAS licence and have a permanent registration for 10 years as compared to the earlier 129. A total of 4 new MSO’s from the country were denied permission for a permanent registration for the DAS licence from the earlier list of 20 released on November 7.
The detailed information is available on their website mib.nic.in in which they have mentioned about registrations, cancellations and reasons for cancelling or not licencing the MSO’s.