Task Force for DAS may extend MSO's deadline by 4-5weeks

In a recent meeting held by the Task Force for DAS presided by the Additional Secretary J S Mathur I&B, plans to extend the deadline for Multi System Operators (MSOs) wanting to apply for digital addressable systems (DAS) licence for phase III and IV by four to five weeks.

The meeting was held assuring the fact that they would conduct one every month. It was attended by Advisor for DAS Yogendra Pal. 

The meeting asked the MSO's to provide a detailed plan for the third phase which ends in December next year.

MSO's on a volunarty basis can complete DAS in their respective areas before the deadline. They were asked to negotiate directly with broadcasters, and with the subscribers in their respective areas.

In the last meeting which was held on 21 November mentioned that a total of 11 crore STBs will be needed for the third and final phase of the DAS.


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