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MIB issues 33 new provisional and seven permanent MSO licences

MUMBAI: The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) is fast-tracking the process of granting licences to multi-system operators (MSOs). It has just issued 33 new provisional and seven new permanent licences.

Nagesh Chhabria’s Bhima Riddhi Infotainment has received a provisional licence for Maharashtra.

Sl. No.
Name of MSO
Place for which Provisional Registration was granted
Date of granted of Provisional Registration
1Shimla Satellite Cable Pvt. Ltd.
9/103/2015 – DAS
Himachal Pradesh under III & IV.Provisional Registration issued on 13.07.2015
2Katni City Cable Network, 9/373/2015 – DASDistricts of Katni, Satna, Rewa, Jabalpur, Panna, Damoh and Sagar in Madhya PradeshProvisional Registration issued on 13.07.2015
3Infiniti Television & Telecom Pvt. Ltd.
9/146/2015 – DAS
All cities and towns under Phase-I, II, III & IVProvisional Registration issued on 13.07.2015
4City Cable Network 9/44/2015 – DASChhattisgarh StateProvisional Registration issued on 13.07.2015
5Digital Cable TV Network 9/132/2014 – DASKeonjhar District in OdishaProvisional Registration issued on 13.07.2015
6Das Broadband Digital Communication Pvt. Ltd. 9/297/2015 – DASMandsaur, Neemuch, Ratlam & Ujjain district of Madhya Pradesh, and Distt, Pratapgarh & Chittaurgarh of RajasthanProvisional Registration issued on 13.07.2015
7MGV Digital Network Pvt. Ltd
9/81/2015 – DAS
Tamil Nadu under Phase III & IVProvisional Registration issued on 13.07.2015
8Nakshyatra Enterprise, 9/301/2015 – DASAreas of entire AssamProvisional Registration issued on 13.07.2015
9Subhodaya Digital Entertainment Pvt, Ltd 9/46/2013 – BP & LAndhra Pradesh State including Greater Hyderabad Municipal corporation under phase II, III & IVProvisional Registration issued on 13.07.2015
10Arasan TV & Cable Network 9/163/2014 – BP&LKanyakumari District in Tamil NaduProvisional Registration issued on 15.07.2015
11Sagar Cable network. 9/355/2015 – DASSagar Division of Madhya Pradesh under Phase III & IVProvisional Registration issued on 21.07.2015
12Vidarbha Chandrapur Cable Network Pvt. Ltd
9/169/2014 – BP&L
Chandrapur District in the State of MaharashtraProvisional Registration issued on 21.07.2015
13Triveni Digital 9/64/2015 – DASAreas in the districts of Dehradun, Tehri Garhwal, Pauri Garhwal & Uttarkashi in UttrakhandProvisional Registration issued on 21.07.2015
14Rupnarayan Cable and Broadband Services Pvt. Ltd 9/234/2015 – DASCity/town/areas of entire West Bengal under Phase III and IV, excluding Kolkata and Town areas of HowrahProvisional Registration issued on 21.07.2015
15Home Television Network Pvt. Ltd
9/162/2015 – DAS
Pan India under Phase II, III & IVProvisional Registration issued on 21.07.2015
16Chhattisgarh Network 9/157/2014 – BP&LThe district of Rajgarh, Bilaspur,
Raipur, Champa-Janjgir, Durg, Korba and Jashpur in Chhattisgarh
Provisional Registration issued on 21.07.2015
17Kalpana Cable Network 9/48/2015 – DASSatara district of Maharashtra StateProvisional Registration issued on 21.07.2015
18Cowmalaya Cable vision 9/171/2014 – BP&LKerala state and Coimbatore District in Tamil Nadu stateProvisional Registration issued on 21.07.2015
19Thriuvananthapuram Entertainment Network Pvt. Ltd
9/422/2015 – DAS
Entire KeralaProvisional Registration issued on 21.07.2015
20T- Sat Relay Centre 9/331/2015 – DASPhase III & IV DAS areas in Tamil NaduProvisional Registration issued on 21.07.2015
21Tirupati Communication Pvt. Ltd
9/02/2014 – BP&L
District of Nagaon, Morigaon, Sonitpur, Golaghat and Kamrup in AssamProvisional Registration issued on 21.07.2015
22Bhosale Cable Network 9/73/2015 – DASentire Bagalkot district in Karnataka under Phase III & IVProvisional Registration issued on 21.07.2015
23Subham Cable Vision 9/177/2015 – DASAreas in Khurdha district in OdishaProvisional Registration issued on 21.07.2015
24Uttaranchal Cable Network 9/32/2014 – BP&LDehradun, Haridwar, TehriGarhwal, PauriGharhwal, Rudraprayag, ChamoliGarhwal and Uttarkashi district In state of Uttarakhand under Phase III & IVProvisional Registration issued on 21.07.2015
25Bengal Broadband & Cable TV Services Pvt. Ltd.
9/480/2015 – DAS
PAN India under Phase- I, II, III & IVProvisional Registration issued on 21.07.2015
26Rajat Sky TV, 9/466/2015 – DASentire Odisha under Phase III & IVProvisional Registration issued on 17.07.2015
27Sri Uday Satvision Pvt. Ltd, 9/15/2014 – BPL&LPhase III & IV areas of Prakasam and Guntur Districts of Andhra PradeshProvisional Registration issued on 21.07.2015
28Sai Citi Cable Network 9/482/2015 – DASTelangana state under Phase II, III & IVProvisional Registration issued on 21.07.2015
29The Giddalur Cable Network 9/278/2015 – DASPrakasham and Medak Districts Andhra Pradesh And Telangana States respectively under phase III & IVProvisional Registration issued on 22.07.2015
30APK Networks 9/30/2015 – DASGudalur, Pandalur, Oooty, Coonoor, Kotagiri Taluks of Nilgiris District in Tamil NaduProvisional Registration issued on 22.07.2015
31Star Club 9/201/2015 – DASWest Bengal & BiharProvisional Registration issued on 22.07.2015
32Shimla Broadband Pvt. Ltd 9/150/2015 – DASPhase III & IV of Himachal Pradesh StateProvisional Registration issued on 22.07.2015
33Bhima Riddhi Infotainment Pvt. Ltd.
9/102/2015 - DAS
MaharashtraProvisional Registration issued on 23.07.2015

Three applicants have received pan-India licences, namely Infiniti Television & Telecom, Home Television Network and Bengal Broadband & Cable TV Services.

Five of the seven new permanent registration-holders are from South Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu, while the remaining two are from Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.

Atria Convergence Technologies’ ACN Cable has received permanent MSO licence for Nellore Urban and Nellore Rural.

Sl. No.
Name of MSO
Address of MSO
Permitted City/Town/Area Operation
1Honey Digi- Tel Infra Private.Ltd. 9/43/2015 – DASHoney Digi- Tel Infra Private.Ltd.
#2-3-763/2, Flat No. 102
Thirumala Enclave, Tulsi Nagar Amberpet, Hyderabad – 500013
Mahaboobnagar & Ranga Reddy districts of TelanganaRegistration for 10 years issued on 07.07. 2015
2Subhasri Entertaiment 9/85/2014 – BP&LSubhasri Entertaiment
Plot No 71, Tarangini Residency
Spring Field Colony, Jeedimelta Village, Hyderabad - 500055 (Andhra Pradesh)
City/town/area in the state of Andhra Pradesh and TelanganaRegistration for 10 years issued on 24.06. 2015
3Navatha Cable TV Network 9/150/2014 – BP&LNavatha Cable TV Network
#3-159, Ravindranagar
Railway Station Road, Miryalguda District – Nalgonda, Telangana
Nalagonda & Khammam Districts of Telangana state and Guntur District in the state of Andhra Pradesh under Phase III and IVRegistration for 10 years issued on 13.06. 2015
4Swamy Cable Network 9/24/2015 – DASSwamy Cable Network A/P Annapurna Nagar
Railway Station Road, Kolpargaon – 423601 District – Ahmednagar (Maharashtra)
Districts of Ahmednagar, Nashik and Aurangabad in MaharashtraRegistration for 10 years issued on 13.07. 2015
5National Cable TV Nilgiris 9/130/2015 – DASNational Cable TV Nilgiris
11/403, A6, Kasim Vayal, Gudalur, District : Nilgiris,
Tamilnadu – 643212
Gudalur, Pandalur, Ooty, Coonoor, and Kotagiri Talukas in Niligiris DistrictRegistration for 10 years issued on 21.07. 2015
6A.C.N Cable Pvt. Ltd. 9/44/2013 – BP&LA.C.N Cable Pvt. Ltd. Trade Center, No. 29/4,
4 th Floor, Race Course Road, Banglore – 560001
Areas of Nellore Urban and Nellore rural Mandals.Registration for 10 years issued on 21.07. 2015
7Tyagi Cable TV Network 9/129/2014 – BP&LTyagi Cable TV Network Near S.D. Degree Collage, Town & Post – Budhana,Bagpat, Muzaffar Nagar, shamli and Meerut Districts in the state of Uttar PradeshRegistration for 10 years issued on 21.07. 2015

With these new licences, the number of provisional registrations has shot up to 93. The number of permanent licences has gone up to 226 as on 22 July 2015.

Earlier, I&B additional secretary JS Mathur informed the ninth Task Force meeting that the government has so far issued provisional registrations to 25 MSOs and 100 more provisional registrations are on the anvil, for implementing digital addressable system (DAS) in Phases III and IV.

Out of this figure of 100, the government has issued 33 new provisional licences. Seven new permanent licences were also issued.

As per the list of provisional licences to MSOs as on 9 July, the MIB had granted 19 new provisional registrations including Reliance Jio Media and Lukup Media.

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