- JD(U) under Nitish decides to become part of NDA, denies split in party
- Customs arrests Air India cabin crew for smuggling ganja
- Government, RBI in talks to shore up PSU bank capital
- Bihar flood toll mounts to 153, 17 districts affected
- IndiGo cancels 84 flights over engine issues
- Trai gets tough on call drops; slaps penalty of upto Rs 10 lakh
- Yogi Adityanath targets 'Yuvraj' Rahul Gandhi: 'Will not permit Gorakhpur to become picnic spot'
- Shivraj to lead BJP in 2018 election: Amit Shah
MIB directs cable TV ops to take only C-band signals of DD channels
MUMBAI: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has issued an advisory directing all multi-system operators (MSOs) and cable operators to ensure that not only all Doordarshan channels are carried on their networks but also signals for retransmission are received only on C-band dishes.
The advisory was issued after Prasar Bharati informed the ministry that some MSOs and cable operators are not carrying mandatory channels and even when the channels are being carried, the quality of retransmission of the of Doordarshan channels is inferior as the signals are taken from the Ku-Band DTH service of Doordarshan.
The MIB reiterated its earlier notification dated 5 September 2013 which specifies that “every cable operator shall take only C-band signals of Doordarshan channels for retransmission on their cable service by dish antenna/television receiver only of not less than 12 feet in diameter and Yagi antenna, to ensure good quality reception.”
“All MSOs are therefore advised to ensure that all mandatory channels of Doordarshan are not only carried on their networks but also that Doordarshan signals for retransmission are received on C-band dishes only as per the government notification,” the MIB advisory stated.
It is mandatory for MSOs and cable operators to carry 24 channels of Doordarshan in DAS areas and eight channels in non-DAS areas, the ministry said.