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MIB issues 22 new licences to MSOs, GTPL gets pan-India
MUMBAI: The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) has handed out 20 new provisional MSO licences and two permanent registrations, ahead of the 31 December deadline for Phase III of digital addressable system (DAS).
The MIB has also revised multi-system operator (MSO) GTPL Hathway’s provisional licence to pan-India, barring few cities that fall under Phase II of DAS.
With this approval, GTPL Hathway can operate on a pan-India basis except in Hyderabad, Faridabad, Srinagar, Bangalore, Mysore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Coimbatore, Agra, Allahabad, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi and Chandigarh.
The MSO was granted provisional registration on 30 July 2012 for the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Assam and Jharkhand.
With the ministry allotting 20 new provisional MSO licences, the total number of provisional registrations has gone up to 146, as on 20 August. Of these, three MSOs—C32 Cable Net, Reachnet Cable Services and Classic Digital Network—have got pan-India registration.
|Sl. No||Name of MSO||Place for which Provisional Registration was granted||Date of granted of Provisional Registration|
|1||Sun Cable Vision 9/464/2015 – DAS||In the State of Tamil Nadu ( except Chennai and Coimbatore cities) and Chitoor District in Andhra Pradesh||Provisional Registration issued on 18.08.2015|
|2||Raagul Sat Vision Private Limited 9/401/2015 – DAS||Tamil Nadu under Phase III & IV||Provisional Registration issued on 18.08.2015|
|3||Dinesh Cable Networks 9/90/2015 – DAS||Entire Tamil Nadu||Provisional Registration issued on 18.08.2015|
|4||Andaman Cable Network 9/156/2015 – DAS||Areas in the districts of South Andaman And North Middle Andaman in the U T of Andaman & Nicobar Islands||Provisional Registration issued on 18.08.2015|
|5||Krishna Teja Digital Cable Network 9/450/2015 – DAS||Areas in Municipal Corporation and Municipalities in state of Andhra Pradesh under Phase III||Provisional Registration issued on 18.08.2015|
|6||Shree Rajrajeshwar Communications 9/36/2015 – DAS||Maharashtra, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh||Provisional Registration issued on 18.08.2015|
|7||C32 Cable Net Pvt. Ltd C 9/531/2015 – DAS||PAN India||Provisional Registration issued on 18.08.2015|
|8||Reachnet Cable Services Pvt. Ltd 9/254/2015 – DAS||PAN India||Provisional Registration issued on 18.08.2015|
|9||Nagai Cable TV Communication Pvt. Ltd 9/455/2015 – DAS||Tamil Nadu state Including the district of Nagapattinam Under Phase III & IV||Provisional Registration issued on 18.08.2015|
|10||Ram Net Com, 9/151/2014 – BP&L||In the district of Kurnool, Ananthapur in Andhra Pradesh, District of Mahabubnagar in Telangana and Districts of Raichur & Bellary in Karnataka||Provisional Registration issued on 18.08.2015|
|11||Vajras Digital Netcom Private Limited 9/152/2015 – DAS||In the state of Tamil Nadu (except Chennai and Coimbatore cities )||Provisional Registration issued on 19.08.2015|
|12||Classic Digital Network 9/442/2015 – DAS||Areas of all India under Phase I, II, III, & IV||Provisional Registration issued on 19.08.2015|
|13||Sai Cable TV Network 9/265/2015 – DAS||In the district of Cutack, Jagatsingpur, and Jajpur Odisha||Provisional Registration issued on 20.08.2015|
|14||Sri Vaishnavi Communication 9/305/2015 – DAS||In the state of Tamil Nadu||Provisional Registration issued on 20.08.2015|
|15||Sharma Cable Network 9/329/2015 – DAS||In Lalsot, Didwana, Mandawari & Ramgadh areas of district Dausa in Rajasthan||Provisional Registration issued on 20.08.2015|
|16||TJ Cable Network 9/411/2015 – DAS||Nadia and North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal||Provisional Registration issued on 20.08.2015|
|17||Alwar telelink Pvt. Ltd 9/308/2015 – DAS||Areas in the district of Alwar In Rajasthan||Provisional Registration issued on 20.08.2015|
|18||TTV Cable Network, 9/324/2015 – DAS||In District Angul and Dhenkanal in the state of Odisha||Provisional Registration issued on 20.08.2015|
|19||Abhishek Cable Network 9/327/2015 – DAS||Belgaum, Bagalkot, Bijapur Districts in the state of Karnataka and Kolhapur, Sangli Districts of Maharashtra||Provisional Registration issued on 20.08.2015|
|20||Kashmir Digital Entertainment Network 9/476/2015 – DAS||In the Municipal council of Baramulla in Jammu & Kashmir||Provisional Registration issued on 20.08.2015|
The MIB has also issued two new permanent MSO licences, thus taking the number of permanent registrations to 229 as on 20 August.
|Sl. No.||Name of MSO||Address of MSO||Permitted City/Town/Area Operation||Status|
|1||Shirdi Sai Digital Network Pvt. Ltd 9/65/2014 – BP&L||Shirdi Sai Digital Network Pvt. Ltd D.No 15-01-109, GBC Road Ponnur Guntur Andhra Pradesh - 522124||Andhra Pradesh and Telangana under Phase III & IV||Registration for 10 years issued on 18.08.2015|
|2||Saptak Digital Pvt. Ltd 9/60/2014 – BP&L||Saptak Digital Pvt. Ltd C/o Samir Roy, Mayer Koley P.O, Memari, P.S Memri Burdwan – 713 146 Uttar Pradesh||Entire West Bengal||Registration for 10 years issued on 18.08.2015|