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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. NoName of MSOPlace for which Provisional Registration was grantedDate of granted of Provisional Registration
1Sun Cable Vision 9/464/2015 – DASIn the State of Tamil Nadu ( except Chennai and Coimbatore cities) and Chitoor District in Andhra PradeshProvisional Registration issued on 18.08.2015
2Raagul Sat Vision Private Limited 9/401/2015 – DASTamil Nadu under Phase III & IVProvisional Registration issued on 18.08.2015
3Dinesh Cable Networks 9/90/2015 – DASEntire Tamil NaduProvisional Registration issued on 18.08.2015
4Andaman Cable Network 9/156/2015 – DASAreas in the districts of South Andaman And North Middle Andaman in the U T of Andaman & Nicobar IslandsProvisional Registration issued on 18.08.2015
5Krishna Teja Digital Cable Network 9/450/2015 – DASAreas in Municipal Corporation and Municipalities in state of Andhra Pradesh under Phase IIIProvisional Registration issued on 18.08.2015
6Shree Rajrajeshwar Communications 9/36/2015 – DASMaharashtra, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Andhra PradeshProvisional Registration issued on 18.08.2015
7C32 Cable Net Pvt. Ltd C 9/531/2015 – DASPAN IndiaProvisional Registration issued on 18.08.2015
8Reachnet Cable Services Pvt. Ltd 9/254/2015 – DASPAN IndiaProvisional Registration issued on 18.08.2015
9Nagai Cable TV Communication Pvt. Ltd 9/455/2015 – DASTamil Nadu state Including the district of Nagapattinam Under Phase III & IVProvisional Registration issued on 18.08.2015
10Ram Net Com, 9/151/2014 – BP&LIn the district of Kurnool, Ananthapur in Andhra Pradesh, District of Mahabubnagar in Telangana and Districts of Raichur & Bellary in KarnatakaProvisional Registration issued on 18.08.2015
11Vajras Digital Netcom Private Limited 9/152/2015 – DASIn the state of Tamil Nadu (except Chennai and Coimbatore cities )Provisional Registration issued on 19.08.2015
12Classic Digital Network 9/442/2015 – DASAreas of all India under Phase I, II, III, & IVProvisional Registration issued on 19.08.2015
13Sai Cable TV Network 9/265/2015 – DASIn the district of Cutack, Jagatsingpur, and Jajpur OdishaProvisional Registration issued on 20.08.2015
14Sri Vaishnavi Communication 9/305/2015 – DASIn the state of Tamil NaduProvisional Registration issued on 20.08.2015
15Sharma Cable Network 9/329/2015 – DASIn Lalsot, Didwana, Mandawari & Ramgadh areas of district Dausa in RajasthanProvisional Registration issued on 20.08.2015
16TJ Cable Network 9/411/2015 – DASNadia and North 24 Parganas district in West BengalProvisional Registration issued on 20.08.2015
17Alwar telelink Pvt. Ltd 9/308/2015 – DASAreas in the district of Alwar In RajasthanProvisional Registration issued on 20.08.2015
18TTV Cable Network, 9/324/2015 – DASIn District Angul and Dhenkanal in the state of OdishaProvisional Registration issued on 20.08.2015
19Abhishek Cable Network 9/327/2015 – DASBelgaum, Bagalkot, Bijapur Districts in the state of Karnataka and Kolhapur, Sangli Districts of MaharashtraProvisional Registration issued on 20.08.2015
20Kashmir Digital Entertainment Network 9/476/2015 – DASIn the Municipal council of Baramulla in Jammu & KashmirProvisional 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 MSOAddress of MSOPermitted City/Town/Area OperationStatus
1Shirdi Sai Digital Network Pvt. Ltd 9/65/2014 – BP&LShirdi Sai Digital Network Pvt. Ltd D.No 15-01-109, GBC Road Ponnur Guntur Andhra Pradesh - 522124Andhra Pradesh and Telangana under Phase III & IVRegistration for 10 years issued on 18.08.2015
2Saptak Digital Pvt. Ltd 9/60/2014 – BP&LSaptak Digital Pvt. Ltd C/o Samir Roy, Mayer Koley P.O, Memari, P.S Memri Burdwan – 713 146 Uttar PradeshEntire West BengalRegistration for 10 years issued on 18.08.2015