Thursday, 10 September 2015

No More Security Clearance for MSOs Provisional MSOs to get 10-year licences in due course

The Home Ministry has last month officially informed the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry that it will not insist on security clearance for multi system operators (MSOs) for digital addressable television for cable television.
However, according to I&B officials, the practice of giving provisional licences to some MSOs will continue so that the Ministry may like to check their veracity.
Some Independent MSOs told Cable Quest that the process of giving provisional licence should be got rid of as long as the MSO has a post office registration. Else, it may lead to corrupt practices and deliberate delay by the Ministry official in providing registration to a few selected MSOs as it happened in Phase I & II. Many MSOs had to go to court to get a stay order and continue doing their business.
In the last Task Force Meeting held on 17 August, this point was taken up for discussion however, representative of IBF (Indian Broadcasting Federation) expressed apprehension on the approach suggested by MHA. Infact, the rumour during Phase I was that some independent MSOs were not given Licence by the Ministry at the behest of pay broadcasters. 
Representative of the cable operators association had also brought out during the meeting that there were 5,000 headend owners who were MSOs or LMOs. As some of these MSOs/ LMOs have not applied for registration, he felt that it might result in some dark areas in Phase III and IV once the deadline was over. Joint Secretary, R Jaya had assured  that the MSO registration was still open and anyone could apply for it. 
Last month MIB has granted three permanent MSO and 53 new provisional licences. Till 20 August a total of 372 MSOs had been issued licences, of which 146 were provisional licences. The rest 226 had ten-year licence.  
Some Independent MSOs told Cable Quest that the process of giving provisional licence should be got rid of as it may lead to corruption and deliberate delay to a few selected MSOs as it happened in Phase I & II. Many MSOs had to go to court to get a stay order and continue doing their business.
The MSOs that have been given permanent registration include:
1.Shirdi Sai Digital Network Pvt. Ltd has got PAN-India registration on 18 August 2015 in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana under Phase III & IV.
2.Saptak Digital Pvt. Ltd has got PAN-India registration on 18 August 2015 in Entire West Bengal.
3.Valarr Gokkulam has got permanent registration for notified area in the districts of Coimbatore, Nilgiri and Tiruppur in Tamil Nadu. 
The MSOs that have been given provisional registration include:
1.Sai Cable TV Network has got provisional registration on 20 August 2015 in the district of Cutack, Jagatsingpur, and Jajpur Odisha.
2.Sri Vaishnavi Communication has got provisional registration on 20 August 2015 in the state of Tamil Nadu.
3.Sharma Cable Network has got provisional registration on 20 August 2015 in Lalsot, Didwana, Mandawari & Ramgadh areas of district Dausa in Rajasthan.
4.TJ Cable Network has got provisional registration on 20 August 2015 in Nadia and North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal.
5.Alwar Telelink Pvt. Ltd has got provisional registration on 20 August 2015 areas in the district of Alwar in Rajasthan.
6.TTV Cable Network, has got provisional registration on 20 August 2015 in District Angul and Dhenkanal in the state of Odisha.
7.Abhishek Cable Network has got provisional registration on 20 August 2015 Belgaum, Bagalkot, Bijapur Districts in the state of Karnataka and Kolhapur, Sangli Districts of Maharashtra.
8.Kashmir Digital Entertainment Network has got provisional registration on 20 August 2015 in the Municipal council of Baramulla in Jammu & Kashmir.
9.Vajras Digital Netcom Private Limited has got provisional registration on 19 August 2015 in the state of Tamil Nadu (except Chennai and Coimbatore cities).
10.Classic Digital Network has got provisional registration on 19 August 2015 in areas of all India under Phase I, II, III, & IV.
11.Sun Cable Vision has got provisional registration on 18 August 2015 in the State of Tamil Nadu (except Chennai and Coimbatore cities) and Chitoor District in Andhra Pradesh.
12.Raagul Sat Vision Private Limited has got provisional registration on 18 August 2015 in  Tamil Nadu under Phase III & IV.
13.Dinesh Cable Networks has got provisional registration on 18 August 2015 in Entire Tamil.
14.Andaman Cable Network has got provisional registration on 18 August 2015 areas in the districts of South Andaman And North Middle Andaman in the U T of Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
15.Krishna Teja Digital Cable Network has got provisional registration on 18 August 2015 areas in Municipal Corporation and Municipalities in state of Andhra Pradesh under Phase III.
16.Shree Rajrajeshwar Communications has got provisional registration on 18 August 2015 in Maharashtra, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh.
17.C32 Cable Net Pvt. Ltd has got PAN India provisional registration on 18 August 2015.
18.Reachnet Cable Services Pvt. Ltd has got PAN India provisional registration on 18 August 2015.
19.Nagai Cable TV Communication Pvt. Ltd has got provisional registration on 18 August 2015 inTamil Nadu state including the district of Nagapattinam Under Phase III & IV.
20.Ram Net Com has got provisional registration on 18 August 2015 in the district of Kurnool, Ananthapur in Andhra Pradesh, District of Mahabubnagar in Telangana and Districts of Raichur & Bellary in Karnataka.
21.Shri Shiridi Sai Baba International Dish Antenna has got provisional registration on 12 August 2015 in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamilnadu and Kerala for Phase II, III, IV. 12 August 2015.
22.Cablecast New Media Pvt. Ltd has got provisional registration on 12 August 2015 in Tamil Nadu.
23.LPS Vision Production has got provisional registration on 11 August 2015 in the State of Mizoram.
24.Enhance Multi Trade Pvt. Ltd. has got provisional registration on 10 August 2015 in Madhya Pradesh under Phase-II, III, & IV.
25.JK KTV Set has got provisional registration on 10 August 2015 in the district of Neemuch, Mandsaur, Garoth in Madhya Pradesh and in the district of Pratapgarh, Kota, Jhalawar, Udaipur in Rajasthan.
26.Shreeji Cable has got provisional registration on 10 August 2015 in in the state of Gujarat under phase II, III, & IV.
27.Morena Cable Network has got provisional registration on 10 August 2015 for Areas of Ambah, Porsa, Bhind, Lahar, Datiya, Dabara, Gwalior, Guna, Shipuri, Shyopur, Sabalgarh, Joura and Kailaras in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
28.Eastern Media Ltd has got provisional registration on 10 August 2015 in All Odisha.
29.Shri Badri Kedar Digital Cable Network has got provisional registration on 10 August 2015 in Uttarakhand Phase III and IV.
30.Star Cable Network has got provisional registration on 10 August 2015 in Jhalawar and Baran Dstircts in Rajasthan and Rajgarh and Guan Distt, in Madhya Pradesh.
31.Deep Network has got provisional registration on 7 August 2015 in Khed, Dapoli, and Mandangad areas of Distt. Ratnagiri, Maharashtra.
32.Skynel Digital Network has got provisional registration on 7 August 2015 in entire Tamil Nadu (except Chennai Metropolitan and Coimbatore).
33.Jain Satellite has got provisional registration on 4 August 2015 in Partapgarh District of Rajasthan.
34.Shri Digital Network Pvt. Ltd has got provisional registration on 4 August 2015 for areas in the state of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
35.Nova Digital & Broadband Pvt. Ltd. has got provisional registration on 4 August 2015 in Mathura distt, Uttar Pradesh.
36.Shri Rahul Cable Network9/ has got provisional registration on 4 August 2015 for area in the district of Nagpur, in Maharashtra under phase II, District of Nandurbar, Dhule, Jalgaon, Buldana, Akola, Washim, Amravati, Wardha, Nagpur, Bhandara, Gondiya, Gadchiroli, Chandrapur, Yavatmal, Nanded Hingoli, Parbhani, Jalna, Aurangabad, Nashik, Ahmadnagar, Bid, Latur, Osmanabad, Solapur in Maharashtra under phase III and IV, District of Betul, Harda, Chhindwara, Seoni, Balaghat, East Nimar, Burhanpur in Madhya Pradesh under Phase III and IV.
37.Raja Network has got provisional registration on 4 August 2015 for areas in the districts of Raisen, Vidisha, Sehore and Narsinghpur in Madhya Pradesh.
38.Bandikui Infotainment Services has got provisional registration on 4 August 2015 in Distt. Dausa of Rajasthan.
39.Multi Star Digital LLP has got provisional registration on 4 August 2015 in Tamil Nadu except Chennai and Coimbatore.
40.Apna Cable Network Pvt. Ltd has got provisional registration on 4 August 2015 in Entire Chhattisgarh.
41.Shana Satellite Vision & TTN has got provisional registration on 4 August 2015 in Entire Tamil Nadu (excluding Chennai Metropolitan area and Coimbatore).
42.P. digital Cable Network has got provisional registration on 4 August 2015 in Haryana.
43.Devi Cable TV Network has got provisional registration on 4 August 2015 in Nalagonde, Mahaboob Nagar and Rangareddy Distts in the state of Telangana.
44.Shridham Cable Network has got provisional registration on 4 August 2015 areas in Gotegaon Tehsil in Narsingpur district of Madhya Pradesh.
45.Bharath Digital Vision LLP has got provisional registration on 4 August 2015 in Tamil Nadu which covers all the DAS notified areas of Phase-I, II, III & IV.
46.World View Broadband Pvt. Ltd has got provisional registration on 4 August 2015 in Assam under Phase III & IV.
47.Unity Cable Operators Network LLP has got provisional registration on 4 August 2015 in Entire Maharashtra under Phase II, III & IV
48.Sunny Digital Home Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. has got provisional registration on 31 July 2015 Entire Telangana and Andhra Pradesh region
49.Sri Ayyappa Swamy Siti Cable network has got provisional registration on 28 July 2015 in Kurnool, Chittore Anantapur, Kadappa and Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh.
50.Sanny Digital Communications Pvt. Ltd has got provisional registration on 28 July 2015 in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
51.Y S Digital Networks Pvt. Ltd has got provisional registration on 27 July 2015 in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
52.Ganapati Digital Network has got provisional registration on 27 July 2015 for the district of Baghpat, Shamli, Hapur, Ghaziabad, Muzaffarnagar, Bulandshahar, in Uttar Pradesh under Phase III & IV.
53.OM Systems has got provisional registration on 27 July 2015 in Madhya Pradesh under Phase II, III, and IV.
Sourcehttp://cablequest.org/index.php/articles/digitization/item/7833-no-more-security-clearance-for-msos-provisional-msos-to-get-10-year-licences-in-due-course

Source: http://cablequest.org/index.php/articles/digitization/item/7833-no-more-security-clearance-for-msos-provisional-msos-to-get-10-year-licences-in-due-course

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