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36 new MSOs get provisional licence; 1 MSO gets permanent licence

Ooty-based Nilgiri Cable TV has got permanent licence, while four permanent MSOs have got pan India licence after revision of areas of operation

36 new MSOs get provisional licence; 1 MSO gets permanent licence

Ooty-based Nilgiri Cable TV has got permanent licence, while four permanent MSOs have got pan India licence after revision of areas of operation

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | October 28, 2015


The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has released the list of permanent and provisional MSOs (Multi-System Operators) in the country as on October 21, 2015. There is one addition to the list of MSOs with permanent licence, while 36 new MSOs have been given provisional registrations.

Nilgiri Cable TV, based in Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu, has got permanent registration on October 20, 2015 and will operate in Phase III and Phase IV areas in Tamil Nadu.

The areas of operation have been revised pan India in DAS notified areas for these MSOs – Novabase Digital Entertainment (Delhi), Sea TV Network (Uttar Pradesh), Delhi Distribution Company, and JPR Channel (Mumbai).

The 36 new MSOs that have got provisional licences and their areas of operation are as follows:

Sky World Digital - City/ town/ area under Phase III and IV in Tamil Nadu and Union Territory of Pondicherry

Tejas Doordarshan Cable Network - In entire DAS notified areas of Aravalli, Sabarkantha and Mahfisagar districts of Gujarat and Dungarpur district of Rajasthan

Shivalik Digital - Dehradun district in Uttarakhand and Simour district in Himachal Pradesh

Pahalgam Cable Network – Anantnag district in Jammu & Kashmir under Phase III and IV

Winn Suthi Digital Network - Areas in Tamil Nadu under Phase III and IV

Sakharkherda Cable Network - Maharashtra

Kachchh Digital Network - Gujarat

Mukand Trading - North-Eastern states (Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Sikkim), Siliguri, Cooch Bihar, Jalgaon, Dinajpur, Malda, Krishna Nagar, Howrah, Purulia, Asansol, and Medinapur areas in West Bengal, and Dhanbad and Bokaro in Jharkhand

Pundir Star Digital – Pan India

Catvision - Pan India

SMR Entertainment - In Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh under all phases

Goa Digital Co-operative Society - Pan India

Sundar Digital Cable Network - Sonepat district in Haryana

ABS Digital Cable - Pan India

Broadways - Kangra, Mandi and Hamirpur districts in Himachal Pradesh

Omnero Media - Himachal Pradesh

Modern Communication – Nagaland, and Karbi Anglong and Golaghat districts in Assam

Net 9 - In states of Karnataka, Maharashtra, Kerala and Telangana under Phase III and IV

DJ World Vision - In state of Gujarat under Phases II, III and IV

KTV Network - Neemuch, Mandsaur, and Garoth districts in Madhya Pradesh, and Pratapgarh, Chittorgarh, Kota, Jhalawar and Udaipur districts in Rajasthan

Rachit Cable Network - Bulandshahr district in Uttar Pradesh

Signet Digital - Palghar district in Maharashtra

Cable Combine Communication - West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Assam, Mizoram, Nagaland, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura and Meghalaya under all Phases

Rajmoti Network - Gujarat, Daman and Diu

Skywalk Digital Network - Tamil Nadu under Phases II, III, and IV

Soham Cable Network – Maharashtra

Kamban Digital - Thanjavur, Thiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Ariyalur, Cuddalore and Pudukottai districts in Tamil Nadu

Shiva Cable Network – Medak and Rangareddy districts in Telangana

Tanuku Communication Network - West Godavari, Krishna and East Godavari districts in Andhra Pradesh under Phases III and IV

LMO Digital Cable - Maharashtra under Phases II, III, and IV

Entertainment TV Club - Vellore and Krishnagiri districts in Tamil Nadu

New SkylinkVision - Saiha district in Mizoram

Jay Ambe Cable Network - Banswara district in Rajasthan, Dahod district in Gujarat, and Ratlam district in Madhya Pradesh

Balaji Cable Network – Maharashtra

Shree Laxmi Narayan Cable Network – Taluka Guhagar in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra under Phases III and IV

Basanta Cable TV Network - Koraput district in Odisha

Shiva Communication - Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak and Keonjhar districts in Odisha

It may be noted here that the provisional licence of Manthan Broadband Services stands void after it was given permanent licence on September 24, 2015.

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