The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has directed the multi-system operators (MSOs) to get themselves registered on MIB’s Digital India website on or before November 25, 2022, failing which its permissions could be revoked.
MIB had asked MSOs in May to furnish information regarding head-end locations, Conditional Access System, Transport Stream/Frequency detail, RF Feed details, Platform Service details, CTAV Signal distribution areas, STB Seeding details etc. to state-owned Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Ltd (BECIL) officials or teams for the monitoring system.
MIB said in an order, "It has come to the notice of the Ministry that some of the MSOs are yet to get registered and furnish the information on the portal. In case of failure to furnish the information within the prescribed time limit, it may be construed that MSO has violated the terms and conditions of the registration granted to them.”
The ministry order said failure to register may lead to the initiation of proceedings under Section 4(7) of the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995 and Rule 11(7) of the Cable Television Networks Rules.,1994 for the suspension/revocation of the MSO registration.