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MSOs, LCOs alerted to get ready for Phase IV DAS, applications for registration by 30 April

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New Delhi, 29 March: The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has urged multi-system operators to apply by 30 April in case they want to supply signals in the areas falling under Phase IV of digital addressable system.

In an advertisement also addressed to cable operators who want to become MSOs, the Ministry has said this is necessary as adequate time is needed for registration, and for the MSOs to be ready by 31 December this year when analogue is expected to be switched off all over the country.

It has also been pointed out that Section 11A of Cable Television Rules 1994 is clear that any stakeholder desirous of providing television DAS signals in a notified area have to be registered as MSO with the Ministry.

Attention has also been drawn to the notification of 11 September 2014 which gave the final deadline for the various phases and stated that digitization in IV Phase has to be completed by 31 December this year.

The advertisement has also been placed on the website digitalindiamib.com whch can also be accessed through the main mib.nic.in.

Stakeholders have been asked to get full details from these websites, and also have the option of calling toll-free number 1800-180-4343.

 

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