Channel Guide gets teleport licence in Mumbai

MUMBAI: Digital satellite TV guide cum info TV channel, Channel Guide India Limited has obtained a teleport license from the ministry of information and broadcasting.

According to a company release, transponder space has already been booked on Insat 3A .

Besides being used in house, the teleport would also cater to other channels using Insat 3A as a platform. Insat 3A is fast emerging as a popular Hot-Bird over India. This would be the first private satellite TV teleport in Mumbai, says the release.

According to Channel Guide managing director Rajesh Jain, the company has already received serious enquiries from prospective customers. Besides Channel Guide's teleport, the only other teleport in Mumbai is VSNL's teleport, which caters to Thaicom Clients

While the company is in the process of zeroing in on suitable location for setting up the teleport, the company has already assembled state of the art back-end facilities like shooting floor / studio for live broadcasts and tape-less play out matching international teleports to which Indian broadcasters have been accustomed to, the release states.

The teleport would also be available for occasional users/SNG services. Channel Guide hopes to commission the services within the next two to three months.

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