169 MSOs get 10-year licenses under DAS

NEW DELHI: With the addition of eleven more multi-system operators (MSOs) after 25 March, the number of MSOs who have been granted permanent registration for ten years to operate the digital addressable system (DAS) has gone up to 169, even as the Home Ministry has been forwarded the names of 82 MSOs who have been awaiting security clearance for a long time.

Most of these MSOs had been given provisional permission earlier. The new list is as on 10 April.

The MSOs who have received permission after 25 March are: M C Transmission of Bhatinda for Punjab; Skyvision Master Channel for In Yanam and East Godavari District; Arohon Cable TV Network of West Bengal for 24 paraganas (south) which includes Amtala, Bishnupur, Daulatabad, Gabberia, Julpia, baruipur, Mruogranut, Srichanda, Bhasa, Bibirhut, Pailan, Roypur, Fatehpur, Sirakol, Sibanipur, Falta etc. and District of Howrah in the state of west Bengal under Phase III and IV; Machillipatnam Communication for entire Andhra Pradesh under Phase III & IV; Uday Infosys of Dhansura for Aravalli, Kheda and Sabarkantha districts; United Cable Communications of New Delhi for pan India; Radiant Digitek Network of Kota for Phase II, III, IV of entire Rajasthan; N T Broadcasting of Perambdur for Perambalur, Cuddalore, Salem, Villupuram, Trichy and Ariyalur districts in Tamil Nadu; SR Digital of Madhya Pradesh in the State including cities/towns/villages under Phase ll, lll and lV; Mahathi Warangal Communications & Cable TV Network for Warangal and Karimnagar Districts; and Yelamanchil Cable Network Pvt. Ltd of Vishakapatnam for Phase III in the State of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

With the rejection of an application by Digi Navi Mumbai Network of Andheri (East), the list of MSOs who have been refused permission as on 10 April has gone up to 28. Some of those in the cancelled list applied as early as March 2013.

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