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TV channels require bandwidth of 28.5 Mbps to transmit: Rathore

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NEW DELHI: The typical value of bandwidth or data rate required to transmit (uplink / downlink) TV channels is around 28.5 Mbps, the Parliament was told today.

Rathore said that 822 private satellite TV channels had been permitted by the Ministry under the Uplinking / Downlinking Guidelines.

In reply to a question, Rathore informed that the permitted satellite TV channels, after obtaining permission from the Ministry, have to operationalise within one year in accordance with the provisions of Clause 2.4.2, 2.5.1 and 3.5.1 of the Uplinking Guidelines.

In order to ensure operationalisation, a Performance Bank Guarantee of certain amount has to be deposited by the permission holding company, which is forfeited if the company fails to operationalise by the due date. 

Quoting information supplied by the Department of Telecommunications, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Rajyavardhan Rathore said the spectrum was as follows:

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