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MIB urgently seeks pending 78 channels' equipment details

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MUMBAI: The government of India expects all TV channels to submit technical details of their respective equipment for the purpose of monitoring. In all, 78 channels have failed to do so.

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting issued a Notice dated 9 December 2016 to 194 TV channels to provide a set of Professional IRD for each TV channel permitted to them which can give SD-SDI output (in case of HD channels, HD-SDI output) along with one spare IRD per bouquet, to EMMC.

Alternatively, the pay TV broadcaster/ service  provider  should  provide  Viewing  card  (VC)  with matching  CAM  module  for interfacing with de-modulators to decrypt and demodulate the channel over IP. TV channels are also required  to  provide  the  technical  parameters  as Satellite,  Frequency,  location of teleport etc.

Accordingly, the details/ equipment from 78 TV channels have not been received so far. The Broadcasting companies of these TV channels are required to send the details/ required equipment urgently.

The  equipment   details may   be  sent  to  Director, Electronic Media Monitoring Centre, BECIL,  Soochna Bhawan, New Delhi.

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