Mumbai: The ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) reported that there are 1761 registered multi-system operators (MSOs) as of 30 April compared to 1763 registered MSOs on 22 March. The ministry granted one new license, cancelled three licenses and rejected two applications for license in the month of April.
MIB granted Manipur-based Infotainment Service & Communication Pvt Ltd license to operate on 21 March. It cancelled the license of RK Digital Cable TV Network, Panduranga Cable Network for being non-operational as well as Dewshree Network Pvt Ltd. The ministry rejected the applications of Shivam Cable & Broadband Pvt Ltd and Rallyon Technology due to suppression of vital information.
Previously, MIB had granted 13 licenses between 31 December 2021 and 21 March 2022 including the MSOs Sky Media, SGRA Satellite Cable Network, Dainik Savera News and Media Network, Sai Namo Digital Cable Network, Inishia Media, Ganapati Digital Network, Swastika, Grand Gumber Network, Digital Fusion Network, Raaga Communication, SSCN Digital TV and Broadband, Assistive Netspeed Technologies and Asiasat Channel and Consultancy India.