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Only pay TV channels to facilitate feed to EMMC by 25 August

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NEW DELHI: The Government has clarified that free to air television channels are not required to provide one set of professional IRD for each TV channel which can give SD-SDI output (in case the channels are HD then HD-SDI output) along with one spare IRD per bouquet to the electronic media monitoring cell (EMMC) by 25 August.

Issuing a second reminder to the broadcasters, the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry said that pay TV broadcaster / service provider should provide viewing card (VC) with matching CAM module for interface with demodulators to decrypt and demodulate the channels over lP.

This reminder by the I&B Ministry is in furtherance of the earlier letter of 22 July and letter of 14 August.

The Ministry informed all TV channels that any failure to provide the module to EMMC within the time schedule will be viewed seriously.

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