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I&B Ministry grants registration to 15 MSOs in Jan 2020

There are 1630 registered MSOs in India as on 31 January 2020.

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MUMBAI: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has published a document listing all the registered multi system operators (MSO) in the country. As per the document, there are 1630 registered MSOs in India as on 31 January 2020.

Fifteen MSOs were granted registration in the month of January 2020. A total of 150 MSOs were granted registration in the year 2019. Surprisingly, just one MSO, Sharma Cable Network, was granted registration in the entire of 2018 as per the document.

All the granted registrations are valid for a period of 10 years. The name of the companies that were added in the registration list in January includes Latiyal TV Club, Vijayendra Cable, Seven Star Digital; Maxnet Communication, AG Digital Communication, Jai Maa Vaishnavi Jai Mata Di Star Cable, Digimedia Cable, Cable Operator Association of Yamunagar N Jagadhari, Siddhi Cable Center, Barale Cable Network, Aryabhatt Digital Network Pvt Ltd, The Nandhyal Communications, Tiranga Networks and DNA Cables.

The ministry has also cancelled the registration of Skyway Digital on 27 january 2020. The total number of MSO registrations cancelled by MIB is 74 till 31 January 2020.

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