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MIB grants registration to 139 MSOs in 2019

11 MSOs were registered in November.

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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 1606 registered MSOs in India as on 26 November 2019.

Eleven MSOs were granted registration in the month of November 2019. A total of 139 MSOs were granted registration in the years 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. Some of the companies named are Shree Sai Vision, Ajanta Sky Darshan, Zee Communications, Home Vu Digital Cable and Broadband, Mediatech Communication, etc.

The MIB mentioned that all registered MSOs can operate anywhere in India, unless indicated otherwise.

A day before, certain MSOs had approached the ministry regarding the status of their applications in an open house meeting.

Earlier this year, TRAI released recommendations on MSO registrations stating that there was no need to fix a minimum entry net worth.

You can access the full list here

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