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MIB issues notice to 69 channels to provide technical parameters with EMMC

The channels have been asked to provide necessary details within 15 days of the notice

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MUMBAI: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has issued a notice instructing 69 private satellite channels to provide complete set of technical parameters with Electronic  Media Monitoring Centre (EMMC)  of the ministry. While the notice was issues on 25 September, the channels have been asked to provide necessary details within 15 days.

“It has been brought to the notice of this ministry that 69 private satellite TV channels permitted by this ministry (list attached) have not shared their technical parameters with Electronic Media Monitoring Centre (EMMC) of this Ministry,” the MIB said in the notice.

MIB also highlighted in the notice that clause 5.5 of the extant uplinking guidelines mandate broadcasters to provide for the necessary monitoring facility at its own cost  for  monitoring  of  programmes  or  content   by the representatives of  the MIB or any  other  government agency  as  and  when  so required.

”Accordingly,  all   the   concerned    broadcaster    companies  are   required   to   provide complete  set of technical  parameters I Cam Module I VC Card (for pay channel)  in respect of their permitted  TV channel(s) to EMMC  for content  acquisition purpose  positively  within  15 days  of  issue  of  this  notice,  failing  which  action  shall  be initiated  in accordance with  the uplinking  guidelines, 2011,” the ministry stated.

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