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MIB mandates broadcasters to make applications via Broadcast Seva

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MUMBAI: In its latest move to ensure ease of conducting business, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has mandated TV broadcasters to make online applications for a range of submissions.

Any broadcaster’s requirement for temporary uplinking, permission to set up a teleport, foreign remittance, change of satellite, channel name, logo, language of channel, category of channel, mode of transmission, teleport and teleport location, must be made only via online applications. A new portal has been created specifically for the purpose–www.broadcastseva.gov.in.

The ministry’s intimation also states that the annual permission fee module is also active on the website and payment for it will also be accepted only through online media.

Last year, four modules were made live on the site–payment of annual permission fees for TV channels/teleports, application for temporary uplink of live events, application for setting up of community radio stations and application for registration as MSOs.

The Broadcast Seva website was created to add to the prime minister’s visions of ‘ease of doing business,’ ‘digital India’ and ‘make in India’. It will be the single point interface for stakeholders and applicants to make applications for various permissions, registrations, licences, etc issued by the MIB for broadcast-related activities.

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