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MIB Issues Guidelines for MSOs

Published on December 11, 2022
Current Context: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) issued guidelines for Platform Services (PSs) offered by Multi-System Operators (MSOs).
MIB Issues Guidelines for MSOs
  • Under the guideline, the MSO will have to compulsorily apply within the next three months to register as a “company” if they want to provide local news and current affairs programs as PS on their networks.
  • The online registration process for PS channels by MSOs will cost INR 1,000 per channel and a maximum of two PS channels will be permitted at the district level.
  • The maximum number of permitted PS channels per operator has been capped at 5% of the channel carriage capacity.
  • As per the guidelines, the MSOs will be allowed to transmit their own programming service to their subscribers, directly or through Local Cable Operators.
  • It also mentions that the MSO offering PS will have to maintain the recording of all programs for 90 days.


Q.1 As per the new guidelines of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, how much will the online registration process for PS channels by MSOs cost?
a. INR 100
b. INR 500
c. INR 1,000
d. Free of Cost

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