Broadcasting ministry has issued a notice to all permitted private satellite TV Channels sustaining Attention to be drawn to clauses 3.1.4, 5.8 & 5.10 of the Policy Guidelines, 2011 for up-linking and Clause 5. 2011 of down-linking Guidelines of private satellite TV Channels.  As per these clauses, the permission holding companies are required to intimate Ministry of Information & Broadcasting if there are any changes in their share-holding pattern (SHP). Further, before effecting any change in their CEO/ Board of Directors, the companies shall take prior permission from this Ministry. The companies are also required to maintain prescribed net worth and ensure their continued eligibility throughout the period of permission.

It has come to the notice of Ministry that some broadcast companies and teleport operators are not fulfilling the above mentioned clauses.

In view of the foregoing, all broadcast companies and teleport operators are required to strictly adhere to the guidelines issued by this Ministry. They are also advised to keep their data updated on the Ministry of Corporate portal/website. – Broadcast and Cable Sat Bureau 

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