Government on Tuesday said it has decided to monitor the output feed of cable operators in a “non-intrusive manner” by installing a monitoring device at the head-end of multi-system operators (MSO).
In an advisory, the ministry of information and broadcasting said monitoring devices will be installed at the head-end of the cable operators as per the provisions of the Cable TV Networks (Regulation) Act.
It cautioned that any non-cooperation will be viewed as a violation of sub-section 4 of Section 10A of the Act and violators may face action.
“Government has decided to monitor the output feed of MSOs in a non-intrusive manner,” a government official said.
The advisory asked cable operators to cooperate with officials or a team of Broacast Engineering Consultants India Limited (BECIL) visiting their premises for installation of monitoring devices on their head-end.
“It is also requested to furnish the requisite information regarding head-end locations, conditional access system details, transport stream, frequency detail, RF feed details, platform service details, CTAV signal distribution areas, STB seeding details etc required by BECIL officials/ team for monitoring system,” the I&B ministry advisory said. PTI