The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) over the last couple of months has granted 13 new licences to Multi-System Operators (MSOs). The total number of registered MSOs has increased to 1,763 as of March 21, 2022 from 1750 on December 30, 2021.
These include Sky Media, Asiasat Channel, and Consultancy India Pvt. Ltd, Assistive Netspeed Technologies Pvt. Ltd., SSCN Digital TV and Broadband, Raaga Communication, Digital Fusion Network Pvt. Ltd., Grand Gumber Network, Swastika, Ganapati Digital Network, Inishia Media Pvt. Ltd., Sai Namo Digital Cable Network (OPC) Pvt. Ltd., Dainik Savera News and Media Network, and SGRA Satellite Cable Network Pvt. Ltd.
Provisional registration has been granted to Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation Ltd and Godfather Communication Pvt. Ltd.
MIB had earlier cancelled eight MSO licences. These include Bhyraveshwara Cable Network, Star Club Cable And Broadband Pvt. Ltd., Hubli Digital Cable Net & Broadband Services, Vimitel Network Private Limited, Kavali Entertainment Network Pvt. Ltd, SSV Cable Pvt. Ltd., Anil Kumar Singh, and Sai Enterprise. BCS Bureau