India's DAS-registered MSOs now number 142

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 08 January 2015

The total number of registered multi-system operators (MSOs) across India has now reached 142 after 11 more were granted permanent registration for ten years to operate digital cable TV services.

Many of the newly registered MSOs had already received provisional permission to operate digital addressable systems (DAS) from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Since November 2014, the following MSOs have been registered: Karuvai Communications in Tamil Nadu; Ajana Cable Network in Vaijapur and Aurangabad in Maharashtra; New Peime Network in Dehradun, Haridwar, Tehri Garhwal, Pauri Garhwal, Rudraprayag, Chamoli Garhwal, and Uttarkashi Districts in Uttarakhand; Jai Mata Di Cable Network for Mehendergarh, Rewari, Bhiwani & Jhajjar District of Haryana and Alwar and Jhunjhnu Districts of Rajasthan; Onsky Technology for PAN India; Space Television Network for the Municipal Council of Greater Mumbai and, during the third phase of cable digitisation, the rest of Maharashtra; Haldwani Digital Services for the state of Uttarakhand; V R Cable for the cities of Kanyakumari, Tuticorin and Chennai in Tamil Nadu; Satellite Cable Communication in Pune District and Nasik District; R D Cable Network in Canacona, Quepem, Sanguem and Salcettte in Goa; and Orugallu Communications in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Some 26 MSOs have been refused permission by the ministry to operate digital cable TV services