The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) after maintaining the number of pending licenses at the end of February, March, April, and May 2020 at 112, has seen an increase in the number of pending MSO licenses with 116 licenses now pending with the Ministry at the end of June 2020.
In the latest round of performance data revealed by the Ministry. I&B Ministry states that the number of MSO applications received between April 2019 to until now, stands at 215, up from 207 at the end of May 2020 seeing 8 new MSO applications drop in.
The Ministry approved 4 licenses in June increasing the number of approved MSO licenses from the existing 95 at the end of May 2020, to 99 approved MSO licenses between April 2019 to June 2020.
The number of pending MSO licenses now stands at 116, up by 4 from the existing 112 pending MSO licenses at the end of May 2020. Coincidentally, the number of pending MSO licenses stood at 112 throughout Feb 2020 – May 2020 with I&B Ministry approving the same number of MSO licenses equivalent to the number of MSO licenses received.
The quarterly data on the status of Television channel licenses is awaited from the Ministry’s data. The same is likely to be available shortly.