MIB advises Cable Operators to cooperate with BECIL team for installation of monitoring devices

MIB set to deploy monitoring devices on head-ends of cable operators through BECIL team. Cable operators advised to cooperate with BECIL or face action under prevalent laws.

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The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) yesterday issued an advisory requesting cable operators to cooperate with BECIL officials/team visiting their premises for the installation of monitoring devices on their head-end.

The Ministry in order to ensure adherence with the provisions of the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995 has decided with the approval of the competent authority to monitor the output feed of cable operators through a monitoring device.

The monitoring devices will be installed on the Head-end of the cable operators under the provision of sub-section 4 of Section 10A of the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995.

The Ministry has advised cable operators to furnish the requisite information regarding head-end locations, conditional access system (CAS) detail, transport stream, frequency detail, RF feed details, platform service details, CTAV signal distribution areas, STB seeding details, etc required by the BECIL officials/team for the monitoring system.

The Ministry will view non-cooperation as a violation of subsection 4 of Section 10A of the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995. The violations will invite action as per the provisions of the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995.

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