New Delhi: The information and Broadcasting Ministry has issued a notification dated 6th March which states that All Provisional MSO registrations, unless cancelled/suspended subsequently, to be treated as deemed regular registration for 10 years from the date of issue of provisional registration.
However the statement clarification that the registration is subjected to certain conditions, if the continuation of registration of any MSO is at any time found to be or considered detrimental to the security of the State then the registration so granted is liable to be cancelled/suspended.
All other terms and conditions depicted in the provisional registration letter(s) will continue to apply.
The Ministry has declared that all registered MSOs are free to operate in any part of the country, irrespective of registration for specified DAS notified areas granted by this Ministry. However, they have to submit the details of Head-end, SMS, subscribers list and a self-certificate that they are carrying all the mandatory TV Channels, within six months from date of issuance of MSO registration, to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, failing which the MSO registration is liable to cancelled/suspended.
Hence, all deemed regular registered MSOs also are required to submit the details to the M/o l&B with 6 months.