Ludhiana-based Fastway Media Cable Network has received a provisional pan-India multi-system operator (MSO) licence from the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB).
The MSO is part of Punjab’s dominant MSO Fastway Transmissions, which incidentally also holds provisional MSO licence for digital addressable system (DAS) Phases II, III and IV.
Fastway, a joint venture between Gurdeep Singh and Digicable Network India, provides digital cable TV services in North India.
The services of Fastway Transmissions are available in the majority of areas in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Union Territory of Chandigarh.
In June, the ministry has awarded 40 new provisional licences, including Fastway Media Cable Network.
This takes the total number of provisional registrations to 711 as on 28 June. The number of permanent MSO licences stands at 229. Together, the number of MSO licences stands at 940.
Apart from Fastway, another New Delhi-based Megbela Infitel Cable & Broadband has also received pan-India registration.
Seema Cable Network, Noel Cable Network, and Sharp Video Cables have received provisional registrations for the states of Bihar, Odisha and Tamil Nadu. Marthandam Cable Network and Kanthan Cable Network have received registrations for the state of Tamil Nadu.
Yes India Digital Network has got the provisional registration for the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka.