Regulatory Info

Uplinking From India – Guide Lines
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IPTV: Policy Guide Lines


Procedure For Obtaining Uplinking Permission

  • The applicant company can apply to the Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, in triplicate, in the prescribed format “Form 1” along with all requisite documents a demand draft for an amount equal to processing fee wherever prescribed, payable at par at New Delhi, in favour of the Pay & Accounts Officer, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi.
  • On the basis of information furnished in the application form, if the applicant is found eligible, its application will be sent for security clearance to the Ministry of Home Affairs and for clearance of satellite use to the Department of Space (wherever required).
  • As soon as these clearances are received, the applicant would be asked to furnish a demand draft for an amount equal to the processing fee, wherever prescribed, payable at New Delhi, in favour of Pay & Accounts Officer, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi.
  • The applicant company would be required to sign an agreement titled as “Grant of Permission Agreement
  • Thereafter, the Company would be issued a formal permission to enable it to obtain requisite license/ clearances from the WPC Wing, Ministry of Communications & IT or approach a teleport service provider in case of TV channels/ uplinking by a Indian news agency.
  • The applicant will pay the licence fee and royalty, as prescribed by WPC Wing from time to time, annually, for the total amount of spectrum assigned to Hub/Teleport station, as per norms & rules of the WPC Wing. Besides, the Hub/Teleport station owner will inform WPC Wing the full technical and operations details of TV channels proposed to be uplinked through his/her Hub/Teleport in prescribed format. (This clause is applicable for teleports/ uplinking by a Indian News Agency.)

General Terms & Conditions

  • The companies can uplink either in C or Ku Band.
  • Up linking in C Band would be permitted both to Indian as well as foreign satellites.
  • Up linking in Ku Band would be permitted through Indian satellite only. To operate DTH service separate guidelines apply)
  • Satellite to be used should have been coordinated with Insat System.
  • The company shall comply with the Programme & Advertising Codes.
  • The company shall keep record of the content up linked for a period of 90 days.
  • The company/channel shall provide for the necessary monitoring facility, at its own cost to the representatives of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.
  • The company shall comply with the terms and conditions of WPC Wing, Ministry of Communications & IT.
  • The Government of India, have the right to suspend the permission of the company for a specified period in public interest or in the interest of national security to prevent its misuse.
  • It will be obligatory on the part of the company to take prior permission from the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting before effecting any change in the CEO/ Board of Directors.

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Government of India

Shastri Bhawan
New Delhi