New Delhi: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has prompted all existing MSOs as well as fresh applicants to submit an Affidavit stating that they carry all 24 DD Channels in addition to Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha TV channels.I&B Ministry demands Affidavit on carriage of DD channels on Cable TV Networks
The Affidavit has been sought after I&B Ministry noticed that the several cable operators not following the existing rules that prompts Cable TV Networks to carry DD channels compulsorily.
The notification from the ministry stated ‘In view of the contribution of Doordarshan towards dissemination of accurate information about policies and programmes of government, acceleration of socio-economic change, promotion of national integration and stimulation of scientific temper, it is mandated that all Cable TV Networks should carry DD channels. However, it is noticed that the several cable operators not following the existing rules.
It has accordingly been decided that an Affidavit be sought from both existing MSOs as well as fresh applicants that they are carrying all 24 DD Channels, besides Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha TV channels, on their TV network.
The Affidavit has to be submitted within one month of issue of notice.