Top Story


Home >> Media - TV >> Article

I&B Ministry issues guidelines for IPTV services

Font Size   16
I&B Ministry issues guidelines for IPTV services

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) has issued guidelines for provisioning of Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) services in India in pursuance of the Union Cabinet’s decision. IPTV services facilitate delivery of television content through the technologies used for computer network instead of traditional format and cabling.

It would require either a computer and software media player or an IPTV set-top box to decode the images in real time. IPTV is a system where a digital television service is delivered using the Internet Protocol over a network infrastructure, which may include delivery by a broadband connection.

These guidelines bring clarity on various platforms capable of providing IPTV services, the regulatory provisions and licensing requirements and other issues to encourage stakeholders to launch IPTV.

Telecom Access Service Providers having license to provide triple play services and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) with net worth of over Rs 100 crore and having permission from the licensor to provide IPTV or any other telecom service provider duly authorised by the Department of Telecom will be able to provide IPTV service under their licenses without requiring any further registration.

Cable TV operators registered under the Cable Television Network (Regulation) Act, 1995, can also provide IPTV services without any further permission. However, the telecom licensees and cable operators will be required to give self certified declaration to the I&B Ministry, Department of Telecom and TRAI, indicating the details of licence or registration under which they propose to offer IPTV service. The date of commencement of the service, the area being covered and details of network infrastructure should also be included in the self-declaration.


Rajat Sharma who was recently elected as President of the NBA talks about his plans for the industry body

The Country Sales Manager Media at Akamai says that technology seems to be taking over all possible spaces and people considering it in both positive and negative ways

The India Marketing Lead of Skyscanner believes that with the acquisition by Ctrip they have reached the market leader status

Our typical marketing budget is usually 10 per cent of the topline spend

The BBC carried out a survey along with Globescan to see how the world looks at the issue of ‘fake news’

The objective of content marketing is not just to encourage product purchase or generate ROI. The key to its success lies in building relationships based on trust, opines Dasgupta

The interesting animated rap music video encapsulates Droom’s ecosystem tools and their role in facilitating second-hand automobile transactions