SunstarTV Bureau: Union information and broadcasting (I&B) Minister, Prakash Javadekar announced approval of revised guidelines for providing, ‘Direct To Home’ (DTH) services in the country.
According to the Prakash Javadekar, this time DTH license must be issued for 20 years and the license fee will be collected quarterly.
Cabinet today decided to approve revision in guidelines for providing DTH services in the country. Now, DTH license to be issued for 20 years, the license fee will be collected quarterly: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar https://t.co/HYffH2vmGN
— ANI (@ANI) December 23, 2020
Earlier, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had issued a consultation paper on December 7, 2020 seeking views and comments with regard to the regulatory frame work recommended for DTH services. A written response was sought from stakeholders on the consultation paper by December 14 and on the feedback by December 19, 2020.
Union Cabinet has also announced approval of the merger of Films Division, Directorate of Film Festivals, National Film Archives of India, and Children’s Film Society, India with National Film Development Corporation during the press conference.