Friday, 29 March 2013

No DAS License To Arasu TV

The Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation (TNACTVC) cannot be given a Digital Addressable System (DAS) license. Additional Solicitor General P Wilson informed the Madras High Court on March 28, 2013 that the channel will not be able to get the license due to the recommendations in this regard by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.
The two written petitions from the TNACTVC came up praying for a direction to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to process its application for DAS license. The TRAI, in 2008, had stated that the State or Central governments and their undertakings or corporations could venture into the TV channel business. However, taking into consideration the request made by various States, the Centre once again requested the TRAI to reconsider its decision. But, the TRAI again in December, 2008 made clear its earlier stand.


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