Center to monitor output feed of multi-system cable operators
The government on Tuesday said it has decided to monitor the output feed of cable operators in a “non-intrusive” manner by installing a monitoring device at the head-end of multi-system operators (MSOs). In an advisory, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said that surveillance equipment will be installed at the head-ends of cable operators as per the provisions of the Cable TV Networks (Regulation) Act.
It cautioned that any non-cooperation would be seen as a violation of sub-section 4 of section 10A of the Act and violators may face action.
“The government has decided to monitor the output feed of MSOs in a non-intrusive manner,” said a government official.
The advisory asked cable operators to cooperate with officials or a team of Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited (BECIL) who are visiting their premises for installation of surveillance equipment at their head-end.
“It is also requested that the details of head-end locations, conditional access system details, transport stream, frequency details, RF feed details, platform service details, CTAV signal distribution area, STB seeding details etc., as required by the BECIL officials/team Submit necessary information to the monitoring system,” the I&B ministry advisory said.
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