The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) has directed the 78 TV channels to provide equipment to the Electronic Media Monitoring Centre (EMMC) for monitoring of content to send details or required equipment.
On 9th Dec, MIB issued a notice to more than 190 TV channels to provide the EMMC with one set of Professional IRD for each TV channel permitted to them which can give SD-SDI output along with one spare IRD per bouquet. The pay TV service provider are required to provide the Viewing card with matching CAM modules for interfacing with de-modulators to decrypt and demodulate the channel over IP. TV channels are also required to provide the technical parameters as Satellite, Frequency, location of teleport etc.
31st Dec. 2016 was the last date for sending the details, only 116 channels had sent their details.