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New Delhi, Jan. 27

THE Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) has come out with an application form for seeking permission to downlink a television channel and for registration of a television channel.

Application form is available on the Web site of the Ministry -

http:/mib.nic.in/

, an official release said.

As per downlinking guidelines, the applicant company shall have to apply to the Secretary, Ministry of I&B in the prescribed performa along with full details and documentation relevant for evaluating its eligibility for grant of permission to downlink TV channels in India, it said.

The Ministry had issued downlinking guidelines on November 11, 2005, to provide for registration of all satellite television channels downlinked/ received/ transmitted and re-transmitted in India for public viewing.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated January 28, 2006)
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