Thursday, 26 March 2015

Govt to auction 1,000 new FM radio channels by 2016

The Government hopes to auction a total of 1,000 new FM radio channels by 2016, with it already giving its nod to partial auctions of 135 channels in 69 cities in Phase III of the process, said JS Mathur, Additional Secretary of the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry at the annual convention of FICCI-Frames, a media and entertainment conclave organised by the industry body.
Speaking about the cable TV digitisation process, he said that the process has been a step forward for all major stakeholders in the business. He said the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has extended the deadlines for phase three and four of the Digital Addressable System implementation to December 2015 and December 2016 respectively.


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