India telcos cleared for IPTV

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has accepted the recommendation of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) to allow broadcasters to transmit their feeds via the IPTV platform.

Under current regulations, broadcasters are allowed to provide TV signals only via cable or DTH. IPTV allows the delivery of TV programmes using an IP over broadband networks. Both cable operators and telecom Companies will be able to provide IPTV services under existing laws and their content will be regulated by the I&B ministry.

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