So far IPTV in the country has been in a no-man’s land, and its regulation a grey area. But, following a Cabinet meeting, information and broadcasting minister P R Dasmunsi said government approval has been granted to the guidelines for provisioning of IPTV services. The Cabinet has also given its nod to amend policy guidelines for downlinking TV channels, so that broadcasters can provide content to IPTV service providers.
State-owned telcos Bharat Sanchar Nigam and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam commercially launched their IPTV services earlier this year but, they have been facing problems in accessing content from registered broadcasters, in the absence a policy framework. RComm to launch IPTV by December