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India revokes India MSO licence

August 28, 2014

By Chris Forrester

India’s Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) has cancelled the digital transmission licence and registration of Kal Cable. The Ministry says it is because Kal Cable has failed to obtain a security clearance by India’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

Evidently the MIB sent a formal letter to Kal on August 20th, saying it had 15 days to wind up its operations in and around Mumbai and switch off its signals.

Kal Cable is appealing the decision and India’s Madras High Court is due to comment on the case today (August 28th), with Kal saying that it had not been given any warning that a cancellation notice was being considered.

However, the backers of Kal Cable, Kalanithi and Dayanidhi Maran, are under investigation by India’s Central Bureau of Investigation over allegations of their involvement in an illegal share scheme related to Mr Kalanithi’s Sun TV Network.

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