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MSO is an operator of multiple cable or direct-broadcast satellite television systems. If you have the knack of providing television channels over Digital Addressable Systems , we can get your MSO registration to setup as an MSO.

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MSO License process

Step 1
Documentation
Step 2
Application filing
Step 3
Application Assessment
Step 4
Grant of License

MSO License in India

What is MSO License?

On 1st May 2017, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting launched broadcastseva to start entertaining applications for MSO License. 

For all Multi System Operators intending to provide cable television network services on digital addressable systems, it’s mandatory to obtain MSO license or registration from Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. 

What is a Multi System Operator?

What would the world be without TV? And, what would a TV be without a good cable service provider? An MSO (Multi System operator) is a cable television service operator. It operates multiple cable and direct broadcast satellite televisions systems – providing customer with many television channels.

The modern, and digital India has made becoming a Multi System Operator a profitable business, but there is a catch. A Multi System Operator who seeks to provide cable television network services with Digital Addressable Systems, has to take MSO license from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB).

The MSO license registration process entails many steps, and the time taken to complete the process can take many months. Therefore, you have to search for the right service provider. With Registrationwala, your MSO License search will be over. With us, all you need to do is give us your requirements, and documents. As for us, we will file your application, attach your documents, and through constant vigilance and strategic implementation of our talents, get your MSO registration on time.

Take the first step towards getting cable TV MSO License today without much hassle.

Eligibility Criteria for MSO License in India

To be able to file the MSO License application, the eligibility criteria is as follows:

  1. If the applicant is a person, he/she should be at least 18 years old.
  2. If the applicant is a association of individuals or a body of individuals (firm, society, or association), then all the members of that association/body of individuals should be at least 18 years old.
  3. If the applicant is a company, it should be a company registered under Companies Act 1956.
  4. The applicant shouldn’t be bankrupt i.e. an un-discharged insolvent.
  5. The applicant should be of sound mind as declared by a competent court.
  6. The applicant should not have been convicted of any criminal offence.

Documents Required for MSO License in India

As per the MSO License guide, there are three kinds of MSO licence applicants: Individual, a body/association comprising of many individuals, and a registered company. The different documents required by each of these applicants are as follows:

For individuals:

  • Copy of Aadhar or Voter ID card to prove Indian citizenship.
  • Copy of DOB Certificate
  • PAN card copy
  • Latest ITR copy, if filed
  • Copy of Bharat Kosh Challan of INR 1,00,000/-
  • Net worth certificate signed by CA, along with the following documents:
    • Balance Sheet
    • Profit and Loss A/c
  • Copy of authorization letter, if the individual is hiring someone to file the application on his/her behalf.
  • Copy of the undertaking on a INR 10 stamp paper.
  • If the applicant is already a cable operator:
    • Copy of post of office registration
    • Copy of GST registration
    • Copy of Entertainment tax registration, if applicable in the area the individual operates.
    • List of local cable operators covered
    • List of local/ground channels carried by the applicant’s cables
    • List of mandatory channels carried by the applicant’s cables.
    • List of permitted satellite channels carried by the applicant’s cables.
    • List of agreements signed with the broadcasters.
  • If the applicant is not already a cable operator:
    • Copy of GST registration, if available. Otherwise the applicant has to apply for
    • GST registration and present a copy of the receipt of that application.
    • Copy of Entertainment tax registration, if applicable in the area the individual operates. If applicable, but the registration is not present, then the applicant has to apply for entertainment tax registration and present a copy of the receipt of the application.
  • Copy of Aadhar or Voter ID card or Indian passport as residential proof
  • Within 15 days of filing the online application, the following documents have to be sent to the ministry of information and broadcasting:      
    • Undertaking in a 10 rupee stamp paper.
    • Affidavit for provisional registration on a 10 rupee stamp paper.
  • Receipt of the mso license cost.

For association/body of individuals

  • Copy of Partnership Deed/Society/Association Registration
  • Copy of Aadhar or Voter ID card of each individual of the body/association to prove Indian citizenship.
  • Copy of DOB Certificate of each individual
  • Copy of PAN Card of Firm/Society/Association.
  • Copy of Net worth Certificate of the Firm/Society/Association, duly Signed by CA, along with below documentss   
    • Balance Sheet Profit & Loss A/c
    • Copy of PAN Card of each individual.
  • Copy of latest Income Tax Return, if filed.
  • Copy of Bharat Kosh Challan as a proof of payment of Rs. 1,00,000/- processing fee.
  • Copy of authorization letter for the person who is authorized to correspond on behalf of the Firm/Society/Association.
  • Copy of undertaking on Rs. 10/- Stamp paper as per Form 2
  • In Case of existing cable operator:
    • Copy of a valid Post Office registration
    • Copy of a Service Tax registration.
    • Copy of an Entertainment Tax registration if the same is payable in his area of operation.
    • List of Local Cable Operators covered.
    • List of subscribers covered.
    • List of Ground based/Local Channels being carried.
    • List of mandatory channels being carried.
    • List of permitted Satellite Channel being carried. (ix) Copies of Agreements signed with broadcasters.
  • In case the applicant body/association is not an existing cable operator:
    • Copy of a Service Tax registration, if available, otherwise copy receipt of
    • acknowledgement of the applied application for Service Tax registration.
    • In case the Entertainment Tax is payable in your area of operation, copy of an
    • Entertainment Tax registration, if available, otherwise copy of receipt of acknowledgement of the applied application for Entertainment Tax registration.
  • Copy of Aadhaar Card or Voter ID Card or Indian Passport of each individual as a proof of residential address.
  • Originals of the following must be submitted by speed post within 15 days after the final submission of the application online:
    • Undertaking on Rs. 10/- Stamp paper.
    • Affidavit for Provisional Registration on Rs. 100 /-Stamp paper.
  • After dispatching the original affidavits by speed post, mention the details of the speed post number date and also upload a scanned copy of the acknowledgement in the online portal.
  • Receipt of the mso license cost.

For Company:

  • Copy of Certificate of Incorporation under the Companies Act, 1956.
  • Copy of PAN Card of Company.
  • Copy of Networth Certificate of the Company, duly Signed by CA, along with beloe documents:     
    • Balance Sheet
    • Profit & Loss A/c
  • Copy of PAN Card of each Director of the Company.
  • Copy of Bharat Kosh Challan as a proof of payment of Rs 1,00,000/- processing fee.
  • Copy of authorization letter for the person who is authorized to correspond on behalf of the company.
  • Copy of latest Income Tax Return, if filed
  • Copy of undertaking on Rs. 10/- Stamp paper as per Form 2
  • In case of an existing cable operator:
    • Copy of a valid Post Office registration
    • Copy of a Service Tax registration.
    • Copy of an Entertainment Tax registration if the same is payable in his area of operation.
    • List of Local Cable Operators covered
    • List of Subscribers covered.
    • List of Ground based/Local Channels being carried.
    • List of mandatory channels being carried.
    • List of permitted Satellite Channel being carried.
    • Copies of Agreements signed with broadcasters.
    • In case of not an existing cable operator:
    • Copy of a Service Tax registration, if available, otherwise copy receipt of acknowledgement of the applied application for Service Tax registration.
    • In case the Entertainment Tax is payable in your area of operation, copy of an
  • Entertainment Tax Registration, if available, otherwise copy of receipt of acknowledgement of the applied application for Entertainment Tax registration.
  • Copy of Articles of Association.
  • A Copy of Memorandum of Association (MoA)
  • Copy of Aadhaar Card or Voter ID Card or Indian Passport as a proof of residential
  • address of each Director of the Company.
  • Copy of Date of Birth Certificate of each Director of the Company
  • Originals of the following must be submitted by speed post within 15 days after the final submission of the application online: 
    • Undertaking on Rs. 10/- Stamp paper.
    • Affidavit for Provisional Registration on Rs. 100/- Stamp paper.
  • After dispatching the originals affidavits by speed post, mention the details of the speed post number date and also upload a scanned copy of the acknowledgement in the online portal.
  • Receipt of the mso license cost.

Process of getting assistance from our MSO License in India

Following are the points that you need to consider before going through the WPC Go to the Broadcast Sewa Portal and fill the application of MSO registration online.

  • Attach the required documents and submit the application.
  • File an undertaking in Form 2 on a Stamp paper of Rs. 10.
  • Go to Bharat Kosh and pay the processing fee. You’ll receive a challan. Get its printout .
  • Send the undertaking and the Bharat Kosh Challan via speed post to the Ministry of Information and broadcasting within 15 days of submitting the online application.

Our Assistance to file the MSO License in India

We provide end to end assistance for MSO License needs:

·         We file your application for MSO License

·         We submit the application

·         We do a follow up with the Telecommunication Engineering Centre

·         We conduct all the certification matters

Simply put, we guide your hand through each and every step of MSO License in India. Reach out to us if seek to become a broadcaster in India.

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