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Obtain Registration to start your own News Agency

As per the Guidelines for Uplinking of News and Current Affairs TV Channels in India, that were introduced in 2003 and have since gone through several amendments, those seeking to start news agencies have to obtain the permission from Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

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News Agencies Registraton Process

Step 1
Documentation
Step 2
Application filing
Step 3
Application Assessment
Step 4
Grant of Certificate of Registration

What is News Agencies Registration in India?

As per the Guidelines for Uplinking of News and Current Affairs TV Channels in India, that were introduced in 2003 and have since gone through several amendments, those seeking to start news agencies have to obtain the permission from Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. 

Also known in layman's terms as "News Agencies Registration", getting this permission involves:

  • Permission for setting up of uplinking hubs/ Teleports
  • Permission for uplinking A news and current affairs TV channel
  • Permission for uplinking by Indian News Agency
  • Permission for use of SNG/DNG Equipments in C Band and KU Band.

Depending upon the nature of your business, the resources you possess, you have to obtain a combination of the above. 

Eligibility Criteria to obtain News Agencies Registration in India

Eligibility Criteria to obtain permission for setting up uplinking hubs

  • The applicant should be a company incorporated as per Companies Act, 2013
  • The applicant company must have a minimum net worth of INR 3 Crore. 

Eligibility Criteria to obtain permission to uplink a news and current affairs TV channel

  • The applicant should be a company incorporated as per Companies Act, 2013
  • The applicant company must have a minimum net worth of INR 20 Crore. 

Eligibility criteria to obtain permission if you're an Indian news Agency - an agency that has Indian-only personnel

  • The applicant should be a company incorporated as per Companies Act, 2013
  • The applicant company should be accredited by Press Information Bureau (PiB)
  • The applicant company should be 100% owned by Indians, with Indian Management Control. 

 

Documents Required for News Agency Registration in India

  • Receipt of the application processing fee
  • Duly filled Form-1
  • Affidavit in Form 1A & 1C for up-linking
  • Affidavit in Form 1A & 1B for down-linking
  • Affidavit that your company shall abide by the MIB terms and conditions
  • Shareholding pattern of the applicant company 
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • MOA and AOA
  • Bio Data and Photo ID of the directors
  • List of directors of the company 
  • Balance sheet of the last 3 years (from the date of application filing)
  • Profit and loss statement of the past 3 years (from the date of application filing)
  • Auditor's report for the past 3 years (from the date of application filing)
  • Calculation sheet for FDI
  • Copy of the agreement with TSP for DSNG Van services. In case you're using a third party teleporter
  • Satellite lease agreement, including maps
  • Details of transponder(s)
  • Detailed technical specifications of the equipment
  • Copy of the block schematic diagram for downlinking and distribution 
  • Project report
  • List of enclosures for uplinking
  • Copy of valdi PIB accredation
  • Fix point chart

Process of Registration of News Agency in India

  • File the application for permission to provide news and tv channels to the Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting along with the required documents
  • To get the permissions specified in your application form, you'd need to pay the permission fees and bank guarantees
  • For the usage of teleports, the department would send Form 2 for grant of permission agreement.
  • The applicant will then get the permission to obtain the license from the WPC wing
  • Finally, the applicant would pay the license fee and loyalty as per the WPC wing, and get the right establish and operate a news agency in India

How can we help you establish a News Agency in India?

Registrationwala will provide you complete help that you need to establish and run a news agency in India. 

  • We will fill your application form
  • Help you meet the mandatory requirements
  • Conduct a follow up with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

For further details about our services, or just to get a free initial consult, get in touch with Registrationwala. 

 

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