(Apply Now) PM Set-Top Box (DTH/ Dish TV) Jammu & Kashmir

On News Nation TV Sammelan event organized on 21 June 2019, The Cabinet Minister Mr. Prakash Javadekar said that he is going to Kashmir on 22nd June and will distribute lakhs of Set-Top Box (DTH Connection) in Kashmir Valley.  It will be big step of the Government of India is going to take a big step in providing Set-Top Box mainly in Jammu and Kashmir State. According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) the Direct to Home (DTH), IPTV, Digital TV penetration is very less in J&K State, whereas it is broadly accepted all over India.

The reports have been received by the TRAI Jammu & Kashmir regarding the Digital DTH, Cable TV connection and requirements. Basically, due to the fewer MSOs (few) in J&K state Set-Top Box (STB’s) and Digital TV was not progressed as it was assumed.

Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that we want every corner of India to get the information via TV, Mobile network. Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas.

Please refer to your D.O. No. 1-3/2010-B&CS (Vol III) dated 5.8.2010 vide which recommendations of the Authority on ‘Implementation of Digital Addressable Cable Systems in India have been forwarded to the Ministry.

The recommendations have since been considered in the Ministry. While the Ministry is in agreement with the rest of the recommendations contained therein and the staggered approach, the time schedule for digitalization seems to be too aggressive keeping in view the enormity of the task and also based on the feedback received from the industry mainly for the following reasons.

  • Unlike CAS where free-to-air channels were required to be made available in analog format, in the instant case all channels will have to be provided through STBs. This would require a large volume of Set Top Boxes about 70-75 million which may not be available.
  • The indigenous manufacturing industry for STBs and other equipment will also need sufficient time to gear up investments and manufacturing capacity to meet this demand.
  • MSOs/ Cable operators need sufficient time to upgrade their set up and arrange investors for converting their Headend and network to cater to digital addressable systems

In the Ministry’s view, the following could be a feasible time frame to enable the industry to gear up to meet the challenge:

Phase Area suggested by TRAI Time frame recommended by TRAI Ministry’s proposal
Phase-I Four Metros of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai 31st March 2011 31slMarch. 2012
Phase-ll Cities with a population of more than one million. 31st December 2011 31st March 2013
Phase-lll All urban areas- (Municipal Corp./ Municipalities) 31st December, 201.2 30th November. 2014
Phase-IV Rest of India 31st December 2013 31st  March 2015

List of Broadcasting Distribution Platform

In India, at present, there are four broadcasting ways i.e. Cable TV, DTH, HITS, IPTV.

  • Airtel Digital TV
  • DishTV
  • Reliance Digital TV
  • Tata Sky
  • Videocon D2H
  • Sun Direct
  • DD Free Dish

List of MSO in J&K State

In Jammu & Kashmir State, the following Multiple System Operator (MSO) are active as per TRAI List.

S.No MSO Name Address
1. City Cable Network Media Building . Opp D.C Office Washbugh,
Pulwana – 192301
2. Digital Entetainment Network Prop. Amjad Noor Mir Reshi Mohalla, Habba Kadal, Srinagar, Kashmir-190001
3. Friends Cable Network Near Shopian Police Station Distt. Shopian,
Kashmir – 192303
4. Hashmee Cable Network Nowpora, Bandipora Ward No.1 Bandipora – 193502
5. J K Cable Network (Prop. Shri lmtiyaz Ahmad Mir) Sopore, Kashmir, Near General Bus Stand Sopore,
District Baramulla J&K – 193201
6. J.K Satellite J K Building Near District Hospital Kulgam – 192231
7. Kargil Cable Network Main Bazar, kargil – 194103
8. Kashmir Cable Network Main Bazar Dhobiwan, Tangmarg District Baramulla – 193402
9. Kashmir Digital Entertainment Network MR Complex, Court Road, Dewan Bagh, Baramulla – 193101
10. KDV Television Network Near Benihal Railway Station, The. Banihal
District Ramban – 182146
11 Khawaja Cable Network Gulmarg Road, Magam Budgam – 193401
12 Manisai Master Cable Network D.No. 2-72/B-10, Old Grain Market Road, Jammikunta, Dist. Karimnagar – 505122
13 Mehnaz Cable Network House No. -33Ward No. 07, Mohalla – kama khan
Poonch – 185101
14 Pahalgam Cable Network PDA Complex, Behind J&K Bank Main Market, Pahalgam, Anantnag Distt
15 Raja Cable Network Main Bus Stand, Tulbagh Ganderbal – 191131
16 Rather Cable Network Manigm Near Boys Higher Secondary School
Teh: LAR Distt: Ganderbal – 191201
17 Satellite Communication Network C/o Syed Abdul Rashid Hilal Super Computers, Main Bus Stand, Anantnag, Kashmir
18 Satellite Media Service Humhama, Budgam J & K – 190021
19 South Kashmir Media Network K P Road, Anantnag, Near General Post Office,
Sadiq Abad – 192101
20 Space Tele Cable Network Dangarpora Talibal, Srinagar – 190006
21 Studio 1 Television Network Studio 1 Television Network Main Bazar, Near Akali Gurudwara, Poonch
22 Sunshine Digital Cable
Main Chowk, Sumbai Sonawari (Near Tehsil Office)
Distt: Bandipura -193501
23 Take one JK Media Pvt. Ltd Satyam Resort Building, Marble Market, Jammu
24 Time-N-Tune Communication 156- Jawahar Nagar, Talab Tillo, Jammu – 180002
25 Vaadi Television Opp. J&K Bank Main Chowk Alamgari Bazar,
Srinagar – 190011
26 Win Cable Network Main Chowk Shahpora, Wathoora, Gopalpora
Chadoora, Budgam, Kashmir
27 Handwara Digital Cable Network (Prop. Ghulam Hasan Banday) Rajwar Road, Near SBI, Handwara, Dist. Kupwara 193 221
28 North Star Satellite Cable (Prop. Dar Showkat Ahmad) Azad Colony, Near CRPF Camp Soura, Srinagar – 190011

 Get Free DTH STB Connection

The Govt. of India is soon going to launch a scheme, particularly for the Jammu & Kashmir State to avail Free or subsidized DTH Set-top Box connections.

  1. Wait for the official orders to come
  2. Connect with the local team MCI/ DishTV operators.

We are going to update this page as soon as Government plans to give away Dish TV STB (Free cum Subsidized rates).

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