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
- 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.
|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.
- Wait for the official orders to come
- 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).