Register as a cable operator in India

As per the cable television networks (regulation) act, 1995, all cable operators have to acquire registration from Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Registrationwala can guide you to register your cable operation business in a hassle-free manner.

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Cable Operator registration Process

Step 1
Step 2
Application filing
Step 3
Application Assessment
Step 4
Grant of Cable Operator Registration

What is Cable Operator registration in India?

As per the Cable Television Network Act, 1995, a local cable operator can only provide their services after it has obtained registration from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

What is a cable operator? A cable operator is someone who uses his own equipment – his set top box if you will – to capture television channels and transmit the signals to other houses. In simple ones, it’s an old way to provide cable televisions to people. To operate as a cable operator, you need to obtain cable operator registration from Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

A cable operator does all the aforementioned through transfer of encrypted data via DAS or Digital Addressable Systems.

We know what you might be thinking. In this day and age, when everyone is rushing towards getting a set top box. How would starting as a cable operator be beneficial for anyone. Well, we would like to inform you that despite the popularity of set top boxes, there are still active regions in India, where the low cost and high-quality services of a cable operators are often preferred.

Are you cable television operator or someone who seeks to be one? If you are, reach out to Registrationwala. We can provide you with complete cable operation services to assist you.

Eligibility Criteria for Cable Operator registration in India

Before applying for Cable Operator registration, you must adhere to the points specified in the cable television network act 1995. Th eligibility criteria of the same vary depending upon the type of cable operator you are. The basis of the eligibility criteria is as follows:

·         Your equipment must be compliant to the cable operator rules.

·         You must have GST registration.

·         Open to inspection by the officials of Ministry of Broadcasting and information.

Documents Required for Cable Operator registration in India

The Documents that are required to file the application for Cable Operator registration are as follows:

  1. The copy of the PAN card
  2. Aadhar card of the application
  3. Proof of registration of a business
  4. ID proof of the partners, promoters or directors of cable operator
  5. Address proof
  6. Cancelled cheque
  7. DSC
  8. Letter of authorization for authorized signatory
  9. Area details in which you want to provide your services
  10. Hardware equipment list
  11. List of channels you seek to provide via digital addressable systems.

Process of obtaining the Cable Operator registration in India

  1. Gathering the documents
  2. Submitting the application for Cable Operator registration
  3. Letting the application and the procedure document be assessed by an auditor.
  4. Obtain the cable operator registration once the MIB finds you worthy of the same.

Registrationwala will assist you through the filing and the registration process and providing you the certification.

Our Assistance to get the Cable Operator registration in India

 Registrationwala can assist you with the registration by providing you the following services:

1.    Selection of certification type

2.    Document aggregation

3.    Draft approval

4.    Cable Operator registration.


IF you seek to become a cable operator and do business where people depend on you for constant source of information and entertainment, reach out to Registrationwala.

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