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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 Registration Process

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

News Agencies Registration in India

What is News Agencies registration?

As per the Guidelines for Uplinking of News and Current Affairs TV Channels in India, introduced in 2003 and have since gone through several amendments, those seeking to start news agencies have to obtain permission from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. It is known in layman's terms as "News Agencies Registration".

Permission for setting up a News Agency

Getting this permission to set up your own New Agency 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 to use SNG or DNG Equipments in C Band and KU Band

Depending on the nature of your business and the resources you possess, you must obtain a combination of the above.

Eligibility Criteria to obtain News Agencies Registration in India

Online News Channel Registration in India

Every News Agency registration applicant must fulfill the following criteria before filing the registration application:

Permission for setting up uplinking hubs

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

Permission to uplink a News and Current Affairs TV channel

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

Permission if you're proposed Agency is Indian

  • The applicant should be a company incorporated under the Companies Act of 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

The applicant must submit the following document along with the registration application to further bolden their candidature in the acquisition of the License:

Application Filing Documents

  • Receipt of the Application Processing fee
  • Duly filled application form-1

Affidavits

  • 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

Company Incorporation Certificates

  • Shareholding pattern of the Company 
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Memorandum of Association
  • Articles of Association

Company Director Details

  • Bio Data and Photo ID of the directors
  • List of Directors of the Company 

Annual Financial Statements

  • Audited Balance Sheet of the last three years (from the date of application filing)
  • Profit and Loss Statement of the past three years (from the date of application filing)
  • Auditor's report for the past three years (from the date of application filing)
  • Calculation sheet for the FDI

Agreements

  • Agreement with TSP for DSNG Van services. In case you're using a third-party teleporter
  • Satellite Lease Agreement, including maps

Equipment’s Technical Literature

  • Details of the Transponder(s)
  • Detailed Technical Specifications of the equipment
  • Copy of the Block Schematic Diagram for downlinking and distribution 

Other Documents

  • Project Report
  • List of Enclosures for Uplinking
  • Copy of valid PIB Accreditation
  • FixPoint Chart

Process of Registration of News Agency in India

News Channel Registration Process

Application Filing

How to open a News Channel in India? First, file the application for permission to provide News and TV channels to the Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, along with the required documents

Paying the Application Processing Fee

You'd need to pay the permit fees and bank guarantees to get the permissions specified in your application form.

Seeking Permission Agreement

For the usage of teleports, the department would send Form 2 for the grant of Permission Agreement.

Grant of the Agency License

The applicant will then get permission to obtain the License from the WPC wing. Finally, the applicant would pay the license fee and loyalty per the WPC wing and get the right to establish and operate a news agency in India.

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

Registrationwala will provide the complete help 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 to get a free initial consult, get in touch with Registrationwala

FAQs

Q1. What is the News Channel registration fee in India?

A. To know the News Channel opening cost in India, connect with Registrationwala’s registration experts.

Q2. How to register News Channel in India?

A. The process of online digital media registration in India is as follows:

  • Application filing
  • Paying the License Processing fee
  • Seeking permission to set up
  • Getting the registration certificate

Q3. How many News Channel licenses are there in India?

A. There is only one digital news channel registration in India: the News Agency Registration license.

Q4. What is the news Channel Registration procedure?

A. The process of News Agencies Media License in India is detailed in the process section of this web page.

Q5. How to register a News Channel in India?

A. The TV Channel Registration process for the News License is detailed in this web page's process section.

Q6. Is there a TV channel registration fee?

A. Yes, the News Registration of India fee is per the specified standards. To know more about the processing fee, connect with Registrationwala.

Q7. How to start a News Agency in India?

A. For TV Channel registration, you can refer to this web page's process section.

Q8. How to get Media License in India?

A. To get the License for online news agencies in India, one can refer to the process section of this web page.

Q9. Where can I find the free News Portal Registration?

A. You can find the Online Digital Media registration portal on the MSME website.

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