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DTH Policy

DTH Policy of the Government of India (2nd Nov. 2000):

  • Total foreign investment, including FDI/NRI/OCB/FII, not to exceed 49 per cent.
  • Control of the DTH company to rest with resident Indians.
  • Broadcasting and/or cable company holding limited to 20 per cent
  • An entry fee of Rs 100 million, plus annual revenue sharing with the government on a 10 per cent basis.
  • A bank guarantee of Rs 400 million for 10-year licence period
  • Mandatory uplinking from India
  • DTH providers would be given a year's time to set up an earth station in India.
  • The licensee to ensure a single SMS (subscriber management system) and an open architecture set-top box.

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