Action against fake TV channels: District Collector G.Jagadeesh warns

Richard D’Souza
Kemmannu News Network, 10-12-2019 20:37:33

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Udupi: - District Collector G. Jagadeesh said that the government will take tough action against unauthorized and illegal TV channels in the district. Jagdeesh warns.



He chaired the District Level Management Committee meeting of the Cable Television Network Act, which was held at the District Office on Tuesday, December 10.

Indian Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI) feet channels need to be registered. Recently, however, there have been complaints from the public about some of the fake channels that are blackmailing the public, including government offices, in the name of TV channels. In this regard, the existing local channels will be checked and the duplicate channels detected and processed. He instructed the news department to review and report on this.


Registration of Cable Operators Compulsory: All cable operators in the district must be registered with the Regular Post Office. This will be verified by the postal department. Unregistered cable operators must immediately discontinue their business. Otherwise, such entities will be attacked and confiscated by the associated cable equipment. He warned that the Officers of the Act would have the power to seize and confiscate the equipment of cable operators in violation of the Cable Television Network Act.

Cable operators need to get what they want from customers. The public can complain if they make more than that. For this purpose, a complaint cell has been opened at the district level and the public can give a written note to the district news office. Complaints can also be made via email. DC said the vouchers should be paid for the monthly fee received from the customers.

The public can complain if any of the programs aired on TV cause disturbances in the society or enmity among any community. Jagdeesh also said that the authority has the authority to take legal action against any cable operator or channel that makes an objectionable video and an objectionable video.

Media that sends news via e-paper and mobile link must be registered. He warned that the government would take stern action against unauthorized social media.

Committee Secretary, District Information department Officer Khadar Shah said that the department has complaints from the public about keeping track of cable TV channels at the local level, not broadcasting unwanted programs, and receiving complaints from the public about the service of cable operators. He said that the cable operators in Udupi district will be informed about the registration by the postal department.


District level cable management committee member Dr. Virupaksha Devaramane, Shruti Shenoy and others were present.


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