Government Plans for 100% FDI in Communication and Broadcasting

  • Government is considering rising of FDI limit for broadcast carriage services up to 100% and for up linking of news channels up to 49% from 74% and 26% respectively.
  • Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) put a proposal of hiking foreign direct investment cap in cable networks, direct-to-home (DTH), Mobile TV, HITS (Head end-in-the Sky Broadcasting Service), Teleports , broadcasting content services, up linking of news and current affairs TV channels is still under discussion.
  • This step may help to improve the digitisation of broadcasting services across India.

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