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Rule 2 -The Cable television Networks (Regulations) Ordinance, 1995

The Cable Television Networks (Regulations) Ordinance Act, 1995


2. Definitions –


In these rules unless the context otherwise requires –


(a) “Cable operator” means any person who provides cable service through a cable television network of otherwise controls or is responsible for the management and operation of a cable television networks.


(b) ‘Cable service” means the transmission by cables of programmes including re-transmission by cables of any broadcast television signals.


(c) “Cable television network” means any system consisting of a set of closed transmission paths and associated signals generation, control and distribution equipment, designed to provide cable service for reception by multiple subscribers.


(d) “Company” means a company defined in section 3 of the Companies Act, 1956.


(e) “Form” means form appended to these rules. 


(f) “Person” means:


(i) An individual who is a citizen of India


(ii) An association of individuals or body of individuals, whether incorporated or not, whose members are citizens of India


(iii) A company in which not less than fifty one percent of the paid up share capital is held by the citizens of India.


(a) “Programme” means any television broadcast and includes:


(i) Exhibition of films, features, dramas, advertisement and serials through video cassette recorders or video cassette players.


(ii) Any audio or visual or audio-visual live performance or presentation and the expression “programming service” shall be construed accordingly


(a) “Registering authority” means the registering authority notified under clause (h) of section 2 of the Cable television Networks (Regulation) Ordinance 1994.


(b) “Subscriber” means a person who receives the signal of cable television network at a place indicated by him to the cable operator, without further transmitting it to any other person.



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