The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has today released a consultation paper on issues relating to uplinking and downlinking of television channels in India". For regulating the business of satellite TV channel broadcasting in India, the central government has laid down policy guidelines for uplinking of television channels from India, and policy guidelines for downlinking oftelevision channels in India. MIB vide its letter dated August 21, 2017, stated that the present uplinking and downlinking guide lines which came into effect from December 5, 2011 are now more than 5 yearsold. Further, MIB also stated that keeping in view the change in technology, market scenarios, and the lesson learnt in the last few years of their operations, the resigned to review/amend some of the provisions of these guide lines to ensure healthy growth of the broadcasting sector. MIB has sought recommendations of the authority on various issues relating to permission for uplinking and downlinking of satellite TV channels, and setting up of teleports. TRAI is, accordingly, initiating this consultation process to s eek the views of the stake holders on the issues involved. – Broadcast and CableSat Bureau