What Is DAS ? How Digital Addressable System Works For CATV Headend ? How To Get MSO DAS License ?

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Introduction Of DAS

DAS is a BIG Revolution in Cable Tv Industry. Which played an important role in establishment of this cable tv business. It had became necessary to implement DAS.

If you are planning for Digital Headend then there is need for to apply DAS License. After that you need to purchase good Digital Headend Equipments for your Digital Headned.

DAS implementation is divided into four phases like Phase 1 , Phase 2 , Phase 3 and Phase 4 in which different cities lies in different phases.

What Is DAS

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DAS stands for Digital Addressable System. DAS is description of transmitting encrypted digital tv services using Headend Equipments in different stages of transmission.

In other words DAS is a digital cable tv distribution system in which encrypted services are transmitted by MSOs and cable operators to cable tv subscribers by deploying Set Top Box.

Digital Addressable system means that subscriber is digitally identifiable.

As described above DAS is digital system which let us know how to transmit digital cable tv services to the cable tv subscribers by using Digital Headend equipments as well as CATV Susbscriber End Devices.

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Advantages Of Digital Addressable System

Traditionally we were using Analog Headend. We were transmitting maximum 104 analog tv channels. So there is limitation of analog channels. All of these analog channels were in FTA (free to air) mode. In this system any unauthorised subscriber could connect his cable and watch the tv servies free of cost. The quality of last analog channels goes low. We can not provide Electronic Program Guide or EPG. We can not provide additional services like Switched Digital Video , Video On Demand and Games etc.

In other words Earlier cable tv operators were not knowing exactly how many subscribers are they having. Which makes hard to collect payment from catv subscribers. The number of channels were increasing day by day that had became a need for cable tv subscribers to watch more and more tv channels.

To overcome all of these problems there was need for a system which increase the number of channels and encrypt the services. Also provides additional services with good picture quality in less bandwidth.

Thus Digital Addressable System was implemented.

Important Factors Of DAS

It enable transmission of encrypted cable tv services or prevent the data from accessing by unauthorised person.

It enable us to increase the number of tv channels.

It enable us to provide EPG Guide.

It enable us to provide additional services like SDV , VOD , Games and Radio.

TV channels quality have increased.

It enable us Pay Per View or bouquet system.

It enable us to provide Broadband Data service.

This makes easy count ability of cable tv subscribers which helps in the collection of payment.

It also enable us to generate advertising revenue by displaying ads in Set Top Box.

Now subscriber can view all the channels category wise.

How To Get MSO DAS License ?

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There are two ways to get MSO DAS License for CATV Headend or OTT Headend.

(1) You can directly apply to Govt. website MIB to get MSO DAS License. You need to complete the lot of formalities before applying it. After applying it can take near about 1 to 2 months to get it.

This process takes time because you need to first understand the whole process and read the formalities which you need to do. Then after you can apply for it.

If by mistake if you forgot to complete one document and you applied then to make correction in you application it takes very long time. Then your project gets delayed because of license.

(2) In this second process you can apply for MSO DAS License through Professional companies. Which will do all your formalities and apply in govt. portal for License. This is very fast and efficient process.

So you just need to submit all your documents to them they will do rest work for you. It will reduce the complexity of work and increase your productivity of work.

If you want to apply for MSO DAS License then contact us on

+91 8239222444 (Whatsapp Available)

What Are Benefits Of Applying Through Companies ?

(1) It Save Your Time A lot.

(2) These license applying companies are up to date in case if there is requirement of new form to fill.

(3) It reduces the complexity of preparing documents. You need to courier them your documents rest will be done by them. No any headache of you.

If you want to get more information about MSO DAS License then call us on this number +91 8239222444 (Whatsapp Available) .


DAS denotes the growth of cable tv industry. It have became mandatory to implement. In other words for a digital headend a DAS license is mandatory.

DAS enable us to provide various services like TV channels , Radio ,VOD , SDV and Games. Also it helped us to provide services pay per view. So that cable tv subscriber can pay for the tv channels which he wants to watch. So there is freedom for cable tv subscriber.

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