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Posts from — May 2012

Broadcasters say TRAI has no authority to regulate ads

Broadcasters contend that the TRAI is overstepping the line by regulating ad duration on TV; argue that the ad regulation will have an adverse impact on their business models.

Aditya Birla Group acquires 27.5% stake in TV Today’s promoter firm

Aditya Birla Group, which has interests spanning financial services, telecom and retail, has picked up a 27.5 per cent stake in Living Media India Ltd, which holds 57.11 per cent in TV Today.

Govt asks TRAI to revisit cross-media ownership

I&B ministry brings back the ghost of cross-media ownership by making a reference to TRAI to look into the issue of vertical integration in the broadcasting and TV distribution sector and cross-media holdings across the TV, print and radio sectors.

TRAI prescribes QoS norms for DAS

TRAI’s QoS norms lays down requirements for Conditional Access System (CAS) & Subscriber Management System (SMS), Fingerprinting and Set Top Boxes (STB).

TRAI throws ad regulation googly at broadcasters

TRAI issues ad regulation notification that is bound to have revenue implications on broadcasters; Sports, news and movies could be worst hit.

TRAI’s inter-connection regulation legitimises carriage fee

TRAI legitimises the right of an MSO to fix the carriage fee since they are making substantial investment for implementing DAS.