25 Feb 2017
- Supreme Court adjourns TRAI tariff order case till later part of March
- Tamil Nadu: DMK moves Madras High Court challenging Saturday's trust vote
- UP Elections 2017: Congress To Approach Poll Panel Against PM Narendra Modi's Remark
- Virat Kohli strikes Rs 100-crore deal with Puma
- Captain Cool era ends as IPL side asks Dhoni to step down
- Reliance Jio pushes telecom consolidation as Tata Tele joins merger chorus; may hitch with R-Comm-Aircel-MTS
Even as the deadline for implementation of DAS in Phase III areas has crossed, analogue cable TV signals are still being run in pockets of Hyderabad. LCOs want MSOs to give them some more time. They have also blamed it on the shortage of supply of STBs on part of some MSOs.
Wisconsin-based VideoPropulsion Interactive Television and New Delhi-based MultiVirt India are offering a low-cost headend, Vpro-S, for LCOs in India. The headend has the capacity of delivering 240 channels.
Aurangabad bench said govt can’t take any coercive action in wake of Bombay High Court judgment. State govt had to de-seal control rooms of several cable operators in Maharashtra.
TDSAT asks Hathway Cable to pay Rs 160 mn as outstanding dues to Media Pro by 28 Feb; tribunal also gives interim relief to the MSO against disconnection notice by Media Pro.
Agra is one of the worst digital addressable system (DAS) markets in India. Consumer ARPU (average revenue per user) is miserably low, multi-system operators (MSOs) were fighting against each other till September 2014, and local cable operators (LCOs) have not focused on increasing cable TV rates. For more than a year and a half after DAS got implemented, nothing has been corrected.
TRAI has put restrictions on vertically and horizontally integrated entities. The authority has also recommended reduction of licence fee from 10 per cent of gross revenue to 8 per cent adjusted gross revenue.
The HITS operator has selected STBs from ARRIS' HMC portfolio to deliver digital video services across the nation.
DEN Networks continued to improve its net realisation from cable TV subscription billing in Q3, operating profit from cable TV saw strong growth and broadband biz achieved break-even for the full quarter.
Over the last couple of months, SAB TV has taken hard decisions of pulling the plug on many new shows, while also making changes in the existing content in the form of introducing certain characters with a broader appeal. This is part of the content redesigning plan that SAB is undergoing to make itself better equipped to post growth in the BARC era.
Dish TV MD Jawahar Goel will take on the additional role of CEO till a replacement is found for RC Venkateish. Jawahar’s son Gaurav Goel will also assume an expanded role in Dish TV from 1 November.