18 Jan 2017
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- Baby steps for Flipkart: Invests $2 million in parenting network TinyStep
- Sheena Bora case: Indrani Mukerjea, Peter Mukerjea charged with murder
- Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio spar over home broadband
- Sensex negative, Nifty tests 8400; RIL sheds over 2%
- GST deadlock ends: All set for 1 July roll out; uncertainty clears for India Inc
- EC decision helps pass Samajwadi Party legacy to son Akhilesh
- Reserve Bank of India raises daily withdrawal limit from ATMs to Rs 10000
- Underwater search for missing Malaysian flight ends without a trace
Reversing its earlier plan, Hathway has decided to spin off the cable TV biz into a wholly owned subsidiary. The broadband biz will be retained in the parent company. In a way, this signals the confidence the company’s owners have in the broadband biz.
“We are not going to extend the deadline for DAS Phase III. We had to extend it earlier due to various court cases,” I&B secretary Ajay Mittal said.
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.
Ortel’s revenue from carriage drops 9% QoQ. Content cost also falls 13.3%. Total subscriber base grows to 804,889.
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.