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Analogue signals still on in Hyderabad


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.

Odisha-based MSO Mahaveer Digital sealed for carrying unauthorised channel


Concerned authorities have sealed Mahaveer Digital, an MSO in Odisha, for showing an unauthorised television channel.

Hathway, Shemaroo join hands for premium VAS


The service features a platter of popular services such as Miniplex, Comedywalas, Om Shakti, Ibaadat, Lamhe Movies and Yippee. For the first month, it comes free. Post this free trial period, these services will be offered at different price points.

Siti Networks Q3 EBITDA up, DAS Phase III realisation jumps 46%


Customer acquisition for the quarter was at 5.4 lakh, taking the MSO’s total digital subscriber base to 9.2 mn. Operating EBITDA grew 35% QoQ to Rs 15 cr.

Ortel slips into loss in Q3 as rev dips and costs go up

Ortel Communications

Ortel’s Q3 rev from cable TV segment dropped 4.8% QoQ to Rs 40 cr due to a 40.8% drop in connection fees and a 7.4% fall in carriage fees.

DEN soft-launches OTT service with 144 FTA channels


DEN’s OTT service, DEN TV+, makes its debut with 144 FTA channels; app available on Android as well as iOS.

VideoPropulsion, MultiVirt woo Indian LCOs with low-cost headend

Video Propulsion

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.

Hathway launches new service called ‘Hathway Special’

Hathway Special

Available for all Hathway subscribers, the ad-free service will be offered for a free preview for 30 days, starting 9 Feb. It will be priced between Rs 15 to Rs 60 per service on a monthly basis.

Hathway’s broadband rev stays ahead of cable TV subs income for 2nd straight quarter; 0.4 mn STBS seeded in Q3


For the second quarter in a row, Hathway’s broadband revenue has stayed ahead of its cable TV subscription income. Placement revenue jumped 8% QoQ to Rs 70.4 cr. Pay channel cost remained flat at Rs 104.3 cr.

MSOs urge MIB to allow infra sharing for DAS IV


MSOs have urged MIB to allow infrastructure sharing to speed up DAS implementation in Phase IV, which covers rural areas.