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DEN Networks’ drive to increase cable TV ARPU

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DEN feels there is headroom for cable TV ARPU to increase from all the areas of DAS. For Phase IV, the MSO expects ARPU to touch Rs 75 ten months after the implementation of DAS.

Hathway’s Q3 broadband subscriber adds hit by demonetisation and Reliance Jio

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Demonetisation and the explosive growth of Reliance Jio slowed down Hathway Cable & Datacom’s broadband subscriber growth in the fiscal third quarter.

6.83 cr STBs seeded in DAS Phases III and IV; Maharashtra tops the list

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MIB has claimed that 66.79% or 6.44 cr STBs have been seeded in Phase III and IV areas of DAS excluding TN. Maharashtra has seen the highest STB seeding at 7.2 mn out of 10.1 mn TV homes. The total seeding percentage in the state stood at 71.18%.

iCAS has been deployed by 80 MSOs

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After the rollout of iCAS, about 1 cr STBs had been installed by MSOs, out of which about 3 lakh STBs were with iCAS, giving a market share of about 3%.

Govt cancels licence of Shri News

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MIB cancels licence of New Delhi-based Softline Media’s Hindi news and infotainment channel Shri News.

DEN Networks ups stake in Gurgaon-based subsidiary to 88.57%

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DEN Networks has bought an additional 37.57% shares in DEN Digital Cable Network. The increase in stake will help it to consolidate its cable TV biz in Haryana.

IndusInd Media to raise Rs 757.54 crore via rights issue

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IndusInd Media & Communications will raise Rs 757.54 cr via rights issue. The issue of 3.7 cr shares will be at a premium of Rs 195 per share.

Provisional MSO licences to be treated as regular, says MIB

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MIB has stated that all provisional licences, unless cancelled or suspended, will henceforth be treated as regular registrations for a period of 10 years.

ACT Fibernet upgrades existing broadband plans

ACT Fibernet, India’s largest non-telco ISP and third-largest ISP, has upgraded its existing internet plans for customers in Hyderabad by increasing the speed and fair usage policy at the same price.

MIB grants provisional licence to Sun Group’s Kal Cables

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The MIB has withdrawn its cancellation order and issued a fresh pan-India provisional MSO licence to Sun Group-owned Kal Cables. It granted 51 provisional and one permanent licence between 5 Jan and 13 Feb. Mumbai-based Future Digital Infotainment has got a permanent registration to operate anywhere in India.