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MIB directs authorised officers to conduct regular inspection of MSOs


MIB provides check list for inspection of MSOs to ascertain whether they are following DAS norms; action to be taken against defaulters.

Delhi govt seeks subscriber base info from MSOs to boost ET collection


A written communication has been sent by the entertainment tax department to MSOs asking them to submit details of their LCOs and cable connections at the earliest.

MIB asks authorised officers to act against cable networks transmitting analogue signals


MIB issues advisory asking authorised officers of states and Union Territories to initiate action against MSOs and LCOs who are transmitting analogue signals on cable TV networks in any part of the country.

Hathway plans to invest Rs 1,000 cr in broadband biz, add 1 mn subscribers


Hathway Cable & Datacom intends to invest up to Rs 1,000 crore in the next three years to expand its broadband business. Out of this, the investment in South India will be around Rs 500 crore The company is expecting to add one mn broadband subscribers during this period.

MIB grants provisional licence to Arasu


It is for the first time that DAS licence has been provided to a state govt agency. Arasu has been granted 3 months to complete digitisation of its analogue network. Provisional licence is also subject to MIB taking a final call on TRAI’s recommendations suggesting entry barriers for state govt or its entities in the TV broadcasting and distribution sector.

DEN has Rs 80-cr capex plan for next 12 months


While the net capex for cable TV will be around Rs 50 crore, the broadband investment will be in the region of 30 crore.

Hathway completes transfer of cable TV biz to wholly owned subsidiary


Hathway completes transfer of cable TV biz to wholly owned subsidiary, Hathway Digital. Broadband biz remains in parent company.

MIB directs analogue signal switch-off in DAS IV areas; Arasu demands for continuity in TN


With MIB insisting on switch-off of analogue signals, sizeable population will be unable to enjoy TV from 1 Apr. 33% STB seeding was still left to be done, as on 14 Mar.

ACT Fibernet’s 1 Gbps plan launched in Hyderabad; 11 cities to follow


ACT Fibernet has launched 1Gbps wired broadband internet service for the city of Hyderabad, with plans to expand the service to the 11 cities where it has a presence.

Den Networks gets approval from shareholders to demerge its broadband arm Skynet


Den Networks has received shareholders’ approval to demerge its broadband business into a wholly owned subsidiary called Skynet Cable Network.