22 Sep 2017
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GTPL Hathway partners Nagra, Samsung to use TVKey

The arrangement will give consumers an easy hassle free access to the premium pay TV content on latest Samsung TV sets without the use of a STB and associated cables along with it.

GTPL issues notice to put Zee, Turner channels on a la carte from 18 Aug

GTPL Hathway issues notice informing its customers that all ZEEL, Zee Media and Turner channels will not be available as part of its package. Two sides fail to reach agreement on renewing the existing distribution deal.

MIB grants 34 MSO licences, cancels 15 applications

MIB issues licences to 34 MSOs between 13 June and 31 July. It also cancels 15 applications, mainly due to applicants’ failure to submit missing documents. Total MSO licences stand at 1,455.

MSO Fastway refutes Sidhu’s allegations of cable monopoly

The MSO has refuted allegations of Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu. These include tweaking entertainment tax and creating a cable monopoly.

Sidhu continues to put heat on MSO Fastway Transmissions

Navjot Sidhu asks Punjab Chief Minister’s Office to take a call on the recovery of alleged tax evasion of Rs 20,000 cr by Fastway. He seeks audit of the company for the past ten years.

GTPL Hathway’s FY17 net up 5.4 times to Rs 40 cr; seeds 1.48 mn STBs

Placement rev dips 11% to Rs 237.5 cr in FY17. Pay channel cost rises 17% to Rs 382.1 cr. MSO seeds 1.48 mn STBs to take its total base to 6.9 mn. Of this, active STBs stood at 5.98 mn compared to 4.68 mn a year ago.

DEN Q1 PBT turns around; HD STBs enabled with broadband connectivity

DEN reported consolidated profit before tax of Rs 6 crore vs a loss of Rs 35 crore in the previous quarter and a loss of Rs 38 crore in Q1 of 2016–17. MSO has taken another initiative to enable its HD STBs with broadband connectivity by using a Wi-Fi USB dongle.

ACT Fibernet to launch 150 Mbps broadband in Delhi

ACT Fibernet is set to roll out its 150 Mbps broadband service in Delhi on 1 August.

Punjab govt likely to charge Rs 50 as entertainment tax per cable TV, DTH connection

The Punjab government is planning to charge Rs 50 as entertainment tax per TV for cable TV and DTH connections.

Govt debating whether local channels of MSOs be brought under licensing net: Rathore

Centre is deliberating on how cable TV operators’ local channels could be brought into the licensing net so that they are responsible for what is being beamed, Rajyavardhan Rathore said.