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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.

Delhi HC allows MSOs to implead in Tata Sky, Airtel Digital TV case against TRAI

Delhi HC has allowed All India Digital Cable Federation to implead in the case filed Tata Sky and Airtel Digital TV challenging TRAI’s tariff order and interconnection regulation.

Hathway MD Rajan Gupta replaces Panesar as new AIDCF president

Rajan Gupta has replaced TS Panesar as the new president of All India Digital Cable Federation. This change has been made as Panesar has resigned from Hathway.

Atria to invest Rs 700 cr in FY18, eyes expansion in 4 new cities

Having stepped into the Delhi market, the private equity-backed company is planning to invest Rs 100 crore in the city. It is also looking to enter 3-4 cities.