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MSOs move Delhi HC against entertainment tax order

DEN Networks, Hathway, Siti Cable and InCable have filed petitions in Delhi High Court seeking protection against the ETO order to pay entertainment tax. The matter is listed for hearing today.

Delhi tax authority directs Hathway Cable to pay up entertainment tax, threatens action

The Office of the Commissioner of Excise, Entertainment and Luxury Tax has prohibited Hathway Cable & Datacom from disseminating TV signals in Delhi due to non-payment of entertainment tax; Hathway makes part payment to stall disruption of services.

MSOs-LMOs close to breaking the deadlock over gross billing in Mumbai

Hathway Cable agrees to allow LMOs to bill customers and makes its offer of revenue share 43% upwards; DEN, IMCL and Siti Cable to take final call soon.

Arasu issues disconnection notice against MSM Discovery and Taj TV

In light of the notices issued by Arasu, as many as 89 channels from Media Pro, TheOneAlliance, Star Sports and Taj Television bouquet will be discontinued if the parties on both sides fail to reach an agreement before the expiry of the disconnection notice.

Arasu Cable issues switch-off notice, seeks reduction in subscription fee from Media Pro

State-owned Arasu Cable is asking for a 50% reduction in subscription fee from Media Pro. The MSO, which uses its market dominance in Tamil Nadu to keep content costs down, has issued a 21-day disconnection notice.

Time Warner Cable and Tribune Company sign multi-year distribution agreement

Time Warner Cable and Tribune Company have extended their association by inking a new multi-year distribution agreement.

Madras HC grants relief to Arasu, asks MIB to process MSO’s DAS licence fast

Madras High Court asks MIB to speed up Arasu’s DAS licence application; provides interim relief to Arasu restraining TRAI from taking any coercive action against the state-owned MSO and adjourns the case by 4 weeks.

Confusion over DAS area mars Hyderabad’s transition to digital cable

Digitisation in Hyderabad is affected by the confusion over where the DAS area limit ends in the city. The district administration is finding it tough to clamp down on operators who are transmitting analogue signals. Even Parameswaran told MSOs that the regulator will be lenient in Hyderabad as far as collection of CAF goes due to this confusion.

Global triple-play subscription revenues to reach $144 bn in 2018: Study

Triple-play subscription revenues will reach $144 bn in 2018, up by $80 bn on the 2012 total. Triple-play revenues to command 70% of total subscription revenues by 2018, up from 52% in 2012.

OneAlliance threatens to pull the plug on DEN Networks

MSM Discovery issues disconnection notices to DEN Networks in north India over non-signing of agreement and outstanding dues; the dispute is also over the channels of TTN.