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LCOs oppose meeting of DAS Task Force in Delhi

As the task force members discussed issues related to switchover from analogue to DAS, LCOs protested outside, raising issues including quality of STBs, margins, interconnect agreements, billing, switching off of the STBs.

Allahabad MSO gets new lease of life as MIB grants permanent licence

Silverline Entertainment can operate in DAS notified areas of UP except Agra, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut and Varanasi; MHA had earlier denied security clearance for allegedly giving false declaration to Bank of Baroda.

Independent MSOs and LCOs get more voice in reconstituted DAS Task Force

Independent MSOs and LCOs have all along complained that they have got a raw deal in the digital addressable system roll out with inadequate representation in the Task Force. The new govt has corrected that.

Amritsar cable ops move TDSAT against Fastway’s subscription fee hike

Amritsar’s cable ops have moved TDSAT against MSO Fastway Transmission’s decision to hike monthly subscription fees. The tribunal has issued a notice to Fastway and has asked it to file its reply within three weeks.

LCOs protest against Hathway in Bengaluru

Four months after Hathway had switched off set-top boxes (STBs) for non-submission of customer application forms (CAFs), the LCOs have returned the favour by blacking out the MSO’s cable TV signals.

KSCOA threatens to switch off Hathway signals across Bengaluru

The Karnataka State Cable Operators Association has said that its members will switch off signals of Hathway Cable across Bengaluru on 3 July for failing to keep its promises.

UCN builds base after acquiring Atria’s cable TV biz in Indore

UCN entered the Indore market by buying out Atria’s cable TV biz in the city. The Nagpur-based MSO has deployed more than 100,000 set-top boxes in three cities of Madhya Pradesh.

DAS: The LCO economics in Solapur

For the 200 LCOs in Solapur, the most radical change is digitisation. They hope that the deployment of STBs will make their consumers move to higher packages and VAS. Will they succeed in earning more from their age-old business? Will the smaller operators get consolidated? Have last-mile valuations gone up?

Madhya Pradesh LCOs get interim relief from CAF deadline

The Indore bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court has given 21 days interim relief to the local cable operators on the submission of customer application forms after hearing the writ petition filed by MCOS.

Fastway meeting with LCOs in Amritsar turns violent

Gun shots were fired when a meeting called by Punjab’s dominant MSO Fastway Transmission to discuss billing-related issues with LCOs turned violent. While no one was injured, the incident has once again brought the darker side of the cable TV business to the fore.