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TRAI notifies amended tariff order for commercial subscribers

The tariff order amendment has been brought out as per the directions of the Supreme Court. It is expected that with the coming into force of these changes in the regulatory framework, the distribution of TV services to the commercial subscribers would be streamlined and the services would be available to them at competitive rates.

More LCO associations move TDSAT against TRAI’s inflation-linked tariff hike

At least four more cable operators’ associations have moved the TDSAT challenging the TRAI’s 27.5% inflation-linked tariff hike for non-addressable system. TDSAT has put final disposal on 4 August.

TRAI tariff order looks to rationalise a-la-carte channel pricing

The authority has provided twin conditions in the Tariff Order to ensure that the a-la-carte rates offered to the subscribers are reasonable vis-a-vis the bouquet/package rates.

TRAI favours 74% FDI cap in TV distribution sector

TRAI recommends increasing FDI in TV distribution and Radio to 74% and 26%; favours status quo in news and current affairs.

I&B seeks TRAI opinion on bringing local cable channels under regulatory framework

I&B ministry seek TRAI recommendations as to whether there is a need to put in place a comprehensive set of provisions for local channels.

TRAI seeks industry view on amendments to interconnection regulation and tariff order

TRAI to amend tariff order and interconnection regulation after facing a setback in TDSAT; seeks industry view on placement fee and channel capacity.

TDSAT supports TRAI’s directive on basic service tier packaging

The TDSAT says since the regulator has made separate provisions for BST and pay channels, there was no reason for it to interfere with the clause.

TDSAT refuses to go into channel pricing issue

TDSAT says it will not go into the issue as the matter is pending in Supreme Court, which will take a final call in the matter.

MSOs not required to have 500-channel headends: TDSAT

TDSAT says there is no need to regulate the carrying capacity if “market forces play an important and significant role” on the same.

No relief for LCOs on revenue sharing

MUMBAI: In a blow to local cable operators (LCOs), the TDSAT has not given any relief on revenue-sharing pattern of 55:45 (MSO: LCO) on the Basic Service Tier (BST) of Rs 100 and 65:35 (MSO:LCO) on the pay channel packages …