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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.
TRAI recommends increasing FDI in TV distribution and Radio to 74% and 26%; favours status quo in news and current affairs.
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 to amend tariff order and interconnection regulation after facing a setback in TDSAT; seeks industry view on placement fee and channel capacity.
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 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.
TDSAT says there is no need to regulate the carrying capacity if “market forces play an important and significant role” on the same.