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MIB asks chief secys to pull up socks on cracking down on analogue cable signals

MIB has shot off another letter to the chief secretaries of various state governments urging them to direct authorised officers to take action against cable operators transmitting analogue signals even after the cut-off date of 1 April.

How Hathway’s cable TV and broadband companies performed in Q1

Out of total revenue of Rs 236.5 cr in Q1, Hathway Digital’s placement income was Rs 70.2 cr. Subscription rev was Rs 132.5 cr. Pay channel cost was Rs 135.2 cr. Hathway Cable & Datacom’s subscription rev from broadband was Rs 129 cr. Broadband ARPU fell QoQ to Rs 730.

MIB unhappy with DAS implementation in North-Eastern states

In Assam, the STB seeding percentage is 94% followed by Mizoram with 80%. Meghalaya’s STB seeding was just 69% while in Tripura it was only half complete with 49%.

Dish TV’s target on net subs adds, capex and content cost in FY18

Dish TV is looking to net 1.3 mn new subscribers this fiscal while ARPU could see a nominal increase. Capex could marginally rise in FY18 while operating profit margin is expected to inch back to 35%. Content cost is expected to increase in the range of 6-7%.

Reliance Jio testing cable TV STB

After shaking up the telecom market, Mukesh Ambani-controlled Reliance Jio is working on its cable TV venture that would not only offer video but also broadband services. Testing of cable TV STB is currently on. So, when will be the launch? Will TRAI’s new tariff order suit Reliance?

6.83 cr STBs seeded in DAS Phases III and IV; Maharashtra tops the list

MIB has claimed that 66.79% or 6.44 cr STBs have been seeded in Phase III and IV areas of DAS excluding TN. Maharashtra has seen the highest STB seeding at 7.2 mn out of 10.1 mn TV homes. The total seeding percentage in the state stood at 71.18%.

DTH subscriber adds slow in FY17 due to demonetisation and absence of Cricket WC

DTH industry will add fewer subscribers this fiscal than the preceding year due to demonetisation and the absence of the Twenty20 WC. The six private DTH ops are expected to end FY17 with an addition of 9.5 mn gross subscribers as against 11.3 mn a year ago.

DEN Networks ups stake in Gurgaon-based subsidiary to 88.57%

DEN Networks has bought an additional 37.57% shares in DEN Digital Cable Network. The increase in stake will help it to consolidate its cable TV biz in Haryana.

TRAI notifies tariff order, caps TV channel price forming part of bouquet at Rs 19

Following the go-ahead from the Supreme Court, TRAI has notified the tariff order for DAS and interconnection regulation that will govern the relationship between broadcasters and distribution platform operators (DPOs) like DTH, cable TV, IPTV and HITS operators. The quality of service and consumer protection regulations has also been notified.

MIB grants provisional licence to Sun Group’s Kal Cables

The MIB has withdrawn its cancellation order and issued a fresh pan-India provisional MSO licence to Sun Group-owned Kal Cables. It granted 51 provisional and one permanent licence between 5 Jan and 13 Feb. Mumbai-based Future Digital Infotainment has got a permanent registration to operate anywhere in India.