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Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) has re-connected the signals to multi system operator (MSO) Seven Star following a direction by Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT).
Star India has issued a public notice stating that the signals of its channels will be discontinued to Reliance Digital TV within 21 days due to non-payment of licence fees.
DEN’s OTT service will have close to 120 to 130 live channels, 2,500 movie titles and 10,000 hours of VOD content. The company is yet to finalise the subscription fee for the service.
Jio TV has expanded its TV channel offering to 412. This is an increase of 44 channels over the 368 channels that it was offering in Sep. The current offering brings Jio TV on a par with any DTH or MSO.
GTPL Hathway has grown big in size as it has expanded across markets outside its home turf Gujarat. MSO has seeded 6.19 mn STBs until 30 Sep.
Local cable operators in Kolkata have got together to start operations as a new MSO under the banner of Bengal Broadband and Cable TV Services.
DEN Networks narrowed its consolidated net loss in Q2 while content cost saw a small rise. The MSO plans to launch OTT service soon. SN Sharma talks about DEN’s ARPU growth, OTT application and digitisation prospects.
Inter-Ministerial Committee has not fixed any minimum monetary ceiling for grant of MSO registrations. It also decided that net worth of existing registered MSOs applying for additional areas has to be positive.
MIB issues 26 new provisional MSO licences; Nagesh Chhabria-owned BRDS’ DAS licence revised to pan-India
Nagesh Chhabria-promoted Bhima Riddhi Digital Services has got a DAS MSO licence to operate across India. MIB has also awarded 26 new provisional MSO licences in the first half of Nov. Total no. of provisional MSO licences has shot up to 830.