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TRAI to launch a pilot project on STB interoperability on 26 Sept

TRAI said it aims to launch a pilot project at the workshop with a view to developing a prototype of interoperable STBs and compatible smart cards.

GST Council lowers tax rate on STBs to 18%

The move is expected to ease working capital management of cable and DTH companies besides optimising their cash flows. GST on coaxial cables and optical fibres are also lowered to 18% from the proposed 28%.

TDSAT directs Delhi and Lucknow LCOs to pay DEN at Rs 125 per STB

TDSAT directs LCOs from Delhi and Lucknow to pay outstanding payments at Rs 125 per STB to DEN Networks.

Apple 3rd largest global STB company: IHS

Apple’s popular Apple TV devices have propelled the company into third-ranked position in 2015, based on revenue in the overall global STB market, from ninth place in 2014.

No subscriber additions for Reliance Digital TV in Q4

In a bullish quarter that saw DTH operators post record subscriber additions, Reliance Digital TV did not move the needle at all.

DPOs must make up for TV channel drop or service disruption, proposes TRAI

Distribution platform operators may have to compensate subscribers for dropping TV channels from the bouquet without notice or for disruption of services for more than 24 hours. TRAI has discussed the issue of compensation in its latest consultation paper on QoS.

2.18 mn STBs seeded in Phase III areas of AP and Telangana

Having seeded 1.15 mn STBs in the two states, MSOs are marginally ahead of DTH ops. DTH has deployed 1.01 mn STBs and HITS just 12,980 STBs.

MIB to go ahead with plans to move SC against DAS Phase III stay orders, says Sunil Arora

MIB has already sent the papers that are to be filed in the Supreme Court to the Law Ministry. Once the Law Ministry sends the papers back to the MIB, the case will be filed in the apex court, Sunil Arora told TelevisionPost.com.

MIB claims 80% digitisation achieved in Phase III, some MSOs complain of STB shortage in task force meeting

MIB says that DTH ops have seeded 16 mn STBs while Freedish has another 4 mn STBs. The MSOs have seeded 7-8 million STBs.

STB seeding in DAS Phase III areas progressing well, says TRAI

Even as uncertainty looms large over the industry’s preparedness to implement the third phase of DAS, TRAI has expressed satisfaction at the progress of the seeding of STBs in Phase III areas.