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TRAI to hold OHD on digital radio broadcasting on 25 Oct

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will hold an open house discussion (OHD) on its consultation paper “Issues related to Digital Radio Broadcasting in India” on 25 October in New Delhi.

Tata, Airtel in talks to combine DTH businesses post telecom merger, says report

The direct to home (DTH) sector in India heading for a consolidation phase. After Dish TV-Videocon d2h merger, Tata Group and Bharti Enterprises are exploring merger of their DTH businesses.

Active pay DTH sub base jumps to 65.31 mn in June quarter: TRAI

Dish TV’s share of total active DTH subscriber base fell by a percentage point to 24% while Sun Direct’s share increased by the same percentage to end quarter at 10%. The share of other four DTH operators remained unchanged.

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.

Tariff order: Delhi HC to wait for Madras HC judgment

Delhi HC will wait for the Madras HC’s verdict before it adjudicates on the petitions filed by Tata Sky and Bharti Telemedia relating to TRAI’s tariff order, interconnection and QoS regulations. The implementation of the regulations will be on hold till then.

TRAI starts process for next airwaves auction

TRAI has started the process for conducting the next round of spectrum auction in nine bands. This includes bands for 5G services and the coveted 700 MHz that went unsold in the last auction.

Tariff order: Madras HC reserves verdict on Star–Vijay vs TRAI spat

Madras HC reserves verdict in row between Star India–Vijay TV and TRAI in tariff order issue. A decision is expected sometime in August.

Telangana govt plans to have own satellite to telecast channels

In what can cause concern to TRAI, the Telangana govt is planning to have its own satellite to telecast multiple channels.

Nine pay channels launched in Q4; total pay channels at 295

There are 295 pay channels until 31 March 2017. These include 212 SD and 83 HD pay channels.

Net pay active DTH subs up 1.5% to 63.61 mn in March quarter

Airtel Digital TV takes its share to 21% of total active subscriber base, up 1% from earlier quarter. Sun Direct falls by a percentage point to 9%. Share of other 4 DTH ops remains unchanged. Dish TV leads pack.