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TRAI issues consultation paper on DTH licence renewal

TRAI issues consultation paper on the issue of extension of licence of DTH operators. The key issues discussed in the consultation paper pertain to the licence fee, bank guarantee, and period of licence.

TRAI steps in to create regulatory framework for TV ratings

TRAI issues a consultation paper seeking industry views on laying down comprehensive guidelines for TV ratings agencies in India.

TRAI bats for commercial interoperability of STBs

TRAI’s commercial interoperability regulation aims to empower customers who want to change their service provider.

TRAI issues consultation paper on cross-media ownership

TRAI seeks to regulate cross-media ownership to prevent monopolies; to impact conglomerates like Essel Group, Sun Group, Times Group and Star.

I&B seeks TRAI opinion on bringing local cable channels under regulatory framework

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 seeks industry view on amendments to interconnection regulation and tariff order

TRAI to amend tariff order and interconnection regulation after facing a setback in TDSAT; seeks industry view on placement fee and channel capacity.

Broadcasters say TRAI has no authority to regulate ads

Broadcasters contend that the TRAI is overstepping the line by regulating ad duration on TV; argue that the ad regulation will have an adverse impact on their business models.

Govt asks TRAI to revisit cross-media ownership

I&B ministry brings back the ghost of cross-media ownership by making a reference to TRAI to look into the issue of vertical integration in the broadcasting and TV distribution sector and cross-media holdings across the TV, print and radio sectors.

TRAI takes stock of ad duration on TV channels

TRAI invokes Cable Television Networks Regulation Act 1995 to cap ad duration on TV channels to 12 minutes in a clock hour.