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Delhi HC adjourns ad cap case till 15 July

The Delhi HC has once again adjourned the ad cap case, this time till 15 July. The interim order that prevents the TRAI from taking coercive action against petitioners remains in effect.

MSOs expect content costs to ease and carriage to climb

With the TRAI diluting the role of the content aggregators, big MSOs can be the main beneficiaries. Independent MSOs who are not vertically aligned with broadcasters expect to get better content deals. TVP’s impact analyses.

Delhi HC says TRAI’s ad cap reasonable, gives relief to Maa TV till 13 March

Hearing the petition filed by Maa TV against TRAI’s regulation, the Delhi High Court observed that the cap on advertisements is a ‘reasonable exercise’. The bench also said that even the permitted 12 minutes of advertising during a one-hour programming is ‘ridiculous’. HC, however, gave interim relief to Maa TV till next hearing on 13 March.

TRAI’s logic in guarding non-vertically integrated MSOs against content aggregators

TRAI lists out how vertically integrated MSOs got sweet deals, prompting the regulator to clip the wings of content aggregators. For non-vertically integrated distribution platforms, the rates being charged were, in some cases, 62% higher. The situation became even worse in the case of relatively smaller non-vertically integrated distribution platforms, TRAI said.

Why content aggregators caught the eye of TRAI

TRAI has concluded that three top content aggregators—MediaPro, MSM Discovery and IndiaCast UTV—have become too dominant in the pay-television industry. TVP details out the sector regulator’s assessment of the pay-TV market.

How TRAI’s content aggregators’ regulation can shift the balance of power

TRAI has narrowed the role of the content aggregators through its new regulation, prompting MSOs and DTH service providers to instinctively feel that they can no longer be ‘bullied’ by Media Pro, MSM Discovery or IndiaCast UTV. TVP looks at the salient features of the regulation and examines the impact.

Ad cap: Broadcasters get interim protection from Delhi HC

Broadcasters who had filed petitions in the Delhi High Court against TRAI’s ad cap regulation have got an interim relief. The court has for the time being prevented the regulator from taking any coercive action against the broadcasters for violating the 12-minute ad cap.The Delhi HC bench today accepted the petitions and extended the protection till 13 March.

Ad Cap: Broadcasters file petitions in Delhi High Court for relief

NBA, music broadcasters, E24 and Sun TV file petitions in the Delhi High Court seeking relief from TRAI’s ad cap regulation; matter is expected to come up for hearing on Tuesday.

Ad cap case: Music broadcasters complete argument

In the ongoing ad cap regulation case at the TDSAT, the music broadcasters’ counsel finished arguments for the petitioners.

Ad cap: Counsel for music broadcasters presents case

On the fifth day of hearing of the ad cap regulation case at the TDSAT, the counsel for the music broadcasters raised questions on TRAI’s jurisdiction.