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Ad cap case: NBA completes its argument, 9X Media to start on Monday

Ad regulation to hit at the very heart of the business model of the news channels, argues NBA counsel Dr Abhishek Singhvi; NBA to file affidavit on Monday revealing financial impact of the regulation.

Give flexibility to news channels on ad duration, NBA counsel

NBA counsel Anup J Bhambhani contends that the news channels must be treated differently since the viewership pattern is different from other genres.

Sun TV moves TDSAT against TRAI’s ad regulation

Sun TV approaches TDSAT seeking stay on ad regulation. TRAI counsel gave oral undertaking that it will not take any coercive action against Sun TV till further orders. Matter will come up for hearing on 21 October.

TRAI tariff order looks to rationalise a-la-carte channel pricing

The authority has provided twin conditions in the Tariff Order to ensure that the a-la-carte rates offered to the subscribers are reasonable vis-a-vis the bouquet/package rates.

TRAI takes broadcasters to court over non-compliance of ad regulation

Legal move contradicts I&B minister Manish Tewari’s statement that TRAI should put 12-minute ad cap per clock hour in cold storage till digitisation is complete.

TRAI for liberalising FDI in broadcast and FM radio

TRAI proposes upping the cap in news television and private FM radio broadcasting to 49 per cent and 100 per cent FDI in carriage services.

TV channel distributors under TRAI lens

TRAI consultation paper says aggregators cannot bundle channels from more than one broadcaster; 73% pay-TV market with 4 content aggregators.

TRAI favours 74% FDI cap in TV distribution sector

TRAI recommends increasing FDI in TV distribution and Radio to 74% and 26%; favours status quo in news and current affairs.

TRAI issues amended DAS tariff order and interconnection regulation

As per TRAI’s tariff order MSOs seeking signals of a channel under ‘must provide’ clause can’t demand carriage fee; removes channel carrying capacity clause.

Trai looks to crack the whip on monopoly in cable TV

TRAI seeks views of the industry on the ways and means to prevent monopolies in the cable TV sector.