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TRAI spells out format for quarterly report on ad duration

TRAI seeks quarterly report of ad duration on TV channels; specifies format in which broadcasters will have to submit reports.

TRAI notifies watered down ad regulation

TRAI’s amended ad regulation removes clause on time gap between two ad sessions; prohibition on part-screen or drop-down ads also deleted.

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.

TRAI says no to government entry into TV broadcasting

TRAI recommends providing appropriate exit route to any state government entity that has already been granted permission.

TDSAT supports TRAI’s directive on basic service tier packaging

The TDSAT says since the regulator has made separate provisions for BST and pay channels, there was no reason for it to interfere with the clause.

TDSAT refuses to go into channel pricing issue

TDSAT says it will not go into the issue as the matter is pending in Supreme Court, which will take a final call in the matter.

MSOs not required to have 500-channel headends: TDSAT

TDSAT says there is no need to regulate the carrying capacity if “market forces play an important and significant role” on the same.

No relief for LCOs on revenue sharing

MUMBAI: In a blow to local cable operators (LCOs), the TDSAT has not given any relief on revenue-sharing pattern of 55:45 (MSO: LCO) on the Basic Service Tier (BST) of Rs 100 and 65:35 (MSO:LCO) on the pay channel packages …