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TRAI seeks quarterly report of ad duration on TV channels; specifies format in which broadcasters will have to submit reports.
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 seeks to regulate cross-media ownership to prevent monopolies; to impact conglomerates like Essel Group, Sun Group, Times Group and Star.
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 to amend tariff order and interconnection regulation after facing a setback in TDSAT; seeks industry view on placement fee and channel capacity.
TRAI recommends providing appropriate exit route to any state government entity that has already been granted permission.
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 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.
TDSAT says there is no need to regulate the carrying capacity if “market forces play an important and significant role” on the same.