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TRAI/TDSAT

TRAI comes out with amended ad regulations

TRAI comes back with an amended version of controversial 12 minute ad cap rule by dropping several contentious clauses.

Broadcasters get interim relief as TDSAT stays ad regulation till 17 July

TRAI will not be able to implement ad regulation as TDSAT grants an interim stay to broadcasters for a period of five weeks till 17 July.

TRAI prescribes QoS norms for DAS

TRAI’s QoS norms lays down requirements for Conditional Access System (CAS) & Subscriber Management System (SMS), Fingerprinting and Set Top Boxes (STB).

TRAI throws ad regulation googly at broadcasters

TRAI issues ad regulation notification that is bound to have revenue implications on broadcasters; Sports, news and movies could be worst hit.

TRAI’s inter-connection regulation legitimises carriage fee

TRAI legitimises the right of an MSO to fix the carriage fee since they are making substantial investment for implementing DAS.

TRAI spells out DAS Tariff Order

Cable operators can charge a maximum of Rs 100 for 100 free-to-air (FTA) channels and Rs 150 for the base pack of pay channels as per the Tariff Order.

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.

MIB notifies amended uplinking guidelines

The uplinking policy guidelines were amended to bring it in line with the provisions relating to the determination of FDI in broadcast sector.

SC stays Tdsat order on tariff order, fixes rates at 42%

Supreme Court new pricing will throw out the earlier 35 per cent tariff order set by the TRAI in July 2010 and 50 per cent by TDSAT in July 2006.

I&B ministry rejigs DAS sunset date to 31 Dec, 2014

MUMBAI: The Information and Broadcasting (I&B) ministry has further revised the sunset date for analogue cable TV switch-off across the country as part of its final views on timeline for implementation of DAS in India. In response to the revised …