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Star seeks a stay on TRAI tariff order till Madras HC settles jurisdiction issue

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Star argued for stay on TRAI’s tariff order until Madras HC takes final decision on petition challenging regulator’s powers to fix tariff for TV channels.

Madras HC adjourns TRAI tariff order case till Tuesday

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The Madras High Court on Monday adjourned the tariff order case until Tuesday due to paucity of time.

Madras HC chief justice to hear TRAI tariff order matter

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The TRAI tariff order case will be heard by the Madras High Court Chief Justice Indira Banerjee after two benches successively recused themselves from hearing the matter due to different reasons. The matter will come up for hearing on Monday.

New bench to hear TRAI tariff order case in Madras HC as another judge backs out

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TRAI tariff order matter has taken a new turn with another judge also recusing himself from the case. One of the reasons for the judge’s recusal is that he is hearing another matter involving TRAI.

TRAI reviews policy issues related to broadcasting sector, seeks views on improving ease of doing biz

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TRAI wants to remove entry barriers by laying down well-defined and transparent procedures and processes, thereby creating a level playing field and competition in the sector.

MIB to take informed decision on TRAI’s infrastructure sharing proposal for TV broadcast sector: Rathore

MIB will take an “informed decision” on the sharing of infrastructure in television broadcasting sector as suggested by the TRAI, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said.

DTH inactive subscribers grew 5.2% to reach 34.4 mn: TRAI

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Inactive DTH subscribers are growing at above 5% for the last two quarters ending Dec, data provided by TRAI showed. It rose 5.2% QoQ to reach 34.4 mn in quarter ended 31 Dec. Active subscriber base rose 1.2% to 62.65 mn. Overall, total subscriber base of the private DTH operators increased 2.57% to 97.05 mn.

TDSAT directs Asianet, Star to sign interconnect agreement on RIO terms

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TDSAT directs MSO Asianet and broadcaster Star to sign interconnect agreement based on RIO terms with effect from 1 April within a week from 31 Mar.

TRAI tariff order case to be heard by new bench of Madras HC after judge’s recusal

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Two-member bench comprising Justice Nagamuthu and Justice Anita Sumanth has recused itself from hearing TRAI tariff order and interconnection regulation case. A petition to the Chief Justice claimed that Justice Nagamuthu had sought P Chidambaram’s help in becoming the judge. The matter will be heard by a new bench.

Broadcasters required to declare MRP within 60 days from publication of tariff order

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Broadcasters will now have to declare the nature of a channel as pay or FTA and the MRP of the channel after 60 days from the date of publication of the tariff order in the official gazette.