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Broadband subs increased 2.6% to 291.61 million in May

Top 5 wired broadband service providers were BSNL (9.8 mn), Airtel (2.09 mn), Atria (1.20 mn), MTNL (0.99 mn) and YOU Broadband (0.64 mn).

Nine pay channels launched in Q4; total pay channels at 295

There are 295 pay channels until 31 March 2017. These include 212 SD and 83 HD pay channels.

FM guidelines need to be amended for migration to digital radio broadcasting: TRAI

FM radio policy guidelines will need to be amended if the existing FM players are to be encouraged to migrate to digital radio broadcasting, TRAI said. The policy guidelines for Phase III do not permit use of any digital technology.

TRAI to begin arguments in the tariff order matter from Monday

Madras HC will hear TRAI’s pleadings on Monday and Tuesday. MIB and DIPP have completed their arguments. Star and Vijay TV were the first to complete their arguments.

TDSAT asks Scod18 to pay Rs 1.9 cr, sign RIO to avail ZEEL channels

ZEEL would be required to restore the signals of its TV channels to Scod18 as soon as the MSO paid this amount and signed an RIO agreement. Scod18 needs to make an interim payment of Rs 1.9 crore to the broadcaster.

Madras HC resumes hearing in Star-TRAI case

The Madras High Court resumed hearing in the TRAI tariff order matter with the Star India counsel presenting the broadcaster’s side of the case on Tuesday.

Broadband subscribers increased 2.79%; Reliance Jio added nearly 4 mn subs

Jio’s subscriber base stood at 112.55 mn. Top 5 wired broadband service providers were BSNL, Airtel, Atria, MTNL and You Broadband.

Madras HC adjourns Star’s petition against TRAI’s tariff order to 27 June

Chief Justice Indira Banerjee said that the Madras HC would not be able to hear the case before 27 June and that the court would decide which bench would hear the case.

TRAI launches service provider’s portal for broadcasting and cable sector

TRAI has launched a new service provider’s portal for the broadcasting and cable TV sector. The purpose is to effectively communicate and educate service providers about the regulatory framework.

TRAI issues consultation paper on transparency in data speed of wireless broadband

TRAI has issued a consultation paper ‘Data Speed Under Wireless Broadband Plans’ seeking the inputs of stakeholders on ensuring transparency and customer awareness regarding data speeds under wireless broadband plans.