21 Sep 2017
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ZEEL, Ortel fight it out in TDSAT over subscription dues

TDSAT on 9 Feb directed Ortel to pay Rs 2 crore immediately to broadcaster ZEEL for re-instatement of signals. ZEEL will have to reconnect the signals of its channels along with those of Turner and Zee Media following the payment.

TRAI bats for entry of private players in DTT, phasing out analogue terrestrial by 2023

TRAI is for introduction of DTT in three phases, starting with metro cities by 31 December 2019. It has also suggested that the maximum number of DTT providers should be capped at five at a particular place, as per availability of spectrum.

Madras HC adjourns TRAI tariff order case till 17 Feb

Madras HC adjourns hearing in Star and Vijay TV’s plea against TRAI’s draft tariff order and interconnection regulation until 17 Feb as senior counsel P Chidambaram, who is representing the two petitioners, was not available.

TRAI can’t notify tariff order without SC’s nod; Madras HC case to continue

SC asks TRAI to notify its draft tariff order and interconnection regulations only if it has a strong reason to do so. But TRAI has to place the draft before the SC to satisfy the issue of jurisdiction. Apex court will decide whether or not the draft tariff order and regulation can be notified.

All eyes on SC as Madras HC adjourns tariff order case till 19 Jan

Madras HC adjourns Star and Vijay TV’s petition challenging TRAI’s draft tariff order to 19 Jan as the latter’s SLP in SC is listed for hearing on 16 Jan. Meanwhile, Union govt has come out in support of TRAI, stating that the regulator is within its rights to issue a tariff order for TV channels. It has also stated that the proposed tariff order is not in violation of the Copyright Act.

STB interoperability high on TRAI’s agenda in 2017

Chairman RS Sharma believes that TRAI and broadcasting sector are nearing solution to having interoperable STBs, which is one of the items on the regulator’s agenda this year.

TDSAT impleads Videocon d2h in ‘twin conditions’ case relating to a la carte pricing

ZEEL had challenged TRAI’s ‘twin conditions’ that state that (a) the a la carte rate of a pay channel forming part of a bouquet shall not exceed two times its RIO rate offered by the broadcaster for addressable systems; and (b) sum of a la carte rates of all the channels in the bouquet shall not exceed three times the bouquet rate.

TRAI moves SC against Madras HC order on draft tariff consultation case

TRAI has filed a special leave petition in the Supreme Court against the order passed by the Madras High Court staying the consultation process on draft tariff order. It has argued that the matter is still under consultation stage and that it should be allowed to go ahead with the same.

TRAI kicks off consultation process on net neutrality

The purpose of this stage of consultation is to proceed to final views on policy or regulatory interventions, where required, on the issue of net neutrality.

12 pay channels launched in Q2; 5 channels turned FTA

12 new pay channels launched in Q2, taking total count to 281. 5 pay channels converted to FTA, according to TRAI.