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  • A Tough road ahead for Phase III In the last two task force meetings held on 20th April and 27th May 2015 respectively in the I&B Ministry for implementing Phase-III of DAS stakeholders have been only projecting their problems and did not talk of the progress made. According to our reports, hardly 10% of the 47 million…
  • Dismal Progress in Phase III of Digitisation MIB issues minutes of the 6th meeting of the TASK Force for Digital Addressable system (DAS) in cable TV Network in Phase – lll
  • Digitisation Phase III & IV - Moving Forward Whatever may be said by the Ministry or TRAI in their statements to the media about the success of digitisation, it has been a failure so far, as even after three years, no benefits to consumers are visible. No broadcaster has dared to make a programme, public debate or discussion…

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  • MSO/LCO can be Virtual Network Operators TRAI Recommends that a separate Category of unified license be created for VNOs.
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  • TRAI Economics go wrong TDSAT sets aside Tariff Hike of 27.5 % Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) on 28 April, set aside the TRAI 27.5 per cent inflation-linked tariff hike for non-addressable systems and asked broadcasters to maintain a separate account for the additional subscription amount that they have collected from distribution platforms as a result of the tariff hike.

DIGITIZATION NEWS

  • MIB issues 7 permanent and 33 provisional new MSO licences, Registered MSOs goes up to 315 Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) has issued 7 new permanent and 33 new provisional licences to multi-system operators (MSOs).
  • Hinduja Ventures to launch NXT Digital HITS service in August Hinduja’s Headend-In-The-Sky (HITS) service has been branded as NXT Digital is set to launch in August. India still has a market of over 110 million analog TV households in Phase III and IV that the company will target.
  • Registered MSOs for DAS areas touch 279 mark With less than six months for the completion of Phase III of Digital Addressable System (DAS) for cable television, the number of multi system operators (MSOs) who have been given permanent registration for a period of ten years is now 219, the list issued by MIB as on July 2015.

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