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Flash Back 2015: A look at the Events of 2015
Top Ten Media Stories
Quotes of the Year
Channel Launched 2015
DTH Status in India
Cable & MSO/ Broadband/New Media
Regulatory Framework for Broadcasting in India
Table of Entertainment Tax
TV Channels – Genre-wise List of Registered TV Channels
Operators – MSOs, DTH & Other Operators
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ROOP SHARMA (ARTICLES)
Time to Review the Tariff IssuesIt is well known that we may write the success of Digitisation in cable TV industry on paper, in reality very little has been achieved in the last five years, much contrary to what time period TRAI had earmarked to complete the process. We have already added two years to…
Bring Interoperability in National InterestThe current Budget 2016 proposed by the Union Fiance Ministry has brought in a welcome change on exempting the Digital STB for the TV from the CVD which should give the Indian Manufacturing an encouragement to make STB’s in India rather than importing them mo stly from China, which is…
Interconnection Agreement is the Backbone of the IndustryThe last mile in Cable Television belongs to thousands of small cable operators and main task of the regulator, when this industry was handed over to TRAI in 2004, was to restructure the industry for an organised and regulated growth.
TRAI bans Differential Pricing for InternetThe controvercy over differential pricing for data services by the telecom operators has been raging since last year when Airtel announced its zero rating services followed by Facebook announcing the launch of Free Basics (earlier Internet.org).
A Seemless Interconnection is Essential over IP InterfaceIP based interconnection is essential for Telecom as well as cable operators since the future of all converged services lies in IP. All services are migrating to IP networks to meet the demand of OTT, video streaming and other e-services. Many MSOs are today applying for universal service licence which…
Allahabad High Court stays notification on set-top-boxesThe Allahabad High Court on 2 March 2016 stayed a notification of November 14, 2015, according to which the Central government had made installation of set-top boxes compulsory for TV viewers with effect from 31 December 2015.
Hyderabad HC extends DAS III stay in AP and Telangana for another monthThe Hyderabad HC has extended the stay on digital addressable system (DAS) Phase III in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for another four weeks as the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB), which is the respondent in the both the matters, filed its counter affidavit on 29 February 2016.