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  • Making a New Beginning Indo-US Relations got a fillip with US President, Barack Obama’s…
  • Applicable Gross Revenue introduced for Licence Fee Calculation The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued on…
  • Quality of Service’ is a Priority Even after three years of digitization, Consumer is still not…

Guest Column

  • Jaitley's heart bleeds for Poor Broadcasters The Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information & Broadcasting,…
  • Use of DTH by Government for Education Agencies Delivery of educational content by DTH has the potential to…
  • Consumer Tariffs hiked by TRAI After some broadcasters had challenged TRAI’s Tariff Order of 2004…

Editor's Pick

  • NOFN- A Hype or Reality? On 12 January Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad…
  • Technologies showcased at Convergence India 2015 Cloud Visions Networks Exhibited JetCas, A CAS Solution
  • Banks not willing to fund MSO for Phase – III Third Task Force meeting on implementation of digital addressable system…

ROOP SHARMA (ARTICLES)

  • 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…
  • Quality of Service’ is a Priority Even after three years of digitization, Consumer is still not in a deciding position and no market forces exist in India in broadcasting sector in the Digital Domain. It is because monopolies of a few big players are still rampant. TRAI has made regulations to curb monopolies but its recommendations…
  • Road to Survival- LCO becomes MSO Cable Making Co-operatives Delay in completion of Phase III and IV has given the LCO an opportunity to become a DAS MSO himself and be a part of Digital India

Regulations

  • Applicable Gross Revenue introduced for Licence Fee Calculation The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued on 6 January 2015 its Recommendations on "Definition of Revenue Base (AGR) for the Reckoning of License Fee (LF) and Spectrum Usage Charges". These recommendations will also affect the DTH operators who pay a licence fee every year, based on the…
  • Consumers to pay more in Non DAS areas A Tariff Order for non-addressable areas in the country has been notified by the sector regulator, TRAI on 31 December 2014, to be applicable with effect from 01 January 2015. The new tariff for cable TV services are take into account inflationary increase and provide three slabs depending on the…
  • Local Video Channels to be Regulated The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has released on 19 November, its recommendations on the 'Regulatory Framework for Platform Services (PS). These services include the local video channels run by MSOs and Cable Operators.

DIGITIZATION NEWS

  • MSO registration deadline for Phase III extended to 6 Feb I&B Ministry has extended the cut-off date for multi-system operator (MSO) registration for Phase III of digital addressable system (DAS) to 6 February 2015.
  • 11 new MSOs get registration for DAS areas The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) has granted permanent registration to 11 new multi-system operators (MSOs) between 8 November 2014 and 5 January 2015 for operating in digital addressable system (DAS)-notified areas.
  • US-based Broadcom pledges support to cable TV digitisation in India According to a report published in the Hindu Business Line, Broadcom Corp, the US-based chipmaker, has pledged support to India’s ambitious move of developing its first home-grown Conditional Access System (CAS) for cable television.

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