Within 15 days, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will invite stakeholders’ comments for holding another round of spectrum auction for the airwaves that went unsold in the October sale, according to TRAI Chairman R S Sharma.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), on completion of 20 years of its existence, will be organising a two day seminar on 'Digital Broadcasting in India' on 4th and 5th May 2017 at Ashok Hotel, New Delhi, followed by a cultural programme on 5th May, 2017 (Evening) at the same hotel.
According to MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (MEASAT), Encompass Digital Media (Encompass) is expanding their presence on MEASAT’s leading 91.5°E video neighbourhood. Eight more channels are now available from 91.5°E: HITS HD, KIX360 SD, Zee Sine SD, beIN Asia Pacific’s Indonesia feeds - beIN SPORTS 1, beIN SPORTS 2, beIN SPORTS 3, WAKUWAKU JAPAN SEA HD and WAKUWAKU JAPAN Taiwan HD, all of which are distributed to TV platforms in more than 100 countries across the Asia Pacific.
YuppTV has unveiled Freedocast Pro Device and Freedocast Live Streaming Platform that enable users to live stream videos instantly across several devices and social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Youtube Live. Yupp TV is a major internet-based video service provider.
Brazil and Spain have partnered to lay an undersea cable in the Atlantic Ocean to offer fast online and cloud services to the people of both countries by 2019. The EllaLink subsea cable will connect to data centers in Madrid and Sao Paulo, as well as in Lisbon, using shielded fiber rings, officials said on Monday. The cable will also connect the archipelagoes of Madeira, Spain's Canary Islands and Africa's Cape Verde along the route.
Hinduja Group is eyeing Headend in the Sky (HITS) cable broadcast in Punjab. Having acquired government approvals for its HITS business in 2015, the Hinduja Group plans to roll out its digital television distribution business under the brand name NXT Digital across India.
Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV is amongst the 6 TV channels which got the licence from the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) in March 2017. Republic TV, which is expected to make its appearance soon, has already started a series of ad campaigns to create buzz around the launch. Of the six licences granted in March, four were non-news and two were news. Four licences were for uplinking while two were for downlinking. Sony Pictures Networks India subsidiary Bangla Entertainment received a downlinking licence under the name Sony Aath. The licence is for Bangla and other Indian languages.
In 42 days (till 20th April), the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) granted 193 MSO licences, while Arasu Cable TV Corporation (Tamil Nadu government-owned) was also granted a provisional licence with the condition that they digitise their network within three months. Its registration is subject to the MIB taking a final decision of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) recommendations on the entry of government in TV broadcasting.
To increase revenue and retain customers, MTNL is aiming to convert nearly half of its fixed line users into broadband subscribers over the next 18 months. At present, nearly 34% of its fixed line customers are also its broadband subscribers.
As per a leading international financial news agency, Apple is getting involved in launching satellites that would beam down broadband Internet access. Recently, Apple poached two Google satellite executives to form a new hardware team within the company. John Fenwick led Google’s spacecraft operations and Michael Trela was head of satellite engineering.
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