The leading Cable TV and broadband company GTPL Hathway Limited (GTPL) has won the lucrative BharatNet project. It has become the Project Implementation Agency (PIA) of Package B for the implementation of BharatNet Phase ‐ II Project in Gujarat by Gujarat Fibre Grid Network Limited (GFGNL). The project is worth Rs 1245.77 crore.
At the SCAT India trade show at the World Trade Centre, Mumbai, the GlobalOneIndia launched an over the top (OTT) platform MiTiVi for cable operators. The platform offers a very engaging user interface with popular categories for live streaming of more than 1000+ channels, Radio, VOD, Education, Movie library, overseas content with live TV and a very user friendly account info link which gives complete information on subscriber access details.
As the cable TV is becoming a tensely competitive sector, the Hinduja Ventures Ltd (HVL)-owned IndusInd Media and Communications Ltd (IMCL) is planning to launch many initiatives to grow its cable TV & HITS businesses.
To expand in cable TV business and to give an impetus to its mega broadband project, Reliance Industries is planning to buy 25% each in the two companies (DEN Networks & Hathway Cable & Datacom) which will give it the ability to control developments and get a seat on the board.
RP Techvision, the owner of Bengali news channel Kolkata 24×7, has been directed by the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT), to pay Rs 1 crore to Antrix Corporation by 31 December.
The country’s leading cable TV and broadband company Hathway Cable and Datacom has partnered with Verimatrix and has started using latter’s next-generation cardless solution to secure its new DVB Hybrid Cable Box, which is the first set-top box (STB) of its kind in India to be built on Android TV O (Oreo) operating system.
As the multi system operator (MSO) Home Cable Network has withdrawn its application against telecom regulator TRAI, the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) has disposed it as withdrawn.
Counting on digital solutions, the leading multi system operator (MSO) Hathway Cable and Datacom said that it would target top 25% of its cable TV universe for its ver the top (OTT) and hybrid cable set top box (STB).
Soon the leading MSO Hathway Cable & Datacom may be acquired by the Reliance Industries, as both are in advanced talks. This will help RJio to speed up the commercial launch of its GigaFiber high-speed home broadband services.
As per Chrome Carriage Optimizer Report, the carriage fees have dropped in 2018. The report said that the Carriage fees have dropped by approximately 5 per cent for existing deals and by about 7 per cent for new channel launches.
The demand for set top boxes (STBs) and headends from local cable operators (LCOs) will increase due to the implementation of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) tariff order, according to STB manufacturer Catvision.
As reported earlier, Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) had moved National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) against multi system operator (MSO) Ortel Communications in July 2018. The matter was then listed for further hearing on 18 September.The MSO owes Rs 12 crore to the broadcaster.
According to industry analysts, the digitization has helped in HD adoption in the country. Although the High definition (HD) TV channels were introduced in India years ago, it was only when digitisation happened on a large scale that the adoption of HD grew up.
In a bid to offer the cutting edge content quality, the multi system operator (MSO) Siti Networks has launched its hybrid set top box (STB) SitiPlayTop which will come pre-loaded with YouTube and YouTube Kids along with the benefits of Siti HD+ digital cable television. Its price will be in the range of Rs 2200 to 2500.
The leading Cable TV and broadband service provider DEN Networks will focus more on high (HD) and ultra-high definition (HD) or 4K Android set top boxes (STBs) to spike its revenue and ARPU.
The leading multi system operator (MSO) Siti Networks has requested its local cable operator (LCO) partners to use prepaid mode of payment.
In a move to strengthen the commitment, focus and investments in Indian ISP market, “MICROSCAN” has roped in SamsonJesudas as Business Head tolead the ISP domain in India.
As reported earlier, the promoters of broadband and cable TV service provider Hathway Cable and Datacom announced to invest Rs 99.6 crore into the company via allotment of 3.08 crore preference shares at Rs 32.35 a share. Now the board has decided to pump in Rs. 150 crore more in next 18 months.
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