Network18 owned Homeshop18’s Rashmi Berry has stepped down as the chief marketing officer (CMO) within a year of taking up the post. Rashmi was appointed CMO of Homeshop18, run by TV18 Home Shopping Network Ltd, a teleshopping and e-commerce firm of the Network18 Group, in July 2012.
Want to see your favourite daily soap without any interruption, then contact you cable operator to stop evading taxes. The Delhi government has started a crackdown on cable operators who have been evading taxes by concealing the number of connections. The department of excise and entertainment tax has issued notices to nearly 1,000 of 2,200 operators in the city asking them to pay up else their services will be blocked.
The ongoing digitisation of cable television network will change the business ecosystem for Indian broadcasters and act as a catalyst for international players to enter the country, said Christopher Slaughter, chief executive officer of Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia.
Officials of the Legal Metrology Department on 19 March 2013 booked a case against Hathway Digital Cable TV Services in Hyderguda, Hyderabad for selling set-top boxes (STBs) without mandatory declarations required under the packaged commodities rule. Over 1,500 boxes worth over Rs. 42 lakh were seized from the company. The company was selling two types of boxes for Rs.1,149 and Rs. 4,500 in violation of norms, said Additional Director-General of Police and Controller of Legal Metrology R.P. Thakur.
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has been constantly monitoring the preparedness for the implementation of digital addressable cable TV system in the 38 cities of DAS Phase II. Recently, Secretary, Information and Broadcasting, Uday Kumar Varma expressed optimism over meeting the deadline. He shared that, as per the review done by the Ministry last week, approximately 60 per cent digitisation has taken place.