hafta Brazzers studyolarinda calisip emek sarfeden koca memeli Phoenix Marie izin porno indir gununde de kocasina vermeye karar veriyor Kocasinin da Brazzers icin calistigini unutmus porno video sayilir Kendi yatak odasinda oyle profesyonel bir seks yapiyor ki cekici hatun yine redtube harikalar yaratmis seksi guzel hatun sert erkeklerden ve koca penislerden cok hoslaniyor porno video guzel zenci hatun bu seferde genc bir erkek ile geldigi evde muhabbetin dibine porno vuruyor Zenci kari seksiligi ile adami kendinden ediyor resmen adam kari karsisinda daha fazla dayanamiyor
Log in

Login to your account

Password *
Remember Me
India's Leading Source for Broadcasting & Broadband Information - CableQuest Magazine
HomeArticlesCol KK SharmaNo end to Digital Cable Woes
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 13:25

No end to Digital Cable Woes

email this page

After having failed to pressurize MSOs and LCOs, TRAI is now trying to pressurize the consumers threatening to cut off their cable connections if they don’t submit their consumer application forms (CAF) to their respective cable operators / MSOs. 25 June was the last date of the warning to 9-10 million subscribers whose forms have not been submitted yet. Now TRAI has extended the last date of CAF submission to 10th July. I&B Ministry’s threatening television campaign in which a group of TV serial actresses ask subscribers to fill up these form with their choice of channels and submit to the MSOs or else lose their television connections has also had little effect on the consumers. Earlier, notices were given to MSOs and LCOs by TRAI and in spite of some MSOs having assured TRAI of timely compliance, not much could be achieved. Eight months have passed after declaration of successful completion of Phase-I by the I&B Ministry and hardly 50% CAF forms have been submitted. According to market sources only a single package with some popular channels has been activated for all consumers irrespective of what choice has been given by them. 

I wonder if this is the best way a new technology should be implemented in the country. If facilitating a new technology while the old ones still existed was resorted to, we might have received better results. The problem is that we are dealing with consumers who are already availing these services for the last twenty years. They can well understand the advantages of digital technology but what they don’t understand is why the government is taking so much interest in forcing them to pay more for the same services even if they do not want.

To me the whole business of forcing total digital system on people appears shady where vested interests of a few persons or organizations are being looked after. The persons involved in its implementation are intelligent enough to understand that such strategies do not work anywhere in the world, what to talk of India where consumers are highly price sensitive and more than 70% of population is declared as poor or below poverty line. The way digitalization is being implemented in the country today has lead the industry to a chaotic situation where no one appears to be happy, be it broadcasters, MSOs or the LCOs. Only a few stake holders who have managed to increase their monopolies are issuing releases of increased profits. Any way, people in the industry know that these are not the real profits and are the result of forcing subscribers to pay for the low quality non standard STBs of MPEG 2 technology which is on its way out, and increased subscription without giving them their choice. I am sure this will get leveled once consumers get their choice and MSOs have to pay full service tax, entertainment tax and VAT on STBs.

After Effects of Mandatory Digitisation

a) Pay TV broadcasters are losing viewership  drastically as packages of MSO choice with only a few popular channels are being  forced on the people, thus making many channels lose their viewership.

b) TAM Media which was strongly being protected by these pay broadcasters earlier when it was criticized by the government, Prasar Bharati or one odd broadcaster who suffered from the inadequate system of rating is being blamed for all the ills now and is being made an escape goat for falling TRPs. c)When all the consumer choices are entered in SMS system of the MSOs in a truthful manner (This is very unlikely to happen as major MSOs are supported by Pay Broadcasters), many channels will lose their business altogether. Pay channel business in the country thrived only by squeezing revenue from cable operators and not consumers.

LCOs are waking up to the chaos they are getting into now because they are being given an escalated invoice for the digital services of the MSO. Consumers are resisting to pay them the increased subscriptions and they are being threatened by TRAI of getting their registration cancelled.

d) Even in the next 15 days it is not expected that all consumers will submit their forms as the task is gigantic, involving millions of subscribers. Most of these subscribers are not aware what is in store for them as they do not understand the language of CAF forms nor can they understand TRAI’s package system and a-la-carte choice.

e) If TRAI sticks to its words of switching off these connections, cable operators will lose million of these connections adding further to their woes. This will adversely affect the business of broadcasting impacting the revenue of broadcasters, MSOs as well as LCOs.

f) Because of these uncertain conditions, no foreign investor wants to invest in the industry. Whatever investment is coming, it is from the investment companies owned by foreign broadcasters to increase their monopolies further.

STB Costs go up with Rupee devaluation

With weakening of the Rupee by 10 to 15 percent in the last one year, all STB imports have become costly. Definitely, this cost will be passed on to the consumers making their life miserable which they will definitely protest. This will impact the implementation of phase 3 and 4 of digitization where price will matter more than the first two phases as the areas comprise mostly of rural and semi-urban India.

No solution in sight

To save their skin temporarily, MSOs and LCOs are likely to fill up the forms themselves and submit the report to TRAI. First the government made the MSOs to seed the boxes in every existing subscriber home without their consent, then they forced then to pay increased subscriptions in the name of Law and now forms are being filled up in the shoddiest manner against the choice of the consumers. If government had to disconnect the subscribers who do not fill up their choice and submit CAF forms, why couldn’t it start the process this way, by asking subscribers first to accept the conditions of a digital connection and sign the CAF and then gave them the STBs. If not interested, their connection could be cutoff at the first stage rather than force STB on all of them and then force pay channel packages. It would have taken a little more time in the process but could have given better results. In the present scenario TRAI is acting like an agent of Pay TV broadcasters.

LCOs are waking up to the chaos they are getting into now because they are being given an escalated invoice for the digital services of the MSO. Consumers are resisting to pay them the increased subscriptions and they are being threatened by TRAI of getting their registration cancelled. Many of them are facing criminal cases filed by TRAI for violating regulations. In Kolkata thousands of LCOs joined a protest march on 29 June and they switched off cable services on 30th June. But will that help now?

email this page

Share this post

Submit to DeliciousSubmit to DiggSubmit to FacebookSubmit to Google PlusSubmit to StumbleuponSubmit to TechnoratiSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn
Urgently Required
Cable Quest Annual Issue 2018
One 2 BHK Flat Available
Wanted - English Journalist, Excel Operator, Web Marketing
Subscribe to Cable Quest


September 2019
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 1 2 3 4 5

Latest News

Magazine Archives Year 2014-2015

  • Cable Quest Magazine Archive - June 2015

    Jun 2015

  • Cable Quest Magazine Archive - May 2015

    May 2015

  • Cable Quest Magazine Archive - April 2015

    Apr 2015

  • Cable Quest Magazine Archive - March 2015

    Mar 2015

  • Cable Quest Magazine Archive - February 2015

    Feb 2015

  • Cable Quest Magazine Archive - January 2015

    Jan 2015

  • Cable Quest Magazine Archive - December 2014

    Dec 2014

  • Cable Quest Magazine Archive - November 2014

    Nov 2014

  • Cable Quest Magazine Archive - October 2014

    Oct 2014

  • Cable Quest Magazine Archive - September 2014

    Sep 2014

  • Cable Quest Magazine Archive - August 2014

    Aug 2014

  • Cable Quest Magazine Archive - July 2014

    Jul 2014

  • Cable Quest Magazine Archive - June 2014

    Jun 2014

  • Cable Quest Magazine Archive - May 2014

    May 2014

  • Cable Quest Magazine Archive - April 2014

    Apr 2014

  • Cable Quest Magazine Archive - March 2014

    Mar 2014

  • Cable Quest Magazine Archive - February 2014

    Feb 2014

  • Cable Quest Magazine Archive - January 2014

    Jan 2014

Do you have a Complaint

World of Spiritual & Divine Thoughts | Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji

hızlı öfkeli 8 izle canlı maç izle hd film izle film izlecanlı maç izle

Right Click

No right click