GTPL Hathway, the Multi system operator (MSO), will buy additional 13% equity shares in GTPL Space City, a subsidiary company in which the company presently holds 61.50% equity shares. Thus, the company’s shareholding will increase to 74.5%. The company will also acquire remaining 49% stake in GTPL Junagadh making it a wholly owned subsidiary of the company. It owned 51% stake in the company prior to the acquisition.
The Behrampur office of multi system operator (MSO) Ortel Communications has been sealed by the district administration for alleged violation of fire safety norms and trade license.As per reports from Odisha TV, the sub-collector and the commissioner of the Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) raided the office on 26 April.
The case involving the multi system operator (MSO) Asianet Satellite Communications and Star India on price dispute has now reached the Delhi High Court after the MSO filed an appeal against the order of the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal’s (TDSAT) which asked it to either sign an reference interconnect offer (RIO) or negotiated deal with broadcaster Star India in 30 days.
To address the issues of the local cable operators (LCOs) in West Bengal, the chief minister of the state Ms. Mamata Banerjee has set-up a committee, which includes Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim, Labour Minister Malay Ghatak, Youth and Sports Minister Arup Biswas, the Commissioner of Police, and representatives of broadcasters and cable operators.
The multi system operator (MSO) Hathway Digital has received a disconnection notice from IndiaCast Media Distribution. The notice was issued early April due to non-payment of dues, non-submission of monthly subscriber reports, under-declaration of subscribers, failure to allow an audit of systems, and unauthorised retransmission of channels.
As per Digital TV Research report, pay-TV subscribers’ base may touch 1.1 billion figures. The number of pay-TV subscribers passed 1 billion in 2017.The Global Pay TV Subscriber Forecasts report concludes that IPTV will win most of the additional subscribers or 81 million. The report stated that IPTV will overtake pay satellite TV subs in 2018.
While the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on April 5 issued a consultation paper to seek views of the stakeholders on the issue of landing page, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry (MIB) has told the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) to stop using landing channel or page to measure television ratings and submit a compliance report within a span of 15 days.
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