The MSOs’ group, MCOSS’ (Malwa Cable Operator Sangh Samiti) petition challenging the TRAI’s new tariff order and regulations has been trashed by the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) on 27 March.
The cable and internet giant Comcast, as per media sources, is planning to bid for Korean gaming company Nexon as it wants to enter online gaming segment.
With the implementation of TRAI Tariff Order, a chaos emerged where many TV sets have gone blank, people either went to DTH platforms or preferred OTT, as MSOs/LCOs failed to deliver or change.
On 5 March, BECIL was directed by the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) to re-conduct the audit of the head end of Skynet Digital Service Pvt Ltd in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
As per media releases, many cable operators (LCOs) are losing their subscribers to DTH platforms in West Bengal due to non-availability of their favourite channels.
GTPL Hathway, which had stopped the Giga HD service for two months due to the implementation of the tariff order, will soon reintroduce it in Q1 of FY20.
sherawali maa zara das menuThe high definition (HD) channel UCN News made its debut on 15 Feb. It is third HD channel from the stable of the multi system operator (MSO) UCN Cable Network. The other two are UCN Social Media HD and UCN Cinema HD.
In the latest development against the ruling of sector regulator TRAI, the multi system operator (MSO) JPR Channel has also joined All India Digital Cable Federation (AIDCF) and Bennett Coleman and Company Ltd (BCCL).
The partnership is to launch Korean service K-World India, which will be part of their subscription-based services which are available to all InDigital cable TV subscribers across India.
Update Advertising, which has positioned itself as the first cable advertising agency in India, is aiming for big targets.
While Cable TV and broadband service provider GTPL Hathway’s net profit jumped 17% on a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) at Rs 19.7 crore compared to Rs Rs 16.8 crore, its consolidated EBITDA for the quarter ended 31st December fell 8% to Rs 83.3 crore as against Rs 90.2 crore in the trailing quarter.
The Q3 performance of the leading multi system operator (MSO) Siti Networks has been positive as its operating EBITDA went up 1.4x to Rs 93 crore compared to Rs 68.2 crore in the trailing quarter. Its subscription revenue increased to Rs. 257.1 crore as against Rs 254.8 crore in the trailing quarter. Revenue from operations stood at Rs 385.9 crore compared to Rs 386.7 crore.
The telecom regulator TRAI held a press conference in New Delhi on 6 Feb where the authority said that distribution platform operators (DPOs) should launch special schemes to address the needs of homes with multiple TV connections.
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has set a record by becoming the first civic body to provide high-definition cable television services to residents of Lutyens' Delhi from mid-February.
Due to non-compliance of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI)’s new pricing framework, the Tamil Nadu government-owned multi system operator (MSO) Arasu Cable TV Corporation has reportedly blacked out pay channels.
The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) has been directed by the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) to conduct an impact assessment study of Cable TV digitisation.
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