The leading STB manufacturer MyBox Technologies has partnered with Amazon to offer Alexa Voice Service (AVS) solution. Thus it has become one of the first systems integrators to build an AVS solution for the video platform.
Sony Pictures Networks India’s (SPNI) corporate insolvency petition against multi system operator (MSO) Ortel Communications has been accepted by the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT).
Following the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) regulation, many top multi system operators (MSOs) have started to publish the carriage reference interconnect offer (RIO), network capacity fee, the channel carrying capacity and list of channels being offered in different markets on their respective websites.
On 18 November, Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Limited has got the nod from the shareholders of multi system operators (MSO) DEN Networks and Hathway Cable and Datacom approving the stake acquisition by Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL).
The Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA) has announced that it is planning a common duct policy to provide electricity, cable television and broadband to homes. The company is currently holding discussions with the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for rolling out pilot projects under a common duct policy.
The leading multi system operator (MSO) GTPL Hathway has registered 16% growth in its second quarter consolidated net profit which stands at Rs 15.4 crore compared to Rs 13.3 crore in the previous Q.
In Q2 of the FY19, the leading multi system operator (MSO) DEN Networks has posted a consolidated operating profit (EBITDA) of Rs 50 crore, compared to Rs 47 crore in the Q1 FY19.
The standalone net loss of the leading cable TV and broadband service provider Hathway Cable and Datacomhas spiked up to Rs 5.9 crore for the quarter ended 30 September compared to Rs 2.6 crore in the previous quarter.
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.
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