October 13th, 2014 4:21 PM 15 COMMENTS

MSOs stop airing TV9 channels in Telangana

TV9 had faced a setback in Telangana after they aired defamatory content on their channel. The channel had also received a warning to strictly follow the Programme Code and the advertisement code from rules 6 and 7 of the cable Televisions Networks Rule. TV9 rendered a thoughtful apology for allegedly telecasting ‘Defamatory content’ followed by which Telecom Disputes Settlement Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) ordered the MSOs to restart the TV9 signals.... Read More

October 11th, 2014 8:55 PM 11 COMMENTS

Set-top box portability might soon become a reality

Information and Broadcasting (I&B) minister Prakash Javadekar has stated the government is planning to bring set-top box portability to the country, otherwise called "inter-operability". This will enable consumers to change their service providers by just replacing the chip-enabled card rather than having to buy set-top box every time they change the service provider. “Like portability of mobile phones, the viewers should also have similar options with the set-top boxes. They... Read More

September 29th, 2014 7:57 PM 0 COMMENTS

Let the market decide the Pay Tv prices instead of forced random hikes-IDOS 2014

In the recent India Digital Operators summit 2014 which was held in Goa, Mr Anil Wanvari CEO and Editor in chief of Indiantelevision.com gave an overview on how the TV industry has shaped in the recent past. The adaptation of CAS(Conditional Access System) and DAS(Digital Access System) has changed the way the industry functions said Wanvari. The broadcasters demand for higher revenue from the Pay Tv is still not meted... Read More

September 25th, 2014 4:18 PM 1 COMMENTS

Videocon D2H adds two new Odia channels

Videocon D2H which is one of the country’s leading providers of Direct to Home (DTH) service has just added two Odia channels named the Kanak TV and Zee Kalinga to its bouquet of channels on offer. They will be available in the basic pack named ‘Super Gold’ onwards.  The addition of two Odia channels has taken the tally of company’s Odia channels on offer to 13. It offers about 500... Read More

September 17th, 2014 11:45 AM 1 COMMENTS

Local STB Manufacturers say they can fulfill the demand for the STBs in lieu with the final phases of Digitisation

I&B minister Prakash Javedekar had recently expressed his concern over the fact that better quality STB(Set Top Box) were being exported and the lower quality ones being sold in the domestic market. He then expressed the Government’s willingness to help the local STB manufacturers especially with the issues related to the taxation. The manufacturers on the contrary comforted the Information & Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry that they be able to meet... Read More

September 15th, 2014 1:42 PM 0 COMMENTS

SITI cable to extend services in Northern and Southern India as part of its Expansion

Essel group owned SITI cable which is an Multi System Operator (MSO) in Mumbai is on the verge of expanding its business and in a document pertaining to the shareholders it has asked clearance from the shareholders to approve the increase in the capital share. The MSO has been through a rough patch recently and it put the blame on the Declaration of subscribers base and lower Average Revenue Per... Read More

September 11th, 2014 8:21 AM 3 COMMENTS

In a Recent move Dish TV separates its STB Business and hands it over to Xing Media

Dish TV has decided to convert its set-top-box (STB) to a wholly-owned subsidiary in a bid to save some licensing fees. XingMedia Distribution Pvt Ltd is the subsidiary that will take care of all the auxiliary businesses of Dish TV primarily compromising of Dish Antenna and other services. STBs and other hardware have always been a major investment for DTH companies. Dish TV will devise a capex in the form... Read More

September 5th, 2014 5:09 PM 3 COMMENTS

DEN Networks joins hands with the E Retailer giant Snapdeal to launch a Tele Shopping Channel

In one of its kind deal DEN Networks which is a blooming MSO with a very good subscribers base has announced a Joint Venture with the Online retailer giant Snapdeal (Jasper InfoTech). According to this deal which is essentially a 50:50 joint venture, DEN networks will introduce a new shopping channel that will act like an virtual market place similar to how Star CJ and Home Shop 18. DEN is... Read More

August 30th, 2014 7:06 PM 0 COMMENTS

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting gives green Signal to MSOs bringing the total tally to 106 as on July 23

According to a recent list which includes the cancellation and registration for Digital Addressable market four of the Multi System Operators (MSOs) license has been cancelled. The MSOs whose registration has been cancelled includes Chennai-based Jothishankar Annamalai, Mysore-based Mediasix Digital Networks, Kolkata Based Digicable Comm and Thanjavur based Kavery Digital Networks. Kavery Digital Network which was functional in the DAS notified areas of Tamil Nadu took a blow from the... Read More

August 24th, 2014 1:59 PM 13 COMMENTS

Cable TV digitization in India, can DTH replace the cable players ?

The journey of Indian Television industry so far has been very interesting and has witnessed exponential growth. Starting with one channel Doordarshan, liberalisation in 1991 opened the Indian television market. Today there are close to 800+ channels and still counting. With the growing demand for cable from subscribers, there was a huge leakage in tax revenues to the government due to unaccounted or under reported subscribers in the cable distribution.... Read More

August 20th, 2014 6:02 AM 20 COMMENTS

Here is What you need to know about High Definition in India

In fact HD may be the silver bullet which helps DTH win over its competitors like analog and digital cable and IPTV. Analog and Digital Cable TV may be cheaper but the quality is also worse and HD as of now is available effectively only through DTH. If you do have one of these flat panels, It’s criminal not to have at the minimum - a High definition set top... Read More

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