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 out. While the MSO and DTH players already have a high CapEx and OpEx but still the revenue hasn’t kicked in properly. The MSOs have been investing huge along with their DTH counterparts.

He also suggested that the Digitisation and PayTv should be looked at with a changed perspective and at the same time Government could look at setting up digitisation transition fund that will help to train, educate, seed capital and reward people who build up good businesses within the framework set by the government and at the same time lash out penalties to operators who fail to abide by the rules.

Subscribers Management System should also be fed with the correct information and the billing should be done promptly. Additionally he also said that government can look at setting up minimum standard rules for STB manufacturers to keep a tab on the quality. Mr Wanwari also suggested the operators to let the market dictate the prices and stop hiking it by 10%-20% every now and then.

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