Attention TV Viewers! TRAI Has Now Extended the Deadline to 31st March for Consumers to Select Their Favourite TV Channels

New Regulatory Framework for Smooth Migration

Due to hardships being faced by the Consumers / TV viewers, whose Pay Channels had been deactivated for not exercising the options. While they are migrating to the new framework. Hence  TRAI has extended  time up to 31st  March 2019 for those subscribers who have not exercised their option yet. TRAI has now requested all DPOs to create ‘Best Fit…

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Google Creates a New Encryption Method for Low-End Android Smartphones

Google

Google has created a special encryption method for cheaper entry-level Android smartphones called Adiantum which would be an optional part of Android distributions going forward. To ensure that all devices are encrypted, Adiantum is an innovation in cryptography, designed to make storage encryption more efficient for devices without cryptographic acceleration. low budget Android smartphones do not come with the processing…

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For TV Viewers Second TV / Additional TV Connection Network Capacity Fee (NCF) is Not Mandatory As Per TRAI PR No: 10/2019 Dt. 8 Feb. 2019

TRAI

The regulation does not prohibit  service providers to offer discount or lower Network Capacity Fee for Second TV/ Additional TV connections in same location/ home. It has been clarified by the TRAI that the Regulation provides a capping of Rs. 130/- as Network Capacity Fee (NCF) for 100 Standard Definition ( SD ) Channels  & Rs. 20/- for the slab…

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Extension Of Time For Receiving Comments & Counter Comments On The Consultation Paper On Review Of Television Audience Measurement And Ratings In India

TRAI

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a Consultation paper on “Review of Television Audience Measurement and Ratings in India on 3rd December, 2018 inviting written comments from stake holders by 16th January, 2019. On request from the stakeholders the last date for receipt of written comments and counter comments, if any from the stakeholders was extended up…

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For TV Viewers in New Regulatory Framework for Smooth Migration. TRAI Latest Press Note Dt. 6th Feb. 2019

New Regulatory Framework for Smooth Migration

Where subscribers are availing pre-paid service, no disruption of service will be caused by the service providers, if there is a credit balance available in the subscriber’s wallet / account. In this regard, TRAI has issued directions to all service providers to ensure no interruptions. TRAI had also issued a direction to all the DPOs on 4th February, 2019 that…

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Music / Composer Royalty Overhang Remains A Medium Term Threat For Radio

Music Composer Royalty

We recently interacted with an expert in the music segment to gauge an understanding of the royalty structure for artists/composers. Enclosed below is our view/impact and KTA of the same. Impact analysis Radio royalty pay out may increase further due to IPRS charging an author/composer royalty; global avg for artist royalty is 1%-3%. IPRS has been able to successfully increase…

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New Framework Effective From 1st February, 2019. TRAI News Update For TV Viewers. PR No: 7 /2019

TRAI Ushers In New Era For TV Viewers. It was brought to the notice of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India that new Framework may not be implemented due to the stay granted by Hon’ble High Court of Kolkata. TRAI filed an application in Hon’ble High Court of Kolkata requesting for vacation of stay & after hearing  Hon’ble High Court vacated…

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Now Reach 20 Minutes Before at Railway Station for the Schedule Departure of Your Train: Railways Plans to Seal Stations

Railways Plans To Seal Stations

Indian Railways now want to seal stations just like Airports and passengers would have to arrive 15 to 20 minutes before the scheduled departure of their trains to complete the process of security checks. The security plan – with high end technology – has already been put in motion at Allahabad, in anticipation of the Kumbh Mela which begins this…

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