TRAI Released Consultation Paper on Tariff Related Issues for Broadcasting & Cable services

TRAI Released Consultation Paper on Tariff Related Issues for Broadcasting & Cable services
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has been regulating Telecom & Broadcasting Services, mainly driven by the objective of protecting the interests of service providers and Subscribers / TV Viewers over the years. TRAI has played an important role in shaping the regulatory and policy framework governing the sector by making timely interventions through regulations, tariff orders, directions and recommendations... Read More

TRAI Issued Draft Regulation to Facilitate TV Channels Using API

TRAI Issued Draft Regulation to Facilitate TV Channels Using API
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) issued draft (Second Amendment) to the Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable) Services Standards of Quality of Service and Consumer Protection (Addressable Systems) Regulations.  TRAI is seeking the comments of the stakeholders on the issue of developing of APP by third parties and consequent sharing of information using Application Program Interface (API) between Distribution Platform Operators... Read More

Pakistani TV Channels & Adult Content Provider Chinese Director is Arrested in Noida

Pakistani TV Channels & Adult Content Provider Chinese Director is Arrested in Noida
Around 80,000 fake Set Top Boxes seized in a raid by police at Noida from the premises of 4 Muskman Electronics Pvt Ltd. Noida police arrested Chinese director of the company and an Indian employee. During the raid a note counting machine was also recovered. These fake Set Top Boxes broadcasted Pakistani TV channels and adult contents against Indian Government... Read More

Only 213 MSOs Have Website! Is TRAI Thinking For An Audit ?

Only 213 MSOs Have Website!   Is TRAI Thinking For An Audit ?
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is the regulatory body which lays down the Standards of Quality of Service regulations for protecting the interests of subscribers. The network capacity fee (NCF) and channel prices announced by Broadcasters / MSOs & Distributors as per the TRAI’s new guidelines could increase the monthly bill of most subscribers of television channels. Presently there... Read More

Importance of Set Top Box Interoperability in Cable TV / DTH Sector

Importance of Set Top Box Interoperability in Cable TV / DTH Sector
TRAI chairman, RS Sharma has said that the telecom regulator has been working on Set Top Box Interoperability since the past two years and now it is high time that STB interoperability is finally brought to the subscribers. He also stated the importance of open source systems and how they will be beneficial for the Cable TV & DTH sector.... Read More

Arasu Cable Reduces its Monthly Tariff to Rs 130 & Unveils Two New Base Plans

Arasu Cable Reduces its Monthly Tariff to Rs 130 & Unveils Two New Base Plans
Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation (TACTV) has slashed the monthly tariff for the subscribers to Rs.130 + GST. The new tariff is effective from 10th August onwards. TACTV has introduced two variants of low cost plans to attract economically weaker section. This announcement would come into force across the State except in Vellore district where model code for the... Read More

Investments in Cable TV Advertisement to Touch Rs 300 Crore Annually

Investments in Cable TV Advertisement to Touch Rs 300 Crore Annually
Post New Tariff Order, cable channels reach all households and promises 100 per cent reach. Cable TVs now have channels in separate genres like movies, news, music, devotional and each of them have brands using them for advertising based on their product category. Cable TV ads are growing at the rate of 30-35 per cent annually. Cable TV networks across... Read More

TRAI Notified Active Subscribers Count Under Top 15 MSOs in Cable TV Market

TRAI Notified Active Subscribers Count Under Top 15 MSOs in Cable TV Market
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India ( TRAI ) has noted that Siti Networks, DEN Networks, Hathway Digital, GTPL Hathway, IndusInd Media and Communications Ltd (IMCL) stand as the Top 5 MSO in India. As per TRAI report active subscriber base is 52.33 million by April 1, 2019 under  top 15 Multi-System Operators (MSOs) in India. The ministry of information and... Read More