DTH Operators Oppose TRAI For Imposition of Registration Fee On Platform Services

DTH Operators Oppose TRAI For Imposition of Registration Fee On Platform Services
Direct to Home (DTH) Operators have submitted to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) that there should not be any registration fee on the Platform Services offered by them. In their submission to the TRAI, Consultation Paper on Platform Services offered by DTH Operators, the DTH Operators have argued that they already pay licence fee, so there is no... Read More

Distribution Platform Operators Agree To Share API With TRAI

Distribution Platform Operators Agree To Share API With TRAI
With the Distribution Platform Operators (DPOs) agreeing to share their Application Programme Interface (API) with the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the regulator has decided not to mandate DPOs to share their API with the third party at this stage. The authority also said that doesn’t agree with the Stakeholders that sharing of information through API to the third... Read More

Open House Discussion On Tariff Related Issues For Broadcasting & Cable Services

Open House Discussion On Tariff Related Issues For Broadcasting & Cable Services
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has announced that it will hold an Open House Discussion (OHD) on Tariff Related Issues for Broadcasting & Cable Services on 18th October, 2019 at SCOPE Convention Centre, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003. The Authority has invited all Stakeholders & Industry Representatives to participate in the Open House Discussions. All the... Read More

TRAI Has Directed All DPOs To Provide Facility of ADD/ DROP of Channels to Subscribers / TV Viewers by SMS

TRAI Has Directed All DPOs To Provide Facility of ADD/ DROP of Channels to Subscribers / TV Viewers by SMS
TRAI issued the Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable) Services Standards of Quality of Service and Subscriber Protection (Addressable Systems) Regulations, 2017(QoS Regulations, 2017). It has been observed that some Distribution Platform Operators (DPOs) are providing facility of ADD/DROP of channels through missed called service or through SMS but this facility is not available across all DPOs. Similarly, there is a lot... Read More

Reliance Jio Supports Cable TV / DTH Operators & Oppose Broadcasters on TRAI’s New Tariff Order Consultation

Reliance Jio Supports Cable TV / DTH Operators & Oppose Broadcasters on TRAI’s New Tariff Order Consultation
Reliance Jio is moving against Broadcasters by taking sides with Cable TV / DTH Operators after TRAI’s Consultation on Tariff related issues on Cable & Broadcast. Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance Jio is favouring Cable TV / DTH Operators & consumer organizations, instead of going with Broadcasters and channel owners, despite the Reliance Group’s stake in TV18 Broadcast. Reliance Jio owns... Read More

TV Viewers / Subscribers Will Get 150 Channels for Rs 130 Network Capacity Fee

TV Viewers / Subscribers Will Get 150 Channels for Rs 130 Network Capacity Fee
 All India Digital Cable Federation (AIDCF) members have decided to provide up to 150 standard definition (SD) channels for network capacity fee (NCF) of Rs 130 plus GST to reduce the monthly TV bills of Subscribers / TV Viewers. AIDCF members include Hathway Digital, DEN Networks, InDigital, Siti Networks, GTPL Hathway, Fastway Transmission, UCN Cable, Ortel Communications, ICNCL, Asianet Digital... Read More