TRAI Issued Order to Broadcasting & Distributors of TV Channels to Report Their Details on Service Provider Portal

TRAI Issued Order to Broadcasting & Distributors of TV Channels to Report Their Details on Service Provider Portal
TRAI has issued order as on 16th August, 2019 to all Service Providers are required to enter their details like registration number, validity, service area etc. in the service provider portal hosted on TRAI website www.spp.trai.gov.in within 30 days from the day of notification. If service provider has already entered details earlier, they are required to update the details in... Read More

TRAI Issued Consultation Paper on Tariff Related Issues for Broadcasting & Cable Services.

TRAI Issued Consultation Paper on Tariff Related Issues for Broadcasting & Cable Services.
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) issued a consultation paper on tariff related issues for Broadcasting and Cable services. This consultation paper primarily discusses issues related to discounts given in the formation of the bouquets, ceiling price of channels for inclusion in bouquet, need for formation of bouquet by Broadcasters & Distribution Platform Operators (DPOs), variable NCF and discounts on... Read More

Jio FTTH Launch: Impact Analysis & View on DTH, MSOs, Broadcasters, Advertisers, Cinema Halls / Multiplexes

Jio FTTH Launch: Impact Analysis & View on DTH, MSOs, Broadcasters, Advertisers, Cinema Halls / Multiplexes
Impact on DTH / MSOs Launch of Jio FTTH will have a negative impact on DTH and MSO growth prospects in medium term due to better content partnerships (Eros, balaji, Jio Cinema, Jio TV) which the latter cannot offer. Further, the pricing has been kept in line with incumbents like Hathway (INR 700 ARPU) which is unlike Jio mobile where... Read More

Airtel to Launch Soon Xstream Smart Box for Digital TV Customers

Airtel to Launch Soon Xstream Smart Box for Digital TV Customers
Bharti Airtel is soon going to launch Airtel Xstream Smart Box for Digital TV customers which will deliver broadband along with full fledged entertainment. Airtel CEO Gopal Mittal said this is going to be full fledged play delivering across multiple spaces. There have been some concerns about cable cutting in urban areas and metros for which we haven’t seen any... Read More

Kalaignar TV Launches on Singapore’s StarHub Pay TV Platform

Kalaignar TV Launches on Singapore’s StarHub Pay TV Platform
Kalaignar TV is the latest member to join over more than 40 unique and world class channels only available on StarHub Entertainment.  StarHub will house 22 top tiered Indian channels offering the best selection of Indian Entertainment in Singapore. This popular Tamil general entertainment channel promises combining fiction and non fiction programmes at no additional cost. Kalaignar TV has rapidly... Read More

TRAI’s New Tariff Regime Gives 2.8% Additional Growth To DTH Service Providers

TRAI’s New Tariff Regime Gives 2.8% Additional Growth To DTH Service Providers
As per Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)’s new tariff regime, selecting new channel packs through cable operators is a tedious process for customers. Many were therefore drawn to the convenience offered by DTH operators. As compared to Cable TV operators, DTH players were well equipped to handle the additional load, on account of the à la carte channel selection... Read More

Pakistan’s Appeal to United Nations For Intervention on Jammu & Kashmir Rejected

Pakistan’s Appeal to United Nations For Intervention on Jammu & Kashmir Rejected
Pakistan attempted to seek UN intervention on Jammu & Kashmir.  UN Secretary General Antonio Gutteres stated that Kashmir issue need to be resolved in keeping with the Shimla Agreement of 1972 and by peaceful means in accordance with the UN charter. UN Spokesperson added that the position of the United Nations on this region is governed by the world body’s... Read More

TRAI Filed An Appeal Against TDSAT on Landing Pages in Supreme Court

TRAI Filed An Appeal Against TDSAT on Landing Pages in Supreme Court
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) filed an appeal against Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) order on landing pages in the Supreme Court. TRAI directed all Broadcasters and Distribution Platform Operators (DPOs) to refrain from placing registered television channel, TV rating is released by BARC India, on the landing page or boot up screen as on 3rd December,... Read More